Monday, December 1, 2008

Only 24 days til Christmas

omgosh! its coming up so fast, I can't believe how fast Thanksgiving went by. Cooking all morning, a big meal, then bam.. it's bedtime. Get up, have some leftovers for lunch, decorate some, bam again.. and the whole weekend went that way. I did get all my trees up- I have 4 trees that are decorated, then 3 smallish ones I put in our bay window, those only have lights and bows on them. I have the main tree, a Santa tree, a snowman tree and a gingerbread/baking tree. I think now that I have the room, I'm going to look into getting big trees for my assorted themed trees. Mine are all skinny trees and various heights.
here is a pic of the den with the fireplace, I have my santa collection on the mantel, and the hearth has my nutcrackers. This is the den I just got finished painting a couple weeks ago. so glad i was done in time. notice the cat that would not get out of the frame, down there in the corner.
Also- did you notice my new banner and background. I got the freebie digi supplies at shabbyprincess.com and I simply made my own background, and substituted it in the HTML I copied from thecutestblogontheblock.today is also the day for revealing our 2sketches4you cards. This week the sponser is Pink Persimmon, http://www.pinkpersimmon.com/ go check them out- the designs they sent me are so cute! Course I added some white dimensional paint, and glittered over top that for my snow. add in the KI lace paper (flipped over to be white) and the bobunny holiday cheer paper, some machine stitching and the usual buttons/hemp. with a brad and a little jesse james jingle bell button thrown in for contrast. Hope you like my card!
thanks for visiting, hope you have a wonderful week! please leave me comments- I love to read them!
kris

10 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Kristen this card is gorgeous love the snowy feel to it. Hugs from Desire

Amber said...

Love your card this week Kristen! And love the little cat in your picture! My dogs are the same way, every pic I take I end up finding a nose or tail or ear! They are definitely not camera shy! But those shots are precious. Can't wait to see your remaining trees!

Hanneke said...

I love your christmas card!!
And i've got an award for you on my blog...

XxX Hanneke

Peet said...

This is soo gorgeous, Kristen!!! Love it!
Hugs,
Peet

~dawne said...

Your decorations look so beautiful, inviting & warm!! Love your card this week too!!

Julia said...

Your tree and blog look wonderful! Love the card with the jingle bell too! :-) 22 Days and counting...

Kath said...

super cute card - love the papers and the stamp...and all the extras
Hugs
kath
xxxx

moralia said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you use the KI lace CS! I always find it so hard to use, but you totally rock it! yum!!

Katie said...

Your card is lovely, Kristen!! I LOVE what you did with those stamps!!

Hope you are having a great week!

Hugs!
Katie

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow! your home and blog look so festive and beautiful! I love your card! It's just stunning!