Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday creations {silver bells}


We have quite the Christmas-themed day planned.  If it doesn't rain (fingers crossed, because the prognosis doesn't look good), the kids are getting gussied up for Christmas card pictures with our favorite photographer, (complete with mugs full of whipped cream and small trees for sale - so cute, right?) and I am off to teach my first Christmas card class of the season.  As Maia threw her 112th tantrum yesterday, I turned to my husband, smiled oh-so-serenely, and said: "I'm getting out of here tomorrow afternoon."  (The terrible twos are here, and they are LOUD, people.  They've even started spitting on me.  This mama needs a grown-up-girl break.)

In keeping with the day's Christmas theme, it is my pleasure to show off another sentiment from the new Precious Remembrance Christmas set.

Christmas gets c-o-l-d over here... and lasts for months... and months... but winter is still my favorite.  Why on earth?  (that's what you're thinking, right?)  Because it's full of lit fireplaces, and cozy sweaters, hot chocolates, and Christmas.  That's why.  And nothing says cozy and warm like layers and knit patterns.

I stamped some silver (well, grey) bells, and layered them onto my focal point mat with a poinsettia and a floppy red bow.  I adhered them onto a die-cut shape already stamped with boughs.  Then, the knit pattern. I stamped it in a festive red, and added the sentiment from Precious Remembrance:

I love this sentiment - the mix of fonts and handwritten appeal work so well here.  My favorite part is the little heart on the "J".  It doesn't get any cozier than that.

If you missed the full reveal, here's what the entire set looks like:

Have a great weekend, all!

Stamps: bells & boughs (PTI), knit background (wplus9), Christmas (Precious Remembrance)
Ink: provincial grey, red currant, basil, pool (fresh inks), memento black
Paper: white (PTI), baja breeze, basic grey (SU!)


  1. I love the soft colors in this card! Really pretty!!!

  2. very pretty!! enjoy your grown-up time:)

  3. Hope you manage to make the most if your grown up time! This card is so pretty!

  4. You definitely managed to pull the coziness of winter into this card :) I love the knit pattern and the little scene you created in the mat stack :) Hope you enjoy your grown up time!

  5. When Emma turned two, my friends all warned me that three was worse. How could it be? Ugh, and it WAS. Thankfully, Josie has been much easier so far in her twos (we're only a few months in), but still... the tantrums SUCK.

    I hope you had a wonderful break at your class!

    This is LOVELY, and how clever to stamp the poinsettia in blue. I would have automatically stamped the bow in blue, to keep it 'real'... but I like your approach so much better. Far more creative,and works so much better. It's beautiful!

  6. What a lovely card!! I love all the layering! I hope you had a good card class and enjoyed your time away. :-)

  7. Lovely card, Elena! I hope your photo shoot went well, as well as your card class!