Monday, August 18, 2008

Christmas Creations . . . Springtime Hanna?

So I had a realization last week . . . I am due to have my baby boy Dec 15th, which gives me exactly 4 months before I need to be completely and totally prepared for Christmas because I will have a newborn in the house and I know I won't be getting anything done after that. Scary, because that is a short deadline. EEEK! Anyway, I decided to start working on some Christmas Projects and I came up with this card using the Springtime Hanna in a different way. I am still learning on the copics -- I feel like this one just looks colored in so to speak, like any markers could have done it . . . but I shall keep trying!

For this card, a trip down memory lane . . . I was recalling my childhood days, when my mom and grandma would dress me up all pretty for church in December, and how it was a big deal every year to get our Christmas dresses. I thought Hanna would look gorgeous in a Christmas dress!!! It just sort of clicked as I was looking through my Hanna sets, and thus, this creation was born! Hope you like it and this card inspires you to see some of your Hanna sets in a new way!

Stamps: Springtime (Hanna Stamps), SU Fancy Flexible Phrases Paper: Real Red, GP White, Paper Pizzazz - Christmas Plaid Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: Green Satin Ribbon (purchase at Hanna Stamps site), gold brads, sewing machine, white thread, copic markers, gold cord, SU 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circle punches, diamond stickles (on shoes, belt and bow)

OH, and last but not least -- DO YOU HAVE AN XPEDX STORE NEAR YOU???? I got some awesome deals on the weekend. I went in to get some Neenah Solar White (since HRR says it is her fave, I thought I would give it a try) and all their scrap stuff (stamps, embossing powders, punches - fiskars squeeze punches even, embossing templates by Spellbinders, Chipboard) was on CLEARANCE!!! Yes, run, don't walk, to your nearest STORE and see if they are doing this at your store too! I scored 7 stamps (by Wordsworth, Stampendous, Penny Black, Rubber Soul, and Hero Arts) for $19 -- which is a STEAL! I might have to go to their other store nearby!!! Oh and if you see lots of new stamps this week, that is why . . .

8 comments:

Jess said...

ADORABLE!! Very cute Holiday card. Love the stamps, colors, everything, its great!!

Karen from PA said...

Very nice...I love how you made an everyday image into a holiday card!

Jennifer said...

Hi I think the coloring is great. No streaks and love the little shadow around her. Great job!

Charlotte said...

Great card!

I go to Xpedx to buy paper and envelopes, but the one where I live doesn't normally have stamps or scrapbooking stuff. Is that something new? I guess I haven't been there in a while.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Cute card!!! Best of luck with your new baby coming!! My oldest was born two days before Christmas. I just try and keep her birthday and Christmas totally separate so she does not feel jiffed (spelling ???). So far so good for 11 years now.

CraftyC said...

A lovely card
Clairex

Jess said...

Love your coloring! Fun Christmas card! Congrats on your Christmas baby!

Mandy said...

Your coloring looks great! And what a cute Christmas card!