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Friday, November 18, 2011

I'll be home for Christmas - Carmen Medlin New Release



Happy Friday everyone! Today is the release of two new fantastic SCACD Stamp sets by:


Reflections Fantasy 
and 
Reflections Yesteryear 
plus
2 "Just Because" stamps- Carolyn's Bonsai and The Topiary


You will have the option to purchase the stamps individually or as complete sets. The sets include bonus accessory stamps and are of course offered at a discounted price. 


I am show casing "Regency" from the Reflection Yesteryear Set! I love her face with the look of wonder and reflection of past memories. As soon as I saw her I knew this was going to be my mother and father's Christmas Card.  My parents live in Arizona and my children live in Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania.  I so miss the family living in one area and celebrating the holidays together.  When I was working, I flew my family here for five days to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was awesome for about 48 hours!! But when you put 2 great grandparents, five children and their spouses, 6 grandchilren under the age of 4 and two were under the age of 3 months (4  grandchildren were not born yet) and my hubby and I in a single home .... Let's just say on the fifth day I was counting the trips to the airport down! 2 gone 18 more to go!! LMBO! Seriously though I love being around family!




The paper I used I believe is Spiceberry from Memory Box. Several posting below this you will see where my grandchildren thought they would help me out by removing each and every page from my  6 x 6 paper pads. I came to the conclusion I won't ever know what belongs where! I paper pieced the sofa with the same paper I used in the layers. I love the way it turned out!

The background is a Christmas Card Topper made by Flower-soft. I purchased a pack of 6 two years ago and when they arrived I thought "what was I thinking"  they just were not what I was expecting. This was before my Copic days! But it made the perfect background for what I was trying to accomplish today!


The song "Ill be home for Christmas" makes me cry every single time I hear it. I mean every single time!! My daughter, Amy knows it too! While she was in college she drove 10 hours straight, in a snow storm, because she found a musical Christmas snow globe with a house inside of it that plays "I'll be home for Christmas".  She wanted to see me get all emotional over it! No lie, she wanted to see me get all teary eye!!


Copics: Skin: E21, E00, E000, Hair: E59, E55, E53, E50, YR 23. Red: R89, R37, R35, R32. Green: YG97, YG95,YG93. 

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I had fun making it! 

The blog hop! 
You should have arrived here from  Melanie's gorgeous creation and your next stop is at  Lorraine's for another fantastic, beautiful creation!

For our international friends you can purchase these at  Quixotic Paperie.

TIP OF THE DAY is located in the posting below this one!

Challenges: 



33 comments:

Von said...

A delightful card :) nicely paper pieced too
Thank you for sharing some of your favourite techniques with us at Just for Fun
Von x

Catherine said...

Your card is absolutely fantastic Colleen ! It really reminds of past Christmas, I love this feeling ! I know what you mean about being far from your family for Christmas, and yours is really a BIG family ! Have a great week-end my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Alex said...

This is beyond creative Colleen! Turning this into a Christmas card was sheer brilliance and you did it so absolutely beautifully. That background IS perfect and I adore the paper combination.

Monica said...

Something so royal about this card, Colleen. Love it. And the sofa is so 3D. Also the curtains and present look awesome. Your post made me laugh. I like how you see the funny side in every situation.
xxx Monica

Jane H said...

My goodness I so need lessons from you this is beautiful!

Kim said...

Colleen this is absolutely GORGEOUS hun! Your coloring ROCKS and I LOVE the story that your card tells! It's so warm and welcoming! What a great xmas card for your parents! Love this!!
Big Hugs~ Kim

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! I love the backdrop for this beautiful image! Your coloring is really outstanding!

Trina said...

What a lovely scene you created!

Doreen said...

Your card is stunning,I love the scene you have created.xxx

jimlynn said...

Simply STUNNING and gorgeous!!! Everything about this is just awesome.
LYnn

Zoechaos said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Sue said...

Hi Colleen
a totally gorgeous card, i luv your scene, lovely paper piecing, awesome colouring, luv it, sue,x

Danni said...

Gorgeous card and perfect to have her sit in front of the Christmas tree!!

Lorraine said...

Yowza, what a beautiful Christmas easel card, Colleen! I love your coloring and that lovely scene in the background! Oh and that you put a little present on the sofa!

Donalda said...

Wow !!! Girl this is just gorgeous hon !!!! So love your layout dear and so beautiful colored. Big Hugs dear

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! This is fabulous ... LOVE the dimension you've achieved! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! Love the background behind the image, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, martina

CraftyC said...

What a totally gorgeous card you have make, just beautiful. Thanks for taking part in this weeks lotv challenge
Clairex

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Colleen. I love everything about it. Your layout is super. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing our paper piecing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
WTG!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is stunning Colleen! Love the little scene you made for her...the topper is perfect. She's beautiful and so is your colouring :)
Hugs xx

Jo said...

Colleen this is Beautiful. I love the way you created the background. The image is so pretty and colored beautifully.

Anonymous said...

TFS very nice

Reflections from Granny said...

Stunning, love the background you used and the easel style card is perfect. Gorgeous!

Hugs, Lori m

Nicola said...

This is one gorgeous card Colleen, perfect for our Christmas card for Someone Special theme this week.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Hugs,
Nicola

Debbie said...

WOW! A very elegant easel card! Love everything about it! Fabulous!

miatagal said...

Such a very,very pretty card, Colleen! I am a little sad as I am almost finished the hop, but I have been really inspired and I think my creativity has been a little peaked!!

Barb O.

Sammibug said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Reminds me of a perfectly traditional Christmas. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

~~Sammibug,~~ Shelly’s Images DT

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful that scene is gorgeous so is the image thank you for joining us at DDSC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Neet said...

What a beautifully coloured card - I love Distress Inks too and was tempted to use one of the many techniques on my own card. Thanks for sharing with us on JFF - Hugs, Neet

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Geraldine said...

Lovely romantic style Christmas card. Thank you for joining in BTC&G's Christmas Girls challenge.
Geraldine

salma said...

I especially like the background behind the image !!!Also like the little scene you made for her...the topper is perfect. She's beautiful and so is your coloring :):):):)
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