Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Season

Happy holidays - Thanksgiving has passed so now we can put the holiday season in full gear. I listened to Holiday music in the car on my way home from celebrating the Thanksgiving festivities with my Mom, brother and sister and her family. It was great fun and lots of great food. Now I need to kick myself into gear because I host Christmas. Need to start cleaning and cooking. I started making homemade broth today - my Mom makes homemade noodles - so you must have homemade broth also. I plan on using the boiled chicken in some hot chicken sandwiches for the office building holiday party. I will share the recipe when the time comes to make it.
I came home and started making holiday cards - luckily the sketches triggered some creativity. This card is based on the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I had bought this Quickutz embossing folder for the tree and thought it would work for the card - plus I wanted to used the folder and see how it worked. I was pleased - except I needed cream paint to highlight the tree and the panel it was on - the white is not quite right. (I did buy some cream today so the next tree will be done with cream.) I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch.
Paper: Making Memories - Fa La La
QuicKutz embossing folder
Ribbon - May Art
Stamp - Stampers Anonymous (Teresa Collins TC 8540)
Ink - Vivid! Dye Ink from ColorBox (the ink really does match in real life)
Ribbon - May Art


Lea L. said...

Such a pretty and classic card! I love the sanded & embossed tree! Great job with the sketch!


Ivanka's Card Studio said...

Love your take on the sketch Barb. Your card is gorgeous! Love that new tree. I think I may need one soon, it's so pretty.

kazan said...

om-goodness that tree is stunning. I love the aged look you created. Great card :)

Muffin said...

Gorgeous card, congrats on making fab 5!

Ivanka's Card Studio said...

Congratulations on making top 5 again!! Wooooohooooo!!

mom2christopher said...

Lovely holiday card! Great ribbon! :) Kathy