Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Real winter weather

Well, today I don't have to worry about getting in that 'holiday feel' with the weather as cold as it is outside! High of 42 today which will probably feel like 32 with the wind blowing as hard as it is!

I finished some cards on Sunday but have been busy running here and there picking jeans up for Joe for his trip to Chicago next week and doing some Christmas shopping while I am out. And trust me, Christmas shopping while your kids are with you is no easy task! But when I was in Kohl's yesterday I hit the jackpot with tops for the girls. They had a lot of adorable (I got 6) long sleeved tops in Ava's size for $4.80 each and they also had a lot of short sleeved 'girl power' like shirts (I got 7) for Jolee. I figured she could wear a long sleeved shirt underneath of them. That is still in, right? LOL Those were only $3.40. She will love them! Anyway, sorry for my rant!

Here is one of the cards I made on Sunday. I used Beate's weekend sketch challenge #26. I really liked the layout of this one and it came together pretty quick. I used that chunky glitter again for the snow and to be honest, I will probably use it again soon!

  • ABC-Sweater Teddy stamp set (smARTworks)
  • Make it Possible 'Holiday Wishes' stack paper
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Chalk ink and blender pen
  • Copic grey marker
  • light blue crayon and OMS for sky
  • ribbon
  • pop dots

And HOORAY! I got my Paper Trey Ink sets yesterday!!! And the paper and labels! Well, come on, I had to see what all the fuss was about the paper! It's awesome! Very thick and white. What more could you ask for? This is my first card with the Take a Bough set. I literally made this card in about 3 minutes. It only took that long because I was trying to choose which ornament stamps I wanted to use since there is such a selection! Now I know that if it gets down to the wire for my Christmas cards I can always pull this set out and have a very sophisticated quick card!!!

  • Take a Bough stamp set (PaperTreyInk)
  • Colorbox Olive Pastel, Lime Pastel, and Warm Red, Chestnut Roan chalk inks
  • Prismacolor silver pencil (for the strings)
Well, you guys still have a few hours to leave a comment on this post to win my blog candy! I have gotten so much enjoyment out of reading all of the wonderful gifts you have given that have meant so much to others! Keep on giving! Until later, see ya!


Trish D said...

Love the cards - I particularly like the tag with the jump ring on the teddy card. Those ornaments really are gorgeous; I have two of the "early" PT sets but so far have resisted buying more. I keep seeing these gorgeous samples, though, that are severely testing my willpower, LOL!

Donna said...

Love them both, Heidi! That chunky glitter is way cool.

Amy said...

Hi Heidi!
Both your cards are adorable, but man am I loving that papertrey set!! Can you bring it Friday to share? Purty please??


dini said...

Soooooooooooooooo cute!

Melissa said...

Very cute!

Linda SS said...

Lucky you - I'm drooling over this set:) WOW...You certainly did a great job playing with it for the first time. Your card is gorgeous.

tyrymom29 said...

WOW ....B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ......LOVE IT !!!!!

Bethany Paull said...

I love your winter bear card. The striped layer makes such a perfect border and the chunky snow is great.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Both of these cards are adorable. i love the teddy bear sweater. Great work! Have a great Wednesday. Chris

Rose Ann said...

I love these, Heidi! The bear is so cute, and I love the snow as well!! Your Merry & Bright card is very pretty! I love the simplicity and colors!

Debbie Olson said...

BOTH are fresh and lovely, Heidi!

Wife2TJ said...

What an adorable card!!! Love it!

Deb said...

I just love the little teddy bear card, he is too cute!!