Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In the Christmas Spirit

Did I happen to mention that I love Christmas? I love everything about it. The sights, the glitter and sparkle,the smells of cinnamon, evergreen and peppermint, the music,especially the classics but most of all I love decorating my tree....well *smile*, let's make it plural this year,,,,TREES...2 of them, I have the one in my living room that is a Victorian theme and the newest addition,my "travel tree" in the dining room. The latter is decorated with ornaments collected from everywhere my husband  and I have been in the short 12 years we have been together along with a few ornaments from when the children were little and from close friends. It's a special tree that evoked many emotions while I was decorating it with my treasures I just love Christmas. Did I mention that?

I've been pretty busy with the holiday preparations but did manage to get another card together, one I'm pretty pleased with. I took my first shaker card and made it bit fancier. I love snow globes and found just the right one on the Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge. When I began this project I wasn't real sure how I was going to assemble it without the foam tape showing around the acetate. As you can see I did come up with a solution using fabric trim. The background, both the white and blue, were embossed using the
snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. The background of the Snow Globe was done in white,embossed with the same folder, was sprayed with Glacier Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The globe cover was cut from an acetate sheet, white snow glitter was placed on top of the background and the acetate globe cover adhered to the background with foam mounting tape. I have found that by going around the edges with Glossy Accents you avoid leaking of glitter from your card! I attached a little snowflake charm that I found on the clearance rack at Micheals. I then cut two snowflakes from Cricut Winter Lace Cartridge out of white and silver glitter paper and adhered it to the tag. The stamp was from Joannes $1.00 bin. I stamped it and embossed it in metallic silver. I hope you like it and it inspires you to try one!
Over the next few weeks I will be up to my neck in Christmas projects. I will share them with you with completed. Hint: ornaments for the grandchildren using cricut cuts and etched wine glasses. Should be fun!
Happy December 1st everyone.....only 25 days till Christmas so get crafting!


  1. I really like it!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for our Christmas blog hop! I'm glad you did! I love your style, thanks for sharing your amazing talent!!! :)

  2. OMG this card is beautiful!!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog for our Chritmas Blog Hop and leaving such a lovely comment!!! I'm now your follower and love all your cards just beautiful:)

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    this is really pretty and look at the work and detail!


    Happy Scrappn!

  4. This card is absolutely gorgeous!!!


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