Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Day 10-Out with the old...
Hello! I can not believe that in 15 short days, we will be celebrating Christmas... How can a celebration that never changes dates sneak up on you??? Please tell me I'm not alone!
I am happy to say that I'm very close to being finished with my cards! I am also glad that I have been using a lot of my supplies that I've had for a while. I am really trying to commit myself to only keeping things I use or love. Of course crafting supplies have to be replenished, but I could probably go quite a while without buying anything! So I am making an effort to use up a lot of my goodies instead of just adding to the supplies!!
Today's card uses many retired items that haven't been used in a while. I pretty much CASEd this card from France Martin. I saw her card a LONG time ago and saved the photo to my computer (prePinterest days...), but didn't save the actual link to her blog post. But I still wanted to give her credit since I loved her card so much! I used corduroy brads where she used bakers twine and jingle bells, and the background embossing & DSP is different, but otherwise it's almost exactly like hers.
I really enjoyed breaking out the red glimmer paper again and I LOVE those brads-so sad they're no longer available...but I parted with some all the same. I also forgot how fussy those bits of stocking are to handle. I may have muttered a few choice words as I tried to glue them perfectly to the glimmer paper... But in the end, it really is a pretty, sparkly card!
I have some major Christmas shopping to do this week and I'm hoping to have most of it done by the weekend. I would love to have everything wrapped and ready by next week, but I'm not sure that will happen! Gotta be realistic...
I am so glad you stopped by and I really appreciate my blog friends that leave such wonderful comments. It makes my day even happier! I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time amid the busyness to do something fun!
Card Recipe: Paper-whisper white, ruby red (ret), baja breeze (ret), old olive, red glimmer paper, Holiday Treasures DSP (ret), Accessories-1 3/8" circle punch, large scallop punch, stocking builder punch (ret), baja breeze corduroy buttons (ret), snowburst embossing folder (ret), dazzling details