Monday, December 3, 2012

Merry Christmas...

Good morning everyone.
     I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  We had a very nice one and even though I really didn't get as much crafting done as I wanted to I did manage to clean my desk from top to bottom.   So even though I don't have a lot of things to share with you for the week I do have a very clean desk to work on.  lol... Yes, that makes me smile big time.
     We also had the prettiest December 1st that I can remember.  It was so sunny out for a moment it felt pretty comfortable weather wize as well.   The only problem was the wind.  I swear we went out to clean the cars and let the kids goof around for a little bit.   It took me about 10 minutes to get over that need.  lol... I did get  my Minnie and Mickey Mouse decals put on the back window of my car though.
      Have I ever boared you guys with the story of when the M&Ms were little and could recognize their names, but didn't know how to read yet?  Well when Christmas came around we would write to: Mickey or to: Minnie so that we knew whose gift it was, but they didn't know what it said at that time.  baahaa ha!  It saved us a lot of begging to play with the gifts or Mitchell asking if he could just hold it for a moment or two.   I think we only got away with that for maybe one Christmas. 
     So, anyway  I did manage to  make a couple of cards and a little bit of a Christmas project as well.   I know that today is going to be a busy day for me, so I think that I will start with the card that has taken me over two weeks to finish. :O)
     I colored this wonderful Holiday Anya2 over two weeks ago and I will tell you that I love how she came out.  I remember that  when I colored I was trying out someone else's hair color combo.  What I can't tell you is who I got the combo from.  If you recognize her hair let me know please... I know I wrote it down, but with the drastic state my desk has been in I am sure that I must have thrown it away.  So, moving on with the rest of this card.  I even knew what paper I was going to use and how I wanted to put it all together.  What took me so long to come up with was what I wanted to use along with Anya on the front of this card. 
     As you can see I finally decided to use my 'Cherry Lynn Designs' snowflake die.  I cut a couple of them out and then I used some of my Hero Arts embossing powder to make them look like they were indeed clean white snowflakes.  I am very very happy with how this card came out.  I still haven't decided who is going to get her, as I just really love it. 
     I hope that you all have a great start to your week.  As for my friend that has already started her week while I was cleaning my desk yesterday,  I sure hope you had a wonderful Monday.  You know who you are. 
Talk at you all tomorrow. 
Hugs,  Lisa G

Because the cardstock of the base card is a copper color I used my Bronze Sharpie to outline the frame that is backing

stamps-Holiday Anya 2-TGF & Ornate Ornaments-LF
cs-Neenah & Recollections
dp-Yuletide-Memory box
dies-snowflake-Cherry Lynn Designs & Labels 28-Spellbinders
boarder punch-MS-decorative scallops
bronze metallic-Sharpie
Inks-VersaMark, Moonlight-Brilliance & Memento-Tuxedo Black
pearls-mini pearls-doodlebug design, Inc.
embossing powder-white-Hero Arts
Copic-list lost


Rachel Parys said...

Oh my gosh, I NEED that die!! Love that snowflake! Gorgeous card! She is such a fun holiday image!

Amy said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, Anya looks so festively fabulous! Love the the look of the image panel, very cool!
Hope you have a great week!

Denice said...

She's adorable, love the colors you used for her dress. One of these days I'm going to have to add her to my collection.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa! I really love the rich colors... LOVELY! Hope your week went well :):):)

Amanda R said...

This is soooo pretty Lisa! Love the rich colors and that pale blond is a lovely hair color. I don't remember seeing that die, quit enabling!