Monday, October 25, 2010

A Cowboy Christmas - KSS Boots & Holly

I'm a little behind in my Christmas card making this year. I decided it was time to kick it into gear when on Tuesday I saw my mother finish the 120 cards she will be sending out this year. My completed card count stands at 15. Fortunately I don't send out but about 60 cards so I'm sure I can make it!

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Mutli Step Cowboy Hat, 
3 Step Mistletoe & Holly by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snow Storm and Cherry Slush by Mark's Finest Papers, Basic Black and Garden Green by Stampin' Up, Holly on Black by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand, 5 Memento Rich Cocoa
Holly - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, SU Wild Wasabi



My second card was the design I created for Anita's Semi-Annual Shoebox Swap held in Brazoria on Saturday. The theme this time was Christmas, and as always the card had to be made in 10 minutes so I pre-embossed the sentiment in black and tied the bows for the pre-packaged sets. I also had the masks cut and ready for use.

It was a fun day of stamping, and I got to catch up with Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stampers Esther, Anita, Teddie, Linda, Shelley, and Billie Dee. They got to practice what they learned in Pearland by masking those boots again. This time with holly to dress them up for the holidays!

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Multi Step Cowboy Hat,
and 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kraft by Stampin' Up, Cherry Slush and Snow Storm 
by Mark's Finest Papers, Musical Holly
by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 
3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay
stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Holly - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Versamark embossed with
black embossing powder
Sponging - SU Creamy Caramel
Tools: - Oval Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Sponge
Embellishments: Ribbon and Red Nailheads

The Kitchen Crew has pretties to share with you today! Be sure to stop by and see them!


Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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27 comments:

  1. Terrific cards Lynn, I especially like the second one.

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  2. OOOO Lynn soooo love your cowboy christmas cards!! SO FUN!

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  3. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love this cowboy image and the gorgeous colors you combined!

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  4. Beautiful holiday cards, love the boots nestled with the holly!

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  5. These are beautiful Lynn!! I love how you mixed it with the Holly and the added "berries" are just perfect!! :)

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  6. Neat cowboy cards! So, you live in Texas? My mom lives in Houston; my brother and SIL in Katy.

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  7. These are just wonderful, love the cowboy boots and just perfect for Texas. The papers are beautiful with the holly on the boots. Lovely!

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  8. Oh, just look at dem boots!!! I LOVE this Christmas card!! I love anything with a western theme and I love how you put the holly behind the boots! Your mom finished 120 cards??!?! Good for her!!! I haven't even decided what I'm going to make for mine yet, and I do about 50! LOL

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  9. Who would have though, cowboy boots and Christmas!! These are wonderful, great idea.

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  10. Both of these cards are so cute! Love the boots! I am sure you will make your card count too!

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  11. OMGoodness! I LOVE THESE!!!! You can put me on your Christmas card list any day of the week. These are just sensational..so pretty.
    Lynn

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  12. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time at the shoebox swap! Both cards are super beautiful!! Fantastic masking job and use of those sets!

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  13. Well, you inspired me to get out Halloween and Thanksgiving stamps... And I even have a Christmas idea now. Thanks, Lynn!

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  14. heehee adorable cards. I would have never thought of putting that image on a Christms card, but you sure pulled it off. Just awesome!

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  15. Lynn! I so love these wonderful Cowboy Christmas card! They are fab! Love the masked Holly! Perfect!

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  16. Great cards! Love those boots!

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  17. What a lovely combination of colours. The use of black really sets your design off!

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  18. Yep, Mom still seems to "smoke" us doesn't she? I have about 30 cards done and with Saturdays cards including this lovely one I can add 18 to that total!! Yea, for stamping friends and a talented sister who thought up some fabulous ideas.

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  19. fun cards...perfect for texas

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  20. These are super terrific Christmas cards! I love the holly combined with the fun cowboy boots!
    I'm about where you are with my Christmas cards. Gosh, I shutter to think the late nights I'll have to pull to get them done!

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  21. wow...those boots are fabulous....so realistic

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  22. Both of your Texas Christmas cards are FABULOUS, Lynn!!!!! I just love those boots and all the wonderful details!!!!

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  23. Great cards! I really love that second one, even though they are both great. the boots and the sentiment are perfect for several 'Cowboys" I know!

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  24. These are wonderful! I can hear my father now, "that's my kind of Christmas card." Great job.

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  25. So pleased that you left your sweet message over on my blog so that I could come visit and see your amazing work. This is such a great card, very unique.

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  26. AWESOME masking Lynn.... you sure know how to get those boots a kickin'! They look fabulous with the Holly! :)

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