Wednesday, December 12, 2012

motif: noun

a single or repeated design or color
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Hi to all my lovely WOYWW friends out there in blogger land!

I am still busy, busy, BUSY, as I am sure all of you are these days. It never seems to end, does it? Of course! Decorating is FINALLY finished, Christmas cards are almost completed, they should all be in the mail tomorrow! yay! BTW, thank you again to everyone that sent me a card, So instead of my desk here is a video of my card display!

*You can also see my Santa village against the windows complete with snowflakes I have dangling down and on the dining room table ( hanging head in shame, for they have been on my table for 6 months!! lol ) is my collection of Charles Chips memorabilia which still have not found their way to a shelf ( mainly cause I keep forgetting to buy one! ) And if you want to know about my childhood and why Charles Chips is important to me, you can go here. *

 
 
And this is the card that I sent out to my WOYWW friends, I am pretty sure everyone has received theirs by now, so it should be safe to show! If not...close your eyes! lol
 

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As you can see, my little stacked trees have been a popular motif for me this year ;) These are the ones being sent to family, and since they never come to my blog,( or if they do, they never leave me a comment, how rude, huh? ) it's safe to show them.
 
 I ran the background paper through my Big Shot with the Fiskars snowflake embossing plate, then layered 4 different strips of pattern paper all inked with brown ink to create my Christmas tree. A little twine and some star sequins and voila, done!

challenge to use 4 different patterned papers

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It's also week 3 of our Handmaking the Holidays!
 
I kicked off the week with a photo gift ball ornament which you can see here, and next up is Melissa. She made some canvas photos's for a gift for her brother and they look awesome! I hope you stop by and check it out!

39 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

great cards you have been busy! trace x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

this was the worst of all possible times to be on hiatus, since I seem to miss out on a lot of your awesome die machine inspired art. I adore these trees. The embossing folders are amazing and make the perfect backdrop for a great card.

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi from a cold and frosty north west of England Sandee! Great set of stacked trees! x

Maureen Hayes said...

Sandee,

I can't see a video or a link to one. . .can you check this? I made sure to go to your blog and I have refreshed several times,

Thanks,
Maureen

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your cards are just so perfect!!! love them all

Francesca said...

Yes I've got mine, great stuff, thanks again.
Francesca #55

Dainty Diva said...

Your cards are very nice! #97

Craftychris said...

Love your stacked trees, they are fabulous! You have received some lovely cards - your video was cool and its nice to hear you too! xx

BJ said...

Yay got mine and it's on my desk right NOW! And there's mine right at the beginning of your video - how cool is that? BJ#36

Diana Taylor said...

I just love your cards - what a fab idea and they are so effective - and I really like your colour schemes!
Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a great week.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Merry Christmas to you! I received your lovely card and one is flying to you as I type this! I love the stacked Christmas tree. How fun with all the papers you have! Yep, I might make some of these up.....

Realtor comes Friday to take photos of my place so hopefully I'll have it up for sale by the end of the weekend.

Hugs,
Kay
(not participating this week)

Katie said...

The stacked Christmas tree cards are beautiful!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like your stacked trees very much, simple yet effective, especially with the embossed background. And I enjoy saying Bollards just as much as you!!
Hugs, LLJ #27 xx

Renee said...

The video was a great idea...lovely cards! And your stacked trees are great...simple but so cute!
Hugs, Renee #101

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello you have been busy, I have rec'd my card but think I forgot to say so I'll again if not, Thank you,it's fab, and is on my coffee table with the other handmade cards I've received. Thanks for popping by, yep showers, I'm trying to get my bath removed, the shower is over the bath, but got to wait till I see OT in New Year for an official recommendation for a walk-in shower. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Take care Zo xx 86

House of Bears said...

Your stacked tree cards are fabulous, we love them. What a great idea.

Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

Queen Lightwell said...

6 months! Were you just super ready for snow or what? lol :) And I read the other comments so now I have to watch your video again because I didn't get to hear you the first time...yep, looks like my speaker is muted, not your fault at all. :) Anyways, good job getting all your cards completed and mailed...hope you haven't done like our fearless leader Julia and forgotten about your hand delivery ones! lol And it looks like you have received quite a few handmade ones to display, so nice of you to take that short video and show them off for us, aren't you a sweetie! :) Thanks for stopping by my workspace already and leaving me a helpful comment. I did wonder if you meant the frame or something else by "trim"...? I assumed frame and I think you are right but if you meant trim, hmmm, I might be confused! lol :)
Deeyll #48

okienurse said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and style. I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

JoZart said...

Super display and I love the village in the background.. oh, and those glass trees are really lovely too. Thanks so much for popping in and for your lovely comment,
Waving Hi! from Liverpool, England!
Jo x

Laura said...

Lovely cards Sandee
Happy WOYWW
Laura
97

Shoshi said...

Lovely cards received and to send, Sandee! What a good idea to do the little video. They all look gorgeous, as do the little trees etc.

thanks for your lovely comment - I haven't made my ruler storage thingy yet but I'm determined to tame the blighters - one day!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #69

Redanne said...

Wow Sandee, that's a great little video, it was good to hear the voice of someone I have been chatting to/with for so many months now! Loved your card, have it displayed on the wall in our sitting room. Love your family cards too, great colours. Hugs, Anne x #21

PS - I knitted the matching mit last night so it is no longer a single mit......

fairy thoughts said...

hi sandee
i received my card last week..... thanks it's great. I read you post about the charles chips... it was really interesting, I'm sure your dad would have loved what youdid with some of your tins.
have a great week
janet #24

Lindsay Weirich said...

love the fab quick card design! now off the watch the video! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #82

MaggieC said...

Lovely cards, and your village is so pretty. That little video is such a good idea. I have often wondered if I should do something similar for those cards that do not show up well on photos, you know the ones with the glitter etc. I still have a lot to do, but I am hoping that tomorrow may see most of it done. Have a good week. xx Maggie #33

Anne said...

Hi Sandee love the cards you have made to send and what a lovely display of cards received and also love the glass trees etc. I am still busy, busy, busy. Happy WOYWW Anne x #110

Jean said...

LOVE your accent!!! Great display of cards!

Julie Steed said...

These are so pretty, Sandee! I love the little garlands.

Nan G said...

Love the stacked trees! Happy WOYWW! Nan 14

Louise B said...

Lovely cards. Love the tree design. Thanks for sharing. Lou #93

Neet said...

Love your cards and thanks for the video of your display of those received.
Hope you don't mind if I copy the idea of your gift trees for a challenge blog I am working on. Please shout and wave if you do.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Rita said...

Cute Christmas tree cards! And a great display area for all the cards you got, too. :)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I love your tree cards!

Laura said...

What lovely cards you've received and how pretty they look displayed with your glass decorations. I really like your stacked Christmas tree cards, too. Happy WOYWW on Friday from Laura #90

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are irresistably adorable, Sandee! How unique and clever you are!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Super cute cards-love the stacked tree theme! Thanks for joining our 12 Days of Christmas challenge at Frosted Designs!
Melissa

Eliza said...

Really neet video, love the cards and what a clever way to display them and show the WOYWWers. Love your cards they are so you. Also good to put a voice to the name, really enjoyed that.

Belated WOYWW
Eliza 12

Spyder said...

sorry for late visit! I'm still up to my eye brows!! Love the cards, look nice and quick to make, and I need some quick ideas!!
((Lyn))
Happy late woyww!!

Anita Scroggins said...

Sorry it took me so long to get by, Love your project! Thanks for joining in our 12 Days of Christmas Challenges at Frosted Designs!