Saturday, November 27, 2010

Merry and Bright *SFYTT*

It's first Christmas card of the season! I hope everyone had a beautiful and happy Thanksgiving! I love this time of year...lots of family and friends, happiness and fun! Speaking of family, my Mom gave me "Greeting Card Kids" from SU! for my birthday and this is the first time I have used it on a card. I stamped the sweet little school kids, colored them and then never finished anything with them. The next image to use was the Halloween girl, which by the way is adorable, and I was too busy! No excuses now....I inked her up right away and colored her with copic markers. She looks so cute in her vintage finery pulling her tiny tree. The sentiment is from "To you and yours" and is also from SU! All of the sentiments from that set are some of my favorites.

The circle was cut and embossed using Nestabilities and my cuttlebug. I gave it a vintage touch by sponging the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink by Ranger. Of course it wouldn't be complete without a sprinkling of tinsel glitter as well. I made an accordion medallion layered on a scallop circle for some extra color and depth. The snowflake was punched using a Martha Stewart punch. If anyone can point me in the direction of a fabulous snowflake die, I would love to know. Thanks!

The finishing touches include some of the re-purposed tickets, ribbon, buttons and of course, a jingle bell! I had a ball with this sketch! I hope you all find some time to play along!

You won't want to miss the other designers!
Jen Del Muro and Stephanie
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. My Mom, my sister and I are taking Emma to see Ballet West perform The Nutcracker today. I am giddy with excitement! I can't wait to watch Emma as she soaks it all in and experiences the magic! I think it is the perfect way to start off the holiday season!


Kathy Martin said...

Now that's a stamp set I'd love to have! Very cute card!

Heidi Karpen said...

Very cute card- this set was the first one I bought out of this year from SU. Love the tickets:)

harrahx2 said...

I love the color combo on your card and that little girl is always so cute and very retro! Have a great time at the ballet.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just adorable Kelly! FAbulous design around this cute little gal...
have a marvelous time at the ballet!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is out of this world Kelly! LOVE the papers and stamps, and the tickets and jingle bell are absolutely FABULOUS!

Noelle said...

This is absolutely darling! I love the pleated medallion/ snowflake embellishment, it's perfect:)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! Love the tickets!

Jenn Diercks said...

You finally got the set! I just love these kids and they are so much fun to color. I love your take on the sketch. The colors are fantastic and everything came together perfectly.

Amy Rohl said...

I can just tell how much fun you had with this sketch card, Kelly! Love every last detail, from the tickets, to that sweet image, to the ribbon and jingle bell and the mini accordian embellishment--so fun, so perfect in every way!

Sheila said...

Adorable!! BTW, Spellbinders has at least two build a snowflake dies that you might like!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I have spellbinders 1 build a snowflake dies but I really only love one of them. However, I just ordered he new MFT dies which are quite ornate and lovely.

Cynthia said...

Look how cute you made her! I really love this set too...great job Kelly and I love the "ticket" look too...

Sizzix has some great snowflake dies...some are in SU's catalog if they didn't retire?

You're going to see the Nutcracker at WSU? I just went last was so magical!!!! Loved it!!!! Have fun!!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh, that sounds like fun!! Love this card!!

Anonymous said...

In the 2010-2011 Stampin Up Idea Book
Pg. 211 Snowflakes Set #2 $19.95 (there are four different snowflakes in this set)
Pg. 213 Snowflake #2 $15.95 ( one larger one)
Pg. 200 Snowflake Extra Large punch $16.95 (You do not need a big shot with this one)
Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog
Pg. 38 Decorative Strip Northern Frost $21.95 (8 snowflakes but you do need a big shot)
Pg.26 Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Northern Flurry $7.95 (Big shot needed)

You can go to my online web site and view the catalogs and make any orders. I love your card! I really love that set from stampin up.
Hope this helps
Michelle Silva my e-mail

Shabby Horse said...

So cute! Love all the embellishments, too! TFS

Katie Ann Brooks said...

this card is really lovely!