Monday, October 26, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like...

Christmas! Everywhere you go...except Okinawa!
It's still hot and muggy here. Man I could seriously use some awesome fall weather with bright yellow and red trees, *sigh*...I'll have to rely on fall and Christmas cards to put me into the spirit:)

Today the Monday Chicks are creating Christmas cards! I gotta tell you, I already have quite an insane collection of Christmas cards to send out this year! I've decided that instead of stressing over making a bunch of cards to send out, I'm going to actually send out the cards I create for the blog! Genious idea to actually send them to someone, huh?:D So they'll all be different, but I think that'll be just fine.
My card for today, using the fab Holly Jolly by Verve!
I can't help but embellish these little cuties with silver cord, they just make me so darn happy:) The colors I used are Riding Hood Red and Elegant Eggplant. I masked the large ornament and the stamped the smaller ones, one behind the large and one popped up in front. I also stamped the polka dots from Bountiful Backgrounds and started to color them all with my red Spica pen, well I quit and didn't realize how obviously it would show up in the picture! That's just how it goes, when you want sparkle to show up on a picture it doesn't, and when you don't want it to, it does! Ah well, such is life:)
I have one more card that fits the theme today, using Blessed Christmas and Jen's Sketch for you to try!
That cardstock is NOT yellow, it's gold (PTI). It doesn't really photograph well (see earlier comment...mmmmmhmmmm.) but the paper is really shimmery! I embossed the cross and sentiment in gold, it's such a pretty card IRL but the photo just makes it blah!
Head on over and see what the other girls have come up with today, you could always use another Christmas card idea, right?:)
Have a great day, I'm gonna have a nice cup of Chamomille tea and get ready for bed!


Shemaine Smith said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are beautiful and so inspiring.

Shannan Teubner said...

These are both so totally fabulous, Amber! You rock girl!

Eva said...

Ohhhh...these are soooo beautiful!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amber, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combo on the first with all that yummy silver cording. And your gold bow and design on the second card is positively scrumptious! Love it!

quilter said...

I follow your blog--and love your style. Our last assignment was Kadena (89-93) Darrell was the Wing Chaplain, wish we could go back and visit.

Robin McK said...

Hi Amber!
Great job on both of these cards, they are lovely!!!