Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top 10 Cards of 2010

I had such a wonderful Christmas this year and hope that you did too.  I guess it is now time to look ahead to the New Year, and I found this really cool blog hop HERE.  They are asking that you showcase your Top 10 favorite cards of 2010.  I thought it sounded like fun, so I thought I would play along.  I am not completely sure that I chose my absolute favs as the top 10, because I sort of rushed through them, and I actually added 11 because I am only showing the inside of one of the cards, so I didn't want to cheat anyone ;)
Well....Here they are....

Some of the cards I chose are firsts for me, and I really enjoyed experimenting with different techniques this year.  I have had fun entering lots of challenges, reading comments from many of my encouraging friends and making new ones along the way.  I am so grateful for all of you that took the time to visit my blog, leaving me all the sweet comments that you have left me and all of the new followers that have chosen to follow along with me.  It has been a great and fun year with all of you, and I wish you all the Happiest New Year with many blessings to fill your lives. 


Saturday, December 25, 2010

For Unto Us A Child Is Born..

A savior..Jesus Christ
Wishing you all the joys and blessings of this Christmas season and a very happy, safe and healthy New Year.
Thank you for your wonderful and supportive friendship this year.  I appreciate each and every one of you. 


Friday, December 24, 2010

A Friendly Winter Hello From a Cuddly Pal

Oh my...I am exhausted.  I have been working all day and night finishing up for the holiday festivities.  Now, I have a headache that I can't get rid of, so I can't get to sleep.  I figured since I am up anyway, I would share this easel card with you.  I love the cute Cuddly Buddly image, and I am not sure why I made this card red, white and blue, but I think I like it nonetheless.  I took pictures from a few different angles just so you could see the dimensions.  I hope you enjoy.
I have just one more Christmas card to share with you hopefully later today and then will be focusing on my family for the rest of the holiday season.  I wish you all a wonderful and blessed holiday.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Celebrate The Season

Good morning.  I wanted to share with you today this cute card that went to my sweet little boy, my joy, my little love.  He is so excited for Christmas and really keeps the magic of the season alive for me.  I can't wait to see his face on Christmas morning :)   This little sweetheart of mine requested this image for his card this year.  I originally had something else in mind for him, and he quickly changed my mind for me, so here it is...his forest friends at Christmas time.   He is quite happy with it and ALWAYS saves every single card I ever give him.  He has been my encouragement, inspiraton and highest praiser of my cards from the very beginning.  What would I do without these wonderful blessings that God has seen fit to grace my life with?  The only complaint I have is that they grow up and leave us far too soon.  I wish we could keep them little longer and bottle those hugs and kisses to pull out again one day when they aren't with us every day anymore. 
Well, it is time for me to get my Christmas work started.  I have to start cooking and getting ready for my holiday guests.  I hope you enjoy my post today and will stop back again.  I have just a couple more Christmas posts before I take a little holiday break.  Have a great day :)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holy Nativity..A Christmas Miracle

We're getting down to the wire now.  Now's the time for me to start thinking about food preparation.  Yikes, that is not my strength.  If I am lucky and pray some, I may have the same wonderful success that I did for Thanksgiving, but I always hold my breath on this part.  I guess if all else fails, I can serve cookies and candy ;)
This nativty card goes to another friend of ours.  He requested gold, so gold it was.  I like the way the embossing looks on the gold paper.  A very special card with a very special meaning.  It reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.  What a blessed season this is.
Thank you for dropping in for a look this evening.  I hope you are getting some time to relax in the hustle and bustle of these last few busy days.  Take care my friends.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Joyous Noel

Four more days!  The minutes are rushing by.  I guess this is about the time I start to get a little sad, because all of the hype of getting ready for the day and the joy of the season is about to whoosh away in the blink of an eye.  I wish that we could freeze time and enjoy this day for much longer.  I plan to enjoy every single second of it though and look forward to spending this time with my children and my family. 
This card went to my brother and his family.  I chose the cute House Mouse skater image and really dressed it up for the season.  Just a few more cards to share, and we should be done.  I hope that you will all treasure every second of this beautiful and magical season too.  Thanks for visiting me, and I will be back again tomorrow for another post.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Pretty CAS Christmas Poinsettia

Well, one more shopping trip left for me today, and I am ready for Christmas.  Wish me luck :-/
Today's card is made with white paper only.  I inked the edges for just a touch of contrast and went over the dry embossing with some ink.  It is a CAS card, but did not need alot of extras to enhance the beauty of this flower that is beautiful all by itself. 
I hope that you all are pretty much ready for the big week ahead of us.  Enjoy the fun and excitement of these next days, and stay warm if you are in areas like we are where it has been brutally cold for weeks now. 
Thanks for dropping in this morning, and come back again tomorrow for the next post.  If you like, please scroll down to see some of my other Christmas card posts, as I am posting more frequently this week, and most of you are probably not used to seeing this much from me in one week.  Have a great day :)


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cardinals..The Most Beautiful Birds of Christmas...

Today, I am sharing a card that I made for a very dear friend of ours.  I used one of my favorite holiday images and matched it up with the traditional Christmas colors and some gorgeous red velvet ribbon and pearl flourishes that I got from McMahon Five Designs.  I just love using those. 

Thanks for visiting me today, and don't forget to stop by often this week.  I will be posting the rest of my Christmas cards before the weekend.  Have a great Sunday everyone.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jingle All The Way

We are counting down the days now here at our house.  The kids are getting so excited.  A quick post today to share the card that I gave to my sister and her husband this year.  A Purple Christmas.  Just trying to be different. 
Have a nice day all, and thanks for stopping by.