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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Joy, too!

Coffee of the Day - Caramelized Chipotle

Today is my hunny bunny's birthday! Happy Birthday, dear one! I made him some whole wheat bacon, Irish cheddar, and chive scones to start off his day Just Right before he headed out to work! :) oh my, are they ever tasty!


I have another card appearing over on the Inky Antics blog today. We are celebrating Christmas, and YOU might just be opening the present! yep, more wonderful blog candy, thanks to Jackie, our special Inky Antics friend.  Read down a little further for instructions on how to enter the blog candy.

I found this gorgeous present template over at Bird's Cards. (it's about a quarter of the way down the page). it just seemed the perfect card base to go with these wonderful stamps designed by Trudy Sjolander, 'Christmas Tag.' Believe me when I say that I have lots of things I want to do with this set other than just make holiday gift tags. you will most certainly see more of it in upcoming posts! :)


Papers for the card are from one of my fave ever Basic Grey collections - Wassail. the pretty bow at the top is a die from MFT. little berries in the bow are vintage, as is the trim on the middle present. poinsettia is Prima and centered with distress stickles. little rhinestones edge the scallop border of the lower tier gift. the tag is distressed along the edges, although it doesn't show so clearly in the scan. holly berries are dotted with stickles. a strip of solid red washi tape down the center of the bottom gift mimics a big piece of ribbon.

Now for the blog candy - you will enter here on my blog this week. I would like you to stop by the Inky Antics blog and tell Jackie hello! she really is such a nice person, and I appreciate so much all she has done in having me as a guest this month. then stop over at the Inky Antics store and look through the holiday stamps. pick one or two that appeal to you and come back here to tell me your faves in the comment section. then just link up with our little blue froggy friend! you do not have to be a follower to play along. just spend about 5 minutes hopping to a few places.

you will have until the end of the day on Wed., Aug. 21 to enter. I will announce the winner on Thurs., Aug. 22. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Challenges:
One Stop Craft - stripes
Hobby House - Christmas (rhinestones & stickles)
Totally Gorjuss - dies and punches (both used here)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - photo inspiration (holly)
Delicious Doodles - Christmas in August
Jingle Belles - bingo: flowers, red or green, ribbon
Stampin' with the Dragon - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - red and green
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - fussy and fancy
Crafty Ribbons - 3 of something (3 gifts!)
Divas by Design - Christmas in August

30 comments:

Sue D said...

Lots of great stamps but if I focus on just Holiday ones my favorites are Born in Bethlehem and Savior's Birth.

Danielle Vincent said...

A great stacked package creation. Love the holly paper on the bottom package. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Katie said...

Your project is wonderful. I came over from the Inky Antics blog. I love the Christmas and but your present stack is just awesome. You did a great job with the bows and trim too. :)

Love the cat and jack cube for Halloween, and decorated Zach the zebra for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful creation - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Michelle B. said...

Lovely creation! Fab papers and your creativity is amazing. So glad you joined us for our Christmas Extravaganza Challenge at CCAY!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card. Hope you are doing well. I love those stamps, especially the Christmas Tree and the Christmas Sentiments clear set too!

SmilynStef said...

What a great way to showcase those new holiday stamps ... love how you incorporated the vintage elements into your design ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful project! I stopped in and said hi to Jackie!
Frosting the Snowman and Candy Cane Birdy are a couple of my faves! I already have Frosting the Snowman and plan to use it on some ATCs this holiday season!

Deborah Frings said...

Super project with a wonderful vintage feel. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Regina Hamilton said...

There are some really cute Holiday stamps. There were a couple I really loved, and there are Holy Night and From Us to Moo.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous use of those reds and greens, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Kate at the Hobby House said...

back again to say thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
Hugs Kate xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW! This is such a fun creation with the Christmas present boxes Jenn!! Lovely design and colors!! TFS! HUGS :)

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what a beautiful holiday card; so many gorgeous details to take in, i could just stare and stare; that stack-of-presents design is beyond fabulous! great take on our JINGLE BELLES tic-tac-toe game, too! ♥

Stef H said...

gorgeous... and very creative!

wooooooo hooooooo we're on the TSB team!!!

hugs ;)

Mynnette said...

Such a fabulous holiday creation! LOVE the different patterned papers you used! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great creation, thanks for playing a WW

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love the shape and the tags are so cute.

I've visited the blog and the store. I love the punny Christmas stamps, The Festive Friends and Little Reindeer...I love them all. :)

Mary-Anne V said...

This is such a cute template you used...wonderful project! I looked at the Inky Antics store and loved the Born in Bethlehem and The Swirly Easter clear set.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love the shape and those vintage style papers are beautiful, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
Lindsay xx

Edwina said...

My favorites are Baking Penguin and Gingerbread Man. I loved several of the others too.
I love your card. It is fabulous! I wonder how long it would take to cut that out by hand. I like that design a lot. Very pretty as a Christmas card. Love the tag. Edwina Brown

Babe O'Mara said...

What a great card. I liked the Holiday Sweets background stamp and the Candy Cane birdie, so cute.

Babe
babemomara@att.net

Kay Dalton said...

lovley tag, Thanks for joining us at Delicious doodles x

Hazel said...

Wonderful project - thanks for sharing for CCAYR 'Christmas extravaganza - fussy and fancy' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Ruth M said...

Love your festive pile of gifts card & the wonderful warm, rich colours you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

scrapperjulia said...

This is a beautiful Christmas creation! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Patricia H. said...

The stack of presents is so festive and fun! The warm traditional color scheme is terrific. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon.

Barbara said...

Came over from the Jingle Belles challenge... what a gorgeous card you created!

wenche jensen said...

Thanks for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge.

wenche jensen said...

Thanks for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge.