Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Hi stampers!  I finally got to stamp Tuesday night, hooray!!!!  Let's hope I can keep it up, lol!  One of my fave demo friends, Carrie Gaskin, has started a new challenge blog and I love me some challenges!  You can check it out HERE.  She makes some wicked cool cards so I'm sure the challenges will be super cool!  I wanted to play in the first one but it didn't happen...I guess it just wasn't in the cards...get it cards, lol!

This week was a sketch challenge and I really liked the sketch when I saw it!

There are a lot of fun possibilities here!  And guess what!?!?!  I didn't make a Halloween card!  I know!  Aren't you just shocked????  Instead, I went for a Christmas theme since my Merry & Type set has been needing some lovin'.  I also went a bit nutty with the accessories.  I may have an embellishment addiction/problem.  I've been sitting here thinking I should have added more, like glimmer brads, lol!  The pictures aren't perfect as I had to take them at night but you'll get the idea:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Merry & type, pennant parade, distressed dots
Paper:  Whisper white, pear pizzazz, wild wasabi, real red
Ink:  Pear pizzazz, wild wasabi, real red
Accessories:  Frames embossing folders, holly berry buttons, real red taffeta ribbon, crochet thread, basic pearls and rhinestones, pennant punch, dazzling details

Whew, I told you I used a lot of accessories:-)  My goal in life is to USE all of the accessories (like buttons) I buy so I broke out my holly berry buttons from the mini.  They are really fun!

I really like the color combo and I tend to not use a lot of wasabi even though I like it.  I think I should break it out often for my Christmas cards and the same goes for the pear!  And you can see I'm still loving the distressed dots background, it's so fun!  All-in-all it's a pretty simple card and layout but it really packs a punch, KA-POW, LOL!!!!!!  You can see the detail of the tree a but better.  I used some pearls and dazzling diamonds on all the "garland" although the DD is hard to see in the photo.

Hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it!  And thanks for a fun challenge Carrie!  Keep em coming!

Happy stamping!


  1. Oh Mindy, I LOVE THIS! All your little details are just perfectly placed! I love the little tree and the baker's twine bow! Thank you so much for playing with us at KKC!

  2. Oh Mindy this is soo stinkin' cute! I am going to case it somewhat for my workshop on World Card making day! I hope you are feeling better!

  3. Really cute. Love how you used the new frame EF...I feel a case coming on. Thanks for sharing and Blessings, Diane

  4. I love your card... it's so fresh and fun! I feel like getting my Christmas stuff out now!

  5. Mindy - I love the frame DECK THE HALLS fits perfectly. Great job with Carrie's Challenge...I love it with the tree on the side. Great touches with the pearls.
    Smiles, Carole

  6. wow! I love how you used the pennant punch, the little pearls on the garland and the frame for your sentiment is perfect!

  7. This is fantastic. My favorite part is the tree with the garland and pearls. Keep using so many accessories - they look fabulous!!!


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