Sunday, August 30, 2009

CHRISTMAS COCOA DASHER

As you know, I've gone back to full-time work after a stamping-filled summer ... new position, new school, same school district. I love my new position and school! I just haven't found that balance between work, home and stamping ... YET. I'm working on it though! Not only have I gone back to work, but Drew started high school, and Allie started college. Hopefully, once everyone is more settled in their routines, I'll find more stamping time! ... (I miss it terribly!)

I stamped this afternoon for the first time in weeks, and started off slow with this simple little card for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #33. I adore the Dasher image ... reminds me of the reindeer decor you can find at Pier One during the holidays. I paired the Dasher image with the new Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper from the '09 Holiday Mini Catalog (Sept. 1 - Jan. 4).
RECIPE
Stamps: Dasher
Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty DP ('09 Holiday Mini), Real Red, Soft Suede, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Soft Suede
Embellishments: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Circle Cutter
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, X-Mas Red Stickles (non-SU)

29 comments:

Vicki said...

Love this Nancy, you jumped back in with a super cute card!!!! I miss seeing your creations, hope you are back to stamping soon!

Sam said...

Such a beautiful vibrant card Nancy. I'm going to go an make a Christmas card right now! You've inspired me :-).

Sam.

Linda McClain said...

Oooo, Nancy, this is so gorgeous. Love what you did with Dasher's horns.

Vera said...

Fabulous Christmas card! Dasher looks great with the red Stickles!

Dale said...

Pretty card Nancy.
I miss your posts but totally understand. I trust you will work things out until then be easy on yourself.

Lisa Brown said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! Wow...love it! ...I started school this past week also and that "balance" thing is throwing me! I want my stamp time! Our girls are both married so I don't have to balance schedules anymore...I am just worn out trying to get back in the swing of things!--- So glad that you love your new position...have a great year!

Anthonette said...

Stunning card, Nancy!

Cindy Beach said...

This is just beautiful and so stunning, Nancy! Love the stickles and the great mix of DP.

Ann Schach said...

Dasher is a deer after my own heart! I absolutely love this card. The stickles were the perfect touch. I know what you mean about trying to get the balance back! I still have not reached the school-home-stamping balance.

Karen Giron said...

Wow Nancy, simple but wonderfully elegant! Love the paper with this stamp - it's so stunning!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is awesome!!!

Leigh said...

Fabulous card.

Andrea said...

So beautiful card.

Lorri said...

Just got this stamp, and you have INSPIRED ME to USE it! This is beautiful Nancy! I like that it is a simple sketch and easy to do for a class! THANKS!!

Judy said...

Now that really is very stylish. Love it.

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful, Nancy! It's a classic, elegant Christmas card! Love it!

I hope you find your balance soon, but your mojo certainly hasn't gone anywhere! :)

fran said...

Really sweet! Wishing you the best in your new position!

Wendy J. said...

Beautiful, Nancy! I love it! This is the stamp to have this year!

Mickey Roberts said...

Awesome card, Nancy! Worth waiting for!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the DP... TFS!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Lovely Nancy! Glad to see something made by you, although I love the iPICKS, I love your stuff too. This is just gorgeous!

Butterfly Girl said...

Wow! So gorgeous! I love everything about this card.

~Heather

Crystal said...

Wow Nancy this is sooo beautiful, LOVE this new reindeer and your gorgeous paper!!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is stunning! I'm a little green as we don't have this gorgeous stamp in Aus. You've inspired me to get working on some Christmas cards.

Emily said...

Wow! Just gorgeous Nancy! That reindeer makes such an elegant looking card. SU hit a home run with that stamp set:)) Love the paper choice and that terrific bow!

Jenree said...

This card really keeps catching my eye. The Dasher stamp was already on my wish list and now it's moved to the top! Love your work (but you know that)!! :)

kathleenh said...

Beautiful Nancy! I hope you find the balance in your life. I love to see your stamping creations!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

LOVE your Dasher card, Nancy. I can't wait to ink and play with mine. Thanks for all the inspiration! Hope you find a little more stamping time, too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Nancy - this is a beautfiul card for the holidays!!! Glad you squeezed in some stampin' time!!! I know once time passed and you are in your groove you'll find it easier to stamp!!

Hey guess what I'm on a job hunt too...I can't believe I haven't worked in 12 years - YIKES!!! Wish me luck :) Hugs ~S~