Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Silver Bells....

Hello! I hope you are having a great week! It is so hard to believe that July is almost over!  Where did my summer go?

While I have slowed down on making the Christmas cards, I am still trying to make at least one a week.  Using up older DSP is still a goal, but not a priority (can't completely reform my hoarding ways!)  I am also continuing to use the Merry Monday sketches for my cards! Just makes life easier!!

I used sketch #15 for my card today. I also pulled out the Ski Slope DSP from my stash of retired papers.  I love the baja breeze background piece and was a little sad that there are only little pieces left now...sniff! sniff!

I knew I wanted to use the bells from Bells and Boughs, but had a momentary setback when I didn't have a punch the right size. It was the Three Bears all over again.  This one was too small... This one was too large...  So I grabbed a juice glass from my kitchen cabinet and traced around the image.  That one was juuuuuust right!  I cut that baby out, colored the image with pastels, and put my card together. Taadaa!!

Well, that's it for me today! We're off to do a little 'back to school' shopping! Wish me luck!!

Card Recipe:  Cardstock-whisper white, Ski Slope DSP (ret), Ink-chocolate chip, pastels, Stamp Set-Bells and Boughs, Accessories-chocolate chip scallop dots ribbon, juice glass


  1. You sound like me now using glasses to cut circles! I never seem to have the right size punch or whatever!
    Love this pretty card - you're rocking on Christmas card Margaret!
    Very pretty DP too!

  2. Oh, I am soooo glad to be past the back-to-school-shop phase...haahaa! Shoppin' for shoes was the worse thing, EVER!
    Okay...nice stuff time...and, girlie, this is definitely nice stuff! Love those bells....beautifully coloured btw....and the background is delightful!

  3. What a beautiful Card. LOVE the colors you chose.

  4. Oh, I'm a paper hoarder too---I always just know I'll have used that "perfect piece" on some other project I've made!! Your card is pretty, the papers are fantastic and I really like the bells!!

  5. Now that is creataive, a juice glass, love it and will remember that one. This is so pretty, I love this image for an Xmas card. I was asking where the time has gone as well, it was May and I was worried how to keep my DD busy for 3 months and now we are talking about getting ready for school!

  6. this is so pretty-love the ski slope paper myself-I just used it on one of my cards this week

  7. I gotta get my hands on that red paper!! I'd like to say more wonderful things about your absolutely beautiful card, but the stings of jealousy are stopping me! :) Hahahaha...you won't mind a post it note this year will you???? ;)

    Keep em' coming...they're AWESOME!

  8. LOVE your card! I feel some CASE-ing coming on in my future! Really pretty card! :)


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