Monday, December 16, 2013

Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas "Happy Holidays"

It has been snowing all day long here - a beautiful,light and fluffy, very festive snow. The roads are a little worse for wear, but it sure is pretty!

For today's card, I used a fave sketch that I first found during Scrapbook and Cards Today World Card making Day celebration. You have seen it here before as I used it for a Halloween card awhile back.

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Inspired By - I was inspired by the texture, the colours and the "hanging in a row" effect. :) Aren't those stockings gorgeous?

Papercraft Star - Christmas
Oh how I love this artwork! I was inspired by the colours as well as the feeling of coming home, hence the sentiment on the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for visiting1

Shanna :)

What I used:
papers - Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas
washi tape various
twine from American Crafts
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
machine stitching
Starbuck's coffee sleeves
random button (from a quilt shop)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

25 Days of December - Day 1

Here is day one! Loving the vintage feel! I figured out a way to include our Christmas letter. It covers a lot about the past year so a good way to include journaling. I journaled on two shipping tags and tucked them behind the photo. I could easily have included more photos on this day since it landed on a weekend, but alas I ran out of space. Oh well - nothing saying they can't end up glued to a page on a day when I didn't take any! There is that matching ribbon I mentioned. The photo is of my youngest decorating the little tree in his bedroom.

Shanna :)

25 Days of December - the beginning

I am doing a version of December Daily based on a class I took at the Scrapbook and Cards today Crop that came to Thunder Bay in October! This is my first time attempting this sort of project. I am using many of the products that were included for the class, but adding stuff from my stash and pretty much doing my own thing. So although 99% of this project will be my own design, I am using many of the products included in the kit and it did originate as a class.

One of the places that I stuck close (but not exactly) to the original design was on the cover. I love the gold Luxe rub-ons from pink paislee that were included as well as this gorgeous "wooden" album by American Crafts.

That gorgeous wide twill ribbon was included, but I managed to find a smaller one that matches almost exactly at Target of all places! You will see it on future pages.

Here is the title page. I decided to put this photo of my two handsome boys right on the front page. I was so thrilled that they cooperated to get this photo. We don't do a Santa photo every year, but I was glad to get this one since I was still in need of a photo to send with our Christmas Cards! Also, the photo was taken at the end of November, so the cover seemed like a good place for it. Just love that owlie paper that was included in the kit!
Hope to be back soon to share a few more pages!
Thanks for visiting!

Shanna :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wishing you Cheer

BRRRR, we are in a deep freeze! When we woke up this morning, the temp was a balmy -26 c, but felt like -35c! Currently, it is -24 but still feels like -35c! Can you say long-johns??? 

Today's card is for the current challenge at CASology - snowflake. A fairly quick card to put together, but there I go again with those dimensional elements - no so mailable this time, lol! Oh well, thankfully I am able to hand-deliver some of my cards!

Shanna :)

What I used:
sentiment - SU
paper - Kaiser Craft "Silly Season"
felt snowflake - SU from stash
button - MFT

Monday, December 9, 2013

You Sleigh me!

So, I am still in need of several mailable cards... Here is a CAS card I came up with using a new set from CTMH and a brand new set from Scrappy Moms that I had been looking forward to playing with.

 I made a few more but replaced "You sleigh me" with Merry Christmas as I figure not everyone will appreciate the pun! Whew, thank goodness for CAS cards when it is getting this close to the big day!

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Little Red Wagon - Santa
Christmas Card Challenges - black and white
Jingle Belles - linky party!

Thanks for your visit!
Shanna :)

What I used:
image - CTMH C1567 "Santa Claus"
sentiment - Scrappy Moms "A Holiday to Remember"
cranberry & black ink

Best Christmas Wishes

Apparently, I took a little blog holiday! We had our second annual Carolling night on Friday and it was fabulous! We carolled in our neighbourhood, collecting food and donations for our local RFDA (food bank) along the way. After warming up with apple cider and hot chocolate, we had a fabulous old-fashioned sing-song accompanied by guitar/piano right in my kitchen - it was so old-fashioned and so FUN!

I used this stamp awhile back to make a bulkier card, but this is my flatter version for mailing.  While signing and addressing my cards this year, I realized that somehow I had managed to make most of them 3D and very few were well-suited for mailing. I made twelve of these and may need to make a few more as I make my way through the list. I love that the image gets full attention as it is such a gorgeous stamp.

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 These gorgeous photos made me think of getting out to take part in fun and traditional winter activities. Speaking of which, the boys and I headed for the ski hill on Saturday afternoon. It was opening day - only the bunny hill so far, but it's a start and a whole week earlier than last year - whoot whoot!

Have a fabulous week!
Shanna :)

What I used:
stamp - Inkadinkado

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

December is here!!! 
The challenge at Saturated Canary is distressing. If you stop by often, you will know how much I love distressing! I have had this little cutie for awhile and finally got a chance to colour her! Her name is Nikki and she can be found in Krista's shop here.

A peek at the inside. Just had to use some of the fun and funky papers included in this fab pack I found at Home Sense when I was in Toronto last week! 

I would also like to share at:
My Mum's Craft Shop - winter/Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!
Shanna :)

What I used:
papers - Crate Paper "Snow Day"
image - Saturated Canary "Nikki" 
sentiment - Stampendous "Changito Snow Play"
buttons - MFT