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December 18, 2009

Whimsy Stamps

Happy Friday! Only 7 more sleeps 'til Christmas! Wow! Here is a very traditional Christmas card! This is one of the newer Whimsy Stamps...isn't this Santa precious?!

Santa is colored with Copics/Prisma markers and paper pieced! The papers are SU! real red and K&Co Christmas! I dotted around Santa for interest and faux stitched with white gel!

Here are the challenges...

One Stop Craft
~Christmas love.
Sun. Sketch & Stamp~sketch.
Sophisticat Chall~Christmas card.
Stamp with Fun~little presents.
Simon Says~Merry Christmas.
The Crafty Pad~Christmas.
Creative Craft chall~Santa.
My Time to Craft~Yuletide Wishes.
Incy Wincy design chall~Santa.
Tuesday Taggers~Santa.
Cafe Mojo chall~Wishing for the Holidays.
Crafty Creations~colors.
Lily Boo Too~paper piecing.
Creative Card Crew~Anything Goes.....thanks ladies!

Whew! Here's wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Well the baking, cleaning and regular festive busy-ness will be taking over our home starting this weekend so posting will be spordic leading up to Christmas. We're expecting a bit of a snow storm Sat. and are THRILLED about that!!! All the better to stay indoor with a cozy fire and bake, bake, bake! then eat, eat, eat! lol

Some updates:

Digital Tuesday Challenges will carry on as scheduled throughout the holidays for those of you looking for something to do, please play along!

Squigglefly will continue new releases on Saturdays and challenges will start up again after the holidays.

Saturday Spotlight challenges will be taking a break for the holidays and will start up again in Jan!

Creative Card Crew will be taking a break for the holidays and start up again in January changing their weekly schedule to every other week for challenges!

Whimsy Stamps Advent Event continues 'til Christmas, win free stamps!

ABC Toys & Crafts has 25% off all clear & rubber stamps until Dec 31, 2009! For a chance to win some FREE stamps click HERE!

And I also want to direct you to more candy at my friend Lori's blog, My Comfort Cottage! Yummy candy Lori!!!

Got all that? Good! Now have a fabulous day and bless someone with your smile! Blessings!



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35 comments:

cjsmom said...

what a cute card! i love it

Karolyn Loncon said...

This is DARLING!! Maria, I'm so excited that you've been added to the ABC Toys & Crafts DT! Can't wait to work with you again. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Alanna said...

What a darling Santa card. He looks so cute. TFS and have a great Friday.

maxine said...

oh this is so cute Maria and a lovely colour combo. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Maria,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Loopylou!! said...

super cute card, love the jolly little santa stamp. thank you for joining in with the fun over on lily-boo tooxxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! Maria, this is sooo very sweet hun!! I adore this image too!! He's so fun to color! The papers you've used look yummmy!! Thanks for all the update on the news...you're so good lady!! HUGS

Daniele said...

what a cutie thanks for joining in the fun at MTTC hugs x

Arianne said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing along with my sketch at SS&S.

Hugs, Arianne
SS&S team

Danni said...

Awwww....how adorable!! Love this!!

Donna said...

Hi Maria, I'm so sorry not to have been around much recently, I don't know where to start making comments on all the stunning cards you have created in my absence, you really are so talented and you always create such individually styled cards! I really love your little snow angel and your story of how you used to make them lol! I agree that your little santa is just precious and I love the festive colours on this card and neat little bow you have created! I hope your Christmas preparations are going well...we had a lot of last night with more forecast for tonight...thank goodness its the weekend :) Donna x

Crystal said...

Maria this is sooo wonderful, love the added stitching and santa is just toooo cute!!!!! Love this girl!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is just darling. and if you need help eating, i'll be over in a jiffy.

hugs,

coldwaters2 said...

I am loving this one Maria so much so that I think I may well get this image for next year as I need more Santa's in my folder lol. Loving the colours and design so bright and cheerful

Hugs
Lorraine x

Shelly said...

What a darling card, Maria. I love the little puppy kissing Santa. :)

I printed my little calendars at Red Castle.

http://www.red-castle.com/software/fw/printcal.htm

You can choose size, format, font, etc.

Gina said...

Fun Santa image, love the paper pieced mittens. Love the "7 sleeps before Christmas", we always did that with my little nephew.

Avril Ann said...

Maria what a lovely Cheery Xmas Card, thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week, Hugs Avril xxxx

Avril Ann said...

Maria, still loving this card, but this time I am thanking you for joining us at Tuesday Taggers, good luck with all your challenges. Hugs Avril xxx

Elena said...

Oh, this Santa is so adorable! I love how you colored him! And those paper peirced mittens look so cute!
Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

Debbie said...

Hi Maria - what a beautiful card - great image and lovely rich colours. :) Thanks for joining in with The Crafty Pad challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

acreativeneed said...

Oh, adorable Maria!! So happy you played the Crafty Creations challenge!!
smiles,Deena

JanJay said...

This is a great card, such a sweet image

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

Maggie Bob said...

Great card! Thank you for joining the fun at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Maggie
x

Heather "Hev" said...

How cute this is Maria :)

Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week!

Merry Christmas :)

Pat said...

Lovely card Maria, such a cute image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Mephisto said...

Very sweet card.

Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge this week.

Domi

Lesley said...

Fab card Maria, Santa is very cute! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Allison said...

Terrificly pretty! Love all the dots!

Jessica G. said...

Sweet card! Adorable image, perfect colors, and this sketch is a winner!!

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!

Enjoy Christmas!

Saskia :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is adorable maria! I love your coloring and the image really stands out against the pretty papers. :) I hope you have a wonderful holiday season my friend. *hugs*

Scrappymax said...

What a super card and I love that Santa image.
Thanks for joining us this month at Lily-Boos
Max x

Hope Jacare said...

A really lovely project! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

Debby said...

You & Shar Briss just seem to have it all together! Goodness the challenges the updates. You Rawk! This Santa is darling as is your card!