Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Hand Stitched Christmas...

...and all I had to do was stamp! Hello my friends! I've decided that next year I'm going to take a cue from Vicki Garrett and make a Christmas card a week so that I'm totally ready when the festive season arrives. Okay, we'll see how that goes... but it's a good idea, especially since there were so many Christmas card ideas I had for this year that have gone undone. But as soon as I saw the inspiration piece from Hope Stamps Eternal (thanks Bonnie!), I grabbed these stamps!

Edited to add: I won Top 5 for this challenge at Hope Stamps Eternal!!! Thanks Rachel!!!

I don't know about you, but I'd have a hard time eating one of these beauties... it would feel like destroying art or something. But note that every single image in the inspiration piece is part of Sewing Box - Christmas and Sewing Box - Hugs by Waltzingmouse Stamps! It bears repeating that I love love love these stamp sets!

And what do you spy in the background? Could that be one of the new Nestie Friendly sets by Waltzingmouse Stamps? Yes, indeed! It's from Vintage Labels No. 5. I love every single stamp in this collection, so you'll definitely be seeing it again and again!

I also followed Sketch Challenge 259 over at Splitcoaststampers. I haven't played in one of those challenges in awhile, and figured it was high time I did! I think the SCS Sketch Challenge was the first challenge I ever tried way back when.

Okay, back I go to finish that non-card project I mentioned last post. I really need to do those more often.

Have a happy day!

14 comments:

1LuvnMama said...

Lisa~
That's a great idea to do a Christmas card every week. I don't think it would work for me though. I'm procrastinate yet work best under that pressure to pump it all out! OH, those cupcakes are to die for! I'll have no problem eating these! :)

Again, much mahalo for sending me those wonderful goodies . . . believe me, I'm gonna be playing with them! Mele Kalikimaka Lisa!

Becky said...

beautiful card, and those cookies look like a work of art, I would have a hard time eating them :)

anya said...

Beautiful card Lisa! I love the layered collage effect you made!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun card...love the CB folder on this too!

Rachel Hope said...

OH!! I just Love this! So fun....the stamps and sketch are just Perfect! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Kristine said...

OH Really?? Those are stamps?! I thought they were like those stitched felt pieces you can glue on! LOL - LOVE THEM!! What a fabulous set! *Ü* She sure has some awesome stamps over there... I'm going to have to go peruse some more. Hope you're enjoying your holiday vacation!

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful card, Lisa! love the festive colors, yum!!

Patti J said...

Wow! Gorgeous, dear friend! And that DP is SO pretty!!! Can't wait to see your non-card project tomorrow! Isn't it fun NOT working??? Have a good night!

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Oh wow those are wonderful!

Danni said...

Very nice! and fun!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is just the PERFECT Christmas card!! LOVE these stamps (I really should just get them!!) and your design is PERFECTION!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the layered images on this pretty card Lisa! what great DP too!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Love all the stitched images! Perfect for this week's challenge!
So glad you joined this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!
And I wouldn't eat those cupcakes too; too cute to eat them! ;)

Debbie Pamment said...

You certainly rocked this challenge - awesome job!
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