Monday, November 5, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone-
Can I tell you how much I have missed blogging this week. 
I mentioned last week that we will be moving the first week of December, well we are and it's official.
This move will be the last move, until we decide we are ready to move to Colorado!!
I'm ready...I can move there now; however, we have a lot of loose ends that need to be taken care of first.

So in the mean time...I will be packing for the next 3 weeks and scrapping/blogging very little until we are all settled in. I have to tell you though this time changes really screwed me up today.  So I am apologizing now for the horrible picture of my card. Pictures have been retaken!! :) 

Today challenge over at SweetStamps is:
I really enjoyed putting this card together, since I'm really not in the Christmas spirit right now.
I stamped the Christmas tree four times on cream cardstock, using Memento Bamboo Leaves.  Then I cut three of the trees out and filled in with color using Shabby Shutters distress ink.  Once dried I went around the Stardust Glitter pen and added shine to the tree and applied little dots of Ice White pearls as well.
Then folded two of the trees in half, glued them to themselves and then applied on top of the third tree.
Inside card:
You can barely see it, but around the frame I inked with Antique Linen and stamped using one of the Decorative element stamps, which are part of October's new release. Paper is from Authentique: Wonder. 

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  1. This is lovely Calypso! Love how you have done the tree. Good luck with your move...hope all goes smoothly & you are soon all settled in!
    Hugs, Renee

  2. This is so pretty. I'm glad you were able to get some craft time in before you start packing. Moving is no fun. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  3. Love it! I love the tree and the gorgeous papers. TFS!

  4. Soo Pretty Pretty inside and out! Love the Fabulous 3d Christmas tree and the Wonderful dp's you paired with it too! So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

  5. Your card is beautiful. I love all the lovely, sweet touches you've added. A great job on both challenges. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

    I hope your move goes well!

  6. So pretty! Love the paper you used:) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  7. Love the 3-D tree and good luck with your move.

  8. Oh, how pretty! Love the dimensional tree. Such a neat idea. Also like the gorgeous lace and pretty papers. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  9. The patterned papers you have used are gorgeous, and just love the lace and fabulous Christmas tree. Lots of lovely texture and dimension in your card.
    Best of luck with your packing and moving.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  10. What a great Christmas card, I love that tree! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at the Sweet Stop!

  11. Beautiful design inside and out!! LOVE your use of the lace tree, how fun!! Love the papers you used as well!

  12. What a gorgeous card, I love what you did with the Lace Tree. Beautiful design, love the vintage look.