I had the 'day off' yesterday....I had some homework to finish up but after I got that done I thought I would 'play' a little....and I DID play just a LITTLE! (The kids were off early again yesterday due to conferences and we had Sammo's conference in the afternoon so that kind of cut into my 'play time' a bit...but it's all good....it was nice being able to make it to his conference. I haven't been able to do a lot of that kind of thing for a while so it was REALLY nice to be able to go. I know he liked that I went too. He's a good student and I know I didn't have anything to worry about but it's still nice to go and see what he's up to in school....
Moving right along........
I picked up some paper the other day at JoAnns. It's a Christmas Stack by DCWV. It was on sale for $11.99. There are 180 sheets in the pack which makes each sheet about $0.06/sheets. There are some really cute patterns in that stack-I'd looked at it a couple times before and decided to just get it. The problem is, I have SO many of these darned stacks, well, I have SO MUCH PAPER, I hate buying more....but really, just like with the REST of this hobby, it's an ADDICTION and at $0.06/sheet!!! So, I KNEW I wanted to use some of that new paper for this card but I ALSO knew I wanted to use my cuttlebug too....(yet another addiction)--turns out I didn't end up using much of the paper after all! Anyways, this is what I came up with...........
I wasn't so crazy about it at first..but it's kind of grown on me a bit....It's pretty simple and didn't take much time to put together. I LOVE the icicle stickles BUT it's got a bigger tip (I'm sure to accomodate the bigger glitter pieces) and it had a tendency to clump up and blob out a bit.
And, of course you'll notice the embossed snowflakes. I just LOVE that little machine!! (Samuel LOVES coming in and making up different embossed papers too. I'm going to have to figure a way to 'nix' that or I'll be out of plain paper before I know it!!) I used blush cardstock (CTMH) for the embossed snowflakes and then sanded the top a bit.
Papers: CranberryWhite Daisy and Blush cardstock (CTMH)
Patterned Paper: DCWV, The Christmas Stack
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot (SU!)
Ribbon: White Daisy Organdy (CTMH), light blue grossgrain (Michaels)
Misc: Icicle Stickles (Ranger), 'rhinestone gems' (WalMart)
This is Beate's sketch challenge so if you want to 'get in on it', start creating! You can check out her blog: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
for details. She has links to work by other ladies too who have participated in this challenge and their work is just beautiful-so check 'em out!!
Let me know if you do something too, by leaving a comment and a link to your blog. I LOVE seeing what everyone comes up with!!
Enjoy your weekend!!
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