Monday, September 27, 2010


Happy Monday Everyone! Wow, the weekend sure blew by! We spent all day Saturday winterizing the exterior of the house. The pool was closed up last week and we had to get all of the 'pool stuff' put away. It looks so bare out there now! I already miss seeing the beautiful shimmering pool water from my kitchen window. It's such a peaceful view all summer long. I also spent a couple hours trimming and pruning all of the rose bushes that I've planted everywhere. I just love roses, but the maintenance is brutal. I can't tell you how many times I got hooked by thorns. We also had the windows cleaned inside and out and it makes a HUGE difference.

So, I've really been in the mood lately to make some Christmas cards. We had some really hot days last week and I'm sooooooooo enjoying the cooler weather we got this weekend. It makes me realize how close we are to Christmas already. I can't believe how time flies! Anyway, I was asked about some Christmas cards the other day and had so much fun when I sat down to make them. Here's the first of them...


This little cutie is Unwrapped Tilda by Magnolia. Looks like we caught her in the act! She's sitting in front of Christmas Tree. I also created my own dp with Silent Night Background.
The gorgeous dp's are from BG's new 'Jovial' collection and I just love them! All cs is by Bazzill. The beautiful green velvet ribbon is from my stash. I bought a bunch of bty velvet ribbon in Christmas colors from Archiver's and I'm so excited about using them. I think they're stunning! The extra warmth they add is really beautiful. I found the little green gems in my jewelry bead drawer. I keep an assortment of jewelry beads handy "just in case" and they really came in handy. In case you're wondering, I stamped the Silent Night Background with Ranger Distress Ink - Fired Brick and then distressed it with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. I think it looks perfect with the dp's.

Here's a closeup of Tilda. I was in such a hurry when making this card that I was just grabbing Copics and dabbing into inks and didn't write down what I was using. I cleaned up really quickly and took the photos without a thought about the details. Sorry!

That's all I have for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.




  1. Hey, Angie!
    I love your creation and this stamps are pretty!

    Big hugs, Albert

  2. Oh she is so cute, beautifully done. I love your shading it adds so much to her.

  3. Wow Angie,
    This is such a wonderful christmas card!
    Your colouring is amazing!

  4. Hello Angie
    Your colouring is amazing
    a wonderful christmas card

  5. Hai Angie,

    What a beautiful cards you make, I love it,I wish I could color like you do.
    What kind of paper do you use, to color on with distress and copics on the same time??