Thursday, August 20, 2009


What a busy week! The kids headed back to school and I now have 2 in high school,a sophomore and a freshmen, and our baby is in 5th grade! Where does the time go? I also asked myself that on Monday when I saw we were on challenge 30 over at the CSAYL blog. Wow! Seems like just yesterday that I discovered this awesome blog! If you havent been there before you really should check it out.

This week Maria posted the following sketch challenge:

I always tend to get nervous when I see sketchs that include circles, ovals, etc. Thats just never been my strong point, even with all the new dies/embellishments, etc that can create a shape for you in just a matter of seconds. I dove right into it though and included something else I've never done before--chipboard. I recently bought a set of chipboard on and I figured I might as well try and do something with it :)

Here is the card I came up with. I sanded the paper on the tree to give it a more weathered look and I also added red stickles to the middle of all the red stars/snowflakes on the paper. Its very sparkly in person! I also paper pierced along the larger oval.

Supplies(all supplies Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps:Many Merry Messages
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, PP by K & Company
Accessories:CB Snow Dots folder, Coluzzle,Christmas Red Stickles, chipboard from Cosmo Cricket ,Old Olive ribbon, paper piercer



  1. Beautiful card this week! Love love love your color combo and you followed the sketch exactly. I'll be giving you a shout out on my blog when we post the new challenge on Monday!

  2. Wow, Lisa! For someone who don't like circles, I think you did a gorgeous job with the sketch challenge. I love the Christmas tree chipboard. . the pattern on the tree is very pretty! Thank you for playing in this weeks challenge. . .it's always fun to see you playing each week!



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