December 22, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly Design Team Thursday and a Winner!

Hello and happy Thursday to everyone! Are you all ready for the Holiday festivities? I am so not ready! I looked at my calendar yesterday and realized it was still on were all the calendars in our home! I think I am in a subconscious denial it's almost Christmas. Well if you are a procrastinator, like me, and need to make holiday cards yet I a have a few last minute card ideas for you today. It is of course Design Team Thursday at My Thoughts Exactly so each card will feature the fabulous Holiday stamp sets :) To be exact each card will be showing sentiments from the Holly Jolly Phrases set.

First up I have the Christmas cards we handed out to our family at the annual family gathering, yes handed out because I didn't get them mailed in time.

I didn't want to make a million and one folded cards, so they are just flat cards. The message is hidden by the little penguin that is a magnet! Aren't the sentiments fun? I just love "May your stocking be filled with smiles and love!" See the little stocking up? Yup that's on the Holly Jolly Phrases set too. I also made a second version of the card with a different penguin.

Now I have a card that was just for fun...well I really wanted to use a certain stamp so the card was designed around that. The idea came to me while I was wrapping our Christmas gifts and the dog would not leave me alone! She was walking all over the wrapping paper, throwing toys on the paper, chasing the ribbon and just didn't stop and by the time I got her to leave me alone the paper was ruined. So the Naughty Darja card was created.
The idea on the front being the mess left over from a very naughty little puppy playing in the craft room. On a side note the paw prints are the size of Darja's paws so it's very fitting, it's also how she usually 'signs' all our cards. Now back to your regularly schedule program...
Isn't that cute? As soon as I saw the "Dear Santa" phrases I knew I had to use them. I always remember as a little kid trying to write my letter to Santa but never knowing exactly what to say. Well Darja had the same problem. "I was very very good"...well maybe not. "Please define good?" No that doesn't sound right. "I can explain..." I imagine her explanation would be, "I was just trying to help mama finish her card." Of course it would be said with a cocked head and those puppy dog eyes so you can't yell at her.

So I have one last thing for you today. I never heard back from the winner of the Stamp Release so I have a new one! The new winner is...#9 - StampGram! Please send me an email (CraftyRktSci [at] gmail [dot] com) to claim your prize StampGram.

Be sure to stop by the My Thoughts Exactly store to pick up all your favorite stamps and don't forget to stop by Jen's blog too to see her Design Team Thursday project.

Happy crafting and happy holidays!


  1. I love your cards! Especially the Darja one. If my dog did that only one of her paw prints would fit. LOL


  2. They are adoreable and especially Darja`s loooove it!!
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

  3. Sweet penguins cards, but the doggie one really takes the cake!! LOL! :-D

  4. hahahaha I love it Jessica...I have a Dog that could never ever have an excuse for his dirty deeds, what a great idea and you could totally use this idea for scrapbooking too!

  5. So cute, Jessica! I love the way you used the Dear Santa sentiments!

  6. Omg Darja's card is fabulous. So cute and I can totally relate. I like the magnet too really great ideas.