Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Peace and a mousie!

Can you believe the date already! I keep telling myself that I am not in a panic...just yet.

I am finishing off some more Christmas cards for the breast cancer event tomorrow night, Thursday. I found out today that it is taking place...outside. It is unusually chilly here in Austin and ANYONE that knows me, knows I consider it cold if the thermometer is registering below 83! I will be layered for sure!

Well, enough of my whining. This cute mouse stamp is from PTI tags and I stamped her in black and used Nestabilities to cut out the circles. The dp is from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly and the cream card stock was textured with a Quickutz embossing folder "Retro Diamonds". It has been used a lot this week by me ;) I added the teeny

rhinestones for a little detail. They are a nice size to use when using the petite scallop Nestabilities (imho)

The next card is an "all PTI" card, except for the SU pomegranate ink. It is a good enough match (when you don't have scarlet jewel!) and I kinda like that it is a little brighter shade for this card. The same embossing folder was used and the dp is from this years PTI Christmas pack. The ribbon is scarlet jewel and I have used up the whole spool, so I guess I have to order more (and maybe the matching ink too, since I am paying for shipping anyway...right? The borders were created with one of my trusty MS punches. The sentiment is from the Believe set, the very first set that attracted me to PaperTrey Ink in the first place (2 yrs ago?) and I only ordered the set last month!
Thanks for peeking in again. I will let ya know how the fundraising event goes on Friday morning...if my fingers are thawed by then.....


  1. both cards are wonderful! good luck at the event I hope you make lots of MONEY!!!!!!!!

  2. These are both gorgeous!!! Love them!!!

  3. So great! Love the embossing and all that PTI yumminess!

  4. Hi Chriss,

    What lovely designs. The Christmas Mouse is adorable! You're very talented.
    You're right, it's hard to believe that Christmas is so near. I still must buy/wrap/mail pressies to my family in Missouri. Eep! ;-)

    Hope your holiday is filled with joy.

    Merry Merry!

  5. Hello Chriss! Thanks for coming to my blog and leave me a comment! So sweet of you!

    I love both of your cards! I have that Cosmo Cricket but don't know how to use it until I saw yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Fantastic cards, Chriss! That little mouse is sooo darling!

  7. Hi there, just wanted to pop by and thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a lovely comment....means a lot!


    P.S. I enjoyed perusing through your lovely blog:)

  8. Love the mouse!!!!! And hello from a fellow Austinite! :)

  9. What cute mouse card you made! Thanks for dropping by my blog for the Hero Arts blog hop!

  10. Hi Chriss...your cards are sooo pretty!!! The little mouse is adorable and I love the doves!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!!


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