November 9, 2014


Hello hello!

I hope everyone is doing well, and have been busy making lots of crafty things.  It has been another crazy couple of weeks around here.  My daughter turned 18 on the 1st.  That morning she took her test to get her drivers license, passed, and was surprised with a new vehicle of her own.  To say she was excited is an understatement, but she was only half as excited, as when I gave her tickets to see Maroon 5 (her favorite band) next March.  My babygirl had an awesome birthday, and I feel totally blessed to be able to do that for her.  On Friday I turned 39, and instead of going out, I chose to have a nice dinner at home with my mom and daughter last night.  They made me my favorite dish, and a homemade German chocolate cake.  It was amazing!  I think I'm getting old.  My favorite part of the whole weekend, aside from spending time with them, was getting to sleep in yesterday and today. lol

Seeing as how I was fully rested this morning, I decided to get my craft on.  Here is what I created.

I like the simplicity of this card.  It's a traditional Christmas card, but I think traditional is good sometimes.  And as most of you know, I don't like glitter or embossing powder much, but I decided to emboss this tag in gold.  I dig it.  It's not only metallic but also has some sparkle to it.  It took me forever to clean up all of the gold on my desk, but it was worth the effort.  I love how it looks in real life.  It doesn't look like much, but I combined all of the following challenges into my card. 

Christmas Cards All Year Round: No Patterned Paper
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Red, Green & Gold or Silver Metallic
The Paper Players #221: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla & Mossy Meadow (i used whisper white)
Pile It On #45: Special Occasion

I think I'm going to make another Christmas card, since I've got that mojo flowing.  I hope to be back soon with another card.  I hope everyone has an awesome Sunday!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock, Bazzill Green Cardstock
Stamps: Verve Glad Tidings
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Cherry Cobbler Assortment Blendabilities
Accessories: Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, SU! Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Verve Sweet Scallop Tag Die, SU! Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Memory Box Classic Numbers Dies


Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely creation! So pleased to see you sharing at Crafting all year round and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Bananastamper said...

Happy Birthday Steph! sounds like you had a great day!
Beautiful card, love the embossed background!


A gorgeous traditional card Steph! The gold embossing is perfect with the red and green - love the embossed background too.
Thank you for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - I love this card and that embossed background is so perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Patti J said...

Great card, Steph! Happy belated Birthday to you and your exciting! Sounds like you both had very special days! Hugs...

Margaret said...

What a super CAS card Stephanie the gold embossing was well worth the effort.
Margaret M

Virginia L. said...

Classy and elegant, Steph! I love the gold with your awesome dry embossing and design! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!And happy birthday to your baby girl's 18th birthday!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I do like the embossed background and that tag is simply stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Kylie said...

Your tag is a beautiful addition to this gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Michelle Lupton said...

I love all the texture on your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS :)