Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Merry Christmas, Little Princess!!

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Hello and a very happy Tuesday to you!!! :o) I cannot believe it has been over a week since my last post!! Man, time has been getting away from me quicker than usual...must be the whole aging process I keep hearing about. :o} Speaking of time going by so fast...have any of you started your Christmas cards? Every year, I tell myself to start early...every year, I don't follow through. Yes, I'm LAME-O!! I don't even have an excuse...especially with all the incredible year round challenge blogs that focus on Christmas...yes, I am hanging my head in total shame. :o(

Today, that all changes! I decided to stop being Queen LAME-O and created a Christmas card. It is later than I should have started, but was very easy with no sunshine beaming through my windows and no scorching, hot weather to distract me. Honestly, the cooler weather we've had lately has helped me get into the cheerful spirit of the holidays...I've even started planning my holiday menus :o)

I also wanted to THANK the following challenges for all the wonderful inspiration:

Seeing that I have a ton of things yet to do before this day comes to an end, I am going to have to see you later. Thank you bunches for dropping by for a visit during your busy day! I appreciate it more than you know. :o) Have a fabulous Tuesday evening!!! Tomorrow, I will have two posts to share with you...shocking right? Creative Inspirations post and my Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop Post. If you feel like popping by, I would love to see you and share a cuppa hot cocoa. :o)

Blessing & Hugs,

Goodies used in the creation of today's card:
Stamp: Princess by Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamp Co., Great Impressions - E512 (interior sentiment)
Card Stock: PTI (kraft); DCWV
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Stella Rose - Mabel"
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); SU Classic Ink (Real Red...interior sentiment)
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor pencils, OMS
Fun Extras: Nestabilities, Sew Easy (standard and zig-zag stitch), Martha Stewart punch (branch), Prima "Holiday Treat" (poinsettias), DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint (ice crystal), SU corner punch, From stash - cheap, notebook paper, DMC floss and buttons


Jill said...

What a pretty card! Really love that image and the colours you have used, it's gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic. Jill

Anne said...

What a sweet card, love the decorated inside:). Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

Ellephantastic said...

sweet, fun & girly :0)
Thank you for joining our challenge.
hugs x

Lorraine said...

Um, Christmas, what is that? NO...LOL. Your Christmas card is so beautiful - I love the bright colors you used and your coloring of that sweet little princess!

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the stitching, thanks for joining us for this months challenge at Ellephantastic.
Elle DT

Kerry Steger said...

Hi Carolyn,
gorgeous card!!! I love all the detail you have put into it and the combinatin of the colours! Thanks for playing along with CSAYL this week!

MacKenzie said...

Wow - this is a beauty! I'm thrilled that you joined us for our photo inspiration at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Jennifer said...

Stunning work and great take on my sketch! Thanks for playing at A Gem Of A Challenge xx Jenny xx

Jackie said...

Fabulous card, love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time, good luck, hugs Jackie x

Kathy said...

This is adorable, love the inside, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

Katie said...

Gorgeous, love the color choices!
Thanks for playing at A Gem of A Challenge