Saturday, November 27, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Happy Holidays Challenge

Happy Saturday...
and thanks for stopping by!!

Hope your Turkey day was fabulous or your Tofurkey day (for all my vegetarian friends)!! Ours was beautiful. My mother-in-law's turkey was extra, extra juicy this year. When I asked her how she did it she revealed a Cooking Network secret (shhhh!)....butter and herbs under the skin. Who knew??? I'll have to use that little tip for my Christmas turkey.

By far, the most beautiful part of the day was when our entire family gathered in the den and stated what we're thankful for. There were about forty of us gathered together with tears in our eyes, grateful for everything from loving relationships with parents, to children graduating from college soon, to trusting in God to provide while between jobs, to staying cancer free for more than five years!! After it was all said and done (and captured on video by my history keeping husband), my cousin-in-laws broke out in a good old foot stomping choir medley...I'm serious!! This really happens in real life! And it always makes me so glad to be a part of this family.

So, with a few days off from work I was determined not to miss the Michelle Perkett Studio challenge this week!!! So here's my Happy Holiday Challenge entry. Hope you like it...

This is Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy and I think she is just gorgeous!! I colored her with Copic Sketch markers and added some Christmas Red Stickles to her coat and wings. I'm crazy about Stampendous Fun Flock so I added just a touch to her coat trim and a little more Frosted Lace Stickles to add a snowy feel to the image background. I am really lovin' the Me & My Big Ideas Ellen Snowflake Christmas Paper Pad. It has so many adorable papers including the blue and white snowflake here. That beautiful swirly, shimmery red is from s-e-i. It's from the Kris Kringle collection; Peppermint Swirl. I did some fussy cutting with paper called Falala Christmas from Best Creation Inc. Those hollies add a extra pop to the card. I even used a few for the inside of the card...

I'm going to try to remember to post what Copic Sketch colors I'm using on images in the future. Just in case you're interested. Here's what I used this time.

I can't tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this time of year. I'm looking forward to all the Christmas-ey card and scrapbook challenges coming up in the next month!! Woo hoo!

Thanks for stopping by...
See you next time!


  1. HI,
    Your Holly the Friendship fairy, is gorgeous! Awesome coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at MPS.
    hugs Marilyn

  2. Kami, this card looks great! I love the coloring and the sparkly berries you added!

    *Comment verification... I'm melting! :)

  3. Oh your Holly Fairy is gorgeous!! It's colored beautifully and I love the added holly! Thank you for joining MPS this week!
    Tammy x

  4. FABULOUS card! I love your coloring, and I must agree with you about these yummy papers! I love the layout, inside and out!

    Sounds like your Thanksgiving was fabulous!!! I spent mine with my kids and grandkids, but it sounds like your family has the right idea! Again, I'm so happy that you are cancer free! That definately changes your outlook on life! I can really relate to this since I'm disabled with Crohn's Disease. Not a fun disease, but I still have my life and my family so I still feel very blessed.

  5. Hi Kami, Your Christmas card is beautiful! Thanks for joining in our holiday challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio!

  6. Kami, this is so magical! I love how you colored Holly and all of the pretty papers and holly accents are just perfect! Your holiday sounded like so much fun, how wonderful that you share so much with your family! Thanks for joining us at MPS this week Kami!

  7. Kami, your freindship fairy is beautiful. I love the way you colored her. Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett's Studio.