Tuesday, December 18, 2007

MY FAVORITE PART OF CHRISTMAS .... MAIL !!!!

Yep, the walk down the street to the mailbox is the highlight of my days in December! I love receiving Christmas cards, letters and photos of family and friends! My absolute favorite mail? ... hand stamped cards, of course! Here are some of the neat creations I've received this week.

This first card is hand stamped by my friend, neighbor and SU Downline, Tammy Mendoza. Tammy's cute and festive card uses the stamp set, Big on Christmas, and Dashing DP.
This next beauty is from Tammy's sister, my friend, and SU Downline, Michelle Anaya. This card just sparkles with bling! Beautiful!
My friend, Leslie McGahie sent this next card to me. I just love the way Leslie combined the twill and grosgrain ribbon, and there's lots of sparkles on the ornament images! Just gorgeous!!!
My friend Linda Wiest sent this next festive card to me! Linda came to me right after Thanksgiving with this design already in her mind and sketched out. We worked together to tweak the design and order the Stampin' Up! Dashing DP, cardstock, and ribbon. She assembled 100 of these cards for her family and friends ... no small task!
My friend and SU Sideline, Lorri Heiling, mailed this card to our family last week acknowledging John's Uncle's passing. Lorri is so very sweet ... always thinking of others! Her combination of Kraft and Chocolate Chip CS is gorgeous! I love how she used the White Gel Pen to accent the Bud Basics images! To see more of Lorri's creations, visit her blog: Confessions of a Stamping Addict.
My friend, Sandy Braddock delivered this next Christmas goodie to me yesterday. The kitchen towel, "Old Olive Spatula", and frame ornament are from one of my favorite stores, Crate & Barrel! I wanted to show you how she incorporated her stamping skills in this gift. She stamped the image from Season of Joy on CS and created a tag with slots that tied around the gifts with grosgrain ribbon. So creative, and a lovely presentation!
The backside of the gift:
Up close of Sandy's "tag":

7 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! Nancy those are some AWESOME Christmas RAKS! Thanks for sharing them. It's always so nice to see what everyone makes!

pescbrico said...

You are right, this is a fun thing about this time of the year getting cards by mail! It's really fun and lift the spirit!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What a lovely array of cards. I agree I love going to the mailbox to receive handmade cards..happy holidays, chris

Kim said...

What fun cards!

Anderson Arts Online said...

Nancy, these are AWESOME! Such creativity!! Happy Holidays!

Michelle said...

Wow, you got some really great cards there!

Linda McClain said...

these cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them. I hope you have a very blessed Christmas.