In a one horse open sleigh

Hello everyone! I am starting my post with a challenge and ending in some personal photos. Feel free to jump where you want to.

Tonight's challenge: Frosted Designs this week wants a project that has "same shapes in multiple sizes." You should check it out and give it a go - the possibilites are endless! {To Frosted Designs: I posted this as my 2nd entry by mistake -- this is my only entry.}

I went with something very simple, six rectangles:

Card Ingredients: American Crafts Jolly paper; The Paper Co and Recollections cardstock; studio g stamp; Stampendous! Sterling Silver embossing powder; random gems.


And as I said before - I have personal photos. I got heck that I didn't post some Christmas decorating photos. So here they are :)

All photos were taken in the dark with only the light of the Christmas lights, a very low shutter speed and my trusty tri-pod.

My mantel penguin stocking holders:

Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, they are always so happy:
The top of my tree - you can see a bit of my angel:
An angel ornament:
And apparently I can't take a photo with the lights on LOL, very blurry, but you get the point. At this point I had been taking photos of our living room for an hour. I had made the wreath and stocking last year.

AND... I have to tell you - I am soooo upset with myself. Have you ever made like, the best card EVER and then give it away last night without taking a photo of it and planning to enter it into Get Sketchy tonight? Well I did. I am am some pi$ed at myself. That's my story :)

Thanks for sticking around during my very long post!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday evening - I will see you again tomorrow! xo


Derek said...

Good work HOMEY G!!!!!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous post Deanne! I will be putting up our tree and deccies this weekend... Christmas is a'coming... Jo x

Sandy said...

Wonderful card...but I have to admit...I've been sneaking back to check out those awesome christmas decorations....beautiful....so peaceful....love it!!!!!!!!!makes me want to curl up with a cup o joe and enjoy the view!!!!

Jingle said...

Very cute card! Your mantel shots are fantastic! Everything looks so good!

Diana Fisher said...

Great crafty work, and your holiday decorating is amazing!!

Jen said...

YAY! The place looks amazing! Excellent job as always!

Lori said...

Hi Deanne! Your house is gorgeous, your card is gorgeous! I'm so sorry about the card you gave away before photographing! YES that has happened to me (not that it was the best card ever, but one I liked and THOUGHT I had taken a pic of) GRRRRR! I'm sorry that happened to you.

Dayna said...

Great card...and beautiful pictures of your decorations! thanks for sharing

Jamie Lane said...

Love the card and the decos! Come do mine? :)

Sherri said...

I love your cards Deanne. Esp. like the way you use patterned paper!

Lynne said...

I'd love to see how you do the embossing on your cards, sometime. It's gorgeous. And your Xmas decorated living room, is breath-taking, as always. And as you know, I feel the same as your follower Sandy, wanting to curl up with a cup of coffee or Xmas punch again this year, and enjoying the view. I'm so blessed.

Brenda said...

wow you really did an awesome job on your decorating....I think when I first found your blog you were into decorating big time....now you got your hands into paper and the cricut you have been doing some amazing work!!! Love your card and yes I too have gave away some awesome projects with no photos!