Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowflake Joy

Isn't this such a busy time of year, near Christmas?  Whew!  So much to do.  Every single year I get overwhelmed by it all and complain to my sweet, patient mother about it.  She reminds me that I always wind up getting everything done, but in the process of getting there, it's stressful.  I try to scale back on something (not as many cookies to bake, maybe, or as many cards to send out, or - gasp - sending boxed cards!) so that I'm not hyperventilating.  Still, it gets to me.  Add to the holiday festivities a job hunt, and you're looking at one pooped lady here!  ;-)

Enough of my ranting, let's get on to a card.


 I took my inspiration from the pages of Paper Craft Magazine's Holiday Cards & More, Volume 7.  When my creative juices aren't flowing, I usually find more than enough inspiration from those Paper Crafts mags.  I can tell you this IS a (relatively) quick and easy card to make, especially since schedules are tight and busy right now.  That's just what I needed, and maybe you do too!

The snowflakes are from Delicate Doilies II and the sentiment is from Little Flowers, both by Inspired By Stamping.  I get more mileage from the doily sets IBS sells, I'm telling ya!  Remember the way I used it as a sun HERE and HERE?


Just want to say thank you to the folks at In The Pink, DeNami Design, and Papercraft Star for the awards I've received within the past week.  My cup runneth over!  Thank you so, so, so much!

I'm horribly behind on making the rounds to all of your blogs, and hope to visit you soon.  May your days be merry and bright!




Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Delicate Doilies II, Little Flowers - IBS
Paper: Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: Whisper White - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: brown/white ribbon - SU
Other: pearls; corner rounder punch - SU

25 comments:

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! So stylish and elegant - LOVE the white stamping on kraft!

Marisa said...

Looove that striped ribbon, the kraft base with the white snowflakes, and you have used my favorite Christmas word JOY :)

Sorry to hear you are so stressed out :( One day at a time. Good luck on the job hunt too! ((HUGS))

Lisa said...

One step at a time and one breath at a time!!! And remember mom knows best ;)

Love this sweet and simple card with your lush bow and pretty white on kraft!

Good luck with your job search ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear you are stressed :( I loveeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the snowflakes, the bow and the pearls!!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

I can totally sympathize with you about your Holiday time stress! I get very overwhelmed too.

Love the large striped bow! Your card is so beautiful!!!

Joanna M said...

So beautiful Colleen and elegant! Congratulations on your wins! Hugs, Joanna

Donna Bowman said...

Love the white on the kraft and that big bow is FAB!!

Sindhu said...

awesome card. Love the bow you have made...

Jennifer said...

Very pretty! Love the doilies...going to break mine out and get inky with it.

Holidays are suppose to be fun....no stressing now! It's not like you have to cook for 30 (wink, wink).

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Love all those pretty snowflakes and huge bow! I hear ya about so much to do at holiday time! People know I make cards, but I don't make all my Christmas cards. There is simply not enough time to do it. Sending warm hugsssss your way! Take care!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card! I just bought that doily stamp set and can't wait to use it! LOVE the bow and the kraft too!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

As always totally fab Colleen.

Hugs

Tina
Xxxx

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! I didn't think about using my medallions with snowflakes. Great idea!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Jinny Newlin said...

Well, you wouldn't know you're stressed by all the beauties you keep cranking out over here ;). LOVE this kraft and white number! Those doilies are out of this world! Hang in there! It'll all get done.

Lisa Lara said...

I love the white snowflakes on kraft and that awesome ribbon Colleen.

Linda R said...

I just love the way you used this doily stamp. The white looks so pretty against that background. I do hope you find a balance my friend. And Best of luck to you on your job search..

Hugs~

Martha H. said...

Another beautiful card! LOVE that big bow.. :)

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card. I have trouble thinking what to do with my big snowflakes, but I may have found some inspiration here. Thank you!

Jessi Fogan said...

I cannot even imagine - holidays can stress people out so badly, and adding a job search to that? Find me a corner to sit in & rock! Venting goes a long way towards relieving stress for me - I hope just getting it out there & hearing from others helped you a bit!

Greta said...

Wonderful card! Love that bow!

Bonnie said...

How I love white snowflakes on Kraft! And that big bow is gorgeous!

Julia S-W said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the white on the kraft card and that bow is gorgeous.
I know exactly how you feel because I'm currently still in panic mode when I read that it's only 18 days to go - very scary! Your Mothers words are wise - we should both listen!
Juliaxx

Patricia said...

wonderful card.. simple and beautiful!

inspiredbystampin.com said...

So beautiful and elegant Colleen! Hugs, Joanna

Anonymous said...

Love, love this! The white snowflakes on the kraft are just gorgeous. Plus the bow and those pearls with just the sentiment! Love it! This would have to be one of those you put on a present or hand carry. Gee, I wonder if my neighbor would like this one? Happy holidays to you and your family!

Chris R. from Iowa

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