Me, non-traditional?

I'm a pretty traditional person when it comes to christmas cards. I usually stick with shades of red and green, sometimes come chocolate. But blue? Never blue. I know, it's really not all THAT crazy, but it's very out of character for me. It's exciting that I'm stepping outside my comfort zone and I'm loving the result.
Yes, I'm still playing with PTI Holiday Button Bits. I used a sketch that was posted by Lauren today from Limelight (llpc033). The great thing about sketches is that they are a starting point. Sometimes I spend so much time trying to come up with a layout and I stamp and cut and stamp and cut get the picture. Lots of wasted time and paper. I made this card in about 10 minutes today :) Gotta love that!!
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PS-sorry this pic is so dark, it's cloudy today and I just couldn't get a good shot.

Simple Moments

Last year a friend of mine took pictures of our family as practice while trying to get her photography business up and running. She took so many amazing shots, that a year later I am still going through them. Some of the pictures are so amazing and precious that I don't think I can do them justice by scrapping them. I've held on the this photo in particular for a long time! I was looking for that special paper to make it pop. When I saw this paper in SU!'s mini, I immediately fell in love. It's absolutely stunning. I used the Justrite monogram stamper for the "M" medallion. I've used this layout and many variations of it before, it's definitely a good one to fall back on when I haven't scrapped for a while. The quote at the bottom is a rub on that says "Simple moments make great memories". So true :)


Not only was I able to participate in Dawn's color challenge, I also had a couple of minutes to play along with the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge. This card literally took 10-15 minutes. And these birds, aren't they so adorable?!?!? This is my first card using them and I can't stand how cute they are. I'm glad that I couldn't resist them any longer.

Raspberry buttons

This is my second entry for the RSCC18. Lately I've been trying to make several cards when I get out my materials. For my son's birthday, I made all of the thank you cards using the same colors, dsp & a variety of stamps. It's a great way to use up scraps and get a lot of cards made. Dawn also just posted something similar recently on her blog.

I used Holiday Button Bits again on my card (I think it will be a while before I put this set away!). This beautiful holly branch is my favorite image from the set and is the one I will be using for my x-mas cards this year!!! I also used Damask designs and polka dot basics.

Ok, I think this will be my last post for this challenge, I stress THINK. Sounds like we are getting a storm, better log off. Have a great one!!!

Raspberry Suite Holiday Button Bits

Yay, I finally got to play with my new stamps!!! I'm loving this set. It's so cute. I had the HARDEST time choosing a set for my holiday cards this year. I finally chose Holiday Button Bits, it just makes me so happy!!!
Dawn's color challenge this week (RSCC18) was to use green, raspberry, cream, kraft and chocolate. I immediately thought Christmas!!! I love this little tree and the buttons. Just too cute. I can't wait to play with the other images. I definitely can see myself making little gift tags this year :)

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Oh, and I'm so excited that I finally figured out how to copy the image for the challenge from Dawn's blog!!! It's not difficult, but for whatever reason, I was stumped. Problem solved!


Looking for some inspiration, I came across the Mojo sketch this week. Here's my entry, a little shabby chic stationary. Hope you are having a great weekend!!

WCMD Challenge #4 Australia

This was so quick to make!! I love the simplicity of it. Nichole suggested using dotted outlines, similar to the Aborigine I did, and it turned out amazing. It really makes the image pop!! I had so much fun participating in all of these challenges. What a great way to spend the day :) Hope everyone enjoyed World Card Making Day '09.

WCMD Challenge #3 India

I needed some further inspiration on this one too! I found a beautiful picture of a woman wearing a traditional headress. It inspired my colors and design. However, I didn't do the headress any justice :( Not so sure about this one, definitely not my normal style, but that's why they call it a challenge!!! It's hard to see in the the photo but I used gold ink on the center medallion and polka dots. TFL.

WCMD Challenge #2 Mexico

I had to do some research before beginning this challenge. I googled Mexican art and found a picture of a beautiful bright pink and yellow flower. That was my inspiration for this card. Two more countries to go....

PTI WCMD Challenge #1 Japan

I was psyched to see a WCMD challenge on Nichole's blog this morning. All of the challenges are based on a different country. The first, Japan. I had to use my "Tea for Two" set for this challenge and red, black and white. Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon, I completed all four countries :)

World Card Making Day & a color challenge

In honor of World Card Making day, I participated in the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #17, to use, red, kraft, chocolate, aqua and vanilla (optional). I had so much fun with this one. It's been so long since I distressed and aged a card. I'm definitely going to be doing it more often.
I hope you are celebrating today too!!!