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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas is coming adventure

There was a farmhouse Christmas market in Shipshewana last week, and Tom thought I'd enjoy it so we drove over and spent half a day browsing all the handmade, repurposed, and antique/vintage offerings.  I didn't just enjoy it, I loved it!  I tried to sneak in Christmas music on the drive, but he requested a change. Today I'm getting ready for Card Buffet, and all of the kits I'm preparing are Christmas cards, so I've got the Christmas music playing in the basement.  Tom's out working in the garage, with a different station playing. ;)

I needed one more design for the buffet.  I specifically wanted to use Cherry Cobbler because the Real Red is already in one of the other kits, so I thought it would be good to highlight the Be Merry designer series paper.  There's this sweet design with bells and baubles, suggesting that the Seasonal Bells stamp set and punch would be another good inclusion.  After all that decision making, I just needed a nap a sketch (!), and Try Stampin' On Tuesday has the perfect one:

stamp sets - Christmas Pines, Seasonal Bells; ink - Cherry Cobbler; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; designer series paper - Be Merry; punch - Bell

I don't know for sure whether the goose is getting fat, but Christmas is coming, surely sooner than I can remember the rest of the old nursery rhyme...


Donna Scholz said...

Love your Christmas card, Kathe! It's clean and bold feel really appeals to me. You did a great job using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch to create a card with impact! I'm heading to Northern Indiana for Thanksgiving this week from Idaho. I remember the Shipshewana market well. We used to drive up there from Indianapolis when I was growing up. NO wonder you wanted to put Christmas music on the radio on your drive home !!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us here at TSOT! -Donna

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Kathe, I love your fun Christmas card! I have to say you used one stamp on your card that I've never had...a bell. I guess it's time to look into one. :) Shipshewana is a great place to visit. I've been there numerous times, but I have to admit I'm not much of a shopper. I don't mind browsing through a few stores here and there though. My hubby would definitely be on your side and say turn up the Christmas music. :) Thanks for sharing with us a TSOT.
Sara H.