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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Stocking

I think this chimney stamp from Theresa Momber's, "A Very Merry Christmas" is just wonderful. But, I admit... I am lazy... I just can't find the energy to color it in.. hee hee. So, what's the next best thing??? I embossed it!!! WooHoo! I layered the embossed chimney on the Silver and Gold Metallic Pure Luxury Card stock from Gina K and I just love it that way!! But it wasn't enough so I added the stocking from Gina's, "Spirit of Christmas". I used my Sakura glitter pens to color it in and though you can't tell it well here, this WHOLE card really sparkles. My top ribbons are two of Gina's Pure Luxury Sheer and gold and her red dotted ribbon. I just layered the two so you could see the edges of the white and the gold thread. My bottom ribbon is ooooohhhh so pretty in real life... it is sort of iridescent and sparkly sheer as well. I found this in the "wedding" section of Hobby Lobby. Some things they sneak over there and I have to go search them out!! Ha! The lace edging is sort of like paper (not sure it's not) and it really shines but looks so pretty combined with the sheer. I made the stocking with our family stockings in mind. Every year we have these WONDERFULLY HUGE stockings that were hand made by a lady I found at a local craft fair one year. When I initially bought them, there was just my husband and I. Then... Steven came along and somehow I found her again... and she agreed to make one for Steven. She was just so swamped with orders that a couple days before Christmas, she tracked me down (must have map quested me) and came knocking at my door with his first Christmas stocking. It was sooooo cute. She sews all the stockings and on the cuff she puts the name. Her stockings remind me of the cards we all make. Some have buttons, some have bows, some have ribbons strips and some have wonderfully appliqued items on them that she stitches in place as well. They all have a different fabric on the front and back and the heel and toe area. Plus... the inside is lined in a completely different fabric! My kids just love them. She lived in town at the time and since has moved to Illinois. But imagine my shock when I found her ONLINE!!! I was so thrilled she has grown so much with her hobby. Did any of you ever watch "Jon and Kate plus 8"??? SHE did the kids Christmas stockings for them!! I was so shocked and happy for her. I immediately e-mailed my congrats to her and she responded that though she knew they had been on the show, she herself had never seen them. How wonderful for her!! If you would like to see her work, here's her web site. Aunt Joy's Personalized Stockings If you go to the "teddy bear" section, you will see she actually has MY Emily's stocking on her site! When Emily's stocking first arrived... she had the toe pointing in the wrong direction in comparison to the rest of the family's stockings. So... I sent it back and she redid it. But... for having to wait... she sent me a cute mini-stocking with our last name on the cuff. Such a sweet lady. My husband has a green stocking with a camo fabric Christmas tree on his. I just ADORE these stockings! I have even given some as gifts at Christmas and they are so loved. She even makes tree skirts and baby stockings. They are all wonderfully crafted. Signature

3 comments:

craftieodamae said...

very very pretty!

tlgirl353 said...

Tina- never thought to just EP the fireplace. Great idea!

qvande said...

Tina, I love your card! That fireplace is beautiful embossed like that and I absolutely love that stocking.

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