Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A beautiful Surprise and some Christmas cards

Well my day didn't go as planned....but then again it never does.
If you remember my plan, it was to have a Christmas Card making Marathon all day.
Sadly that didn't happen :(

But I did get a few cards completed :)
It takes me forever to make a card.
I had these images coloured already and used some pre-made card bases from Michael's from the cheapy bins.

I usually don't make cute cards for Christmas....but this one turned out cute (well at least I think so ).
I thought this paper was a fun one to use, especially since little reindeer here was stringing some lights :) This paper is probably at least 10 years old :0

Here is the inside of the card.
I got this idea to stamp the inside from Kim of Prairiepaperandink...another crafty Canadian girl :)
I embossed the sentiment.

Here is the inside of the second card.
I added sparkle to the lights and again embossed the sentiment.

Now this card was easy as I had this front done from last year, lol.
It may have been easy, but still not fast....what is wrong with me?
I embossed the angel in gold embossing powder.
Masked the moon off and inked the paper in blue.
I just had to add something, so I added the sparkle twine. I am loving this twine.


Look what I got in the mail today. It came in a huge box.
It didn't have a return address on the box, or a card inside it.
So after I admired this beautiful wreath, I checked the postage label.
It came from Whitehorse, Yukon.
I have a high school friend that lives there. I remember on Face book, we were going to do the hand made Pay It Forward that was going around on there. So I am thinking that is who made it.
I tried to contact her but haven't been able to yet.
Isn't it so pretty :)  So sparkly.

Onto My Day:
I received a few business calls this morning, so I worked all morning.
At lunch I picked up Kristy and her boyfriend Blake. I needed Kristy to help me with a gift for her daddy :)   Then I treated them for lunch.
Ashley came home for lunch. So as we chatted as I wrapped gifts.
I was in the swing of it, so I didn't stop until I was finished.
I didn't get to making cards until after supper.

Proud Tuesday:
Made a young girl happy with some goodies I sent her :)
Spending time with my daughters.
Completed wrapping the gifts that I have so far.
Made 3 cards, I guess I am proud of that ;)

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Tracy :)

20 comments:

  1. Your cards are so adorable! I've been wrapping presents all day! Still have a few more to go lol! I hope to finish my sister's altered box tomorrow.. maybe with a cup of Joe I will!
    Hugz!
    Tina

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  2. Both your reindeer card and your angel card are wonderful. I like that sparkly twine too--where did you find it? Sorry you didn't get to create all day.
    I did the grandma thing and made sugar cookies with Harlee and Nic after preschool.Thank goodness for freezer paper to protect my table.
    Leslee

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  3. Aww so pretty Tracy- love those reindeer cards especially the one with his red shinny nose, and the angel card is very pretty too...

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  4. That reindeer card is A-DORABLE. I love it and I want it. So there. So much cuter than the girl and the asparagus card. The angel card is gorgeous. I would be the wrong person to ask about why things take so long. The wreath is definitely a stunner. I am proud because I made chocolate chip cookies, baked all the dough, then cleaned everything up, all by myself without getting distracted!

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  5. That little reindeer is really cute :)
    Love the Angel card...especially the background you created!
    And the wreath...love the feathers :)
    Sounds like a perfect day to me!

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  6. These are so awesome. I love Christmas light and that image with the reindeer is super cute.
    Your golden angel is simple and awesome. Oh and that wreath is so pretty. Hmmm, what did I do today that made me proud???? Guess I fixed my son's new pants. I had to shorten it. LOL, nothing exciting.

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  7. Today I spent time scrapping while Skpying w/my daughter and grandbaby. I just love technology! I get to see her oooh and aaah, sang to her when she cried, and see her little expressions (2 mos old). She was figuring out how to do a slider card, while I cranked out Christmas cards. I can get these in the mail tomorrow, and get some more Christmas shopping done! I love the Reindeer card the most :o)

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  8. Liking the glitter on the lights- any excuse to add a bit of sparkle!
    Love the feather wreath! What a nice surprise!

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  9. love your cards!! you are right that twine is awesome!!!

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  10. Fabulous cards and a great gift, too!

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  11. Great cards, Tracy -- the angel card is just beautiful, very elegant!

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  13. I love that reindeer and how you stamped him on the inside too!!! Your angel card is SO pretty! That gold embossing is gorgeous! What a nice surprise, and so pretty too! How excited are you that you are done wrapping the gifts you have???? Now you can shop more! Haha!

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  14. Love how you reused the stamp on the inside of the card. Great idea!

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  15. I love the card. That reindeer is just too cute! And the sparkle twine on the angel card is great too!

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  16. Your cards turned out beautifully. Your coloring is really taking off! How sweet to receive a gift in the mail, too. :)

    No worries, even though I've stopped blogging, I still intend to visit from time to time and keep you entertained...lol.

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  17. Love your Christmas cards. The reindeer is adorable. hehe..

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  18. Your cards are super cute! I love the reindeer with the glitter lights. I'm your newest follower:)

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