Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A couple cards to share... from my Stamping Retreat!!

Well, I survived the stamping/scrapbooking weekend!! What fun it was... so much creative energy going and amazing food! I ate way to much... it felt like Thanksgiving two weeks early! Ha.. :) I have a couple cards to share from my weekend and will be sharing more cards when I can post next. If you follow my blog, you know how much I LOVE the SU! TOP NOTE die! I CASE'd a card from Beate Johns blog... but I can't find the actual post to show my CASE.

I kept both cards close in size, shape and colors. I added a SU! Felt Flurries snowflake from last years mini, and the Snowman is a EK punch. (Thanks Diane for sharing!) :) I did some paper piecing to get more of defined image with the hat, scarf and arms. And enjoyed using my SU! Modern Label Punch... :) Cardstock used is SU! Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Very Vanilla.

I hope you like... I do! I'm going to finish watching Dancing with the Stars now... LOVE that show! The big night is coming next week... yeah! You know where I will be at. Thanks for popping in for a visit and I so appreciate it. I plan to blog surf sometime soon! Miss everyone!

SMILES... Michelle :)

21 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

These are such pretty Christmas cards, Michelle....love the beautiful warm colors and the top note shape is AWESOME!!! I've got to give this a try!!!!

Mary J said...

Michelle, what really beautiful cards! The brown with red is such a winning combination!

Gvendalen said...

Hi Michelle!
Very beautiful cards! I love this combo of colors.Awesome shape of cards.
Thankyou, my friend, for visit at my blog and your kind comment.
Hugs and smiles
Helena

Debbie Pamment said...

YAY - Michelle's brought her Top Note out to play again - and wow - what fabulous creations!
xXx

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love 'em both Michelle! That top note is awesome, isn't it???

LeAnne said...

These are wonderful! How fun! Glad you had a good time!

dolcreations said...

Michelle your Christmas cards are stunning. You do such beautiful work. I love coming to your blog as it is so inspiring!

Sparkle said...

These are gorgeous! So did you just trim the front and glue on a card base?

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Michelle this is fabulous, makes me smile.

Emily Leiphart said...

Love these classically beautiful cards, Michelle!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! LOVE these Michelle! They are SO warm and perfect for the holidays! LOVE!

Emily said...

Wow Michelle, these cards are so rich looking with those colors! Love the design with the top note die. Is that a DP SU real red or did you use a background stamp to create the design on real red cardstock?

I'm having my share of Chai these cold rainy days now, but I also found some great loose leaf tea in a shop in New Glarus which is about 15 miles down the road from me. It's a white chocolate rooibus tea and it's very yummy! In fact, I may have to go back and get some more soon:))

Shelley Germann said...

These are such fun cards. I've been pouring over each detail. Love the do-dad in the middle of the snowflake. And these are my current favorite Christmas colors! Reds and browns.

Can't wait to hear more about your retreat. I'm wondering how many cards you actually made! I've been spitting them out one at a time and at a snail's pace.

It's been dreary here, hubby was just in Minneapolis yesterday he said there was lots of sun! Personally, I'm ready for a littl white stuff!

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Bogner's said...

Not to sure how I missed this! I love these cards! I love the top note and all the flourishes. They are so lovely!

southernscrapper-tnscrapper said...

Hi Michelle

I am a new follower of your blog. I love your cards.

Thanks for sharing your great work!

Marilyn C.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh wow, I LOVE these! The red and brown combo are excellent, and the die cut shape of these cards is perfect!

Alberta said...

Lovely cards! Once again love the color combo!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the vintage feel of them and the way you did them with small or no images! Beautiful!

Shirley said...

These are both so elegant in their own way. I love that snowflake and the snowman too!

Deb Rymer said...

These are GORGEOUS! Love all the layers, warm colors and swirl patterns going on.