Friday, December 3, 2010

So Exciting...and a Very Simple, but Elegant Christmas Card(Bog Hop Updates Too!)

Beginning a blog is a very slow....painful process. For weeks now I have felt like I am talking essentially to myself. NOT that I don't do that mind you...but never publicly! Everyday I comments, no new followers then suddenly I noticed some newcomers and low and behold some comments. WooWooo,,,...was I ever excited! Thank you, each and every one of you and welcome. Please comment...I love constructive criticism and I really thrive on praise. If you have a blog, please leave me your addy and I will follow! Look at excited as a little kid at Christmas!
Wow, there are some really great blog hops out there this week. I've noticed that there were many participating that had never done so before. I just completed one that took me almost all day to complete! But they are so much fun and so inspirational. Amazing the creativity and raw talent out there!
Well, I set my own record this week. My creativity does not come easy. I really have to work hard at it so it takes me forever to complete a project however yesterday I designed and completed a Christmas Card in less than 2 hours....and I liked it! It was simple, rather plain but elegant, Take a look....
It is a simple 5.5x7 card with a white cardstock base, a second layer .25 inches smaller and the 3rd layer  cut another .25 inches smaller and embossed with a Cuttlebug Flourish Folder. I love that is so classy looking. The stamp is one my mother picked up at a yard sale a few years ago. It has been sitting in a box until the other night, untouched. The image was stamped using clear embossing ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat gun. The emblem was cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Sixteen and mounted on foam squares for added dimension. The Gold bow (I think I'm finally making some progress in bow making 101!) gives it a little extra pizazz. A pearl embellishment is sitting where originally a snowflake was to sit however it it refused to co-operate so,,, That's it...nice and fast but very formal and elegant looking don't you think? Love the white and gold together too! So.....what are you doing this weekend? If your snowed in, need a break from Christmas shopping or need a fantastic creativity boost visit the following blog hops AND if you know of any...share the info! The 12 Days of Christmas,'Tis The Season,Rockin Around The Christmas Tree, Helmar has a giveaways going on Sunday, 12/05 and if you check Taylord Concepts she is having a humongous giveaway in celebration of her blog-aversary. This is worth checking me!
Have a super great weekend and go forth and create!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! TFS
    I'm now your newest follower.

  2. OMG-Where are all the comments? This card is beautiful.... I will be a follower in 3 minutes. Come visit me sometime too.

  3. Hello Kathlee,
    This card is just gorgeous! I love the gold and white combo, and wanted to thank you for playing along with us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. I know what you mean about comments, but not to worry you will get there soon. I am going to start following you now, so be sure to stop by and pay me a visit also.
    Have a great crafting week!

    Hugz, xx



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