Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hi Everybody!

Gosh it has been a week since I posted!!! Where has the time gone??? I have been running all week to doctor and dentist appointments - getting caught up on all that stuff, plus lab tests! Our house is a big mess and is driving me crazy. My DH painted the bedroom for me last week and now is doing the bathroom and still the extra furniture is in the living room. We are giving away two twin beds with brass frames, a table, a feather bed etc. I can hardly wait to get it all out of here so I can get the house clean and tidy again and then decorate for Christmas! It has been our family tradition to put up the tree and decorate on DH's Birthday which is December 11. Sure hope that happens. Denis is putting molding around so that all has to be cut and painted white and then the walls painted to match the bedroom. You know how it goes a little gets done and then it has to dry before the next thing. In between the bathroom work he has put all the Christmas lights up outside and is now hatching a plan to decorate the yard some how. He loves doing things like this and it is always a surprise!! He can only work for a few hours early in the morning because he has a cataract that needs to be removed and can't see after that.... he is trying so hard - so I can't really complain.

Any way I didn't want you to think I hadn't been doing anything!!! LOL I have actually been working on a secret project that I can't mention for a while yet. So I have been creating.

I did make two Christmas Cards for my grandchildren for my mother to give them. She couldn't find Great Grandchildren cards anywhere so I whipped these two up and mailed them to her last Wednesday.

This first one is for Brandon and I have to thank my great Stampin' Up gal - Glenda - for teaching these great Punch Pals. I made this Santa.

I added a few things to him to make him more special: I put Dazzling Diamonds on the snowflakes on the background card stock as well as Santa's Beard, and Sparkly Fluff on his hat.
Added a bunch of white highlights and two black buttons to his coat and some Spica Silver Glitter Pen to his belt. I also added a white ribbon around the card and dangled a silver Santa charm from it. I also computer generated the sentiment for a Great Grandson.

Here is Mariah's Card:

The children have a cat named Reebok ( did I spell that right? - you know the runners? ), anyway she and Mariah are pretty fond of each other, so I thought I would make her this card.
I love Whipper Snapper Images and only have two of them, but one is this: Meowy Christmas.
I thought if I did it up in Mariah's favourite colour PINK and added lots of BLING she would be happy with it. I found some pink Christmas DP and added Dazzling Diamonds to all of the snowflakes. I stamped random soft blue snowflakes on my white card stock after stamping and masking the kitty. Put lots of DD on those snowflakes as well. I cut the image with my Nesties and also the dark pink scalloped oval from them as well. After I coloured with Copics and added Stickles to the hat and the bells, and Sparkly Fluff to the hat - I added two real bells to the oval and then adhered it onto the card with dimensionals. Forgot to mention that I cut the corners out with a Martha Stewart Corner Punch and am not liking that look AT ALL! Both the outside and inside sentiments for this card were computer generated as well.
They were fun and easy and I sure hope mom and the children like them.

I really wanted to say hi to all of you wonderful people who come and look at my blog on a regular basis. Want you to know how very much I appreciate it and that I have been doing something!!! LOL

I trust you all had a great Thanksgiving? Now it is almost Christmas and I can imagine all of the things you have to do in a few short weeks!!

Have fun with it - take care - drive carefully - and I will be back soon I hope :o)
Love Candy

Candy Mills


Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Your santa card is sooo cute!! I luv it!!


Cheryl said...

Love your punchy Santa! so very clever! Thanks for all the wonderful comments you leave!

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy - your Santa is adorable! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy! I think your Santa design is soooo cute too! What a fun card it will be to receive. You always seem to make a wide variety of styles. I love that about your work!