Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas to All....

Can you believe that magical night is getting so close!? The main focus to the Holidays for our family is the birth of the Christ child and the Wonder of that event but it is fun to throw in a little Santa now and then.

The front of my card is just your normal looking greeting with these great patterned papers, the border punch and the sentiment stamps and then.....

You open it to a pop-up surprise! With Santa, his sleigh and reindeer flying over the moon! The stamps are by Pink Persimmon and this is the cutest Santa and sleigh set. I stamped the image with white ink on a kraft colored cardstock and then embossed that with white embossing powder. I added a tiny bit of coloring with a red Copic marker.

Here is a peek at the pop-up piece that makes the moon, Santa and sleigh stand out.

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And, you guessed it! Some photos!

Our family took our annual mini Christmas trip to the San Diego area this last weekend. We stayed on Coronado Island and so I just had to share a couple pics! This view is the Hotel Del Corondo. It is an amazing landmark on the island and wow is it BIG! It is not where we stayed but we just had to try to get a good view.

While we were at the beach, we all had to do some playing in the sand. The weather was just amazing making it a bit hard to believe that it is one week until Christmas! I was taking photos of all of our family and captured this neat photo kind of by accident. At this point I was following our youngest grandson as he was playing in the sand and you would so think that I arranged some of our other family members for this photo! Our youngest grandson is in the front, our son-in-law is next, two of our daughters are next and way in the distance is one of our granddaughters with the ocean off in the distance.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL… card
Materials

Cardstock - Core'dinations

Patterned paper - BasicGrey

Stamps - Pink Persimmon

Versamark black stamp pad

White stamp pad

White embossing powder

Cuttlebug embossing plate

Border punch - Martha Stewart

Queen & Co Jewels

Copic markers

7 comments:

Debbie said...

Such a pretty Christmas card.
Your grandson is getting so tall!

Desire Fourie said...

Love your beautiful card and the photo with your family members is just too precious. TFS
Hugs
Desire

MrsETaylor said...

Happy Holidays Linda

ellen s. said...

it looks like an amazing trip! gorgeous cards, too

have a wonderful holiday, linda!

Pamela said...

Love your cards!!! :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I so love seeing your photos Linda. And that is so neat you got one of all the family in one picture like that. What a cute cute card. Where did you get the directions on how to make it??? I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Adorable card Linda and I love those pictures! :)