Saturday, November 19, 2011

Braced for Christmas

The work on the Franciscan Team 'edible' Christmas tree continues. Here are the latest creations. (Note to self - "when taking photos of ornaments drying on the kitchen rack dust the rack prior to taking the photo.")

Orange 'butts', cranberries, and pretzels.

Tonight a few of the college kids are coming over for a night of laundry, "homework", and movies. Little do they know that they will be put to work during movie time - stringing cranberries! I'll snap a shot of the tree once it is all decorated and post it.

Here is a card I put together for one of my special 'peeps' at school. She gets her braces off on Monday. Every day for the past month she pops by my office heralding the days until her straightened teeth are unveiled for all to see. I've known Trayna since her first day on campus, as a wee freshman, prior to the braces. I've had the updates of tightening, rubber bands, what happens to caramel when you 'cheat' and eat them anyway...we traveled the road of braces together. I thought she deserved a card. This is what I came up with.

A Smile Fit for a Princess
~Base card white linen
~Layer of pink cardstock American Craft Weave: Taffy
~Layer of Colorbok Rhapsody design paper
~Cuttlebug oval die cut/embossed of American Craft Weave: Taffy cardstock
~Grosgrain ribbon loops with aqua brads
~Sentiment printed on white cardstock using laser printer
~Freebie digital image by Melon Headz, printed on Cryogen White cardstock, colored with Copics, crown highlighted with gold glitter glue and rhinestones, heart on dress coated with Smooch Sassy Pink, polka dots and shoes highlighted with Inkssentials Glossy Accents
2 Sisters - let it sparkle
Cardmadfairy's - digi plus texture
Stampin' for the Weekend - sketch
Freshly Brewed - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Can't wait to see the Christmas tree! Cute ( and tasty looking ) ornaments!
    Precious card and she's going to jump for joy! Not only for getting those braces off, but for the cute, cute card you've made for her. Great image of this too.

  2. What a terrific card and for such a wonderful celebration. :-) Love all your edible Christmas decorations. How lovely they must smell too. We wouldn't dare do that here in the tropics. Ants and mould from humidity would make short work of them.

  3. ooops....forgot to say...thanks so much for joining in at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  4. What an adorable and very thoughtful card to celebrate getting her braces off! I love the pink and aqua together. So pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenge for our month long, "Anything Goes" challenge. Remember, That if you enter a card or project using a Fresh Brewed Designs image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing! ;-)
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  5. Hi hun
    thanks so much for joining us in our texture challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days your card is fab, good luck with the draw,
    hugs sandra DT
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