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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

adventure in keeping up

Surprising even myself, I seem to be keeping up with challenges so far this week.  Maybe it's that list I put on my stamping table, but it helps to complete two challenges with one card, too. This one follows sketch CCMC174 at Create with Connie and Mary (a new challenge for me) and incorporates a see-through circle treat cup for the Jingle Belles' prompt "it came upon a midnight *CLEAR*":
Inside the treat cup are some micro beads I've had too long to remember why I have them. I think Stampin' Up!®'s new Mica Flakes, some Glass Stampin' Glitter, or a few Mini Jingle Bells would be a better choice.  Maybe some of each!  The designer series paper is from Letters to Santa, card stock is Confetti White, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Early Espresso.  I used So Saffron, Old Olive, and Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers to color one of the trees in the Polar Party stamp.  I had the Riding Hood Red marker right there, and intended to color in the baubles on the tree, but that step got overlooked.

Here's a card I made last week that wasn't for any challenges, I just liked the one I saw posted by another demonstrator on our Stampin' Connection Showcase:
Both the focal point Santa stamp and the ornaments background are from the same designer series package - Letters to Santa.  The card stock mats are Marina Mist and Early Espresso and the base is Riding Hood Red.  No stamping on this one, it was very quick and easy to make - I almost feel guilty saying I made it, it's more simple assembly - but so darn cute!

11 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

I like how you matched your trio of strips to your DSP strip and your little tree treat cup is cute! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Mary Brown said...

Love how your three strips match the stripes in the dsp! Thanks for joining us this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge

Lisa said...

I forget to get the treat cups out! Shame on me...what a cute card! Love how all the color coordinate so well. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh, this is just wonderful! Clean, simple and oh so sweet! Love the treat cup and the pop of stripes in the banner is fantastic against all that color. Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at CCMC!

Deb said...

Love your Christmas cards! Love the festive colors you chose! The treat cup makes a fun shaker card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Renée said...

Love the Christmas cards! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC :)

lauren bergold said...

Oh yummy! Both of these are gorgeous of course, but obviously I have to say the one with the "treat cup" is my favorite!!! :). I also think the white micro beads were a perfect choice--makes it look exactly like a SNOW GLOBE!!!

Electra said...

Both these cards are wonderful, and I think the micro beads are perfect!

Connie said...

Oh yeah! The treat cups are perfect for this sketch! Love the clean and simple look to your card. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Marie B. said...

Awww, I love your little tree in the treat cup! Even if you *forgot* to color in the baubles! ;)

SmilynStef said...

Love those big bold stripes ... and what a perfect use for those tiny beads ... *clearly* fabulous ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.