Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hey there! I found some mojo .. and some time!

Well dear friends and readers, I have been so busy that my blog title is definitely coming into play again in my busy life ... "Wishin I was stampin"  I have been crazy busy with work, and last week Mom and I went to an the Empire Alpaca Show in Syracuse, NY.  Now tomorrow afternoon I will be leaving for a week in Atlanta, GA.  I am excited and nervous all at the same time.  First time on a plane, then a train and probably a cab at least the morning I have to be at the airport at 6 a.m. (because the train doesn't leave that early) uggh what was I thinking booking that early in the morning?  lol

So ... last week I found a little "me time" and made a couple of Christmas cards. They aren't jaw-dropping gorgeous, but I think they are pretty and will be a nice addition to my other umm ... 10 cards out of the 90 I will probably need. Oh geez, I need to make LOTS more. lol

They were both created from card kits I have collected from swaps.  This one has a sweet Maggie image with bell and lots of lovely strings of pearls and pretty matching ribbon.  I went with more of a vintage look and distressed the edges and the background of the image a bit.

This one is a great Santa image, not sure who makes him, but it was fun to color.  I loved the sparkly stars on this paper and the pretty white and gold ribbon matched so well.  I wanted to make a bow but it wasn't cooperating, so a bit of a fake bow wrapped in a star brad worked perfectly.

So, let me know what you think.


Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love your Maggie and the vintage santa is too cool. I love all vintage santas that I have seen. Great cards.

Jessica G. said...

Adorable cards, Kelly -- perfect for getting ahead of the holiday cardmaking rush! Glad that you were able to find some time to play; we miss you on the SCS threads!!

papersunshine said...

Oh very nice! It's great to have a little mojo going on :) Great cards and that is one of my favorite Tildas, love her in green.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly!! I love your creations here!! The Mag is so sweet!! WOW!! I remember this Santa from a long ago SU! set I had!! Fabulous coloring with it too!! :) TFS!

Donelda said...

So glad to see you back!!! I love both of your cards. Santa is awesome!!

Kristine said...

Hi Kel!! These are very cute!! I'm so glad you got some stamping time in again =) Time is just flying by so quickly and I'm not ready for the holidays... eek! lOL. Miss ya. Hope all is going well for you! Hugs!