I hope everyone had a great weekend. We celebrated Christmas with my son and his fiance over the weekend since they were in town. We also spent several days working up the sample of their wedding invitation. I think we have it nailed down now. I'll order all the card stock, but probably won't start working on them until February. Beth and her mom want to come back in town and help!
Woohoo! Mary Jo is celebrating sketch #100! I love it when I have time to do her sketches. Congratulations! I combined her sketch with my Design Team challenge for Latenightstampers — using non-traditional Christmas colors!
I started with a base of Regal Rose card stock and added a layer of Certainly Celery. I cut up the grid sizes in Whisper White and used the checked pattern in Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper. On the Whisper White, I used the three sizes of snowflakes in Snow Buddies, the largest in Certainly Celery, middle size in Regal Rose and the small size I stamped off using Regal Rose for a lighter shade. I stamped the small snowman, from Stampin' Up!'s Snow Buddies, with Basic Black Ink on Whisper White and colored with my Stampin' Write markers in Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom and Bashful Blue. I punched him out with the Wide Oval Punch, then layered him on Regal Rose and Certainly Celery ovals cut from the Bigz Ovals Die. I used the White Gel Pen and made polka dots around the larger oval to fill in the space a little. Finally, I stamped Happy Holidays from Stampin' Up!'s Four The Holidays stamp set in Basic Black Ink.
I think it makes a fun holiday card and I love the non-traditional look! Hope you have a great week…mine is a BUSY one again!
Don't forget to visit us over on the Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition blog. Our Early Bird Special for only $34.95 is a fantastic deal for NINE full weeks! We have three very talented designers joining us for this session. It is going to be even bigger and better than the Holiday Edition! See a sneak peak preview over there, too!