Wednesday, December 21, 2011

And then along came Christmas

Well I think this has been the longest ever that I haven't posted. To the 3 people (yes that is one more than usual) that read my posts I am most sorry. With all the Christmas stuff going on...which comes in the form of shopping and planning and cleaning and shopping and dreading and shopping...I haven't had much time to post.

But I did get my cards done and would love to show you. I took a Mo Manning design called Ragged Angel and colored 4 up on a sheet of X-Press It  paper then had it copied at Staples. Sorry folks there was no way I could color 40 plus individual images and get them out by April of 2012!

I used an image from The Graphic Fairy for the sheet music. I opened it in Photoshop and reduced the opacity to make it lighter then cut to size and attached it to the card base. The rest is Basic Grey Christmas paper from different sets, some bakers twine and a Silhouette cut snowflake courtesy of Kerri Bradford. The inside has a sentiment from Papertry Ink.

I have to say the copied ones were only slightly different than the original and no one will know! Unless I tell you....which I won't....can't make me.

Now I know there were other people who did not get this particular card. Seriously I wasn't would have been April before ANYONE got a card if I made everyone the one above. So I had to do something and here is what came out....


Thanks to my Silhouette it made easy work out of both of these. The Christmas Tree card was a Kerri Bradford design, Hero Art's stamp for the background and the same Papertry Ink sentiment and DONE! The Noel card was again a Kerri Bradford design with a little bit of Basic Grey paper and a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing plate and call me finished!
Ah.....all is calm all is bright!
Now bring on the biggest stressful day of the year! Yes that is right family is coming over! WOO HOO! Bring on the fun!


  1. Yay! A posting!

    Very pretty. I love the angel and the tree is really cool, too.

  2. the coloring is gorgeous! very smart to use color copies to make multiples. Is the little Joy ornament from the Silhouette advent calendar? Hope to see you soon. (and look at that! you've got 2 comments in 10 minutes!!)

  3. yes Christi that is from Kerri's Advent calendar. I made that little box for my neice Meghan who said she would miss our family swap this yeas because she always loved my "boxes" I made her an empty just because.