Saturday, April 13, 2013

Adding to my Christmas cards

I'm making an even more concerted effort this year than usual to have a lot of my Christmas cards made before the holiday season begins.  When I saw the current Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use an item found around the house, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Years ago I saw a cinnamon stick used on a card (can't remember exactly how) & have wanted to incorporate that idea ever since.  I never quite got to it last year & I didn't make any cards with the wonderful Flourishes Peace & Joy set.  Determined to remedy that situation, I did get a card made. The ornament is watercolored with Memento inks after being gold embossed.  A Cuttlebug folder is used for the card front & Spellbinders dies for the circles.  The sentiment is from another Flourishes set called A Gift For You--beautiful font!  Crystal Laquer worked great to glue on my cinnamon stick.  Last chance to win the new Flourishes release, so fingers crossed!  

Our 14 1/2 yr old puppy dog, Keesha, has an infection--a rough Friday, but she seems better today.  Thankfully I have the weekend off as hubby really thinks the nurse in the family should be available whenever someone is sick--LOL!  We never expected to have her this long so are thankful for every day, but it's still so hard to think of loosing her. I know some of you will understand.

Thanks for coming by today & hope you have a wonderful weekend.

18 comments:

  1. So pretty Greta! The coloring is beautiful, and I love the matching embossing folder. I also love the cinnamon stick. Your card will smell as pretty as it looks!

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  2. I hit publish before I remembered to say I hope Keesha is feeling better. It's always so terrible when kids and pets are sick, and when your dog is 14 1/2, it's really scary.

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  3. Ooooh poor sweet little Keesha. You give her some extra attention from Max & I. Hope she's better soon ~ and YES I understand! What a fun card Greta, the cinnamon stick is a neat idea. I like the way your embossing echos the flourishes on the stamped ornament. Whoever recieves this one will have a mailbox that smells GOOD!! I hope you have a good weekend ;)

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  4. Way to get ahead on those Christmas cards! The cinnamon stick is a great touch. Hope your dog is doing better.

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  5. What a creative idea to use a cinnamon stick, Greta! Lovely stamping! Hope your Keesha will be better soon. She is part of the family! I can totally understand!

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  6. A beautiful card! The cinnamon is a great touch. Hope your baby is feeling today. Have great weekend!

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  7. Lol! I meant to write " feeling better". But you probably knew that. :)

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  8. Great card and I hope Keesha is okay.

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  9. Beautiful card! You should be all set when Christmas rolls around. :)

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  10. Beautiful card...and it must smell DELICIOUS!!! I hope Keesha has healed up and that you get to enjoy even more time with her xx

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  11. Very creative by using the cinnamon stick, Greta! It must smell good! I am sure Keesha will feel good knowing that there is a personal nurse at home!

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  12. great use of the cinnamon stick, greta... wonderful Christmas card! hope your girl, keesha is feeling better!

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  13. I love the swirled embossing that so perfectly matches the swirls around the ornament! The cinnamon stick is perfect is an unexpected but welcome addition!

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  14. Wow...that is dedication Great!
    A Xmas card mid-April?! ;0)
    I love your idea, i think the use of the cinnamon stick is genius!
    and I like the idea that you card is multi-sensoriel ;-)

    Thank You~

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  15. The cinnamon stick is so so cool!! You could even hang some mistletoe to it on a future version of this card - hopefully you will make some future versions because it is awesome! I hope your dog is recovering ~ we have a cat who is getting to be really old and we never thought we would have her for so long either.

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  16. What a beautiful card and I bet it smells just yummy! Cinnamon is one of my most favorite scents! I'm so glad you played along with us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

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  17. I love the idea of having such a pretty scent on the card too - cinnamon is such a Christmasy smell :) So pretty!
    I hope that Keesha continues to feel better - I can definitely relate. It doesn't matter how long we get to spend with our pets- it's never long enough.

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  18. What an awesome idea - and it would make your Christmas card smell divine! Clever Greta!!! Thanks for playing along with our "Around the House" challenge for Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes!
    Ally.

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