Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Almost forgot to complete this blog post, after all it IS CHRISTMAS!!!  When I posted a similar card to this on SCS and on Stampin' Connection I was kind of inundated with requests to tell everyone how I made it......especially Stampin' Connection......and I did not have time or energy to write back individually to all those demonstrators.....so I decided that instead of family blab I would dedicate this post to directions for this card.  The one I did before was done on Perfect Plum, this one is done on Midnight Muse cardstock.  SO, on a piece of 3,3/4 x 5 inch midnight muse cardstock, I embossed these trees from the set Evergreen in white.  I then made my background snow with the teeny circle dot stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds which NEVER, EVER, EVER should have been retired since you just NEED it and that's all there is TO it.  Also embossed, white craft ink, white powder.  Then I took a sponge dauber and in a circular motion I applied Midnight Muse classic ink all around and right up to the trees.  Then I "painted" the inside of the trees with an SU two way glue pen and dumped Dazzling Diamond Glitter onto the card, and then I used a paintbrush to get it off of everywhere BUT the inside of the trees because static makes it stick like crazy.....VOILA!  It doesn't take a terribly talented stamper to make THIS card, and it's not rocket science to figure it out either.......bwahahahahaha.....but there you have it!  I loved it in the plum color, looked like a deep pink sky, but I love it more in midnight muse.  Okay, go make one!  It's an easy class card, except it's not going to be Christmas by your next class.  So make it say something different, it can just be a winter card, ya know?  NOW, you knew I would have to share something family wise......I am the only one up in the big quiet house.....mostly because I remembered I forgot to do this post.......the dogs are sleeping quietly next to me.....and I just made myself a cup of coffee......but soon I will be joined by THREE DARLING GRAND DAUGHTERS and their parents and my husband and my mom....and I cannot WAIT to see LAYLA PAIGE, and BROOKLYN SOPHIA, and OLIVIA LOU open their GIFTS!!!!!!  I love Christmas......but here's my other wonderful anticipation, I AM DOING BABY STEPS TO DEC 28TH WHEN I WILL MEET THE TWINS!  We will see MADYSON and CHLOE, and I hear EVA ROSE and LUCA DANIEL are already asking for me.......WITH chants of WE WANT GRAMMA, WE WANT GRAMMA.....they are growing and thriving and they are BEAUTIFUL!!! GOD'S WORK OF ART, HOT OFF THE PRESS.......and THEN my OTHER wonderful anticipation is in FEBRUARY this year we go to islands in the Indian Ocean to visit our other daughter, her husband and TOVAH and LAMI our other precious grand daughters.......AIN'T LIFE GRAND???????  AND OF COURSE, THE REASON FOR ALL OF THIS, "THANKS BE TO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT!! MERRY, MERRY, CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! Until next time, keep on stampin!  Karen

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Thank you Karen. I know you'll enjoy those babies and they'll love spending time with Gramma! Safe travels. Continued blessings to you and yours.

Carol Dee said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours. Big Hugs to all....

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous blog post, Karen. Not only is the card beautiful, but your directions definitely make me want to try it out. Of course, your "grandma" moments make me want to see my grandchildren. But they're all over 5,000 miles away, and we won't see any of them until the Spring. I know you will have the best winter ever with all yours!

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous blog post, Karen. Not only is the card beautiful, but your directions definitely make me want to try it out. Of course, your "grandma" moments make me want to see my grandchildren. But they're all over 5,000 miles away, and we won't see any of them until the Spring. I know you will have the best winter ever with all yours!

Christine Blain said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, Karen. Merry Christmas to you and your much-loved family!

Julie said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL, KAREN!! I had not seen it yet on SC or SCS, so I went to look at that sample. Both are absolutely beautiful!
Thank you for sharing about your family... I enjoy hearing about them so much!
Have a blessed week!