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Friday, January 25, 2013

11 Month Till Christmas!!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Did you know it is only 11 Month Till Christmas!!!???  Again this year I have decided make a goal to complete 2 Christmas cards a month so that i can stop the stress of completing all my cards in time for the special season at the last second, and my addition to this goal this year is to complete the inside of the card as well. 

This year I am going to continue the fun little Christmas Hop like last year, but with a little twist.  Each month I give my Design Team ladies a "Theme" to follow, and they are to make any two Christmas projects as long as it follows the theme of the month.  You could see cards, decorations, tags, anything the Design Team dreams up!  Are you excited???  I know I am! 

This month we have most of our DT ladies joining in as well as a Special Guest Deisgner, Nikki.  I will have a list of the hop order at the bottom of my post so that you can follow along to see what fantastic projects the DT has made for you =)

This month our theme is: SNOWBOUND!!

I am the first stop on our little hop and I have made two Christmas cards to share with you today following our "Snowbound" theme, here is my first card using the adorable "Heidi" from Wee Stamps....

Here is a picture of the inside of the card....
* Image: Wee Stamps, Heidi
Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Nautical Blue
* 5x6.5 Kraft Card & Envelope
* Patterned Paper: BoBunny 6x6 Snowfall Collection
* Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Large Deckled Rectagles
* My Favorite Things Embelishments:  Buttons-Kraft, Sweet Tooth & Night Shift Blue.  Ribbon: Kraft
* Stampin' Up Jewlery Tag Punch
* Outside Sentiment:  KaiserCraft Christmas Sentiments
* Cardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper packs
* Snowflake Punches:  Martha Stewart
* ColorBox Chalk:  Creamy Brown
* Inside Sentiment:  Close To My Heart, Festive Thoughts
* Glue Dots

Here is a close up of the gorgeous Heidi to show you the Copic colours used....
* Skin:  E11,E00, E000
* Hair:  E29, E27, E25, E21
* Blues:  B99,B97, B95
* Browns:  E47, E44, E42, E42, E41, E40
* Snow:  B91, 0

Now on to my second card where I used a High Hopes Image called "Bearly Swooshin'"....

Here is a picture of the inside of the card....
* Image: High Hopes, Bearly Swooshin'
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black & Teal Zeal
* 5x6.5 Kraft Card & Envelope
* Patterned Paper: CartaBella 6x6 Winter Fun + BoBunny 6x6 Snowfall Collection + Echo Park 6x6 Winter Park
* KraftCardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Memory Box Dies: Frostyville Boarder
* Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Standard Circles Large + Classic Scalloped Circles Large
* My Favorite Things Dies:  Fishtail Flag Stax + Fishtail Flag Layers Stax* ColorBox Chalk:  Creamy Brown
* Outside Ssentiment: My Favorite Things, Merry & Bright
* Inside Sentiment:  Penny Black, Hello Winter
* Glossy Accents
* 3D Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the fun skiing bear to see the Copic colours used....
* Bear: E42,E41, E40
* Nose:  E44, E43, E43 + Glossy Accents
* Blue/Greens:  BG78, BG75, BG72, BG11, BG10
* Snow:  BG10

I hope that I may have inspired you to get a head start on your Christmas cards this year as well, now if you are following our hop you are to head over the the super tallented (and my BFF) Heather's Blog.

Here is the full list of the hop order in case you get lost along the way....
9.) Nikki (Guest Designer):

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
* Entering my Bearly Swooshin' card: Cupcake Inspirations, Challenge #194 - Colours: Pool, White & Chocolate (Ends January 26th)  - WON TOP 5!!! Yeah!
* Entering my Bearly Swooshin' card: Cards For Men, Challenge #2 - Transport (Ends February 3rd)
* Entering my Heidi card: Paper Playtime, Challenge #2 - Use some Brown (Ends February 3rd)
* Entering my Bearly Swooshin' card: Clear It Out Challenge - Theme: Circles Stash: Anyting Goes (Ends February 4th) - WON TOP 3!!! Yeah!
* Entering my Bearly Swooshin' card: Top Tip Tuesday, Challenge #94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers (Ends February 4th)
* Entering my Heidi card: The Paper Shelter, Challenge #96 - Anything Goes (Ends January 29th)
* Southern Girls, Challenge #61 - Get Krafty (Ends February 6th)
* Entering my Bearly Swooshin' card: Fussy & Fancy, Challenge #81 - Circles (Ends February 7th)
* Entering my Heidi card: Jellypark Challenges - Button Up (Ends Febraury 7th) - WON TOP 3!!! First Place!
* Entering my Bearly Swooshin' card: Raise the Bar, Challenge #128 - Message Me (use paper with text on it) - My LIFT TICKET is cut out from a piece of 6x6 paper =) (Ends January 31st)

Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you again soon =)

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!


  1. Hi Shari
    Beautiful Cards I love this colour combo will have to use it for a few this year :) thanks for having me on your hop
    hugs Nikki

  2. Fabulous images love your cards and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

  3. love love these cards and counting down til

    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  4. Woot Woot!! Two cards done for you!! Yay!!! They're gorgeous!! I adore that skiing bear...he's so cute!

  5. These are so pretty. You are and always will be my colouring hero. The brown and blue combination is wonderful. Socks, BFF!!!

  6. OMG! Your cards are adorable. I love the stamps and your colouring is beatiful. Thank you for allowing me to join you again this year.

  7. My how organised are you, lovely colour combos and images. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. Every time I see your colouring I am amazed! Love these two! Thanks for organziing this again this year!

  9. Gorgeous cards as usual and I love the blues and browns together. Fantastic job!


  10. Wowza! I just love both cards! Your coloring is superb! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! Really hope you will join us again!

  11. Hi Shari,
    Love your cards, great colours and most of all I love it when a card makes me smile.......the bear skiing did exactly that :)
    Off to hop and see the others.
    Must make a note to photograph the two card together :)
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Sally xxxx

  12. Wow. Your coloring is beautiful. Love what you can do with copics!!

  13. Well my friend I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards they are amazing as always, Love the colour combos they are amazing. So sophisticated but playful. :)

    Hugs :)

  14. 2 gorgeous cards - great idea for the hop x

  15. Shari, your cards are gorgeous!! I absolutely love your winter theme and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Raise the Bar.

  16. Shari I LOVE your cards!! You are very talented. Just signed up as an email follower so I can check out your DT and blog hops.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  17. I love your cards Shari! Thanks for playing along w/ us at SGC!

  18. Your cards are gorgeous! I love your coloring of the images. I love the colors you used. I would never have thought to use brown with the teal/turquoise color. It looks great!. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  19. Beautiful wintercards you gave made! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  20. Both of these cards are just spectacular and beautifully colored. Love how you've used the Kraft for each of them and the MB die cut on the second one looks fantastic.


  21. Shari, My Goodness, these cards are both outrageously gorgeous!!! I have that Bo Bunny paper so I am excited to see how you've coloured the oh-so-adorable Wee Stamp!! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Paper Shelter this week, good luck in the draw, XOX Lucy

  22. Shari this is so sweet! I love them both, the colors on your cards are so warm and happy - kraft cardstock looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining in on the Message Me challenge over at Raise The Bar this week!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  23. Wow, gorgeous cards. I love them both. Your colouring is stunning.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  24. Fab idea to start your Xmas cards now! I wish I was that organised, but always too much else to do :-(

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "circles" challenges - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  25. Great colours to put with Kraft card. Lovely card.

    Thanks for playing along with our Get Krafty challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  26. Wow, I just stopped in from Jellypark, congrat's on winning there. I am super impressed with your work. These cards are amazing! Love the images and layouts.


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