That's "MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!" being sent to all!
We are off to Phoenix, AZ to spend the holidays with my Dad. We are looking forward to the change of climate - temperatures down into the 30's at night and mid 60's during the day! I'll be able to wear jeans, sweaters, sweat shirts and jackets! That may not sound too great to many of you, but for me it's a FUN change!
I hope that you are all blessed with a wonderful holiday season, and I send lots of good wishes for a wonderful and Happy New Year! See you all next year!
Aloha nui loa, a hui hou! HUGS!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I wanted to make a gift card holder like one I saw on the Cricut message board. Problem was, I didn't have the cartridge that had the Christmas stocking on it. So, I drew one free hand and cut it out. Also hand cut the glitter paper parts which I put through the CB. The pretty pine greens are real - I clipped them off of my Christmas wreath I made. (I want a MS pine leaf punch!) If you pull the present upward a piece attached comes out holding the gift card! I think it's such a cute idea!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
More simple cards... The first one has more sparkle, as I used glitter paper that I put it through the CB. The ornament was cut with SCAL and I used a plumeria stamp, and gold heat embossed, then added the touch of ribbon. The second one is about the same, but plain white paper through the CB, and the ornament was too. I also cut out the plumeria and raised it and the ornament with pop dots to give them more depth. I Also added a bit of gold sponging over the CB design. It has a little more Hawaiian flair to it because of the background Hawaiian paper that says, "Mele Kalikimaka" and "It's Christmas in aloha land".
Thursday, December 10, 2009
OK, at last I am getting my Christmas cards finished up! As I said before I am keeping them simple as I have so many to do. I ended up with 3 main designs, and here is one of them. Simple layers with a nice Hawaiian stamp that is gold heat embossed. I'm not sure which color I like it in the best.....
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I have had this angel stamp for many years - I also have not used it for many years, lol! I decided it was time to get it out and use it. I want to do cards that are simple, as I need to get them done quickly. But I also want them to be nice. I appreciate the comments on the last card, They said, "simple and elegant", and that is what I am aiming for. So mahalo ladies, I guess I am on the right track! Not much else to explain, just simple silver heat embossing, some bling and a touch of some pretty ribbon!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Living here in the islands, most of my cards I send for the holidays are with a Hawaiian theme. This is the card I've done for my Dad for Christmas. I embossed some of the pieces with the CB, the shaped ornament pieces I did with SCAL, and I heat embossed the gold images. The plumeria flowers are a stamp that I cut out. I am very happy with it!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I had the idea for this card in my head for quite some time. I was waiting for the weather in the mid-west to get cold and have some snow before I made and sent it to my son & and daughter in law. Then by chance I found a challenge over at "Double Dutch" that required you do a card that could hold packets of hot chocolate! Perfect! I used glitter paper for the background, punched out snowflakes and a snowflake charm attached to the ribbon. The snowman on the cup has "Picket Fence" distressed Stickles on him, then I glued on the eyes, nose, mouth and large button. I colored it with my Copic's.
The inside right background is snowflake stamps. The snow couple is a stamp done with Copic's, then I added Liquid Applique' for the snow. The left dark blue holding the packets of hot chocolate are from the front of an old Christmas card. I just added some glitter Stickles to the snowflakes, fun!