Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas 2008 and My Little Vanna!

My Christmas card is finally desinged and ready to be mass produced. That's what's going in my suitcase to Philly. I have played with this design over the past couple of months and finally got it just the way I wanted it. BELIEVE.....Our Journey Continues. It's not what I wanted our Christmas cards to be about this year, but this is where we are at!

The card is all SU cardstock, chocolate chip, very vanilla, and my favorite, riding hood red. I printed the sentiment on my computer using text boxes and I embossed the background with my cuttlebug and the paisly template. My stars are made using the SU star punches. I punched out the small star out of the riding hood red and then covered with 2-way glue and dipped into dazzling diamonds. The chocolate chip ribbon is from SU too. My picture was taken in our yard with the kids riding on our minature burrow! Isn't is adorable. I've shared it before, but it is definitely worth sharing again. The baby is "Baby Jesus". I told the kids we were going to pretend that it was baby Jesus and that name has stuck and both Ethan and Ava fight over this baby constantly. I print all of my pictures through the online one hour at Wal-Mart....I've shopped around and I like their quality the best!

Here's my little "Vanna" showcasing my card for me! She always runs to the steps when she knows I'm going to be taking a picture and she wants her picture taken too. Now if I wanted to take her picture that would be a different story!

We're gearing up for a very busy weekend and next week. Ethan's benefit is on Sunday and then we fly to Philadelphia on Tuesday and will be there until probably Saturday or Sunday. You'll have to hop over to Carole Burage's Blog "Mother's Little Helper" Check out the story of how we met at the is definitely a small world.

Hoping to be back tomorrow morning with Lauren's sketch. Hope all of you have a great weekend......we're supposed to get snow showers tomorrow!
I almost forgot.....I won a contest from Lisa Johnson and Marvy Punches. My Mom called and said that she saw I won.....and I didn't even know it yet! I get 5 of the Marvy scallop punches....isn't that cool. I'm very excited and want to thank Lisa and Marvy...they made my day!!!


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Absolutely love that card. I just discovered your blog this morning off of Carole's and I've already added you to my reader...and prayer list too! Love your attitude and all of your creations are amazing. So glad you won!

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG...I can't believe you won! That's awesome :O) I didn't even check and I was on Lisa's site a little while ago.

Your Christmas card is perfect. Simple as that. I love it and I can't imagine a better card for you to send.

Be safe...and God speed on your return home from Philly. Still praying for you all.