Monday, September 1, 2008

Christmas is closer than I want to think it is...

I love, love, love Christmas...but I am NOT ready. I listen to Christmas music (Noel by Josh Groban is in my player right now), I don't mind early Christmas decorations in stores...I search high and low for a radio station that only plays Christmas music at the earliest date...but have I made Christmas cards? Yes...one...and here it is. I had plans to have all of my cards ready to go early, but it's sneaking up too fast! I just love this snowflake stamp! I embossed it in clear and sponged color around it, then cut apart a $1 stamp from Michael's to make the sentiment. Oh, and the scallop around the oval is done with the threading water punch. I just made a lot of little slits in it so I could bend it around. For my very first tall card, it's not terrible...not my favorite, but I can live with it.



20 comments:

Terrie B x said...

H"i" Denise...I couldnt agree more Christmas is lovely but it will be here no sooner than we all know it!!!
Your card is `beautiful`..You have a lovely blog...TFS!!!~X~
and `Thanks` for visiting my blog...and your sweet comments~X~
Have agreat Week:)

Gwen said...

Oh I think it is gorgeous!!! & you are as bad as me...shhhhhh! don't tell anyone but I have already watched a couple of Christmas movies!! Tee Hee Hee!!!

deborahphipps said...

Lovely! The snowflake is great.

Alexandra said...

Just beautiful Denise - and I LOVE Christmas too, it is my favorite time of the year! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Marge said...

Very pretty, Denise! Now that you've started, hopefully the rest will get done quickly. I'm still trying to decide what I'm making for cards this year!!! Not unusual for me!

Suzy said...

This is such a lovely card - I keep forgetting how much I love tall cards. They are so elegant! I am sooo ready for Christmas to come!

Suzy

Leslie Miller said...

I feel the same way about Christmas. I'm never ready for it! I love the mood and the spirit but it can be so exhausing. A little Christmas music does help, I think. Your card is beautiful! The snowflake is just gorgeous!

pbo said...

Very nice card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love it!!

toners said...

Awesome card! I've been really enjoying the tall style lately; it's fun to mix things up now and again :) And yep, Christmas will be here before you know it!

grey like snuffie said...

Hi Denise, I don't have a clue how I found your blog and it was just one click ago. I think I'm going to have to make a link to your site. Perhaps you will be motivation to get me going on some projects. I do best when a group of people are gathered to work on scrapbooking together but I do love making cards--never attempted anything like you've done. Just beautiful.

Peggy said...

What a pretty card! I love christmas as well, and yes it is sneeking up on us very quickly!!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

great Tall card. Surprising how fast Christmas has come round.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Becky said...

I haven't made any tall cards either, something else to add to my list to try. Christmas is sure coming fast...with the snow UGH LOL. I better get to making cards too.

Cindy Vernon said...

I think your card is great. I always try to do my cards early but find myself doing them until the last minute!

Elisabeth said...

Hello;)
Oh dear.. that is so true...
This card was so beautiful:) love it.

Doris said...

"Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you" you blog is sooo cool:) and this particular card, yummy! elegant and very well designed, I like colors and embossed dots! cute!

Andrea said...

Great card.
xAndrea

Julanne said...

I love snow flakes too, what a great card. I have been snooping around your Blog, great stuff. But you will have to fill me in on Sheetload.
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Julanne
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