Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling!!

Good morning! I woke up this morning with my Christmas to do list racing through my head! Does it seem to you that it gets more stressful every year?! I always cave in and try to do it all, but have decided to try to scale back some this year. I want to enjoy things more and stress less! I want to bake a ton of fun food with my kids because they will enjoy it and not because I feel obligated! I want to decorate leisurely and not feel like such a heel if I don't do a little something for everyone in the world! I mean do not get me wrong! I LOVE to do things for people and wish that I could do a little something nice for everyone I know, but this year I just want things to be a little calmer! In fact, I have decided that rather than try to complete my usual 1,000,000 thing full to do list that I will do much less and try to do lots of little things for people during the upcoming year! That being said! I made a single Christmas card this morning! Just one! I enjoyed it very much! : ) I will be making a few more and will share them once they are finished!

I sponged the So Saffron with More Mustard and paper pierced the border. I dug out some of my scrap booking punches and made snowflakes and holly leaves! I used some shiny baubles for the holly berries and the accents off to the side. These were a find from the Michael's dollar bin! I roughed up the edges of the Handsome Hunter to give it a distressed look and made two corners for color and mounted the top right corner against them. The gold ribbon came from the Dollar store and I used my paper crimper for the strip of Very Vanilla and added some green accent dots with a marker. I colored the stars silver and then added some Stickles shine to them! I love sparkle! : )

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Paper: SU! So Saffron, Handsome Hunter, Real Red and Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard and Handsome Hunter
Stamps: Stamp from Michael's dollar bin
Extras: Punches, Gold ribbon, Stickles, Rhinestones from Michael's, paper crimper and silver pen


Lorraine said...

now why doesn't my M's have that adorable reindeer stamp. What a beautiful card! thanks for sharing!
and i'm thinking that we are all thinking like you about the holidays. so much stress, and not enough time to do the things that we really like to do. we should all scale back and enjoy!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is a great card, love the image and your embellishments.


I like this one alot! A nice rustic feel.

Michelle said...

Ooooohhhhh, Ann Marie, what a gorgeous card! I love that reindeer a lot. This card would appeal to men as well as to women. It's so balanced. Wow.

Tina said...

this is so precious!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very pretty! I love it!

The Lucky Clucker said...

Love the design of your card.....I have never herd of a holly punch!

Maria said...

Hi blog sister! I agree. . .sometimes we do to many things during the holidays. Doing things for people throughout the year is a much better concept.

Your cardis very pretty! I love the colors and layout! Great job!


mommy magallanes said...

I am the same way - having a million things that I want to do for everyone in my life for the holidays. I like your idea of doing it throughout the year!

It is a beautiful card. Glad you took time and enjoyed it.