Monday, December 24, 2012

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas!


Dear Friends, Merry Christmas!

Are you putting the finishing touches on your
Christmas preparations?  I thought I'd take a
little break this morning and look over at my
my favorite challenge site, The Shabby Tea Room!
What a fun challenge that is going on this week!
You are to choose your favorite project for this past
year that was entered on that challenge site! 

This card has a lot of my favorite items!  I used to have
fun doing cross stitching(before card making:-), so
it has aida cloth with some stitching.  There is text
background, doilies from Amish country, seam
binding.  Some more favs of mine are buttons, gems,
and gorgeous Prima flowers!  What is your favorite
card of the year?  I just love looking in blog land
and revisiting favorite cards of the year!

OK, I better scoot and make the pies and cranberry
salad.  My baking is done except for the pies. 
Yesterday, after my husband and son returned
home from seeing a movie, they saw some
scruptious candies of buckeyes, chocolate
covered pretzels, chocolate haystacks, and Russian
tea cakes..mmmmm!  I thank you so much for
dropping by today!  May you have a wonderful
blessed Christmas and joyous New Year, hugs!

Supplies:  Kraft Outlet, Close to My Heart,
                 K&Company, Martha Stewart
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Die Cuts:  K&Company
Aida Cloth, Floss, Jo-Ann Fabric
Doily:  My Stash(Amish Country)
Flower:  Prima
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla, Crumb Cake)
Twine:  PTI
Button:  Tim Holtz


  1. Your card is so beautiful, Maria! I love it! I've finally finished what I needed to do but not without getting a bit overwhelmed. Somehow, it got the best of me but I'm doing much better now. lol Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. This is a gorgeous card, Maria! Love it! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hugs

  3. Your card is stunning!

    I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas! Hugs! xx

  4. This is a really beautiful card Maria. I love all the doilies and the brown and cream color scheme. :-) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Hugs!

  5. A very merry Christmas to you, Maria!

  6. Merry Christmas Sweetie!!! I love your beautiful shabby card!

  7. I can totally tell why it's a fave of yours, Maria! Absolutely gorgeous! Hope you had a blessed Christmas!

  8. OMGosh, Maria! Gorgeous! So many Beautiful layers!

  9. This is stunning! I love all the shabby details. Glad you had a wonderful holiday. :)


  10. Beautiful card and just love all of the flowers and the color palette is so eye catching. Hope your Christmas was merry and that your new year is amazingly great.


  11. Gorgeous, Maria! Love all of the elements you've added, esp the aida cloth and doilies! Happy New Year!

  12. Can I just say WOW! Maria? SO much goodness going on here. I could stare at this one for an hour! So stunning!

  13. Gorgeous card Maria, so very classy and filled with some of my favorite things too. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hugs ... Carole xox

  14. Maria, your card is Beautiful. Love all the gorgeous embellishments! Thanks for sharing you pretty card with in the tea room. Congrats on the top 3. Happy New Year

  15. Wishing you a very happy New Year, my friend! May 2013 be your best year ever!

  16. So beautiful, Maria. I used to do some cross stitch, too, and remember the Aida cloth. Then, went to needlepoint. Unfortunately, I can't do that anymore for making cards. LOL

    Have a wonderful New Year filled with happiness and good health.