Friday, December 2, 2022

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

 Happy December! I hope everyone is well and busy enjoying the season.
I'm happy to be guest designing there for a prior win and I'm always happy to use a My Besties image in my art! I've made a 7.5 X 8-inch home Deco piece to display on our foyer table. I almost squealed with delight upon finding this very old designer paper that complements the image wonderfully with all the sugar plum candies. And I chose the die cut to mat the image because it looks like a bed frame, so you are looking down on her sleeping and dreaming in her bed. I also added a few dozen tiny clear rhinestones to the designer paper in the white spaces to catch the light.
On display....
Supplies Used:
Recollections Heavyweight card stock base
Doodlebug Glitter card stock
Springhill Digital card stock
Doodlebug Designer Papers
Promarkers and glitter/gel pens to color image and sentiment strip
Sugarloaf SeeD's sentiment stamped with Versamark Ink and heat-embossed with white powder
Spellbinders A7 Heirloom Legacy die for bed frame
Sizzix TH Tattered Banner Sizzlit Strip die for sentiment
White Lace and clear rhinestones from my stash
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, resizing to 7.5x8" in PSE.
For this week's Rain's Art & Dinner Date, I thought I'd share our unconventional Thanksgiving meal from last week. Honey made air fryer pork ribs in his new oven and we had scalloped potatoes, greens  and corn muffin with them. Everything was delicious and as we are not big turkey fans we never missed it. 
That's it for me today. Thanks for visiting and Good Weekend Wishes!



Jan Mahew said...

Wonderful visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads...Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Donna Walls said...

Sweet image and perfect with the sentiment. Your Thanksgiving Meal looks wonderful, I'm not a huge fan of Turkey's a one and done with me. Thanks for sharing your sweet project with us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge, we appreciate the support!
Donna xx

Donna Walls said...

I'm back to say Thanks for playing at The Paper Funday Challenge!
Donna xx
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Diane said...

Well, isn't she adorably cute all snuggled in her bed!! This year was our last turkey for us, next year it's roast beef!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}
{Stencil Fun}

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Your sleeping Bestie is a delight, sweet, colorful and well composed. And she does look perfect on the table top. As for your Thanksgiving dinner, I am tired of Turkey too, but my kids are all stuck on the tradition ... so, turkey it was for us. I love your dinner and would have much preferred what you had, especially the corn bread. Tis the season for fun, joy and reflection ... Enjoy :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

crafty said...

A fun card! Thanks for joining in at Dragonfly Dreams.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Such a sweet card, makes me want to climb in bed and dream about someone cooking that dinner you had for me! Thanks for sharing with us at Four Seasons!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous card! Loving the die cut sparkly bed frame with the stamped image - perfect 😊. Thanks so much for playing along with us at our Die Cuts and or Punches challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge and Happy December! Hugs Jo x

ahlers5 said...

Cute card! I love that Christmas poem. I shocked my grandson when I recited the entire poem to him this week. He was even more surprised when I knew the entire 12 Days of Christmas. He, kids think we don't know anything! I love that border on your wallpaper! My entire house is stenciled. I am so upset. We are painting all the rooms in the spring, they desperately need it. All my stenciling will be gone. I even stenciled the outside of my shower door to match the stenciling and counted cross stitched light switch covers to match also. I will miss it all. Since my spine collapse I can no longer stand on a ladder with both hands up in the air to stencil. I have already thrown away my stenciling paints and brushes. Oh well, my stenciling will only remain in my memories!

Heather said...

Totally fun and bright colors, and check out that sparkle! Beautiful layering! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Pamela said...

She's so cute, snuggled up in bed with her teddy! And that paper was a lucky find.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Margarets designer cards said...

All snuggled up for christmas, very pretty card
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Jocelyn said...

This is such a great project. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

My name is Erika. said...

This image is so sweet Aimeslee. I bet she is dreaming of the all the goodies Santa will bring. I like how you also used that treat filled background paper. Is it another one from the stash pile? (I have lots of those.) And I like the white lace you added too. Your Thanksgiving meal looks yummy to me. A turkey for 2 is so much food. We went to my sister-in-laws home on Thanksgiving so we had no leftovers, but last weekend in the grocery store they had leftover turkeys cut in half the long way. We picked one up and roasted it, and that half turkey has given us 4 meals. It was only 7.5 pounds too. I've had my turkey fix for certain. Happy Sunday to you. Hope all is well. hugs-Erika

Vickie Y said...

Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

valscraftings said...

A beautiful card and cute image!

Thank you for joining us at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge! Val DT

Donna Triffitt said...

A wonderful card and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us over on the My Besties Aussie Challenge.
Hugs Donna Dt

Mummylade said...

Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge

Allisa said...

Super cute décor piece.....and the pattern paper is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks!

Leanne said...

Oh how sweet, makes me feel like a kid again. Great colors and nicely done!

Thank you for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks this week, happy crafting!

Leanne DT Member/KCC
Krafty Chicks Challenge

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

beautiful map
thanks for participating in this challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
DT the creative crafters

Helen said...

Great card and food too!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Carol said...

Well done on Guest Designing. She looks as though she is having wonderful dreams.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Catie Cuddles said...

What a cozy looking card. Also the food looks yummy!
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, Thanks for sharing it with us at The My Besties Aussies Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Helma said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge of Creative Moments. Hope to see yoy again. Greetings Helma DT

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful and Cozy Christmas card! The food looks so yummy!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Rain said...

Your art piece is so cute Aimeslee! ♥ Oooh scalloped potatoes! And corn muffins too! I love it! ☺

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Diane Louise J said...

A beautiful card... thanks for entering the 'Christmas' challenge at Moving Along With The Times. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Fabiola said...

charmante création Aimeslee, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC Christmas Challenge, biz

Janis Lewis said...

Sweet! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at CCAYR!
Janis, Design Team

stampinwithanita said...

Sweet sweet image and takes me right back to childhood (a long time ago!) We appreciate you playing along with us at The Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!

Debbie said...

Fun card!
Thanks for playing along this month at Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Debbie - SCC DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at My Bestie Aussie Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT