Good Monday Morning,
I am seriously loving being part of the Christmas Stampin All Year Long group! Each week, Maria (our amazing blog creator) gives us a challenge from which we create a holiday/christmas card - so that by the time the holidays roll around, we have a good handle on our Christmas cards, and can actually enjoy the holidays instead of crafting like a manic at the last second (umm... yea - that would be me - ms. queen of procrastination! lol!) This week, we had a sketch challenge, which I flipped around so that it was vertical.
I also stumbled upon Dawn McVey's 2nd Color Challenge thanks to my good pal Libby, that I couldn't resist and had to combine the two. These colors just looked tooo yummy together - but I am a big brown fan - kinda feel like brown and pretty much anything look good together... maybe it could also be because brown reminds me of chocolate... and chocolate and anything go really well together... so by that logic the color brown and anything must go really well together too! Makes sense to me! I will have a double fudge brownie bar please! Hmmm... I think I totally digressed... (chocolate can do that to you, ya know!) Here is my Christmas card for this week's challenge:
Paper - Paper Company (brown cardstock), K & Co. for the blue and green DP
Ink: Stampin Up! Taken with Teal
Stamps: Branching Out stamp set and Branching out coordinating set from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Ribbon, buttons from stash, liquid pearls for the snow, Crystal Stickles, corner rounder
Technique - Paper pieced the bird and ornaments
Show watched: Remington Steel on Hulu (can't get enough of Pierce :)
I seriously LOVE this stamp set (if you have visited here this past week - you might have seen me use this stamp at least a few times... I can't get enough of it! AND I love it sooooo much that I want to give it away to one of YOU!!!!!
This stamp set is one of the blog candies that I am giving out at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge (each week we pick a movie from which to create a card, etc. from). This week marks the 25th challenge (woo-hoo!) and to celebrate it there is some FREE blog candy going on!!! You can check out more details on how you can get this awesome stamp set!!!
Doing these Christmas challenges this year - I have started to acquire a pile of Christmas/Holiday cards and was trying to figure out how to store them... well this is what I came up with for now.... and my goal is to fill this baby up to the top and then fill another one if possible :)
Please come on over and join the fun at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long group! Check out Dawn's new color challenge - and stop by the Cinema Saturday challenge for some yummy blog candy!!! Who needs the Monday blues - when blogland is hopping with awesome challenges and inspiration!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner!
Wishing you a happy week!