Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wicked Cool Christmas

Good evening! We are getting close – it’s Christmas Eve Eve, as we called it when we were kids. J I am ready! I made a couple of gifts today and have one left to try to make Thursday afternoon. If it doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of the world – it’s a little “bonus” gift. Nothing like waiting til the last minute, huh? Oh – and that’s not the best part. We are headed to spend Christmas Eve with my family, only to return to our house that night. (A 3 hour drive across TN.) We have wrapped NONE of The Piglets’ gifts. Ha! We were all excited they are “big” enough now not the have Santa gifts we have to spend all night putting together and staging and now we have procrastinated wrapping all their gifts til that night after a 3 hour drive. That, my friends, is what you call “Poor Planning”! I am making my resolutions NOW about next Christmas! J

This card was SO fun to make. I was FINALLY done with my own Christmas cards and really enjoyed getting to “play”. BD had a co-worker out of the office so he didn’t get to partake of all the candy goodness we sent to share. I insisted he get a card. (They are pretty close; I’m not that obsessed.)

I’m playing along this week with the Retro Sketches challenge. I so love this sketch! I have already used it again on a card going in a “gift set” for someone. (I will share later this week.)


I used my PaperSmooches Freezy Fellas stamp set (the only thing I have used other than a few pieces of paper from my WCMD prize box! Aaack! I haven’t had time to properly dig in!) and some DCWV patterned paper for this one. I colored the snowman and the light bulbs (stamped repeatedly) with Spectrum Noir Markers. The line holding the lights is hand-drawn with a journaling pen. That’s a big deal for me because I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler! I’m very cautious about doing anything hand-drawn on my cards for this reason. Lastly, I added a few stitched lines with my sewing machine. I haven’t had it out in a while. I was so glad to see it out again!

I am also entering this in this week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS “Anything Goes” challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!


Merry Christmas and God Bless,


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  1. Super cuteness!!! Merry Christmas!!

  2. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE the FUN card!! Such a NEAT design and your coloring is PERFECT!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for joining us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! I hope you'll join us again next week!! Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  3. Mandy this is so super cute, I love the lights! Thank you for sharing with us at RetroSketches--Merry Christmas!

  4. Love the adorable little pipe on the snowman. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!


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