Friday, August 9, 2013

Christmas Cards

These are the cards I made for the Christmas Card class I am having this weekend.  I am using some of the new products from the Holiday Mini catalog teamed up with some of my old standbys.

 The Snowflake on the first card is from the Festive Flurry stamp set, stamped on Brushed Silver cardstock and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  It is cut out using the Festive Flurry Framelets.  The background is the Stripes Embossing Folder.  The card base is Basic Gray.

The second card is made using the new Thinlits, Circle Card.  It is so new that it didn't make it in the new IBC.  You need to check it out on line.  I used Whisper White as my card base, red glitter paper, punches and a stamp from the Ornaments Keepsakes stamp set.  I embossed the ornament using Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and cut it out with the matching framelet.  The ornament is then suspended using fishing line.  The greeting is from the More Merry Messages stamp set. 

The third card was the simplest to make.  The base is Midnight Muse with Whisper White embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing folder layered on top.  The greeting is Merry Little Christmas (my favorite) from the new mini, inked with  Real Red and Midnight Muse markers.  The edge is inked with Midnight Muse and a red bow is added.  Easy peasy!

Let me know what y'all think. 


I made this door hanger for a new friend I met last weekend at the Rivendell Retreat Center.  Rhonda teaches elementary school in Austin and gave me so many good ideas for teacher gifts. 

The hanger is 7"x10".  The paper piecing project was cut from an SVG file designed by Mary over at and cut out on the Cricut.  It is entirely made of cardstock so is quite sturdy.  It would look good on the front of a desk as well as on the door to the classroom.  It was a fast, fun and easy project to do.  I hope Rhonda likes it.  Enjoy!

Father's Day at the camp.....

This is the view from the deck of my brothers camp.  The view is breathtaking, everything  was so green and lush this time of year.  The temperatures were in the 70's, sweaters were needed when the sun went down.  

I love hanging out with family in my favorite spot. 

This is our family portrait.  It was quite an accomplishment getting all of us positioned just right so all our faces were visible.

Setting up the camera was new to us also.  Christel did an excellent job making everything work. 

We had a fried chicken dinner earlier in our day but when the sun starts to go down in the hills of Pennsylvania, the fire is lite and out come the hot dog sticks!

I look forward to this part of  my vacation at home more than anything else.  The wiener roast at the camp with smores for desert is my most favorite thing ever.

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