Sunday, December 2, 2012

Welcome December!

Well if this is December I'm just loving it!  The weather is still beautiful here - warm enough to walk with just a jacket - no hat and gloves required!  I hope it doesn't snow now!  HAHA!   I love to look at it, but I don't think I am in any condition for shoveling right now.  I have a torn rotator cuff -  I know too much football playing right Marybeth?   My secret life!  Just kidding - not really sure how it happened - just getting old I guess!  Maybe too many turns of the die cut machine?
I've been working my way thorough this beautiful set of month stamps by Serendipity and I've made it to December.  NO I am not finished with my set of cards - I actually started in May so I have a few more to look forward to.  Once I get to the last one I'm going to offer them up as blog candy.  Each one is so pretty .... the name of the month surrounded by little images so appropriate for the time of year.  December has some cookies and pine boughs, and the border all the way around is candy cane striped.  They are easy to color and are so festive!
I colored the images with Copic and fussy cut the stamp.  I layered this on a pretty Cheery Lynn die cut and embellished with bow.  I love glitter at Christmas time so I added a glitter embossed star, star die cut and pine cones.  I made the little star button.  I just cut out a small star - inked it up and heat embossed it with gold glitter powder, and then punched out the little button holes.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  If you are a big Serendipity Stamps fan you will definitely want to stop back on Wednesday for some big news!  (OK that's your hint!)


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Serendipity Large Month Oval, Stars
Markers:  Copic
Dies:  Cheery Lynn French Flair Doily Stacker, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Star, Spellbinders Persian Accents
Pattern Paper:  Pink Paiselee City Sidewalks Collection
Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink:  Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
Gold Glitter Embossing Powder - Ranger Embossing Tinsel
1" Red Satin Ribbon, Twinery Twine Maraschino
Glittery Pine Cones  Holiday Inspirations Joann
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black


Tracey McNeely said...

Seriously sparkly and gorgeous Jeanne!

Kim said...

So stunning and so much incredible detail! That sweet Santa all dressed in red in the background and those sugar cookies look good enough to eat. Love those gold pine cones, a fabulous touch with that beautiful red bow.

Marybeth said...

Yes , you must take a break from passing the football. :)
This is beautiful Jeanne, right down to that handmade star button and the glittery tiny pinecones. I am wondering if there is a die you don't have. Love the ones this card.You have made a gorgeous set so far.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card love the design and the colours are gorgeous. Love the bow it's lush. Caroline xxx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne, so bright and festive! Beautiful little image, and I love the die cuts and papers you used.

Vickie Z said...

Another gorgeous one and you know I adore color and big bows!! OMW....torn rotator cuff....hubs just had his second surgery (since July) for a torn rotator cuff-do you need surgery?? He's done great but, was limited for a few days!

Miriam Prantner said...

So festive! I love all the gold, especially the little pine cones!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and bright! So many brilliant touches!