Sunday, December 5, 2010

Annie's Birthday

Hi Guys!!! I know it has been forever since I have posted, but the holidays have kept me quite busy. This year, I opted to hand make all of my presents for my family and friends. I will be posting more (hopefully sooner)! I will say one thing...it is a joy to make something from your own hands and see the joy that it brings to the people you love and care for...so that is why I have not had the time to post in quite a while.

This card and gift was for my sister Annie's Birthday celebrated yesterday. I scored the cardstock with my Scor-Pal and cut a rectangle of red foil. Then I used my Spellbinder's Large Deckled Rectangle to cut out the shape and embossing it. The stamp is one of my favorites from Belles 'n Whistles Belle with Teddy-Back. I colored with my Copic Markers and added stickles, which you can't see here...unless you click on it to get a closer view. The tag is from Spellbinders also with red velvet ribbon running through it. Annie was computer generated. The flower was yellow, but using my Smooch Cosmic Pink, it turned the perfect shade of red! I also used some Crayola Red spray that I got from Toys R Us.


I put lights in the bottom of the sleigh and added gold and red glittered Christmas balls that I glued together. Then I just added the other embellishments and the Santa on top. It shows up better when it is on a counter top or under a lamp...I did not have this plugged in and so you cannot see the real beauty of it. But, I think my sister really liked it.

I will be back with more later. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by to visit!!



14 comments:

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Velta! It has been a long time since you have posted, I hope all is well with you and yours. Love the card for your sister, and a belated HB to her. The sleigh is just gorgeous! I think when they receive a handmade gift, they cherish it even more, because they know it is made with love. Don't be a stranger so long...if you get a chance enter my blog candy before midnight, my time!

Hugz,xx

~L~

Jerri Jimenez said...

Well, what can I say! It's gorgeous, your sleigh is just gorgeous Velta! I know your sister was over-the-moon with her gift so thoughtfully made by you . . . how special and what a treat! She'll treasure it for years to come! The card is way too cute, I'm sure she was thrilled with it as well!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh goodness, Velta, this is the sweetest card ever and that sleigh....WOW, love it! I a sure your sister loved this awesome gift!! Hope you are well my blogging friend! Hugs, Sabrina

Beate said...

What a beautiful sleigh and darling card.
Hugs and smiles

Rosemary said...

hi velta! i just love it when you "drop by" my blog!! what a sweet, sweet card for your sister! what a beautiful sleigh!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Well this was worth the wait! Love that little glittery sleigh with the ornaments...fabulous little gift idea! I look forward to seeing what more you have to share...I'm always on the lookout for great gift ideas! Glad to see you back!

Michele said...

Love your cute little card! And the sleigh is incredible!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute BD card for Annie! LOVE your table centerpiece!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is absolutely adorable, Velta...and your sleigh looks gorgeous!! I hope your holiday plans are coming along well! Hugs!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card for Annie is so sweet! What a darling little image and you colored her so well too!
The sleigh looks so festive and pretty, and I can just imagine how pretty it is with lights beneath it! Have a great weekend!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Velta, it's beautiful. I know what you mean about being so busy.. it's that time of year. I am sure that everyone will love all the handmade gifts.. hugs my friend

Julia Aston said...

Hi Velta! what a lovely gift and card for your sister - it is fun to make handmade gifts for those who appreciate them!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, I can see what's kept you so busy! I haven't made any gifts this year and I'm still having a hard time fitting everything in. Lots of get-togethers with friends, and when it's at your own house, well... you know you have to clean, too. I wouldn't give up a minute of it. When all is said and done, your friends and family are what's important. How thrilled the folks on the receiving end must be with your beautifully hand crafted gifts!

Niki Estes said...

So sweet! I hope you have a Merry Christmas, too, Velta!