Monday, November 28, 2011

Blue Christmas

Hi stampers!  I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!  I actually managed not to stuff myself silly this year!  And remember all that cream cheese that was in my fridge last week?  The cheesecakes were SOOOO good!  I forget every year how good my pumpkin cheesecake is!  We had two meals in about four hours time so I made sure to go lighter at lunch (than normal anyway, lol) and all I had for "dinner" was some green bean casserole (because it was the one thing I really like that we don't usually have at my mom's family) and TWO slices of my cheesecake, lol!  Quite a balanced diet, no?

And sorry for not having more to share with you over the "long weekend" but it's never a long weekend for me, it's usually a short one as I always have to work the day after Thanksgiving and on Saturday as well at a basketball tourney.  So sadly, stampy time was limited!  BUT I declared yesterday Sweatpants Sunday and got to stamp quite a bit!  I've got a lot of projects due this week so I mainly worked on them but I did get one "for fun" card done.

I combined the Create With Connie & Mary color challenge with the Inkspirations sketch challenge. 

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Petite pairs
Paper:  Night of navy, lucky limeade, river rock, 2011-2012 in-color DSP stack
Ink:  River rock, lucky limeade, versamark
Accessories:  Scallop circle & circle punches, petals-a-plenty & stripes embossing folders, lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, polka dot brads, pewter embossing powder, basic rhinestones, silver smooch spray

This one turned out better than I thought it would while I was working on it (love that).  I have to say that night of navy is one of my least used colors.  Not sure why but I just don't use it much so it was fun to challenge myself to make it work, especially with this rather unique color combo.  I also took a little liberty with the sketch but the basic idea is pretty much the same. It's hard to see in the photo but I sprayed the navy CS with the silver smooch for a little sparkle because it looked kind of flat.  Sponging on the "wreath" really made the embossing pop as well.

Thanks for a fun challenge ladies!

Happy stamping!


  1. Gorgeous! How clever to make a wreath by using the embossing folder! Love that idea!! Great layout, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Love the way you textured your wreath...really makes it look more realistic. And silver smooch looks good on anything! \Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  3. That is so cool! I think that folder is just perfect for the wreath! Great colors too! Love it!

  4. What an absolutely striking card! LOVE all the little details you have on this! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. Mindi, your wreath is so cute and adorable and I really like how you layered the sentiment in the center like that! Thanks for joining us this week at CCMC!

  6. Absolutely perfect holiday card! It has just the right amount of bling too. So glad you played with the CCMC challenge this week!

  7. Love the wreath and how you used the EF on this card. Great take on the sektch. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  8. You've made the colours look fabulous together Mindy. Great card - love the little wreath & the bling. (Love the sound of Sweatpants Sunday too, lol!) :)


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