Monday, December 3, 2007

What were you up to this weekend?

Well, I did a "little bit" of decorating. I don't have all of our stuff out, but since we don't have our tree yet I will be more in the mood to decorate then. So for now, I did this . . .

I purchased the wreath at Sam's Club for just under $15 and I had all of these cute little goodies left from past wreaths and decorations. The Santa Claus has been in my family since I was a tiny little girl, and he is getting a little tattered, but I can't resist using him. I should have gotten a better angle, but there are tiny presents on there, small gold balls, candy canes, snowmen, reindeer, and lots of different pine cones. Two large pine cones were already on it when I bought it, but I added a few more with plaid bows. I was really proud of myself for dressing this up a bit, and hubby likes it too. :)

And my good friend Michelle (Shelle for short) has a birthday tomorrow, so I sent her this card this morning. The first time I have played with my Hanna Stamps. I just love these stamps. Check them out by clicking on the link. I only purchased the first set so far. Maybe after the holidays I can get the other two. They are pretty reasonably priced, and I love that they are clear acrylic--so easy for stamp placement. I used Taken with teal cs, some teal dp given to me by a good friend, apricot appeal cs, certainly celeary, and ww. Hanna and her accessories were stamped in black StazOn, and then colored with--you probably already guessed prismacolored pencils and gamsoled. (this is truly my new favorite technique). I love my SU markers, but they usually come out darker than I would like, and then I lose the detail. I also added some faux stitching and some added bling. Since Hanna is a shopping girl, I am sure she needs a diamond on her hand and some jewels on her pretty shoes, so I added a few tiny rhinestones as well. I really wanted to ink distress it, but I think the clean, clear cut lines is ideal for my friend Shelle. I really hope she likes it. I popped up the sentiment and the large heart for added depth. The sentiment inside reads, "hope you have a shoppin' good time on your birthday."

I really wanted to say . . . remember when we looked this good and loved to shop? . . . well, I don't know about you, but I still love to shop! (after some consideration, I didn't want her to think I was saying she was fat . . . turning 36 can be stressful enough, and she has two children compared to my one, so . . . well, I didn't want to put her over the brink). KWIM? LOL


jlazarski said...

Great wreath, Kelly! I love the smell of fresh pine and this is economical AND full of memories -- what could be better?

Fun card, too. Your coloring technique is perfect!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love Hannah, she's so cute! Nice card!