Playing Christmas Catch Up

Two days without a post.   Can you guess what I have been doing?  Probably the same things you are...  finishing my Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, mailing packages, sending cards, stressing out, going to a Financial Aid meeting for parents of high school seniors....  Ok, perhaps you didn't have to do that last one.  The week before Christmas they have a meeting to discuss all the costs of college we will be facing next year.   Really?  As if I didn't have enough to worry about.  Sigh.   Good thing I have needed to spend lots of time in my hobby room.  :)  It's my therapy!

I've been making cards, tags and boxes.  I've got my Christmas CDs playing while I work and I find peace while I am creating.  Here's a card I made inspired by Catherine & Mo's "A Very Trendy Holiday" card class.   For some reason I really loved using non-traditional colors.

This is one of those cards that I would like to make again.  I would fix the Raspberry tree on the right side and I would add some sequins.  This card was made in November and I didn't have sequins then.  I kept meaning to make another one and show you the improved version, but time is running out.  :)

Have I shown you my Christmas Deer card yet?  This was a fun card to create. I just sat in my hobby room and played.  If I've already shown it, I apologize, but I didn't want the Christmas season to go by and not show you this one. Remember, if you have a deer stamp they make great masculine cards.  ;)

My plan was to film a video showing you how I created the background added the ribbon, but Christmas snuck up on me and I've been fighting allergies for a couple of weeks.   Perhaps I can show you at a different time using Spring colors and images. For today I am adding this card to this week's Merry Monday challenge.

December comes with a few changes to the Design Team.  First, we have more members so each of us take turns getting a week off.  Today is my off day, so I am going to show you a sneak peek of last week's card.   Which brings me to the second change.  All of my Design Team submissions for StampNation will now be exclusive to StampNation.  Just one of the many perks of being a member is that you get exclusive content. Now the DT content is exclusive too.   It's as though I am a part of a special club.  ha-ha.

Not a member of SN yet?  It's only $9 a month and it is well worth the investment in my "me time".   If you are a member you can see my card along with the rest of the DT and member cards by clicking HERE.   If you would like to see this week's challenge click HERE.  My hope is to show you how I made the tag that is on this Christmas Carol card.  If all goes well I'll even have a video for you. :)

Have I made up for two days without posts?  :)  It's time for me to edit my video that I hope to share with you tomorrow, if I don't fall asleep first.  Above is a sneak peek for the video I will be editing.   I hope you enjoying the magic of this season and that you find a parking space near the entrance next time you head to the store.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North


Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Heather, the papers are so pretty and I love the ribbon treatment. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Marcie Rhys said...

What a stunning and classic looking reindeer card. I love the way that stamp image fits in the circle. I never think of using brown and red for Christmas, and you certainly show how fabulous those hues can be together. This card is really classy. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful holiday season.

Bonnie said...

I love the reindeer, the ribbon and that fabulous background! Thanks, Heather, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the tree on the right? Because it's two-toned? That's my favorite part!

Kristie Goulet said...

Heather, I love your deer card. That ribbon treatment is fantastic!!! I also love the stamping on the DSP! Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Heather, your Merry Monday deer card is spectacular in every way!! I hope you have the happiest of holidays!! Holly Hugs, Darnell

Karen D said...

Heather I do love the layering of papers and the reindeer stamp. You have created a gorgeous card. The ribbon is a real stunner. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Jenny Engelke said...

I love your deer card, Heather! The music note background paper paired with the red swirls and ribbon is delightful! The deer is certainly the star of the show though! Beautiful!