Monday, June 8, 2009

CSAYL


Hello everyone.. happy Monday to all of my blog friends!

Today's the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge - Challenge #20... wow... each week that goes by just baffles me! But I feel really good.. I have started my Christmas shopping.. I bought my friend Dana one of her favorites stamps... "Loads of Love"... he-he (I know she will read this).

For this week, Vicki, the creative talent behind Summerthyme Studio is hosting our challenge...(great job Vicki - thank you for doing this!):

"Your challenge this week is to creatively use Buttons and Ribbons to embellish your card! Big Buttons, teeny buttons and lots of Ribbon! Let's see some creative bows or ties, I'd love to see what you come up with!"

Well, I'm not so sure that I used 'lots' of the stuff for the challenge, but I sure had fun putting this card together. My followers know that I love the CAS look ('clean and simple').. I'm just not into the busy look. And when challenges call for a lot of bling, I actually shake in my craft chair (he-he) - almost like the Wired Angel coming off of a caffeine high in days long gone.

I love cream, ivory, and white-on-white looks...it's so classic and rich 'winter white' looking. I used buttons that had shanks on the back, but I easily removed them with snippers.. the buttons probably came from some piece of clothing. It's kinda fun to recycle whatever you can. Hope you like this... I tend to go back to the non-traditional Christmas colors given the opportunity.
Enjoy your day.. stay well! And, don't forget to check out "Operation M.O.M." which you can access at the tab at the top of this page.. there's so much good stuff coming that will make your life so much easier. And, who doesn't want that??

Ciao for now,
Details: Image from Fred, She Said digital stamps, prisma pencils, various DP, white and cream linen papers, Nestabilities square and scallop, cream satin ribbon, dimensionals, liquid applique and glitter, satin buttons.

9 comments:

Becky said...

I just love this card, it is adorable, and love the colors.

Scrapping Julie said...

how very pretty. your coloring is wonderful too!

Lana said...

Beautiful and so cozy!
Hugs
Lana x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! It's sweet, pretty and gorjuss!!!!

Thanks for playing!!!!

Hugs,

Vicki

Martha said...

how pretty, great card.

Gina said...

Wow, this is really pretty. Great job with the challenge.

Peggy said...

Way too cute! I just love your coloring job!

Maybe Dana will not read that one little sentence?! :o)

Karen from PA said...

This is gorgeous!

Maria said...

Hey Peggy! You're funny. . .you shaking in your chair! LOL! I'm more the busy sort but I wish I cold go simple!

I love your card and I think you added the right amount of embellishments!! Great use of ribbons and buttons!! Thank you for playing each week!! It's always fun seeing your beautiful cards! Hope you'll play in the next challenge!!

Maria

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