27 December 2009

Snowman gift tag

This cute little card was on top of the gift I received from my hubby this Christmas. And he made it himself!!! Yes, he actually stamped AND coloured it!! (He had a little help from my daughter finding everything he needed). I am impressed!! I was a little concerned at first when I found out he was going through my stuff, I mean, wouldn't you be?? There's kind of a lot of it! But he thought it was all really neat! Not sure if that's good or bad.

That's a funny one!

I read this on a blog and wanted to share it with you....because I think we can all relate! "My husband lets me have all the scrapbooking supplies I can hide!!" Aren't husbands wonderful! Have a great day!

25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all! May you have a beautiful day with family and friends as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus!
Thank you for stopping by my blog to see my creations and for all your wonderful comments and encouragement! It is so fun to share the love of this craft with so many of you!
I loved making this card! I wish I could take credit for the design, but I cased it off Splitcoast. It is done with SU Pocket Silhouettes in purely pomegranate. I ran the white background not quite all the way through the CB leaving room for the sentiment.
I look forward to some time off after New Years which I hope to spend in my crafting space which has sadly been neglected since I finished my Christmas cards.... just too busy with work and everything else.
Again, thanks for visiting my blog, and have a Blessed day.
Love, Joyce

13 December 2009

Happy 50th!

Yeah! My 50th post! Happy 50th blog day to me!!
These cards are two more using the skaters stamp I love so much. I did one in white and ruby red, and the other in real red and white. Used the snowflakes and swiss dots CB's and ribbon. Raised the skaters slightly because I find it sticks better over the ribbon. I am also sending this card to my Uncle and Aunt celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. I'm sure they did some pairs skating in Holland, way back when!
I hope you are all enjoying getting ready for Christmas, whether it be by making cards, baking, shopping, listening to the wonderful music, and quietly meditating on "Jesus, the reason for the season". In my devotional this morning I read how one mom wrapped up the baby Jesus from her nativity scene and put it under the Christmas tree with all the other gifts. She gave it to one member of the family to open, to remind the family that among all the other gifts under the tree the Gift of Jesus is the greatest gift given, and one we have to share with everyone...not just now, but all year long.

O Christmas Tree

A quick post this morning. This lovely tree is from SU Scandinavian Season, stamped with versamark and gold embossed. The paper also SU last year's Ski Slope pack, some brads and ribbon, and another card done. I enjoyed making Christmas cards this year for a change...although I agree with my friend Anja, need to start earlier next year. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by. Joyce

Skating in a winter wonderland

I just love this skaters stamp from the SU set Winter Post. It sort of has that nostalgic feel about it...days gone by. When we were growing up we knew without a doubt that every winter there would be lots of snow for building forts and snowmen. My Dad would make a patch of ice in the yard for us to skate on, or we would visit the nearest frozen pond. It has been a long time since I have skated outdoors on a pond. Now the winter weather is so unpredictable,... like today. It's Dec.14 and it's.......raining. A good day to get some shopping done. Thanks for stopping by.

10 December 2009

Pretty and Simple

Happy snowy morning to all my bloggin friends! After that wildly windy rainy night, it's nice to wake up to see little white flakes blowing around instead. Looks like it is still cold and windy, though. Brrr...! This card is cased from a blog I like to follow 'Rosemary Reflections'. I needed some simple cards to make with a friend who is making a box of cards for her mom for Christmas. Since I wanted to make this one anyway it served double purpose. We had a lovely afternoon stamping and chatting. I am also happy to report that my Christmas cards are done!! Now to write and mail them. A good job for this evening after work. Although I can think of a few birthday cards that also need making. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

01 December 2009

Elliot the Moose

Happy 1st of December! My first Christmas card! This poor moose is so cold he had to put on his knitted leggings....isn't he cute! I named him Elliot after a TV show I used to watch with my girls when they were little. When I saw this image that was the first thing that came to mind...'Elliot moose....is on the loose'.
I watercoloured with markers, and then outlined the image with a light grey marker. I saw this done on someones blog, and thought it made the image stand out just a little bit more. DP is last years Stampin Up. Some snowflakes and gems to finish it off.
Hope this little moose will warm your heart...or your legs!
Thanks for stopping by.