Thursday, December 4, 2008

Say It Aint So......

CS: SU Real Read, Basic Blace and Whisper White
Ink: SU Creamy Carmel
Ribbon: Michaels
Pearls: unknown source
Image: many images can be found be searching Vintage Christmas on line

Can it really only be three weeks from Christmas? Where has this year gone? Let's all take a deep breath and get ready for a wonderful holiday season....come on we can do Yesterday my husband found out that there will be a wage freeze for 2009. At first he was upset until I reminded him that we are blessed he still has a job. After we talked for a while we both realized that we had so much to be thankful for. I think with the way things are right now we all need to take a moment and be grateful for what we have and not worry about what we don't have. There are truly always blessings to count.

OK now down to the business of stamping. This card is an ATC card which measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. I have mentioned before that I am totally addicted to these cards and I love participating in the swaps for them. The theme for this swap was Vintage Christmas. I found this image hidden away on a tag I had made several years ago in a class and thought it would be perfect for this ATC swap. I photo copied the image which made the colors look more faded and then got busy with my cards. I distressed the edges and then sponged them with ink to make them look more aged. Then I added black velvet ribbon and pearls to give it even more of a vintage look. I can not wait to receive the swaps back and see what everyone else has done. I really do enjoy doing card swaps it gives me a chance to see all the creativity of other stampers.

I hope you enjoy your day and that you find time to stamp. Split Coast Stampers is a great site to visit for daily challenges as well as to find card swaps of all types. If you have the time and have not done so give it a try I think you will enjoy it. Take care and see you all tomorrow.

Peace Out


Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, the pearls are a nice touch :)

Julia Aston said...

I love the vintage image and all the pearls!

Jessica said...

Awesome card Debbie! I agree with you about being grateful about what you have. There are so many others out there that would love to have a job right now! We are going through the same thing but I firmly believe that things always work out.

Take care!