Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Happy Wednesday! 

It's time for a reminder post of the Anything Goes Challenge over at All that Scraps!
For my card this week, I am using the adorable Swiss Pixie Sisters Stamp that was released this month.  I added some dies and some Card Candi (Holly Berry) to the Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup 6X6 pad.  Love these colors.  Please remember to Read the rules, you must use a stamp that is sold at the store in order for your entry to count.  And you want to win a fabulous prize, so you want it to count.

These two reminded me of my Sister and I, when we were young.  And yes, she was always the fair complected one, (takes after my Mom) and I was always the brown berry one, (takes after my Dad.)  And at times, our Mother made us look alike dresses, lol.   And I always had some wild socks to go with any outfit, lol.   Of course my Sister is nearly five years older than I am, so these look alike dresses bothered her much more than it did me.  I colored these two up with my Copic Markers.

I cannot believe it's nearly the end of the month and NO, I am not ready for Christmas, lol.  Are you?  What Holly-Day will be celebrating this year?  Do you have big plans?  Any traditions?  I think there are only a few traditions we have and we are pretty loose on those.  lol.  Cookies out for Santa, with milk of course.  Santa brings things wrapped in his own special wrapping paper that is different than ours.  We let the little ones open one present on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning.  No opening presents until you have pulled the last adult out of bed, lol.  And then all those hours of shopping and wrapping unfold in about five minutes and there is paper everywhere and boxes being opened and games to play and oh....."what's for breakfast?" lol.  Breakfast is always Bacon and Eggs to go with your Chocolate that Santa brought. 

Okay that's all from me for now, remember to make a card and upload it to the Challenge Blog!

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!


Simon Says - anything goes


Sue - bearhouse said...

I love that delightful image Holly and their paper pieced dresses look so pretty. I love the colours and layout too.


Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Benzi said...

How adorable, Holly. I love your socks. :-) Isn't it great when you make a card that brings back childhood memories? Love your card.

Oh, the paper and boxes after opening gifts! No, I am no where near ready for Christmas, but working toward it.

Tress said...

Such a cute card! And thank you for sharing your stories of childhood and Christmas traditions with us! Makes the cards even more special.

Christmas has changed now that my children are grown and do not yet have little ones of their own, but we still open family gifts on Christmas Eve and Santa presents Christmas morning. Then its a breakfast feast of chipped beef, biscuits, eggs, hashbrowns, and blueberry muffins.

Laura said...

Sweet card Holly - I love this image, and your coloring is superb! Your Christmas traditions sound very similar to ours... cookies for Santa, and we sprinkle Reindeer food on the lawn. We also let the kiddos open one gift on Christmas Eve, always a new pair of PJ's, a tradition we carried over from my childhood!

Marcy said...

Adorable card! i love your layout and your coloring is amazing! :) I'm not ready for Christmas either.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I think this is my favorite stamp - there is just something about these two! Love your card!!!!

Deanne :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Holly, this is soooo adorable! I love the way you colored the sweet image! The highlights in their hair looks amazing! Have a great day :)

Janine Vegter said...

looks great with the 2skinscolors
its looks like my sister with friend when they where young

yyam said... the sisters. They are adorable!

P/s: My mum used to dress my sister and me in the same clothes....I didn't mind it as much as my sister coz when she was done with hers, she still had to wear mine! lol

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your traditions sound a lot like our own! Santa usually comes to our house about a week before Christmas and leaves one present for each girl, when no one is home. ;) They love that, even the 14 YO.

Love your card, especially knowing the story about you and your sister. :)

Rica said...

A gorgeous card Holly, a great colour scheme and a sweet image - your colouring and paper piecing is fantastic!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Ellen said...

What a great message in your coloring! Sweet pieced dresses and love those corners too!

Chris D. said...

Another gorgeous card! Paper pieced and colored to perfection! Love your story that goes along with the image!

Mandy said...

Holly your card is absolutely gorgeous, so very sweet and your colouring and paper piecing is fab hun :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Sudha said...

Pretty sweet. I love this.