Thursday, November 1, 2012

12 Days of Holiday Card Insipration Day 1!

Hello my Crafty Friends!  Well it's the 1st of November ALREADY!  November is an awesome month over here as we celebrate Ariel's birthday in 10 days!  I am busy preparing for her birthday party!  BUT I have also been making tons of Christmas cards and have been finding myself not being the best blogger about them which is why I have decided to do a 12 Days of Holiday Cards on my blog! It's a way to keep my blogging them and do something fun!  Leave a comment on each of the 12 posts and you will be in the drawing for a prize from me!

Today my card is also on the Scrapbooking Cafe Online's blog!  I am really enjoying being part of this team.  And I love the Scrapbooking Cafe's online store, they always have the hottest products and will order in for you what you want!  Here is my card:



I used Memory Box's Leaping Deer die, and Simple Stories Handmade Holiday paper pad!  I don't know if you can see but there is a faint white line around the deer, it's because I cut him out with Hero Arts layering paper (it's white on the back) I really like how it turned out!  As you know I enjoy creating more than 1 Holiday card of the same style, I've figured out that 4 seem to be not too much of the same card that I enjoy making 4 same cards and have enough of the same product to actually make 4!

I have a cute photo of the kids dressed up from yesterday to share with you:

 This bride costume Ariel has been wearing since she was really little where she had to pick up the bottom because it was too long!  She really loves it and really wanted to be a bride!  I tied her hair up and pinned her veil in behind and placed the crown on her head!  She was so excited!  Than I offered her these flowers that I have on my nightstand and boy did she get excited!  It was a little unsettling to see her dressed like this though!  As for Carter well he wears this costume around the house all the time too!  He seems to think though that he can climb up walls and all sorts of other things!  Actually in August Carter fell headfirst on the basement concrete floor and got a concussion later when he explained it he said "I was trying to grab the wire on the wall like Spiderman"  oh boy!  Not sure if I ever did share that, we spent the night in the ER and he did have a concussion but thankfully it wasn't serious. 

Well that's it for me!  I will be back tomorrow with Day 2 and I am taking part in the Caring Hearts Blog Hop!

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Love the white on Kraft and the layers

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the Leaping Deer die! It's on my wish list!
DeniseB

Lynn said...

Carter sounds just like my boys! Love their costumes. Your card is beautiful...I love the white on kraft.

Simone said...

Such a gorgeous card Anita! Love how you made a set of them. The kids costumes are so cute! I hope they had heaps of fun!

Froggietalks said...

What a lovely card Anita. I really love those patterned papers with the deer.

Maureen Morton said...

I love this home-spun looking holiday card, Anita! And, love the kid stories and pix. What a true boy your Carter is! Look out.....there will probably be more ER visits with that one. Big grins here.

Ruby Craft said...

What fun! 12 days of Christmas! I will look forward to visiting each day and seeing your lovely cards. Today's makes me think of a Country Christmas. Terrific color combination. I also enjoyed seeing Ariel and Carter's Halloween costumes. What great stories! Hopefully Carter will be a little more careful with his web swinging! They grow up so fast!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun feature Anita! Love these cards, the scallopped borders are great, and I love white on kraft! Kiddos look ADORABLE too!

jennfontaine said...

The kids look so cute! Ariel looks so grown up! The cards are so great! So perfect with the white on craft and the red noses!!

Lindsey said...

Can't wait to see your Christmas creations! I really like today's offering. Love the layers of patterned paper. Great pic of your kids in their costumes! Yikes on Spiderman's concussion, though.

Dawn said...

gorgeous card Anita. I can see how it was easy to make a few all at once. Great inspiration
Your children look so cute all dressed up. Carter sounds like a very active youngster, a typical Boy!

Cat Craig said...

Love the look of this card, it's warm.

~Tammy~ said...

I think our children have the same b-day! How about that....I am doing the same on this end. Not a lot of cardmaking these days.

These are gorgeous!!!!! Love the red rhinestone and the designer paper scallops at the bottom! Perfect!!!!

Awesome Halloween pics too! Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Cute kids!! I love kraft paper for Christmas cards, and the nose gives just the right amount of bling!

Julie H in MN

Small T said...

Such a great card! Love the colors together with the kraft! :-) xx

Brenda said...

I love that sweet little reindeer, and with the added red nose, even sweeter! Those lifted scallops look wonderful on your card! Beautiful photo of the kids in costume Anita!

 

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