Friday, August 24, 2012

A funny thing happened

 Above is my 1st try (see the little bomb ornaments?)
Today I thought I would share this with you.  A funny thing happened on the way to making this Christmas card.  I had this great idea for this tree with Stickles for ornaments and and little wires hand made into ornament hangers, sounds great doesn't it?  Not, my son looked at it and said the ornaments look like little bombs, ha ha he is right!  Not exactly what I had in mind!  
 I remade it with some sweet little gel stickers I found on clearance at Joanns.  I also used some Goose Bumps Spray and then sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress ink.  I am much happier with the finished result.  The lovely cut file is from Alaa Studios this is actually the negative cut out, it is a beautiful file and a bargain at $1.00.  The green paper is a large polka dot print I copied onto glossy photo paper, it really changed it up.  The Envelope Liner is Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and I used a gold leafing pen and a ruler to gilt up the border.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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  1. Beautiful card, very stylish, and I love the little bombs! Great pattern you have used, too! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh Diane, I love it, little bombs, words of wisdom from our loved ones, lol. Hugs

  3. This is beautiful, love that tree!

  4. i like the little bombs, diane! great tree design! happy weekend!

    i finally got an email alert for your blog with your last 12 posts on it! email subs don't work too well:)

  5. Both the cards are sweet, Diane, but I love the one with the little bombs on it. I think the hangers make those ornaments look cool.
    Wishing you good health,

    Monica xxx

  6. I LOVE that tree! And the ornament looks awesome to me, not at all like a bomb. lol!!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!! you are such a great friend to me, thank you!!

  7. What a great idea! Absolutely love this....a perfect christmas card :D

  8. You are too funny, Diane! I think the little bombs are great little tree decorations! Love both cards! Have a great Saturday!

  9. What a cute tree.... Sometimes we are so engrossed in our creations, we can't see the forest for the trees...
    I liked the little tree with the bombs.

  10. oh hun how beautiful is this its just so so stylish,and love that tree and those gorgeous bombs are awesome hugs Cherylxxxx

  11. Delightful creations Diane and a funny story also!

  12. Cute cards and wow you are planning ahead. Thanks for your visit. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  13. Simply beautiful Diane! Thanks for sharing the funny story :)

  14. I never would have thought that if you didn't mention it! Cute both ways if you ask me :) Hope the home improvements are coming along and that you are feeling a bit better! Thinking of you :)

  15. Love that you are working on Christmas!!!! Also love the Marilyn card at the top - cute!


    BTW - Yep we call them halupki, filled cabbage, galumpki, etc. No matter what you all them they are good!

  16. Beautiful Christmas card! I love the clean design.

  17. I think your card is beautiful and what a great start you already have for the Christmas season. Hugs to you.

  18. Diane it seems so many of us are working on Christmas. I love your cards, both of them. Each is special and I don't see the bomb ornaments in your design at all.
    Just perfectly awesome always.
    Have a great and creative week.
    XO CMD

  19. I love the texture from the goosebumps, I do not think the ornaments look like bombs LOL!

  20. I like the modern look of the card. We can always count on an honest response from a child.

  21. This is fab, loving your cards for christmas. Ohhh that reminds me ... lol
    hugs June x

  22. Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the wonderful story.

    Hugs, Gaby

  23. Thanks so much for your comment on todays blog my friend. I shall copy and paste your comment into the post to remind folk
    Hugs June x

  24. Hey sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

  25. Hi Pam,

    THANKS for your visit to my blog and taking time to leave a comment. I SOOO appreciate it.

    Your card is wonderful - a modern take on a tree, you did a beautiful job.

    Question, how did you put your "Follow on Pinterest" button on the bottom of your blog/post?


  26. Hi Diane, So nice to see you today and thank you for stopping by. I imagine you are getting busy too with creating for the new seasons upon us. We are still hot here and today was 103 or so. Predicted to be down to the 80's Saturday. Oh we are so ready for Fall. Hurry Up!!
    Love viewing your gorgeous cards again.

    Have a great weekend.
    XO Celestina Marie

  27. I love the card....but I think I love the envelope more :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  28. How are you doing, dear Diane? Is the sciatica any better. Know that you are in my thoughts...

    Thanks for visit and kind words,
    Monica with love

  29. Hi Diane, Stopping by to say hi. I know you are busy with the redos. Have a great week and don't work too hard. I heard it is cooling down a lot there from family members. We are finally too, although in the 80's which is a cool down for us. LOL
    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

  30. I say Bombs away! I like them both!
    thanks for visiting. Can get back to visiting now that my daughter is away at college. Missed stopping by. take care, gerri

  31. Hi Diane, Just stopping by to say hi. How is the project coming along? Have a great weekend.
    Sending hugs, Celestina Marie

  32. Hi Diane,
    How adorable! and how funny that your son thought that! I am wondering if you can send me your address as I have lost track of so many addresses. I'm at xo Cindy


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