Sunday, November 14, 2010

Waiting For Santa

I'm getting really, really excited about Christmas. For those of you who follow my blog already know! It's one month and 6 days and the first group will arrive from Australia. My grandson was here 5 years ago, my granddaughter hasn't yet made the long trip. We've been talking on Skype about Santa and I told her I have "magic" glitter that glows in the dark and on Christmas Eve we will spread it on the lawn so Santa can find her. I'm sending a sleigh I cut using my Spellbinder die and it is now covered with the "magic" glitter. I'm mailing the sleigh so she can put it under light and at night when she turns off the light, the sleigh will show her how special the glitter will be. My card will accompany the sleigh.
Now about the card......I'm taking a water color background class from Kim Teasdale, through My Creative Classroom. Our assignment for this week was to create clouds. This was a fun card to make. Thanks to Kim the background was much easier than I thought it would be. I stamped the trees, embossed them with clear embossing powder, stamped the moon and embossed it the same way. Using a cloud template (Kim's from class) and Vivid sky blue ink the sky was made! I stamped Santa and the reindeer onto water color paper, colored and cut it out. The patterned DP is from Pink Paislee - Daydream. The sentiment was created using my computer. All DP and card stock was purchased through Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.
I highly recommend My Creative Classroom as a great source for on-line craft classes. This is the second class I've taken from Kim. Her classes are well planned, the video portions are easy to follow. She supplies her students with print material and I've referred often to the material from her first class.
Last year I enrolled in Nan Paturzo's Bind-It-All Class. Another winner! I'm no longer afraid of the Bind-It-All and I use it often. Speaking of Bind-It-All.....Karen and I have joined forces to teach a Bind-It-All class. The album is beautiful....Karen has a way of turning paper into a master piece. Check out Karen's blog page to see the album. If she doesn't have photos up now, she will very soon.


  1. OMGosh this is just amazing! I love every little element!

  2. this is such a great card-love the story you told your granddaughter as well-how exciting to have your grandkids all the way from australia for christmas

  3. Hello Mary - read your comment on Kaths diary about Buddy and thought I would visit your blog - no wonder you are excited for Christmas if your family are coming from Australia - hope you all have a great time! Your Sleigh card is very nice, from Mary x


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