Thats right, as of today Christmas is only 6 months away! It's my absolute favorite time of year and I love everything about it...the food, the joy in peoples faces, the lights and beautiful Christmas trees, the weather and of course....the Christmas cards!! I've been in the Christmas mood this week, which is nothing new for me. It doesnt take much to get me into that spirit! This week it was the dusting of snow on the mountains that got me longing for December and all that comes with that month. We had rain here in the Valley but coming home the other day the Talkeetna Moutains had a fresh dusting of snow. Winter will arrive in Alaska before we know it!
Back to Christmas cards..... this week the Monday Challenge posted on the CSAYL blog was....a free challenge! Thats right, it was up to us to design any type of Christmas card we wanted too. At the beginning of the month StampinUp!© announced the sets that were going to be retired and the set I used for todays card was among them,'Heritage Holiday'. Seeing as I collect Christmas stamps I knew I had to get this set before it was gone forever! Here is the card I made today for the CSAYL challenge, using the above-mentioned stamp set:
Supplies used(all supplies StampinUp! unless otherwised noted):
Stamps: Heritage Holiday
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: StazOn Black, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: SU markers, Scallop Edge punch, Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder
I've still got some challenges to catch up on, such as my friend Holly's Monday Stamps challenge (she has a great blog so check out her blog and the CSAYL blog if you havent already!).I had good intentions to spend the entire day working on my cards but the news of Farrah Faucetts death and then Michael Jacksons has kept me glued to the TV and computer instead, oooops! I swear, I'll get back to the stamps as soon as I'm off the computer :0)