August 2, 2014

Holiday Wishes

Happy weekend everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well, and having a great weekend.  Around here, we've been busy with getting my daughter registered for school, and back to school shopping.  It's tax free weekend in Iowa this weekend, so we did our shopping last night, after dinner.  We did some major damage on my check book, but she hates shopping, so we won't have to do that again for a while. lol  Today has been all about being lazy, and trying to get laundry finished.  In between, I made this card.

I'm sure by now, you know how I LOVE non-traditional Christmas colors.  This is definitely non-traditional, but I dig it.  I got to use more of my new Simon Says Stamp goodies, and I had fun putting this together.  I'm going to submit my card to the following challenges.

Just Add Ink Challenge #225: Color Combo (Smokey Slate, So Saffron, Whisper White & Basic Black)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown August Challenge: Sketch (my interpretation)
Crazy 4 Challenges #247: Banners

I'm off to make some veggie beef soup (my daughters request) and do a whole lot of nothing, except  maybe make another card.  I hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: SU So Saffron, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Card Kit patterned paper (from last year)
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Holiday Envelope Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Maryane Snowflake, Anabelle Stamps Twine, Kaiser Black Pearls, Avery Elle Lemonade Blend Sequins


Michelle said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colours and the papers you chose, Steph! Gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Great card! I love those colors...way to create a fun, and beautiful card! It's no tax weekend here, too, but luckily, I don't have to do any shopping! Thanks for sharing, and have a good Sunday :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea for a non-traditional Christmas Card. I like how you have embellished with the snowflake and sequins. Chantell JAI

Nikki Spencer said...

Fab CAS card Steph and your non traditional colours are really lovely, so fresh and crisp. Thanks for Joining us at Just Add Ink.

~amy~ said...

I LOVE the use of non-traditional colors...your card is beautiful!
tax-free weekend?! WOW! Is that an annual thing?

Deborah Frings said...

I love your non-traditional, perfectly CAS card. The twine and snowflake are fab accents. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch at 52CCT this week!

Biggi S. said...

Beautiful card! Love the non traditional papers aund colors!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW what a stunning non traditional xmas card! That little snowflake is super cute.

Thanks for sharing your take on the colour combo at Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team

Christine Blain said...

Great way to use our challenge colours, Steph! I love that the patterned papers and stamps provide so much interesting detail, on what at first glance looks like a simple card. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

KimB said...

Steph I'm a fan of Christmas cards in non-traditional colours and this one is a beauty! Love the clean lines. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week.

Mynn xx said...

LOVE this beautifully patterned card, Steph! It's super gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous modern Christmas card. Great use of the JAI colour challenge. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Deb

Jodene said...

I love your card and the use of these non traditional colours, it looks great! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :)

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the contemporary feel of your card. Love the papers, and the snowflake and twine accents are super. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Anonymous said...

This has a wonderful, modern feel which is very elegant and stylish. I love the delicate snowflake.

Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.

Gill xx
52CCT Design Team

Patricia H. said...

I like how you've dressed up the banners with the twine and the snowflake! Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT! :)

jasann said...

Love the colours!!! Beautiful!!!