Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well I hope everyone is have a wonderful Christmas today! I know it's bright and early Christmas morning for my stateside friends, but here in Okinawa, Christmas is coming to an end:) And that's okay with me, I'll be ready to move on and I'm looking forward to my husband returning home after 6 long months! Only 11 more days:)
I'm really getting a little tired of Christmas stamping myself, so my cards today are CHRISTMAS related at ALL! It was nice to do something different:)
My first card is for today's Holiday Extravaganza Challenge #6, to make an easy one layer card! I'm hoping the ribbon and butterfly punches aren't classified as cheating, but I swear this card was easy! Took me 10 mins, I PROMISE! And it's all one layer {basically!} :)
As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to play with Serenity, by Verve! This is SUCH an elegant set and coupled with this Plain Jane, Psalm 46:10, it's really a peaceful, elegant card! PLUS, I really love this verse and was happy to be able to use it:) If you haven't taken advantage of the sale at Verve, you still have a few days left!
My next card is for this weeks Sketch Challenge (#208) on SCS! It's a *bit* brighter than the first card:)

I used some ScrUmPTioUs paper by Cosmo Cricket from the line called Chemistry. The cardstock base is Pink Pirhouette, and the ribbon is Sweet Blush by PTI! I also got to use my new Label 1 nesties! I just got them in the mail yesterday, yippee!!!!!!! The two stamp sets I used are Oh! Happy Day! and the December KOM, Little Reminders, both by Unity Stamp Co! The butterfly and the polka dots (on the label nestie) are from the Oh Happy Day! set and the "bliss" sentiment is from December KOM! I added a border of Silver Ice Stickles around both panels and love the sparkle:)
So there you have it! I stamped two other cards today, but I'll be posting them later:) I know, it's Christmas and I spent all day stamping! But that's what happens when it's just you and the two dogs;) I enjoyed myself!
I also got a visit from Christy today, we exchanged gifts and she got me the most DARLING Kokeshi Doll when she was in Tokyo! I'll take a picture and post it tomorrow, when the light is better. The doll deserves good lighting, with her sassy self:)
Christy also made cookies and gave me a bunch. I think she's the devil in a ladies body. Grrr. BUT, they are REALLY good and worth the sin!;) **Thank You Christy, I luvs you!!!!!!!!**
Well, I'm off to find a Christmas movie to watch, I do love Christmas movies:)


StampinCathy said...

Merry Christmas Amber! Your cards are just wonderful. Love the colors and layout. You are always so inspiring.

Ashley Newell said...

These cards are stunning Amber! You are amazing! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!