Friday, August 3, 2012


Well -- I couldn't help it -- I did the obvious with these colors. And since I'm excited to have busted out my first Christmas card of the year, I'm not all that ashamed, to be quite honest.

Last year was the first time, I made Christmas cards of my own design and it was more fun than I've had crafting in a while. Christmas stamps and paper run second only behind Halloween trinkies in my little paper/stamp obsessed head! I can not resist the Halloween stuff and I have the ridiculously full stamp drawer to prove it! AND I have a hard time parting with them.

I'll purposely go through my stamps, looking for some I no longer use - whenever I got to the Halloween drawer (that's right - it's OWN.    DRAWER.    ), I pull one out I don't use, almost put it in the pile and then snatch it back. ..."Well," I tell myself, "I might use this in the niece's / nephew's album. It would be SILLY to get rid of this now, knowing that we'll NEED Halloween pages for years to come." .... and, thus the stash grows and grows. Every time CTMH fall catalogs come out, and I hear the 'cha-ching' sound reverberating in my own head, I know it's only going to get worse. I guess there are far worse vices. Just please,  please, please don't tell the Hubs how bad my "stash" really is. If he ever starts snooping up there, I am done for! Fortunately, there seems to be a force-field around my room that causes him to recoil in horror. He walks past it only because he has to to access his big screen.    ; )

Now that I've aired the dirty laundry out here in the free-for-all cyber land, let's get back to the business at hand. I've done ALOT of actual laundry this week and I fear I'm rambling with excitement to talk about something I'm interested in. (ME!   --- kidding!) I'll talk paper crafting any time and you'll have to stop me or I'll go on and on.

Here are the Play Date Colors: I love the red and "Juniper" (CTMH term) green in this set!

My card is very simple - my Mojo is still on the mend. (From what I have NO idea. I just hope it fully recovers.)

Just some stamping and ribbon and bling. Foolproof recipe.

Supplies Used:
all CTMH -- Grosgrain ribbon; Juniper, Sweet Leaf, and Tulip inks; "All the Best" stamp set;
"Stitched Together" stamp set; Bling from Michael's.

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend. Pin It


  1. Great Christmas card! Love the stitched background and the pretty ornaments! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  2. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love those ornaments. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe.

  3. Love this...I always love a holiday card that uses non-traditional colors! thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. I LOVE the way you used the stitched together stamp! You did a great job on this card. Also - I really enjoy reading your posts - always good for a laugh as I can relate.

  5. Lovely card and a great idea to use the colours for something Christmassy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!


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