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Monday, November 11, 2013

not a blog hop adventure

The Wacky Watercooler at Stampin' Connection will be hosting a blog hop this weekend - starting Thursday evening - and mine is one of the blogs that will be featuring year-end holiday projects.  (Wahoo!  I love blog hops!) 

I intended to be working on cards or projects for that post yesterday, but first I had a commission to fulfill.  My husband has a friend who will be achieving a personal goal while we're out of town and unable to attend the ceremony, so at least we will want to send a card.  I don't have stamp sets specific to his achievement, so I decided on a seasonal theme, and the colors at Fab Friday are perfect:

 stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree, Woodgrain, Occasional Quotes (hostess, retired); ink - Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso; Stampin' Write markers - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso; card stock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, textured Old Olive (retired); punches - 2/1/2" circle, hexagon; Big Shot with Circle Card Thinlits
 I intended to be working on cards or projects for the blog hop this evening, too, but I saw this pin and got distracted.  I think it works pretty well with the sketch at Christmas Card Challenges, too:
stamp sets - Scentsational Season (retired), Polar Party (retired); ink - Gumball Green, Primrose Petals; card stock - Very Vanilla, Gumball Green; designer series paper - Print Poetry (retired), Patio Party (retired); punch - Mitten Builder (retired); Big Shot with Holiday Collection framelits (retired); 3/8" stitched satin ribbon - Primrose Petals
My apologies for all the retired items - it was such a cute idea, and I had a few pre-punched mittens in my pieces & parts box, so I just built around those.  Oh! I believe it qualifies at Pixie's Snippets Playground, too! It may be just a little pattern heavy, but I like it. I did restrain myself from adding another pattern to the base.

Tomorrow, I must be working on blog hop projects, so you won't (well, you shouldn't - however, I do tend to be easily distracted) see anything new here, but please do stop by Thursday!


Sabrina said...

No apologies needed for using something old! It's a cute and cheerful card! TYFS and joining in all the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #50.

Di said...

Hiya KatheD! Welcome to the Snippets Playground and yes indeedy, your lovely mug and mittens card qualifies! A great idea and very Christmassy too.

Hope you came back to play again soon :)

Hugs, Di xx

Amy O said...

Cute cards! I love the woodgrain background and the multicolored leaves on the Fab Friday card. Thanks for joining us this week!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful tree card! Love the multicolored leaves and the clean crisp lines. perfect for a masculine congrats! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Marla Reed said...

I love the look of the tree on your first card! Perfect fall card and the Woodgrain is just right for a finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

scrappymo! said...

Two great card...good to use up the retired papers...great use of snippets!