Friday, December 6, 2013

Where have I been?

     Well, I guess you could say that life swallowed me up!  I would like to do a Friends with Flair post for today, and say sorry for being absent. 

     Here are some cards I have made with the October KOM for 2013.  Love all the holiday stamps, and the different looks that you can achieve.
 
 
Card one uses papers from the My Minds Eye Holly Jolly Collection.  Love this paper!  I also used an embellishment from American Craft, which I toned down with a little Distress ink.  Coloring is done with Copics.

 

 
 Card two uses the snowman from the Oct 2009 Stampin Store Kit, plus a sentiment from KOM Oct.  The papers and diecuts are all from BoBunny!  Add a few gems, and done!

 
 Card three was created with a white base and the sweet Chickadee and sentiment from the Oct KOM was stamped and sponged with Pistachio, Memento ink.  The papers are from MME Signature Christmas.  I used Spellbinders and Martha Stewart dies and punches. 

 
Okay, next is card four.  More stamps from the Oct KOM 2013, more papers from MME Holly Jolly, and a few embellishments.  I borrowed that cute smaller snowflake punch from my DD, and used my
Memory Box corner die for the very first time.
 
I am trying to make cards with low profiles, that are more postal friendly.  Please be sure to visit all of the wonderful Unity stampers, who have posted their gorgeous work. 



26 comments:

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, what gorgeous cards....especially love the jar and mints. They all have such lovely details. I too am going for a more mailable card this year. Looks like you aced it.
Life is so busy, understand completely. It is hard to get all we want done, especially this time of year.
hugs......

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
OMGosh these are just soooo cute, the jar, the snowman and the bird are my fav's. You are doing great my friend. I have maybe three of twenty done. LOL I hope to get more done this weekend if things quit breaking. Last weekend the furnace motor went out.

Angeline Choo said...

WOW!! You've been busy. These are all so beautiful for Christmas!

Kris said...

Mary Anne you've certainly been busy. Love all of your efforts.

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards, Mary Anne. The first one has such a nice vintage feel!

jimlynn said...

Life has a way of doing that sometimes - but glad you were able to pop back in today with so many wonderful cards. ALL are sensational - but my heart belongs to that first one! So cute with the peppermints in the jar. Just wonderful!!!
Lynn

Ruby said...

Mary Anne All your cards are lovely. I like the snowman and bird image.

Donna Hanley said...

These are four winners in my book. I love them all, but that snowman really wins it over for me. I love snowmen. Glad to see you back creating, but I totally understand when you just can't! I've been there.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

wow, these are all super... I couldn't even pick a favorite

Jen said...

Wow, waht a group of cards! These are so pretty. I love that large jar!

JD/ Jill said...

All lovely cards. I know what you mean with busy...I've been absent from my blog too. If you can find where we can get more hours in our day...please let me know...smile...
Hope you have a great weekend.

FeistyCrafter said...

Looks like you have been busy creating beautiful cards in your craft room!!

MaryH said...

I hear you about Life getting in the way of card making & posting. I can make cards & post, or I can visit blogs & comments. Sometimes I get behind on all of it!!! Especially if we travel. You've been busy with these lovely cards, and each one is so very pretty. My fav would be the bird though (I'm a sucker for bird stamps!). Love the way you sponged the Pistachio around the image...really highlighted the stamping. TFS & Hugs. Hope you are not in the ice storm path, and that your power stays on. Be safe & warm.

Patti J said...

Glad to see your post pop up! Beautiful card, my friend! I know what you mean about 'life'...sure gets in the way of our creativity sometimes! Lol...hugs!

Lucy said...

Its nice to see you back! I missed this week-just too busy and tired to make anything. Your cards are so pretty!

Carol L said...

Way to create! We've all missed you, but you haven't skipped a beat with any of these cards! NJ on them all!

Dawn Louise said...

A busy crafty bee they're all fabulous and joy to look at

Gaylynn said...

Gorgeous jar card. Love the colors and layering. Very warm and sweet.

jennifer mitten said...

I like all your cards but that jar is stunning!

Tameko said...

Beautiful cards.

Miwa said...

Welcome back! Wonderful cards, love how you used your KOMs! :)

JPScraps said...

These cards are beautiful! Glad to see you back :)

Marlena M. said...

All of your cards are magnificent Mary Anne~but I DO have a soft spot for that snowman. He's one of my favorite images~

Sue D said...

wonderful cards--my fave is the decorated jar.

Olga said...

I'm sorry for being so late, just wanted you to know I love all these cards, nice chatting with you the other day!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Your cards are awesome! Got to pay attention to embellishments this time of year...otherwise spend a fortune at post office ...sorry haven't visited ...rarely have surfing/commenting time anymore ...hug the granbaby (-: