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It's Been a Long Time Comin'!

Seriously, I'm a bad blogger, but I'm a worse crafter! I've blogged way more in the last 6 weeks than I've crafted.

Tonight, I was determined that I was going to get some me time in my little corner. And boy, did I!

I recently received an envelope filled with love from Jennifer (yeah, I do know how corny that is, keep readin') and I have been itchin' to play. Every night, I lay down to go to sleep and gaze longingly at my work table, sitting lonely in the corner of my too big bedroom...the envelope of goodies sitting there, calling to me, practically mocking me. Na na na na, you can't play with me--you working stiff, you have to go to sleep.

A pox on sleep, this night (again, corny, keep readin').

I've had this idea for a Christmas card in my head since I got this Inky Antics stamp from Jennifer Glitter. And I LOVE how it turned out.

It also meets the most recent Dutch Dare, yay me

I stamped on PTI kraft and colored the snow angel with Koh-I-Noor and Prismacolor pencils. The pearly blue cardstock is ColorBok-which I embossed with my new Swiss Dots embossing folder (from my envelope of LOVE), the yellow is SU! and the eyelet is Martha Stewart paper lace. I used stardust stickles (from my envelope of LOVE), sticky pearls (also from my envelope of LOVE), hemp twine and tons of buttons on this dealy too. Boy, does stickles take a long time to dry, but goodNESS, is it ever easier than loose glitter.



I'd also like to give a shout out to Kreativ Kristin, she has an amazing Magnolia blog candy double header going on at her blog right now. Just link her up and comment and she'll enter you to win. I'd love to get my hands on some Magnolias! I'm itchin' to paper piece that girl.





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27 comments:

Allison said...

This is awesome...so pretty on the kraft with all those country accents!

ANGELO said...

Thanks for joining my blog candy. Good luck in the draw!
Kristin :)

Jennifer Love said...

I really LOVE it! I told you that you'd LOVE the stickles, did I not? LOVEy LOVEy this card...so cute! Ack! Makes me jealous. *turns pea green*

~mwah~

Sandra said...

Great card..!! thanks for joing in the dutch dare!

Karin said...

Hi Mary,

welcome back!!!
What a great card.
I love the shape of it and that snowman is so cute.
and there are a lot of buttons on your card.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare challenge.

Have a nice Sunday.
xoxo Karin

Lastel said...

Very cute card , love that lacey border !

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my, this is fabulous. I absolutely adore your cute snow angel. Awesome details and design. Love the buttons!

Mary Dawn said...

thanks, ladies! it feels good to be back, oh yes

Heather the Mooselover said...

Congrats on your 100th post.

I like the colors on the card- great country feel.

Stampin' Meg said...

How cool that you stamped him on the kraft CS and got that white pencil to work over it.The garland of buttons really finishes off the card perfectly.

Cindy Haffner said...

What a fun happy card, love it.

*Sally* said...

He is great! I love this little guy. Love how t his is put together too. I am quite into trying out buttons at the moment myself!

Board Members said...

this is beautiful, love all of the different elements you added
C

Amber said...

I love this card! He is so cute and you did a great job putting it all together!

Beedubya said...

Good on ya! Sleep can wait! Beautiful card. Very cute. I love the string of buttons. And your blog header is wicked nice!

Danyelle Kessler said...

SWEET! I'm lovin' this. This is gorgeous, Mary Dawn.

Loretta Rodger said...

I adore this one! Mary Dawn you so rock!

Loretta

Shannon said...

so cute. How bout a Westie cut-out. Got one of those?

Lori Barnett said...

Hey girl. Glad to see you again. I haven't been over here in like at least a couple weeks. Love the coloring on the card. Looks cool with the white :)

Dawny P said...

ohh how fab Mary Dawn. I just love this little cuteee - gorgeous button detail. And congrats on 100 posts - way to go girl xxxxxx

Mandy said...

Time well spent!! This card is too cute! The buttons are awesome, and I love the look of the glitter against the kraft paper.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a wonderful card! I love the buttons (:

P.S. I have blog candy this week (:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi Mary
this is a lovely card, im loving the image you have used, its so sweet. Hope you are not working too hard. Hugs Linda x

jill b said...

Mary Dawn - that snowman is SO STINKIN' CUTE!! LOVE IT!!!
Hugs to you! {jill b}

Jennifer Love said...

Uhm hello. Make something else. I can only stare at this snowman for so long. Heeeee...mwah!

Loretta Rodger said...

TAGGED! I just tagged you,

come on over and play along!

Loretta
msrhetta.blogspot.com

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!!!! Love all the details on this. Great job!!!!!

Cheryl