Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Trio


Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  We had a relatively quiet, but nice one.  My husband and I don't have kids, so traditionally we, along with my parents, meet at my sister's home to watch her three kids tear open the packages, followed by a family breakfast.  But we did break tradition for Christmas dinner.  In the past, we'd always spent it with my Mom's side of the family, but not this year.  We switched it up for the first time in 40 years and ended up spending it with my Dad's side of the family.  It was nice seeing and celebrating with them! 

Which brings me to my first card - a thank you to my cousin for having an extra nine people at her dinner table!  Here it is:

I used my HA chevron stencil with some lime green dylusions spray for the background, and just added that sweet little TAWS reindeer with a PS sentiment.  Easy peasy.

My second card is for a very good friend of mine who is a New Year's baby.  Here it is:

I spent forever trying to "arrange" these flowers, but finally got them just how I wanted them.  Not only did the arrangement take forever, so did cutting out each and every one of them (I still don't have a die cutting machine - but I have my name down for one now - so I'm *this* close to having one in my hot little hands!)!  But it was all worth it.  I really like how this one turned out.  All WPlus9.

And my third card:

I think I can honestly say this is one of my favourite cards I've ever made!  It just makes me happy!  It's a mish mash of all different products - any questions, just let me know!  Hope you like it as much as I do :)

Okay, I've kept you long enough!  Thank you so much for stopping by - I always love and appreciate it!!


  1. Oh Shannon, these are all your inking and choice of colors! Hope you had a super Christmas!

  2. Oh how cute they all are!! Love the little reindeer guy at the top and yes that yellow card with the little bird makes me smile! And girl, you have got to get a die cutter!! I can't imagine life before my Big Shot!! Heavens!!! haha!! Glad you're close :) So happy to hear you had a nice Christmas and changed things up a bit. That's always fun to do something different.

  3. Wow!!! All three are stunning Shannon! Love the reindeer and the bird is so cute, so loving the yellow background :)

  4. Such adorable cards! I think I say that every time but it's true! And the last one is my fave, too! Love the mixture of fonts and sentiments--so creative and eye catching!

  5. It's great to see you, Shannon! I always love seeing your pretty and happy card art!! I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas, although I'm a little confused. You made it sound like you and your hubs have been doing Christmas at your Mom's and then, AFTER 40 YEARS, you switched it to your Dad's. Shannon, you don't even look 40 in your picture, so how can you have been married for 40 years?!?! Hugs, Darnell

  6. OHHHHHHH Shannon! I love all of these cards-- I really do! ALL different…. but that first one is my FAV! LOOOOOOOOVE the stencil and the littler reindeer! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    ps… THANK YOU x100000000000 for your sweet comments on my blog and on the Virtual Smooches blog! You make me feel so special! THANK YOU! <3

  7. We arrived home yesterday (super duper sad face!) and the *only* thing making me feel better is seeing these AWESOME, FABULOUS, DELIGHTFUL cards you've created! You and your new products are working some serious magic, my friend!! Your little reindeer (he even has a tail sweet is that!) on his chevron background is beyond adorable; the WPlUS9 bouquet is perfectly arranged (yayyy...a die-cutting machine soon to be your very own!!); and your mish-mash happy inducing card is exactly that: happy, cheerful, darling! A trio of creativity - and exactly what I needed to brighten my morning (on the plus side, we'll be heading back later in January, but still....). Happy Monday (note soon!)

  8. my gosh. you make so many flawless cards. so whimsical and fun!

  9. Don't you just love it when a card makes you smile? I think we are a lot alike in that we see the flaws in our cards instead of the beauty. I love your cheerful bird card too!


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