Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Well, I bet you thought I fell of the edge of the earth. That darn thing they call a "job" just keeps getting in the way of what is really important, my blog!!

In between long work days the last few weeks, I scrambled to get my holiday cards, gifts and baking done. I didn't go crazy like I've done in the past, but feel good about what I have gotten done before this weekend.

So I am going to try and catch up on some posting today and tomorrow. It will be a fairly quiet Christmas at our house, just the three of us. Kinda looking forward to sitting on the couch watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate, with a splash of Irish Cream of course.

Ok- so here are a couple cards I sent out this year.

I came across this idea about a year ago on the web here. What a great card and mini gift idea.

This card measures 5" square and has the little pocket for a little gift. The gift being a magnet for your fridge or maybe file cabinet at work.
For the holidays I decide on the cute little skater from Winter Frolic. I cut her at 4" then added the magnet on the back.

I just had to add stickles to her little hat, gloves and skates. How about that face, makes ya just giggle with her.. The face is from PKS Happy Lashes, one of my favorite stamp sets ever. I am going to link this up to their blog for the PKS designers choice challenge this week. The sentiment is from Pink by Design.
Also going to link up to Our Creative Corner challenge.

Next up is this jolly snow family card. I picked this new stamp up at the local craft store using a 40% off coupon. Still working on my coloring skills, but had fun anyway.

I will be back again later with some more holiday cards I did this week.

16 comments:

Sarah said...

Great cards! I am so glad to see you on here. Figured I might have to text you if I didn't see you soon :) Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy the time with your family!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Adorable cards and like the magnet ideal!! Merry Christmas!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

loving the PKS card!!! How cute is she?! And I love that she is a magnet too!
Lisa

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute cards Barb!! I also wanted to pop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas and A happy New Year!!!
Your blogger friend,
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Beautiful cards Barb!!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Amy said...

Very cute cards!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! :)Amy

Viv said...

Love both cards Barb! Very cute! Thanks for helping to make our last DT challenge so enjoyable.
Merry Christmas! xxx

Janice W. said...

OMGosh! Both cards are lovely! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for joining the PK challenge!

Lisa B said...

These cards are adorable!! That face fits perfectly on your little lady!!!! What a cute idea you came up with. Thanks for playing along with our last challenge as designers. Happy New Year!

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Cute cards! Don't you just love PK stamps. Happy Holidays and good luck on the PK challenge.

Stacy at Totally Twisted Cards
http://www.totallytwistedcards.com/content

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

WOW....awesome card, great to put a gift card in as well, I still have one gift card holder to make, this might be a good idea that is different from all the others I have give, love it, tfs gl

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

Love them both :) I still need to make one more gift card holder and that one is a fantastic idea, love it tfs and gl

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Anne Marie Hile said...

Such pretty holiday cards! That little skater gal is too cute, with the sparkly accents. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Eeek, sorry for the triple post...Blogger seemed to be "stuck". :)