Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas cards o'coming

So sorry I have not posted or got a chance to browse and comment on everyone's blog. I am coming up for air! I spent 2 days crafting for gifts- I made 8 stationary sets (including one using Jackie Topa's idea), 7 altered dvd tins with jr. legal pads. I will post those for you this week. I am also still working on getting an on-line course down for CEU's I need by end of year.
Anyways, SBS 24 challenge this week was Christmas cards. This is our families' card for this year. I finally got most of them assembled to mail out. I still have about 10 more to get out.
I had a brain storm to just do a card front, like we do for swaps and save on card stock. (note to self- try to come up with design that you don't have color and cut out 75).
Anyways, I used the SU stamp set "shellbrate", love the image of surfing snowman I thought it went great with image of us at on beach at end of summer party. I was able to run 5 at a time, through my big shot using top note die. (big time saver) The other elements are jumbo "so swirly" wheel in bashful and a personalized stamp.
So from the "White house" the happiest of Holidays!

13 comments:

Marge said...

I think we're all in the same unable to post/unable to browse phase right now, Kathy!
I hope you & your family have a wonderful Holiday Season full of lots of great memories!!!

Marge said...

Silly me, forgot to say that your card is darling!!!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Great way to use a photo on your card! So pretty! I might use your tip on doing just a card front next year! Great ideas! TFS!

Kelly said...

I love your card, Kathy - so cute! I also love the idea of using the die to cut out a picture for the front of the card. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. Love your ideas. I love the card, and how you used the big shot for the photo. Love that it is not a "traditional" Christmas card. Thanks for sharing. I am saving your blog in my favorites so I can visit often.

Christina said...

Beautiful! I love the snowmantoo!

Wendy said...

great card and layout . love the surfing snowman

Laura Brown said...

Great card! I love the top note die used on your picture!

Jana Emmert said...

Perfect family Christmas card, Kathy!

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous holiday card Kathy!! I just love it - I wanted to do this, but never got the perfect picture or design together in time - all your friends and family are going to love your Christmas card!!

Emily said...

Awesome card! I love that you used the die to cut out the picture. TFS!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great Christmas card!! I love that picture of you and your family!! Have a great holiday!!

Kerry D-C said...

Kathy, this is AWESOME! That image is PERFECT with the your pic. I love that you ran the pic through the die. You have a beautiful family!! Merry CHristmas!