Friday, December 21, 2007

With a Little Help from My Friends . . .

I am finally getting caught up with my long list of "to do's." I have a few more things to wrap and cookies and fudge to make, but I AM getting there, really. lol



I hope no one minds, but I used two of my HM ATCs today to make a card for my parents and one for my husband. They were so darn cute, I even hated to put them in a folder and leave them there in the dark . . . (well, you know what I mean).






So, I used this little cutie from Tracy (megjoralys on SCS), added a black piece of cs behind him, trimmed with my Fiskars scissors, which are very neglected now that I have my Nesties :) then placed on a piece of red and green dp that I first embossed with my cb Divine Swirls folder. I added a little red button/holly leaf 3D embellishment at the bottom that my friend Deb (Dcorder on SCS) sent me in an elf package.






Next up is a cute little HM that looks so content. This ATC was sent in a swap to me from Andrea (Littlekid11 on SCS). She is quite the little crafter like her mom :) I layered this one on black cs as well and tried the scissors the other direct to get the points to stick out a little more. I experimented a little bit with the vanilla cs base of the card and inked up the canvas bg stamp with old olive then sponge on some ruby red. It wasn't quite what I imagined, but it didn't look bad either. I used a strip of the red and plaid dp I have been using a lot this season and layered that on a scrap of green. Underneath the HM is a punched hole to thread my wasabi ribbon through, again received from Wish RAK (hmmm, I believe from Jessica/Jlazarski on SCS). The wasabi ribbon was then tied and a piece of organdy burgundy was added. I really wanted a red, but couldn't get the shade quite right. I think this will do. A small 3D package embellishment was also used from my friend Deb (Dcorder on SCS) to balance it out a bit.




The two cards above were truly labors of love by me and my friends. Again, I hope they don't mind that I used their ATCs for my family cards, but I know the receivers will truly cherish them and NOT throw them away. My mom has every card I have ever made her, and well . . . my hubby knows better than throw them away (I usually *save them for him* and display them in my office--lol).





I also have a card I made for my Grandpa (also entered in the WishRAK challenge on SCS).

The details are here.








and this saying truly fit my son ( a WishRAK image sent to me from Nancy P/crooked river at SCS) . . . Kept it pretty simple for Cody's with a few layers and the Merry Christmas twill tape from Jlazarski (thanks again, Jess!)









I received another precious Christmas card from a good SCS friend. This time it is from my little sis/divine secret sibling--Kelly S (gadget19). Thanks so much, Kelly. This set is gorgeous, and I was hoping to purchase it before Christmas, but I don't think it will happen. I love how she colored in the gown and can you see the shimmer on the angels wings? Just gorgeous. I will be displaying this one for a while too!






This will no doubt be my last post before Christmas, as we are leaving tomorrow morning for my parent's home to celebrate then my IL's on Christmas day, and work in between, so . . .






Wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from the "Little family home" to yours !


With love, Kelly

19 comments:

Diana said...

WOW love your cards!!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

Love,
Diana

Tracey said...

love how you used the ATC on your cards they look awesome :)

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE YOUR CARDS!THEY ALL LOOK AMAZING!HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

jlazarski said...

Wow! You have been a busy stamper! Love what you did with the ATCs -- the CB is the perfect addition. Andrea was very excited to see her ATC used.

Have a wondeful holiday and give the alpacas a pat for us!

catt871 said...

Kelly, these cards are ALL gorgeous as ALWAYS!! You are so talented!!!! Taht saying you put on Cody's card is priceless!!! LOL I hope you and your family have a VERY Merry Christmas and all the best to you in 2008!!!! Your friend,
Chris

Seleise said...

cute cards! I love the little critter in the ornament and the designs of all of them are great! Merry Christmas!

sparkplug17 said...

What great cards. Love the House Mouse. Have a great holiday!

SBS4 Sparkle

dcorder said...

Great idea to use the ATCs!

Suzanne said...

Love what you did with the ATCs.

Marcia said...

Kelly, these cards are WOW!

Have a great Christmas and New Year and I will be in touch in 2008

Your SBS4 sister
Marcia

Kristine said...

Awww...those House Mouse stamps are just soo cute! :) Love them all. Have a very Merry Christmas!

SBS4,
Kristine

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Gorgeous card Kelly. I love the Cuddle bug on the different colors of paper. Great job! Have a Merry Little Christmas. God bless you. Kelly W.

Robyn said...

Those cards are so super cute!!! My favorites are the first two. I love how you did the background on the first!

p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

Linda said...

I bought the little mouse in the Christmas ball on EBay. I paid way too much for it and I was disappointed when I saw how small it was. But after seeing your card I can hardly wait to make a card with it. Thanks for the ispiration.

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Tickle Me Pink said...

So many fun cards! I love how you used the ATCs :D

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

You've been busy, fabulous projects and raks! I love how you used the ATC's...Happy New Year...fellow sbs4

Carmen said...

Your cards are great!
Wish you a happy new year!

Jane said...

Love how you used the ATC cards on regular cards...I never saw the use really of ATC cards but they look great incorporated into a larger card!

Jane
SBS4