Monday, December 14, 2009

here comes Santa Claus....

Happy Monday blog friends!!! Are you getting your Christmas duties completed? This year I have to admit, I haven't really been stressing too much (it is early though, LOL!). I think I am pretty much done with my shopping (but I am usually running out for random stuff right up until the last minute). Today is my last day off (used up my hoarded vacation days finally), until the I am hoping to get all my out of town stuff wrapped and shipped and then spend some time in my craft room for some crafty projects...I need some stamp time!!!

I have been playing with my Holiday Button Bits stamp set a lot (just a warning, LOL!), since I will have to put it away in a couple of weeks...until next Christmas.

This Santa was so fun to put together (paper pieced)!! I also LOVE PTI's white cardstock for coloring!!! It is a lot heavier than SU!'s white cardstock, so it holds up really well to markers.
HBB santa

Last night Ashley and I put together our annual ginger bread used to be a family project, but for the past two years us girls have been carrying on the tradition~we had fun!!! I will have pic's check out my 365 blog in a couple of days *smile*

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Holiday Button Bits stamp set; White/Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Basic Black (SU!) cardstock; Black ink; Real Red/Old Olive/Blush Blossom stampin write marker (SU!); Black Dotted Satin Ribbon; Scallop Edge Punch (SU!); Cuttlebug embossing folder; Holiday Vintage Button; Twine


Shelli Deckard said...

Adorable! The color combo and crispness of the card are fantastci! To bad we have to have jobs, they really cut into our stamping time huh!

Jodene said...

That button santa is too cute! I can't wait to see how the Gingerbread house turned out :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gretchen,
SO CUTE! That Santa image slays me every time I see it. Must get that set.

And, hey, thanks for the invite to stop by.

Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

Allison said...

So cute! Love that button bits set!