Monday, September 13, 2010

Waiting For Santa, Vintage Style

I'm very honored. Thanks so much MMSC DT!

Hello hello! I hope you had a great weekend. the Husband and I took a little road trip on Saturday and hid indoors Sunday for the first rainy day in ages. It was nice to wake up to the sound of soft rain - especially since it was falling straight down and not into any of the windows left open overnight. Temps were in the 50's, so after Finnegan went out for a quick wee, we all snuggled tighter under the covers and slept in. I love the cooler temps paired with cozy blankies and warm snuggly bodies in the bed... have I mentioned that our dog sleeps under the covers? He curls his 95lbs up at our feet every night. It's cute!

It's Monday again, which brings my Beary Scrap DT post *and* a new challenge for the design team. This week we decided to go down my favorite path:
Ok, so *I* decided to take the design team down this path kicking and screaming. I had to duck from a few well-thrown old shoes... but I'm still excited to see what they come up with when truly challenged!

Here's another in my Vintage Christmas Series. Haha! I just made that up as an excuse for my 2 Christmas cards in a row here at TBS. I'm on a mission to avoid the Great Frenzy of 2009, which had me scrambling and working through the night weeks before a craft show. Oh, it was awful even for this procrastinator.

So, about this card: I used the yummy delicious My Minds Eye Laundry Line/Flirty Collection. The design is called "Pretty Coat" and boy is it fabulous! The tag in the upper left corner is also MME and available at the store. On my vintage postcard image I've added white Flower Soft for snow and as decoration on Santa's coat. Star Dust Stickles found its way on the little girl's coat and the star, and Frosted Ice around the edges.

The MME tag was trimmed and crushed into a ball, then the edges and random creased were inked up before it got a Pearl Glimmer Mist squirt. The flowers were white before being misted with Vanilla Glimmer Mist. I'm really pleased with the subtle color!

Card Recipe
Thanks for stopping in today. Don't forget that the Beary Sweet Challenge #9 is open until Tuesday night - there's still time to whip something up with our sketch!



hellerlittle said...

Love your Vintage Xmas Card...
it´s made with a lot of love by you - that´s shown
wonderful colors and combinations
cu hellerlittle

Anne said...

This is sooo beautiful!
Full of christmas-feeling, and amazingly decorated. :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is wonderful, Susan. That MME embossed paper is totally yummy, as is that fab lace. Love that vintage image too!

I dropped by the Beary Scrap blog to check out the challenge and was confused. The sidebar mentions challenges on the 1st and the 15th and your post mentions one that runs weekly. Are there two separate challenges? I didn't see any linky system on your post over there.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Linda - isn't MME the best? Have you seen Lost and Found yet? Much like Laundry Line in it's glittery goodness. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Thanks for being a fresh set of eyes - I'll clarify my post over there. We do "open to everyone" challenges on the 1st and 15th. This week -since the 15th is Wednesday- we're all doing our DT cards based on that challenge theme -"Vintage". The challenge doesn't officially start until the 15th, though.

I hope this made it clearer and that you can join us for the Vintage challenge. In the book of Susan, *you* are the Queen of Vintage Inspiration!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an amazing vintage Christmas card. You image is so beautiful. You have so many wonderful details. I agree that dp is delish the laundry line stack and the Christmas stack that are out are delish! Thanks so much for joining us in Midnight Madness this week!
I have blog candy available if you are interested!

Annie said...

wowzer what a great card. I love that lace and pins.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Susan, this really is a beautiful creation! Love the vintage scene, dp, lace and all your lovely embossing. The flowers in the corner and pearls are a lovely addition to this gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

Connie M. said...

Susan! This is such a beautiful vintage Christmas card! Love that lace, and the pretty flowers with stick pins!! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


Sandra H. said...

Wow,, this is absolutely beautiful, Susan!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Susan - this card is nostalgic bliss! I love the image and the gorgeous lace! your have created such a gorgeous scene here Susan - this is a favourite with me! Love it! it is great to have you play along for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and would love to see you again! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Elise said...

Ohhhh Susan! This is sooo YOU! GORGEOUS, STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL .. did I cover most of it?! hehe ... sigh ... I love how you do vintage. It's just dreamy!!!

And you make me so jealous talking about the cooler temps and the rain and the snuggling under the covers! oooooooh that sounds soooo perfect! I'm still sweating like a horse here, there's no sign of rain, and the alarm clock goes off at 6:45am ... LOLOL!!!! uhhh yea, so your cozy day sounded very very very BEAUTIFUL! hehe! :)


Irene said...

Hello Susan

Oh my what a stunning and brilliant card I love every single detail. Vintage is also one of my favorites. The backing papers are just fabulous, and the image is so perfect. Wonderfullace, pins and flowers.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Lynne Forsythe said...

Oh the Vintage Yumminess!!! love every little detail!!

thanks bunches for playing along with ALL the design teamies and Simon Says Stamp!

Nancy said...

How very pretty!

Lori said...

Wowza, this is total vintage goodness! Just love the image and those yummy papers! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hop!

Marcea said...

What a wonderful card!
Thankyou so much for taking part in our blog hop with all the Simon Says Stamp teams. Good luck for all the incredible prizes - fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card totally love the way you have done the lace, thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Susan!

Congratulations on winning our Remarkable award! Your card is very beautiful.
I was wondering if you would let me put this card in the MMSC gallery on Facebook. Please?


Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! What a sweet image. I love it! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge!
ABC Christmas Christmas

Cathy said...

Susan, What a lovely card. You know that I love vintage. Just beautiful.....Cathy

Lorraine A said...

gorgous card :-) the image is fab and the vintage look is beautiful ,,, everything is perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x