Saturday, May 29, 2010

Christmas in May???

As I have been saying I have been mojoless.  I think perhaps it is possibly due to a number of reasons one of which is that I am overrun by cards in my house!  Every time I tried to make a card I just couldn't since I don't 'need' any.  Well since there are some calls out for Christmas cards I decided to switch gears and try some Christmas cards.  Although it feels kind of wierd making them now, at least I am working my way through last years stash before the new yummy stuff comes out! hehehe

All of my cards today I made last night from the American Crafts Merry Mint collection.

The sketch this week from Limelight Papercrafts:

The extra challenge at Limelight and it is to include Fluff or Fuzz.  My fluff is liquid applique on the house.  I distressed the edges of the card and tree with some white ink.  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  I cut the house and tree with my Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, and the scallops are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

The sketch this week from Pals Paper Arts:

Again the stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  Punch is Marvy and the bell is my stash.
This is the card I made with some of the scraps from the last 2 cards.  The sticker is from American Crafts, the punch is Marvy and the twine is May Arts.


19 comments:

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Kim said...

Laurel,
these are all incredible! Love, love, love the candy cane and big snowflake!
blessings,
Kim xXx

Jeanne said...

Terrific cards. I really like that candy cane one.

If you are being overrun with cards, try scrapbooking a bit more! LOL Ohhhh, or try crocheting! (hee, hee)

Hope your mojo returns so you have your creative outlet once again.

Alanna said...

These are all fabulous. Love the papers you used and the pom pom balls. And look, now you have 3 Christmas cards done for this year.

Mandy said...

Mojoless? I think not! Love these, Laurel! Love the applique and the shimmer! :)

Mandy said...

Oh, I forgot to say that you'll be featured on my blog Monday!!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh how adorable! Love the Christmas cards. :) I am sure you will love getting all the new Christmas goodies soon.

Kathi C. said...

Very cute cards, Laurel! I admire anyone who can make a Christmas card out of season. I associate them with cold and snow and can't bring myself to make one. LOL.

Enjoy the weekend!!

~amy~ said...

Christmas in May..I love it!!!!! Your cards are absolutely FAB!!! Have a super weekend!!!

Sharli said...

Wonderful Christmas cards! I laughed out loud at your statement that you are overrun with cards!!! Well, I guess so - if I made 4 or 5 cards every day I'd be very stocked up, too!!

BUT - you are very good at cards and scrapbooking - perhaps just a shift of gears? If you're like me, there are always more scrapbooks that need me!

Hugs!

Linda Callahan said...

So many pretty details! I love the scalloped bottom on your first card! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

laterg8r said...

fantastic cards and done so early :D

Sparkle said...

These are all just adorable!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are all so cute, Laurel! Especially love the first one!!

Karen Pedersen said...

All 3 are fab, but that first one takes my breath away!

Kathy Martin said...

Lots of Christmas in May! ;) These are so sweet and festive! I just might start singing a Christmas tune! :)

BananaStamper said...

You have been busy girl! Christmas cards - why not!?? May as well get started!
Love the candy cane!

lynn said...

love these, laurel!

Eulanda said...

Wow look at you go!! I think this was a good idea for now. Being mojoless is soooo tough!! Great cards!

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