Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's A Little Early For This But....

I am one of those people that don't want to see Christmas stuff in stores or hear Christmas music playing until after Thanksgiving. I love for each holiday to have its own "time." I guess they do - just months before they actually occur! :)

So I surprised myself when I pulled out my new Santa stamp that I won last week at Country Blessings (Thanks Barb!) for this week's sketch at Sketches! by Tamara. But I thought it was a perfect fit for the sketch, so early I am!

I stamped the Santa and sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Georgia Pacific white cardstock, and then sponged the edges with Bordering Blue. My scallop rectangle Nestabilities is cut from Bordering Blue cardstock. The snowflake brads are from The Paper Studio and I thought they would make a good border along the bottom of the card. I have a whole box of fibers that I have been trying to use up - I don't think I ever will since there are soooo many of them, but I bought them when fibers were "the thing." The GP cardstock background is embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's cards HERE and play along!

Thanks to all of you that left suggestions and kind words about my dogs. I have talked with the vet and we are on a "watch and see" mode. It was nice to know that it is a common occurence, but unless they become longer and more frequent, that we are not to worry!

23 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Judy! Congrats on winning the stamp... Barb is such a sweetie, isn't she? Great job on the sketch for this week! Looks like your enjoying your new DT assignment! :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I love that Santa.

Shelly said...

It's never too early for vintage sant's. Gotta pull my gumbo graphics one out. You redecorated, nice look! Anywho, I'll be around but it'll be from Chicago. Leaving this afternoon. Catch ya soon!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Not too early at all! I love this santa image and the cb background is awesome! Beautiful Judy.

Debi said...

Judy this is gorgeous. I love that Santa image and I love your blog's new look.

Frenchy said...

I LOVE that Santa stamp! Your cards are always SO beautiful!

Libby Hickson said...

This is gorgeous Judy!! Love that Santa stamp.

Jen said...

Very pretty card!

Elizabeth said...

Really pretty card - love the embossing - the background could almost be a card by itself!

Elizabeth
Southampton UK

Lorraine said...

gorgeous card, Judy. that image is wonderful! tfs

Sue said...

Beautiful! I have so oogled this stamp too! Lucky you!!1

CathyRose said...

That is a gorgeous card! Love the Santa image, congrats on winning it!

Carin said...

That is such a gorgeous card!!! Santa never looked better!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is beautiful Judy!! I love that Santa image, and with the blues...well, it's just fabulous!! Glad you didn't follow your norm, and ya used him. Awesome!!

The Country Rose said...

Clapping my hands in delight, lol! He looks awesome in blue too! I love, love, love your card- everything about it- from the inking to the embossing to sentiment, and of course Santa :D! The fibers are great and it really does look wintery- love it! Did I tell you that I love it :) ?

Barb

Jean said...

I love your cards and have to tell you that I have had this stamp since last Christmas and not used it. Why? I ask myself - as your card is gorgeous.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love that Santa image! I love Christmas trees...even thought about leaving my tree up year round and decorating it differently for each holiday!
Smiles, Jami

Atty said...

Judy your card is just beautiful. Ole Santa does look good in blue. TFS
Donna

nitestamper said...

what a beautiful card, judy !!!!!!!!!!!
i love how you added the snowflakes, pretty cool !!!!!ttfs:)
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Sue C said...

This is just beautiful, Judy! Amazingly wonderful image, and you've incorporated it into a great card! I love the snowflakes, the colors - everything! Oh - and I agree with you about keeping Christmas out of the stores until after Thankgsgiving - just seems wrong somehow... Time goes by fast enough without the commercial folk rushing things, right?

Viv said...

WOW Judy!! I never manage to get him looking THIS good! I could look at this for hours! It's gorgeous.
Viv xx

Pinky Roth said...

Judy, I love this Christmas card, gf!

Pinky

Michelle said...

OMG! I totally have that stamp and, until now, it's been uninked! I LOVE IT!! You really did a great job on this card! TFS!