Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thanksgiving and Christmas

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I've got blog candy!


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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, a Viva Silver Pearl pen, two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions stamps, a package of 60 self-adhesive clear gems, a four pack of fresh flocking from Studio G, a set of 10 metal tab clips by Making Memories, and seven sheets of hand dyed tissue paper to the prize package so far! When I reach 337 followers I will add this


Five different metal charms to tie on to cards or embellish scrap book pages.

To win this candy, just leave me a comment when I post something. I have a day picked out between October 11th and the end of the month. On that day I will have random. org pick a winner from the comments left on that day. You won't know which day is picked, so your best chance is to comment every day! I will announce the winner of the candy on November 1st! Good luck!

Hi everyone! Well shoot! yesterday I reached 334 followers and the tissue paper pack was added to the prize package, but someone stopped following and I'm back at 333. Oh well, I'll still keep the tissue paper in there and maybe I'll get to add the charms too! Four people need to hurry though if the charms are going in because there's only until tomorrow night left!

I have two cards again today. The first one was made for Squigglefly's blog challenge to use the colors of your season. Since I am experiencing Fall right now I used Autumn colors in this Thanksgiving card


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I used the Stacked Pumpkins image by Jane Beljo and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment at the bottom is from Nina Brackett, but I omitted the blowing leaves from the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment before printing it.

I'm not really happy with the rounded corners on this, but I did it because the lower left corner of my card stock was bent in shipping and I forgot to turn it around and make the bent part the back of my card. I didn't like the way it was wrinkled and it was too late to pull my paper and image off, so I opted to round the corners and chop most of the bent part off.

The layout came from Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge this week. I colored the image with Copic markers and chalked a little yellow around it.

My next card is a Christmas card I made to add to my stash. I used Rich Davis's Christmas Montage and colored with Copic markers. I added a little bit of glitter to the stars. I like the snowflake pattern on my Snowbird Serenade card enough to do it again, but this time I used gold Pearl Ex.


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I trimmed around the image panel with some decorative cut scissors and wrapped some red ribbon around the corners. One thing that is really cool about this image is that you could omit some of the squares and enlarge just the ones you wanted and have a whole different kind of image. Really, this one image is like 13 images!

One thing you might not know about Rich Davis is that he has a fun drawing game! If you've got any young to adolescent children on your Christmas list, you might consider looking at Rich's Pick and Draw game. I think it would also make a great gift to give to someone you know who has small children. It's not only fostering confidence and drawing talent in children, but it is entertaining and a great way to occupy them. I think it would make a fun game for families to do together too.

My massage yesterday was great! He worked me over and when I left I felt like spaghetti. He's got this picture in his room of three owls on a limb on a tree. One of the owls is hanging upside down and it says "Nobody's Perfect" on it. Well, I noticed today that he had taped "everybody's" over the "nobody's". I thought that was great!

Have a wonderful Saturday, and as always thanks for stopping by to see what I made!

29 comments:

Catherine said...

Love your two last card Holly but my favorite has to be the one with the Christmas Montage, I think the image is fantastic ! Glad you enjoyed your massage, does Riley like her new look ? Hugs and love from Catherine

theCook said...

My last comment before I go away on honeymoon... I love you Christmas card, especially the snowflakes in the backgound and the diagonal ribbon.

Debra said...

Ohh I love the idea about rounding the edges of a bent card! What a great save!!! Love hints like that. TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Jess said...

Such a busy gal Holly! Both of these are lovely - I especially like the second card - I've been eyeing off that montage!

Linda said...

Whooooo I love the way you shaped the first card. Very cool! It makes it so different and interesting. That bent card stock turned into something really great.
I love all the little images in the second with a big one in the middle. Two great cards.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

these are great Holly. the stacked pumpkins are so pretty and I love all the little images in the Christmas card!

Shawna said...

Another day of great cards Holly! I love that stacked pumpkin image and that DP you used as a background for the second card is really scrumptious. You may not be too happy with the result of the card with the wrinkled paper, but I say, NICE SAVE!!!!

Nana Bev said...

Holly, can you come play at my house? You always have such creative ideas. Thanks for sharing two more great cards for the holidays.
Nana Bev

Elaine A said...

Morning Holly -

Glad the massage therapy went well. I love the colors on your Thanksgiving card, such wonderful Autumn colors. And I think your Christmas card is wonderful! So very cheerful.

Elaine Allen

eiyiyi said...

Love the pumpkin Thanksgiving card ... clean and simple is my very favorite style. the Christmas card is beautiful as well. How does one go about getting on your Christmas Card List LOL. hugs, eileen

msfreida said...

Aren't you loving this cold snap we are having? :) Great football weather so we're headed to Oxford for Mark to rally his team! HA!

Your newest creations are AWESOME, as usual! I think your curved corners look FABULOUS (you're so creative!), but I want to tell ya, those pumpkins are colored the prettiest I've ever seen! Oh WOW! And the DPs you chose are PERFECT with the kraft...such a great color combo! This is SOOO pretty! :)
The Montage also looks AMAZING the way you did the images...what a deal, BTW! ;) This gold embossing looks just as stunning as the other...love it with all the red! Your ribbon finishes everything off so nicely the way you wrapped the corners! Such a BEAUTIFUL design! :)

Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend! :)
Hugs~

TeenaBugg38 said...

both of these are adorable but I LOVE the Christmassy card!!! Too stinkin cute!

Dawn Frost said...

OK I'll try the comments again, lol. I do like how you wrapped the christmas card with the ribbon, and I like the background for the pumpkins, very nice!

Maria Matter said...

two fabulous cards Holly!
Gorgeous Christmas card...love it!! Love the simplicity of the fall card and the way you shaped it! ...and Kraft cs is always a winner in my book!
hugs & blessings!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

GREAT Christmas card! WoW!
Loving the richness & xtra embellishments...

Becky said...

Loving both of these, love how you colored those pumpkins and the Christmas one is so cute, love the reed bow.

Patricia St Martin said...

Very interesting thankgiving card. Nice job on your pumpkins.
Love your christmas card. I have to get started on mine. Like the way you did the bow and ribbon makes it look like a gift.

Elaine M said...

Once again, both cards are great -- but if I had to pick, I'd go with the Christmas one - just love the colors....of course the pumpkin one is soooo cute....hmmmmm....ok, both are my favorite - giggle

Dawn B. said...

These are both beautiful Holly. I am always disappointed as it seems like everyone stops stamping pumpkins after Halloween.. They are my favorite to color. Your massage sounds awesome..

sucor said...

I love both cards! Awesome coloring! Great details. I love the curved corners and paper color combo on the pumpkin one and the ribbon technique and embossed paper on the Christmas card.

gocanucksgo said...

Great work on both those cards. I love the christmas one! Those gold snowflakes made the card so elegant =)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The pumpkin stack is sweet but I really like the montage card and especially those gold snowflakes in the background!

bumblebee creations said...

Love this new image from Rich Davis--off to check out the game-glad your massage went well!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! I adore both of these!! The pumpkins are Fall fun!! :) The papers on that Christmas creation are soo pretty!! Beautiful job with both of these Holly!! HUGS

sockamom13 said...

love the rounded edges tip. Great looking card.

Pam in Ar. said...

I love any card with Fall colors so the first card looks good even with the rounded corners you don't like and the Christmas card??? What can I say? I LOVE Christmas!

You rock Holly :)

Val W said...

Oooo, I like both of these. Clean and simple, but oh so pretty.

Margie said...

I love these cards-they're both so pretty!

Marlene said...

How do you have time to put out two cards every day and do all the commenting you do - AND work?

I must be doing something all wrong. Oh wait. I know. I need to stay off facebook. Grrr.