Monday, December 27, 2010

Thank you to Sharon Johnson at No Time To Stamp!

I apologize again for not posting...this Holiday season has taken a toll on me and my family. We all caught a stomach virus over the holidays and even today we are trying to get well.

I Totally CASE'd this card from Sharon Johnson. I saw this a year or so ago on her blog and found these cards at Wal-Mart...so I copied her, because I loved what she did with it! The ribbon is, of course, from her store 100% silk white. The stamps are from JustRite Stamps "Christmas Treasures." I used Versamark to stamp and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder...The Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles were also used.

Then I thought I would post another of the presents I made for family and friends. This was a glass square ??? bowl that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and I added some greenery and embellishments from stems. The manger scene I also purchased at HL...and I placed it on top of green, red and white decorative accents with white lights added, so you can plug it in and the lights show off the colors of Christmas.

Every one that I gave this to, just loved it...and, it gives me many more ideas for next Christmas :)

I hope all of you had a Very Happy Christmas!

Hugs ~


20 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Velta! I hope you're feeling better now. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after a few days off the computer. Lots of catching up to do! LOVE the way you embellished your Wal-Mart card! That's a great idea and it turned out so beautiful! And your gift -- oh, what a fun and lovely treasure. No doubt all your lovingly put together gifts were received with much joy.

Rose Ann said...

Gosh...I'm sorry about the virus, and I hope everyone is on the mend!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, and I love your gift!! I can see why they were a big hit!! Hugs!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Velta your work is GORGEOUS!!

Betty Wright said...

The card is wonderful, Velta! Great image and the dp background is perfect! I really see why people loved your gift. I love anything that lights up, but I also love me some Christmas decorations. This one is perfection!

denise said...

REALLY really really like the Christmas gift..... would like to see how you had the lights in there as your idea is so clever.... I LOVE Christmas decorations,but am very picky about what I put out, this is beautiful. Nice work! Happy New Year!

Julia Aston said...

A lovely card Velta! so sorry you and your family got sick! hope you are all feeling better soon! Your crafty gift is so pretty!

Selma said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick Velta. Hope you are feeling better soon. Your card and gift are beautiful. What a great gift idea. I want to thank you for the birthday wishes. How sweet of you. Wishing you a happy and healthy New year.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I hope you are feeling better Velta... and I can see why everyone loved the manager scene.. you are so very talented. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to leave me comments on my blog.. you are such a wonderful person. I always feel so special after I read your comments.. hugs

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, velta! that silk ribbon (LOVE sharon's store!!) is just the perfect touch! wishing you and your family a very happy new year! and i hope that you all feel better very, very soon.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my blogging friend!! WOW, your card is stunning love those colors....so very beautiful!! I also LOVE that glass bowl all decked out....such a great gift idea, that even if the recipient wants to use it during the tear, just take out the Christmas decor and you are all set! Thanks for sharing this idea!! I hope that you will start the New Year with less stress!! Thanks for always coming by and saying "hi", it means a lot to me!! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Velta I am so very sorry to hear you have been poorly. I really hope that you are feeling a lot better soon!
Absolutely love your wonderful creations! Just stunning!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
hugs
kim x

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous card! Absolutely love the manager gift, how cute!!!

Hope you are feeling much better and best wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Janine said...

Hope you are feeling better Velta!! Have a Happy new Year!
Love your card too!

Elly said...

Hi Velta,

I hope you all are feeling well right now!!
Your card is so nice, and you've been very creative with all those homemade Chrismaspresents. They are all beautiful!!
I wish you a very happy and creative 2011.( In about 13 and a half hours it starts here ;-)
hugs, Elly

Our Little Inspirations said...

I hope the new year finds you feeling much better! Happy New Year too my friend! I apologize for not visiting sooner, but the holidays are just the busiest times aren't they?! Your card is lovely and that silk ribbon always dresses up a card to be so special! The gift you created is magnificent! I know the person who received that was thrilled with it!
Take good care of yourself and I wish you all the best in 2011!! ((get well hugs))

Silli said...

Hello dear Velta, I hope, all is well now... Thinking of you and wish you all the best in 2011...Your card is very pretty...BIG hugs

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie lots of good wishes for 2011, I love the mono chrome card. Thanks for all the lovely comments you left me in 2010, they are really appreciated
Big Hugs
Jacqui xx

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I hope you recovered from the bug and were able to enjoy the tail end of the holidays! Beautiful card and wonderful little gift! Happy New Year!

Beate said...

Seems like a lot of us got sick over the holidays. I hope you are feeling better now.

I love the way you enhanced the Wal-Mart card. Gorgeous.

Happy New Year
Hugs and smiles

Jerri Jimenez said...

I'm sure you're over the illness by now Velta, I'm late in chiming in. I've had both my guys home. The day after Christmas we headed for the beach for 5 days, then had New Year's celebrations with my hubby's family. My youngest flew up to New York on the 3rd, my oldes is still at home and leaves for Nashville on the 10th. It's been so crazy around here with everyone's schedules! Your card is gorgeous, what a wonderful tribute to Sharon, I'm sure she's thrilled! And the lighted gift is over-the-top creatively festive. I'm sure the recipients were thrilled with your beautiful gift! What a nice heirloom to keep for generations to come!