Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry & Bright

Coffee of the Day - Butterscotch

Happy Saturday to all of you!

It's the last weekend before Christmas.... are you ready? almost? not quite? not even close?
when hubby and I first met back in college, he notoriously saved ALL of his Christmas shopping for Christmas Eve. it was a tradition for the kids in his family. drove me absolute bonkers, but I do confess to the rush of trying to find the perfect gift in what was left in the stores before they closed.... thank goodness we are waaaaaaaaaay past those days now. ;)


 I needed a special card to send out to my MIL with her gifts, so of course I turned to Paper Temptress card stocks to get me started. my card base is Desert Storm Kraft (as most of my cards are...). She has a special fondness for cats, so this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil was perfect for her! :)  I added some stickles to their Santa hats.

decorative papers from the Basic Grey Aspen Frost collection, vintage buttons, and a doily sprayed with glimmer mist were added. Tim Holtz holiday script dies were used to cut words from olive Basis cs. I so love this color! ribbon scraps were stapled to the upper right corner and then jingle bells were tied to a bow made from 1/8" red satin ribbon with white polka dots. little rose is by Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! hugs to you all! :)

p.s. some of you have asked for my hot cocoa mix recipe. I'll post it later this weekend.

A Gem of a Challenge - anything Christmas goes
Di's Digi Designs - anything Christmas
Mo's Digital Ch - traditional or non-traditional Christmas with an image by Mo (guess it's more traditional)
Little Claire's - special Christmas card (for MIL)
Sweet Stampin' - Merry Christmas
QKR - Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - favorite thing at Christmas: singing Christmas carols and being with the ones I love :)
Little Miss Muffet - holiday cheer
MAWTT - to a special person at Christmas
Creative Moments - anything goes/traditional Christmas
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed Ch - die crazy (Tim Holtz and Spellbinders dies)
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wed - anything goes


Fikreta said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Penny said...

Just so very, very sweet! Love your design and all the wonderful details!:^)
Hope you have a fantastic Christmas with all of your boys there! And here's to no more seizures!!!!!
Sending big hugs, Penny

Laura said...

Lovely card. I especially like the cluster in the top corner
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges for our Christmas Favourites challenge

Sherri said...

This is just adorable! I have a fondness for cats too, so this one is especially appealing to me! Great image & use of your dies & embellishments! I'm so glad you could join us this week for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Perfect card for a cat lover. Just fab. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Merry Christmas' challenge. What a wonderful entry and fabulous way to end our challenge year. Come and play again with us next year, we've some great challenges in store. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

Wendy L said...

Lovely card for your MIL, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! Such a sweet image!! Wonderful design too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Ginny Maxam said...

Sweet card!! Sure to make someone smile!!Merry Christmas and thank you for joining in our 214/215th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny , DT WAW

Anonymous said...

Using cats for a cat lover is a great way to make the card more personal, well done. Thank you for joining our challenge at Mo's this month, and good luck in the draw! Hugs, Elin

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card...... Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
Wendy xx

Loopylou. said...

he he he!! I think this is just fabulous!!
thank you for playing along with us over on the DP2 challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Deborah said...

Aaaw, super cute!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Diane said...

Oh wow Jennifer this is gorgeous sweetie, one very special card indeed !! So glad you couls play along with us at Little Claires !!

hugs Diane xx