Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Poinsettia ~ MMSC33

Here we are friends! Just a few short days before Christmas! I hope everyone is happily preparing to enjoy the day with family and friends. :) I've been wanting to make a poinsettia card for some time and have finally done it! I bought this unmounted stamp at our local rubber stamp show in October and just gold embossed it right onto this mauve colored dp several times so I could layer it. How easy! The only part I painted were the leaves and then added a little bit of yellow Stickles for the centers. I've spent SO much time in the past several weeks tending to REAL poinsettias in my day job of interior plant care. So, the fact that the poinsettia on this card cannot wilt from dryness or drown from over watering is a wonderful relief! Although this is a busy time of the season for so many of us, I hope some o you will find a little bit of extra time to join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. If not, no worries... We have lots of fun in store for the New Year! :)
The Midnight Madness Masterpiece award this week goes to:
Teri Sherman #13

And the Midnight Madness Remarkables awards this week goes to:
Sue Drees #20
Ms Plum #21

Congrats ladies! We love that you come and play with us each week! :)

I hope everyone has a blessed and Merry Christmas! Stay safe! :)

13 comments:

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, your pink pointsettia is beautiful and what a fabulous idea to stamp it on the pink dp!! I need to try that one! I planted some poinsettias two years ago in my garden (I just couldn't let them go after Christmas). Most of them didn't survive as the caterpillars ate them, but I have one that did and last week the leaves turned red and it looks beautiful!
I wish you and your family a Beautiful Christmas full of peace and love!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

America said...

GORGEOUS WORK!!!! Fab details!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow What a gorgeous poinsetta card! It is so shimmery and is a perfect card for the holidays!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Hi Michelle, that Poinsettia is timeless and will live for-ever! Love the colors and embossing on your card, fabulous! Season Greetings to you also, Jane

Kreativmonster said...

What a genuine piece of art! I simply love it!

Carol said...

Love this poinsettia Michelle...this is the only kind I can have in my house as I would drown it if it was real....I tend to overdue it!!!! LOL Wishing you joy and happiness during this Christmas season and a very healthy happy New Year to you and your family. I am so blessed to be a part of this team and to be able to call you all my friends.

Bear Hugs
Carol :o}

Carolyn said...

Hi Michelle~ Finally getting over here. My internet is being fickle. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't :( Anyway, Your card is so pretty. They always are!!

I wanted to wish you and your family a very special and beautiful Christmas this year. Take lots of pictures and make lots of memories. You are a very sweet person and friend, and I feel very blessed to come to know you through my craft and to become friends with you. Thank you for your support this year and for sharing your amazing talents with us.

Hugs and blessings to you and yours!

Carolyn

Michelle Rivera said...

Hi Michelle thanks for the nice comment on my blog for my midnight madness card. If you are in albuquerque we are practically neighbors, that's great. i am now a follower of yours. Hope to keep in touch with you, a fellow New Mexican.

Vickie Kertz said...

Michelle, I came to your blog looking for an email address. You have some beautiful work!!! I wanted to let you know that the bear card and little purse from the MM blog hop arrived safely. Thank you so much. They are awsome!!!! Love the embellishments on them.
momkertz@live.com

Vickie Kertz said...

Michelle, I came to your blog looking for an email address. You have some beautiful work!!! I wanted to let you know that the bear card and little purse from the MM blog hop arrived safely. Thank you so much. They are awsome!!!! Love the embellishments on them.
momkertz@live.com

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Michelle - how much gaw-jus-ness can one card hold - this is just beautiful! I love the embossing and the colours you have used - perfect! Your work is always inspiring - thank you Michelle for your commitment to excellence - it shows in your work!! It is Christmas Eve here and I would like to wish you and your family a FABULOUS CHRISTmas and a blessed New Year! God bless you my friend - I am thrilled to be on the MMSC with you all - you are so much fun! Chat soon! {{{HUGS}}}

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Merry Christmas, Michelle! Gorgeous Poinsettia! Glad you were able to find the time to use it! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas with your family! I wish you many blessings in the new year!

(((HUGS)))
Sue

Priscilla said...

Pink..so pretty..I wonder what a poinsettia would look like if it were purple?? Hummm something to think about for next year :)
Priscilla