November 1, 2010

Group Post!! My Time Made Easy November Release!

Well, we had a great time celebrating my Dad's birthday the other day - and he very much enjoyed his gift.  Yesterday was PACKED, I had to work (unusual for me, I typically work Mon-Fri) and then came home to take the kiddos Trick or Treating, and did we WALK.  It was great, though a bit chilly, and we all had a wonderful time.

BUT -- I know you aren't all here to listen to me ramble on about my weekend...it's release day at My Time Made Easy, and there's lots of Christmas Spirit already in the air, and all around.  I swear the stored start earlier and earlier every year, don't you??  Well, now that Halloween is over, you know that Thanksgiving will be here, lickety split, and then on to "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" :).

The team is sharing some fabulous card ideas today, ones that are easy to replicate...and here are mine:

Each of these took me very little time to complete, most are one layer, or almost just one layer ;).  I don't know about you, but I'm sure that most of the people I send cards to don't keep them.  *sniff*  While it makes me sad, it's just a matter of reality...so I try to make cards that look nice, but don't take forever to complete.
This first one uses the snowflakes and a sentiment from Dashing Through the Snow...add a little bling, a pop of red (kind of reminiscent of a snowman's scarf, I think) and some snow drifts along the bottom...some glitter...and there's one card!!
Now this next one is probably my favorite...When I saw the reindeer and sleigh images from Dashing Through the Snow, I thought of a silhouette image..."♪Up on the Rooftop, reindeer pause♪" ha ha ha.  the moon is shining bright...and so is Rudolph's nose... I used the roof pattern from Sugar and Spice, and glittered it up with some heat & stick, and dazzling diamonds glitter.
Next up -- "♪Jingle Bells♪"
Catherine did a great job with these images in Secret Santa, this bell and bow is too sweet!  I embossed both and the sentiment in gold detail powder, doing the bell first, and then the bow, and colored in the bow with my Signo white gel pen.  I added a gold border with a paint pen (that started to give out on me on the last line :( )


Lastly - my little gingerbread family...how cute are they?!?!?!  These cuties are from The Gingersnaps!  This is a small set, PACKED with images!!  You will need a craft knife to separate some of them there are so many! I made my family, me, hubster, and the 2 girls...cute, eh?  SO quick too -- the longest part was adding the black bead eyes, and the bling bows and buttons.

So, if you've never made your holiday cards, I hope these inspire you to make your own this year, and if you're a seasoned holiday card maker -- I hope this helps get those juices flowing... 'Tis the season!! :)

Thanks for dropping by, be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs, we've ALL got something to share today!!!

My Time Made Easy Design Team:
Tracey Cuccia - that's me :)




8 comments:

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Tracey.

Hugs Riet.x

Monique said...

How creative Tracey. I love the reindeer on the roof, the rolling hills of snow on your first card, the embossed bells and the Snap family.. These are all very inspirational!! Awesome job :)

Debbie said...

Oh my, Tracey ... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that reindeer on the roof top! Simply FANTASTIC idea :)

Catherine Doucette said...

Tracey, amazing cards...and I agree...LOVE the reindeer on the roof! :0)

Lelia Pierce said...

These are wonderful, Tracey! I am loving the jingle bells one...it's so classic Christmas!

XXX

Tangii said...

Ooohhhh Tracey, these are awesome! Love them :) The reindeer on the roof is sheer genious-ness!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tracey these are fabulous - I love the gingersnaps and the reindeer on the roof - TO DIE FOR adorable - LOVE IT - humming my favorite tune "A casing I will go, a casing I will go.... Hi ho the dairy o a casing I will go!"
Rock on.

Laura said...

I love these! You do a fabulous job of keeping it simple without ever being boring. Awesome!