Sunday, December 6, 2009

Date Weekend is Merry & Bright!!

Good afternoon blog buddies!! Here I am listening to Il Divo's Christmas album and drinking coffee out of my new Starbucks double glass walled mug :) If you don't know, they are having a 12 days of Christmas event (does it seem like everyone is this year?) where they have a different special each day. I lucked out because the mugs were on display with the tumblers, the real special that day. But because the display had the mugs too (someone goofed up) they gave them to me half price. They are really cool because the coffee looks like it's suspended in the mug and the outside doesn't get too hot :) Not that I need more mugs, but I thought eggnog lattes would look very cool in them this season :D Okay, onto today's card for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge. As you know, I'm not making square cards until my Christmas cards are done so this one is rectangular :) I sifted through some winter scraps and this luscious Cosmo Cricket piece was begging me to pick him (is paper masculine or feminine? LOL) I love these colours together. Add kraft in there and it's paper heaven!! The first button ornament panel had the "Merry and Bright" right in the middle but after photographing it, it looked all wrong with the ribbon....hence a second panel was stamped and adhered. I also tried a snowflake border but the apron lace won out. Hey! I almost followed the sketch LOL :) Okay, onto date night...

Here's a photo that my dh, Tony, took of us before we went out last night. He's always been very good at taking pictures of us...I don't know how he does it. We went to one of our school district's fundraising dinners that has a silent auction. I bid on and won 2 items...a huge "Couples" basket full of wine, lotion, and other romantic items and a large cookie plate with a coupon for 11 dozen gourmet cookies from a local bakery!! YUM!! We had so much fun dressing up and seeing many old colleagues of mine. Two of my sisters who live in town were also there. Date night has extended to today...we went out for breakfast at our favourite little cafe and are going to see The Blind Side tonight :) So I'd better end this post now!! LOL Have a wonderful evening :)

What's in it?
Stamps: PTI holiday button bits, signature Christmas
Ink: SU choc chip
Paper: PTI kraft, ocean tides, aqua mist, vintage cream; Cosmo Cricket dp and Recollections dp
Accessories: PTI buttons, SU grosgrain, stitching, fiskars apron lace punch


Karen Giron said...

Those are just the sweetest little button ornaments! I love the colors and the texture. Fantastic job with the sketch!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Maureen, your card is just darling with the buttons and perfect PP!

AND you and your DH are just toooo cute! I love winning stuff at auctions. *sigh* those cookies sound divine! LOl! Hugs,

scrapperjulia said...

This card is just lovely! Love the blues and the button ornaments! You two make a great couple! Sounds like you had a great date weekend! I have seen the Blind Side, it is a great movie!

TannyP said...

Oooooh - I do love that stamp set. I'm looking forward to actually putting it to use!

Your card is gorgeous - that paper looks cool & frosty yet warm and wonderful =) Lovely choices.

You two look so fabulously happy together! Beautiful picture - and it sounds like a ton of fun!

Marisa said...

Great card :D Love the colours and the button ornaments are darling. The border punch is perfect with this too.

Wonderful score on the Starbucks goodies :D It's always great to win something at silent auctions and your two wins sound wonderful. You had a fabulous day from what I can read and I love the pic of you and DH. Hope you're not freezing to death up there!

Aimes said...

Awww so lovely to see you and your DH on date night! What a wonderful pic! Oooh you did well on that auction - what fab items to win!
Onto the card - simpy gorgeous! Love the colours with the kraft and the layout is super!
Gosh just looked at your temperature sidebar thingy! Seriously?! -14!!? Brrr!

Laura.K said...

Lovely card.

I love to have a date night.

Maile Belles said...

Awwww, you guys look so nice for a night on the town! Cute card!

Winter said...

What a great pic, it sounds like ya'll had a great time! If you could, please let me know how the movie was and if it is kid friendly, my kids want to see it.
Love the card! :)

Kristina said...

Can I love, love, love this one, too? 'Cause I do. Those colors are just fabulous together. And that little accent of green is so perfect. I think I'm just going to stare at this one for a while. :)

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