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Monday, February 9, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long




I am VERY VERY excited to let you know that I am part of a fabulous new Bloggers Group. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long. This group was founded by Maria Bell a fellow Pink Cat Studio Design Team member. What a great idea and if you know me and my tendency to procrastinate, you will know that being a part of this great Design Team will allow me to have quite a few cards ready for Christmas.

You can link directly to the Christmas Stampin Blog by Clicking on the Picture on my sidebar. As well, you will see links to the talented Design Team Members. The other cool thing about the site is that you are encouraged to play along. Think about it, I haven't done the actual math, but I am thinking I should have about 40 weeks of cards completed by the christmas mailing deadline....you can too.

One of the things that I am thinking about it completing the challenge, is in making cards that are not too complicated. To provide you with some ideas that are easily duplicated and that you could make in batch if you wanted to make a bunch of the same card.

This card is definitely one of those cards. I simply cut the oval pieces with my CM Oval cutters. I cuttlebug embossed the Kraft Layers with the House and Snowflake embossing templates. I then rubbed white Craft ink over the image and added some Irridescent Stickles to the tiny embossed snowflakes. I used wide Riding Hood Red Grosgrain ( I LOVE this Ribbon) and stamped the sentiment on the SU large Oval Punch. It was looking a little dull, so I went around the edges with some gel pen. Linen Threaded Heart Buttons pull a little more colour into the card to complete the look.

Thanks Maria for inviting me to be a part of this Group!!!! I am very excited to be getting a start on My Christmas cards and sharing ideas from the members with my readers!

Happy Stamping!

*****Vicki*****

20 comments:

  1. Vicki, I love your card! I haven't seen the snowy scene embossed image before. I used the snowflake one on my card too. Ü

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  2. This is beautiful! I will deinitely be casing this one!!!! You continue to be my inspiration!
    Love you,
    Jax

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  3. Sooooooooooooo preeeeeeeeeeetty!!

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  4. Very cool Vicki!! That texture is amazing!! Love that yummy yummy ribbon too!! :) Fab idea to do these now!!

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  5. Hey Vicki!! Wow, you did a banging job with the challenge!! Your card is GORGEOUS!! Love the embossed background, the colors, everything! I'm really loving that ribbon too! I'm so glad you are part of the team. . .your card surely will inspire others to work on their Christmas cards sooner than later!!

    Can't wait to see your next card!!

    Maria

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  6. Fabulous card Vicki and love all the embossing work, That ribbon is certainly gorgeous, Have a great day, Hugs, Nikki x

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  7. Absolutley gorgeous card, Vicki.
    Just love the embossed scene and background Love that ribbon too.

    Karen x

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  8. Gorgeous card, looks lovely, oh will take a look at the challenge blog sounds great idea, sue.x

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  9. This is a gorgeous card Vicki!!

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  10. This is GORGEOUS!!! Love that ribbon.

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  11. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am speechless! I just love all the embossing and your color choices! Absolutely stunning!

    Smiles,
    janna

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  12. ***gasp***
    This is definitely one gorgeous creation!!

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  13. Super card - I like it alot. I am fully excited about this group. Looks like a bunch of talented women...thanks for stopping by my blog and hope to see you again..

    tina

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  14. Marvelous card! Love the use of the cuttlebug!

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  15. Love it. This is such a pretty card. The embossing and color combo make the card!!!

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  16. Oooo Ooooo Ooooo Vicki I love this card and that ribbon is some of my very favorite Ribbon!!! So super yummy it is!!!!

    Great Card and I just love the images you created and the house scene you are too creative for our own good Vicki!!!!!

    Heather

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  17. That is one stunning card right there! I love the colours and how everything came together so nicely.

    Isn't this ribbon just the greatest? Too bad it's now retired, but I am holding on to my spool very tightly!

    Such a great idea to take part in that group and get ready for Christmas slowly over the year.

    TFS!
    Cindy

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  18. This is a lovely card. Those litte houses remind me of mice for some reason. Must be the smoke coming from the chimneys. I love that ribbon, which looks so great with the teal cardstock. xOx Lisa

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  19. What an awesome card! I love how you utilized your embossing folder. I have the same one and have not had a chance to use it yet. I will also have to get started on my Christmas cards too.
    I also love the colors you used to create it.
    Hugs,Jodi =)

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****