Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

...CHRISTMAS! 


Really? Well, this morning I realized that we have 113 shopping days left until the big day. I think it's safe to say the holiday season will be here before we know it. To get in the mood, I decided to use this week's Mojo Monday sketch to inspire a little holiday cheer. Since it's STILL almost 100 degrees here in Texas, snowflakes seem completely appropriate, right? 
Yes, I know it's Friday and I'm just getting around to Monday's sketch. I have been slacking in the creative department this week, *sigh*, there just aren't enough hours in the day sometimes! I had a creative day with my friend, Mandi on Wednesday, which really helped jump-start my productivity. Whew, thank goodness for THAT! 
I am smitten with this color combo, brought to you once again, by the SU! Color Coach. How in the world did I survive before this little tool came into my creative life?? I honestly do not think I have EVER used Bravo Burgandy or Sahara Sand before today!

I was really inspired by the simplicity of this week's sketch. I thought it would be fun to break in my (brand spankin' new) Serene Snowflakes set which has been sitting here, un-inked, since LAST Christmas. Because I JUST finished cleaning up my stamp room from the last glitter explosion, I decided to bust out some silver glitter for a fun accent around the main image. What a mess, but totally cute! Add a little embossed sentiment and some bling and there you have it, HOLIDAY CHEER...just in time for Labor Day! Hee Hee!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Best Yet (retired, hostess)

Ink: Bravo Burgundy classic ink, Versa-Mark

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock, Bella Rose DSP (retired)

Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Circle Scissor tool, silver embossing powder, Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter in silver, Bravo Burgundy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired), paper crimper 

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: scalloped die cuts, bling, rhinestone brad


Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your day! 

8 comments:

  1. It's beginning to look a lot like a very elegant Christmas!

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  2. Wow this is so pretty and love the bling on the snowflake. I love the color coach, but don't use it as much as I should :) The details are so elegant on this card from the crimp to the dp. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Love the card... so beautiful!

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  4. You are so right~ it will be here before we know it. Love the idea of using some non-traditional colors. The pink will be a welcomed sight come winter. :)

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  5. Ohhhhhh my! My first visit to your blog and I'm seeing some absoltuely gorgeous creations! What a stunning Christmas card - beautifully designed and color choice! So sweet!

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  6. LOVE those colors together!! Such a smashing and elegant card, I'm in LOVE with your center snowflake, too cute! :)

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Anne Marie