Sunday, November 8, 2009

Gifty Tree

Gosh...I feel like I've been MIA on the blog cause I have so many things going on. I'm still working on getting those Toronto class cards done....I gotta say, I'm a little angst cause I usually like to have that done and out of the way at least a week in advance! Images are done, and colors are finalized so contact Emily to see what colors you will be needing.

This morning I made my VERY FIRST batch of cabbage rolls! Can you believe I am of PURE polish decent and this is my FIRST batch of cabbage rolls! I guess I've always relied on my mother or grandmother to do it, but the time has come that I need to take over the tradition! All I am gonna say about the whole ordeal is that I need to clean my oven! Note to self....use a larger roaster and/or less liquid! (AND thank God for self cleaning ovens!)

After that live and learn on the cabbage rolls I headed on over to Paper Pickle for their Holiday Open house! Kell manned the make and take table, Kim was busy at the cash, Deb answered any and all questions and yours truly did a copic demo! I got to catch up with some old friends (Bonnie and Brenda!) and met some new ones....Hi Kate!...plus I had my BFF Pauline hanging out most of the afternoon. I had soooo much fun!


That leads me to my card of the day! After getting home from the open house I whipped up this card with Gifty Tree...okay...I'll fess up, I didn't exactly WHIP IT UP cause I'm NOT a fast card maker. But I did color it and get it all put together all in one day so that has got to get me some points! LOL!

I stamped it on Bellas bestest paper, coloured it entirely in copics and added some 'stuff' for snow. I have no idea where I bought this stuff but it is like little tiny squares of shiney white confetti. The paper I used is some Scenic Route from last year and I love it's retro look with this funky tree. The tag was created with a spellbinders die, stamped with the merry holidays sentiment and tied to the lamp with some fine white and gold ribbon that I picked up at pickle.

To finish it off, of course I added lots of glitter around the star and ornaments, and popped those ornaments with a nice thick glob of ranger glossy accents. It is a very tactile card!

Oh ya....there is still time....GO SEE THE MICHAEL JACKSON MOVIE! you won't be sorry!
RIP MJ!

12 comments:

Kandi said...

What a great card! Love that funky tree and your coloring is fabulous as always!! Wish I lived in your neck of the woods so I could take a class from you or your friend Paula, but I'm too far away over here in Oregon. :( I'll just have to admire from afar. Have a great day!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great card Linda. Thanks for the copic demo today........I think I am in love!!!!

paula said...

Paula needs gifty tree!! I love all the colors and your paper choice is awesome, so fun and bright...like someone I know...maybe ME!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Super cute card. I really like how you put the sentiment as a tag around the tree. Great dp, too.

Deanna said...

Amazing!

Regan said...

oooh snap...love it, can't wait for Saturday!!!

Kate's Life said...

Hi Linda!!! You made my day! I have been playing with that sweet bella kitty and my copics- I need a lot of practice, but it is coming!!! Thanks for the great tips! This card is wonderful btw!

Louise Charlton said...

Love your card and that snow you used! Your coloring is so beautiful as always!

Wish I could drive the 6 hours to Toronto this weekend! Maybe one day! Don't stop giving classes!

Bonnie said...

Perfect Linda!! and great to see you too - loved the chocolate - those bad girls.....

dpkennedy said...

Your tree is so pretty! And yum on the cabbage rolls! I haven't had them since I was a kid! I need to learn to make more Polish food for my hubs...his mom was 100%Polish and used to make her own kielbasa! It'd be nice to celebrate that part of his heritage! So are they delish? Have a recipe to share? Huh?!!

Beth Norman said...

Darling card, as always. When I was at The Christmas Carol last night I told DH that if I really had my say (he let me pick the movie), I told him he would be sitting through the Michael Jackson movie. I have no one to go and see it with. Probably just as well. I suspect I would be crying through it all.

Chissy Le said...

Great coloring once again! Yeah I'm the same way. I love to color but it takes me DAYS to put a card together. Thanks for the heads up on Michael Jackson. I love his music. I will try to get the hubby to go with me though, he snores at movies... :)

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