Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

My oh my! What a Thanksgiving week we have had. The week started off with snow -the kids only had one day of school, the rest were cancelled for snow. This is quite unusual in the Seattle-area especially this early!
It was fun to have everyone home though, take the kids to the sledding hill, and have homemade hot chocolate (like mom & grandma made) laden with mini-marshmallows.

Roads cleared up enough to do last minute shopping at the grocery store (along with the rest of the neighborhood!), and make it to my sister's for a blessed holiday meal.

Yesterday, my daughter and I, along with some fellow Girl Scout troop friends, participated in the Macy's Holiday Parade. I had such a good time -totally able to "anonymously" ham it up! Cannot wait to do it again!

Today we did some shopping, and managed to avoid the crazy crowds of yesterday. We were also able to do all of our holiday decorating, with the exception of our tree which we won't put up for another couple weeks. I am soooo excited -love coming into the decorated house!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oh Mr. Darcy...

Cinema Saturday is celebrating their 100th challenge! That's right, the oh-so creative Brooke & Sankari have given us 100 cinema-tastic challenges of creativity -come celebrate here.
They let their fans vote on the movie for the 100th challenge, and the vote brought them full circle: from the 1st challenge to the 100th challenge, Pride and Predjudice was the flick of the week:

I chose to re-watch the 2005 film version (you can check out the movie details here).
I knew I needed to use lace, and I watched the film looking for a perfect quote to use, however, it was Jane's ball gowns that caught my eye. They were just beautiful with the flowy folds, just a hint of color, and not flashy -just sweet. These were my inspirations for my card.
I used Blushing Bride (so Jane-appropriate), for my underlying color/card-base, a little gathered lace -slightly frayed on the edges to show the well-loved, comfortable quality of the Bennet family, and a little heart tag -a token of affection if you will. :) I also stamped a floral pattern in the background, and used folded tissue paper to get the effect of Jane's dress, shown above.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Holiday Card ideas

Here is another round of cards from my last holiday Stamp-A-Stack. These too will be available in kits if you are interested.

I'm off to work on other holiday projects (not cards). I may or may not post pics of these before the holidays, but don't want to ruin any surprises.... :)

Beautiful Fall and a little paper art too!

It's been awhile since I've last posted -sorry! October just kind of flew by, and here it is November already!
I feel a little spoiled right now -normally here in the Pacific Northwest, November means cold, wet, and gray. Today is the 3rd day of beautiful clear blue skies, gorgeous glowing trees, and warm (!) sunshine -it hit 74 here yesterday!! I wish I could pay this beautiful weather forward somehow -close as I can do is a pic and a card:

I'm posting this card for this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge #67:

It was hard to resist this color challenge, as these are the colors of a NW fall, bright red, sunny yellow, and raincloud gray. These past few days are the exception, but what a great combo!
I used: The challenge colors plus Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP, Large Scallop, Scallop Circle, and 1" circle punch, 5/8" jumbo brad (vanilla), regular brad (basic gray), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and Tiny Tags set & coordinating punch.
Enjoy and have a wonderful fall day!