Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How About a Non Christmas Post?

I know Christmas is only a few days away.....believe me, that's all I can think about! For the last two days, I've cleaned, baked, shopped, and wrapped presents! I am hosting Christmas Eve this year......so there is lots to do! But, I have a non Christmas card today......just because. It is a JustRite image, called, Quiet Moments, illustrated by Elizabeth Dulemba. She is a children's book author and illustrator, and her images are so sweet! I colored this image with my Copic Markers. I cut it out using my Circle Spellbinder's die. I matted that against a scalloped circle and then placed a doily behind it. The designer paper is by Girl's Paperie. I softened the pattern a bit with a piece of vellum. I machine stitched the perimeter and added pearls to the corners.
The sentiment was stamped using the same set in Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink) and cut out using a scalloped heart by Spellbinders. I added some glitter, pearls, and some of my colored seam binding.

I have one last Christmas card up my sleeve for Friday........... : )
Off to see my Gram today. She is 90 and has Alzheimer's. And let me tell ya, that disease totally sucks! She isn't the woman she used to be and it is always a bittersweet visit. She still knows who I am.....which is good, but my heart aches when I see her........*sigh*.

14 comments:

Lorraine said...

Love your card! The colors, design, coloring. And I hear ya about the Holidays. This image looks so peaceful - what I wish for now, lol! Happy Holidays!

JennyKozar said...

Beautiful card Michelle!

Renee said...

oooh this is simply beautiful! love all the sparkle :D Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Oh Michelle! It's just lovely! Happy Holidays,
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Crystal said...

Totally GORGEOUS Michele!!!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Cami said...

Michele, your card is very beautiful! Great layout and beautiful coloring. Happy Holidays. Cami
P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment. It is very much appreciated especially at this busy time.

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw great card! and what a nice colours and papers you used. I love it!
Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hugs Ageeth x

ScrappyMama said...

This card is so sweet...I love it! I'm sorry about your Gram; I don't personally know anyone with this terrible disease but it is one of the things that I am most afraid of. Because my memories are so important to me, the thought of losing them is devastating...this is one of my motivations for scrapping. I hope your visit went well with her today.

Shirl said...

Thats absolute sweet card Michelle :)

Just dropping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday. Hope all is well with your visit to your grammy!

Hugs,
Shirl

Marcy said...

I love the embellishments you chose with this sweet image, Michele! I hope your visit with your Gram is encouraging and uplifting for both of you.

Merry Christmas!

Chrissie said...

What a beautiful card Michele, the vellum gives it such a lovely, dreamlike quality.
I hope the visit to your Gram went well, this is such a terrible disease!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Super precious and gorgeous Michelle! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love how you framed that image! Love the vellum and sewing too!! Merry Christmas!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so pretty! I love that image!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..I love the sweet image and your coloring is vibrant!!...Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!...Hugs, Ila