Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Card and Bookmark

The rain and clouds do not seem to give me a break so these photos are not too good, not to mention my usual complaint that I have NO light in this house!!!!

The bottom part of this card looks the same as my table but it is not....... arrrrr.... it is Scarlet Jewel with a text stamp that I just got on Ebay from SU.  I have so much of this ribbon it is crazy so I wanted to try and come up with one of the cards we will send for Christmas.  I try to do all the cards and then mass produce.  My intention was to use this ribbon 2 years ago for Birth Announcements for baby Ava and I had it all cut and ready but needed a photo, sadly we lost Curt's mom a few days before Ava came and I never made the announcements.

There is brown scallop under the ribbon, it looks really nice and for sure I will make maybe 10 more of these.  I also used a Gold gel pen to highlight the pinecone.

I would have tried to wait for a nice day but that is not suppose to come until the weekend and my time for doing blog posts for a few weeks / month is coming to an end.  Any vols to help me unpack ??





This is a bookmark I made this morning after my PTI box arrived.  I am putting this with the gift that was in my last post.  She is an avid reader and her mom would always tell me how she falls asleep reading so I thought this would be perfect.  

I love how this turned out.  When I was thinking about the sentiment I was going to use I thought it needed something around it so I thought about the small die from 2 for Tea and then I thought that I needed a layer for that but I did not want it to hang over the edge ...... enter scallop die and felt ....... it matched up perfectly so I layered the felt between 2 bookmarks and took out the ol sewing machine.  I also used that same stamp from SU for the background on the front and the back.  The blue bead is a Greek Evil Eye that one of my Greek friends brought back while she was visiting family.  I have one I wear all the time and thought I would share this one with this sweet young lady.



Thanks for stopping by today and off to do some more packing.
Do you feel my STRESS ??

xoxoox
Sue Ann






20 comments:

Liz said...

Love the christmas card with the untraditional colors! So warm. Great idea to use the scallops on the bookmark, too! And I really don't envy your move...especially with 3 little ones to be underfoot and have to move all their stuff!

Rhonda said...

Sue Ann, This is a wonderful card. Wish I could help you pack/unpack. I love to do that kind of thing. I'll be thinking about you.

Amber said...

Very nice!!!

Dana said...

Do you need my address? Because I fully expect to receive a replica of this gorgeous card around the holidays young lady! That ribbon is so pretty, and I'm sad it wasn't used for Ava's announcements, but glad it's being used now.

Love the scallops on the sides of the bookmark too. Clever.
I think I need one of those evil eye beads...

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty Christmas card. And your bookmark looks very sturdy (in a nice way) to last a long time. Good luck with the packing!

Kara said...

such a pretty card..that ribbon is so cool!! don't stress:) breath and do a little at a time...it will all get done!

Belinda said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love the Xmas card and your stamped bg! And your bookmark is just fab!

Noora said...

So beautiful! the bookmark is really neat! love it!

Kay said...

Moving- ewww! Having just done it a couple of months ago, I truly feel your pain {shudder}, and don't envy you ONE LITTLE BIT!!!
That said, your stress certainly isn't showing in your beautiful projects. I love the ribbon you used on the card (as well as that yummy text background), and the pinecone looks so nice edged in gold.
Your bookmark is FABULOUS! I love how you made the Tea for Two die fit perfectly on the scalloped border- pure eye candy for sure!

Stephanie said...

These are both sooooooo pretty! I love the colors you used!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your card and bookmark are both beautiful! I love the care and detail you put into your projects. The warm colors again on these are just so inviting and show the love and card put into them. Great work! I sent you an email with some photo help. I hope you don't mind and I hope it helps! Best, Curt

Amy said...

I just love the woodsy feel of your card. That ribbon is so fun and glad you got to finally use it up! Your bookmark is fantastic with the scallops on the sides! I love that!

Sue Ann.....If I lived closer, I'd come help you move! I'd like to see that gorgeous home up close! (except for the neighbors) I'll be thinking of you in the coming weeks and can't wait for your return to blogland! :)

Nadine said...

Beautiful Sue Ann! I love the ribbon and Im glad you're going to try and use them now. I especially love the bookmark and the way you added the scallops to make it wider. Im sure the young lady will love all the gifts you made her.
Maybe you need to come for a visit and deSTRESS after all the moving and packing/unpacking! We can go have mai tai's on the beach and watch cabana boys!

Anonymous said...

last week our class held a similar discussion about this topic and you illustrate something we haven't covered yet, appreciate that.

- Laura

Kay said...

Um yes! (responding to your comment on my card) Where would you like to meet for these cocktails? : )

Lee Anne said...

I love the mix of pinecones and snowflakes! Your bookmark is beautiful too!

BethieJ said...

Sue Ann I LOVE the xmas card.. and that book mark is DARLING!!
I was coming over to say.> I saw COCKTAILS on another blog.. yes lets all meet! Leave the packing.. WAIT ... lets let my hubby and KIDS help your hubby pack.. we girls can have some FUN! ;) Happy Packing!!! (sorry that is all the help I can be from this far away! darn it!)

Emm said...

I love your festive pinecone card! Fabulous book mark, too!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. If I lived closer I would come and help. Hope you get it done soon. By the way you definitely need SCAl!

Jen Carter said...

Both of these are super cute! I bet the gold highlights on the pinecone are fantastic!!