November 5, 2013

Christmas Card Weekend

Hi, Everyone!

My friends and I had our Christmas Card Weekend and are back in town.  We had a fabulous time as always.  Such a fun group of girls.   Here, you probably need to play this while you take a peek below.

As you may know, we have been having stellar weather these past few weeks.  Well, that changed on Friday when we left, dang it!  It was a dark, rainy drive through the coastal mountains. It was a long drive with traffic.  Normally, just under two hours took double!  Ugh!  Most was in town, then slow due to the conditions.  It would be nice if the state could step up to the plate and re-paint some lines on the road!  One of our girls is a bit of a nervous rider....rightfully so, she has been in four accidents as a, I would warn "Close your eyes Kristy, we are passing!".  LOL   We did have some sun breaks and some really pretty beach views over the weekend.  Great shopping and meals.  Very lucky indeed.

So, I have been asked to share my card.  You may recognize the basic layout.  I expanded on the original card I created with the gifted Stampin' UP! image {thanks, Darlene}.  Embellishments were added and some knucklehead {me} decided to make a three ribbon treatment.  Those little gingham ribbons were the death of me!  What was I thinking?!

I am lacking on pictures, was too busy laughing, singing {oh my}, making little bows and spreading six brads per card.  Again, what was I thinking?!  Sore fingers, for sure!

Here is the finished card, including the interior.  There are a lot of them!!!  Each of the girls do around a hundred cards.

I did think of you girls when we visited the Christmas ornament shop.   It is HUGE!  It is open year around.  There are thousands of ornaments.  I tried to get some pictures.  There were a lot of people in the store, so trying to snap pictures with a view.  Sorry to the people I do not know who are on my blog pictures! 
Jeanette, I took this one of the owls for you!
These little figurines reminded me of House Mouse stamps.
There were so many more to show, but this gives you an idea.  There were wreaths on the ceiling and they were themed ornaments like Coca Cola, wine, music and such.   Fun place!
I am happy to say that my Christmas cards are finished and ready to be addressed and sent.  Check that one off the list!  
Have a great day!
Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday, Twisted Tuesday Challenges



loz said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous image.Lovely christmas photos.. Visited from MIM..Loz

Terry Ladwig said...

Wow Tami.....your cards always have like 15,000 layers, so 6 brads and 3 ribbon treatment each isn't so bad :-) They are very pretty!

I haven't even thought of a card design for mine yet....I better get thinking!

That store looks very cool!

Barbara (C) said...

Hi saw your great card on MIM.Lovely image.x

Darlene said...


I remember this card from last year, you made it for a friend of DH (I think?). Loved it then & love it now!
Oy vay - what were you thinking indeed?! 6 brads and those ribbons!! hehehe But the end result is worth the effort.

That store looks amazing. How fun! Glad you got away and had laughs, creativity and friends to share with! A great re-charge for you.


Barb said...

Love your post--thanks! I love your card--the brads and ribbons are the perfect touch! I think that image is too cute and love the layout!

Great Store--I would love it there and spend lots of time...... AND money!

Pat K said...

Great B&W card with lovely image. TFS the great photos...looks like a fab place. Visiting from MIM. Pat K

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Tami! I want to go to that store!!! It looks like so much fun... and yes, I do like the owls. ;)

Your card is FABULOUS! Love the color scheme and the embossed background. BEAUTIFUL!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Unknown said...

This is just delightful! Thank you for sharing over at MIM, Hugs Kerry DT xx

Skye said...

A lovely card. I like your use of non traditional colours. Great embossing. I saw this on MIM

MiamiKel said...

Fun times!! The card is simply stunning!!

What a fun store .. We have a couple of year round Christmas stores, but since I spend all my money in Starbucks .... Lol! ;)

Pia S said...

Reading your post and looking at all those great pic's I definitely got into the Xmas spirit! I came over from MIM to have a closer look at your card - I like this b&w design with non-colored image!

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Carol W said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures Tami...they are amazing and so are your cards...they are awesome....

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a beautiful card- love the simplicity of it- B/W- but so elegant!!! Love the shop filled with ornaments- how fun is that!!!