Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you, I REALLY made a red and green Christmas card today! I like it, too! Crazy, huh? I'm trying to get over that little quirk of mine, embrace my "Christmas Spirit" and just go with those traditional colors. Maybe it had to do with my favorite man in the BROWN suit (he's kind of like Santa, isn't he?) who delivered a box of new stampin' goodies to my house yesterday. I finally ordered the Tags til Christmas set and couldn't wait to ink up that ornament stamp. I think I have established that I love my Ornament Punch, mucho! :)
I was inspired by this week's challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs, which is a Winter/Christmas theme.
Then, I saw this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and was immediately ready to "get my jingle on":
I guess my color inspiration came to me after running errands earlier today. Yeah, I BRAVED the grocery store the day before Thanksgiving. I like to live on the edge, what can I say? Holy cow, it WAS brutal, though. Never again! I did manage to pick up two of my favorite things while fending off the crazy shoppers today. My "favorite things" from this shopping trip are not NEARLY as cool as Oprah's, but they make me happy. Here they are:
(If you have never tried these Mint Truffle Kisses, RUN to get them ASAP!)
*note how the bag has already been ripped open
So, thinking about coffee and chocolate, I went to a (retired) Simply Scrappin' set, Christmas Jingle. I bought this kit last year with the intent of making a boat-load of holiday cards with it. But, like most of my coveted retired DSP, I couldn't bring myself to cut into it. To all the "supply hoarders" out there...YOU understand what I'm talking about, don't you?? Yup, it is time to start using up this stash of goodies I own...
I made sure to add an appropriate amount of "bling" in the form of pearls. (If SU! ever gets rid of these I will probably need therapy, not kidding!) I decided to use the "Joy" sentiment from The Snowflake Spot (ret.) because it played off all the dots and pearls. It's just simple and I love that!
I dressed up the inside with the sentiment from the A Cardinal Christmas set. There you have it "jinglin' in the holiday spirit"! I'd love to hear what you think about the card, grocery shopping today, chocolate...or anything else! :) Please leave me a comment, I appreciate them and I am happy you took time out of your day to visit me.Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Tags til Christmas, The Snowflake Spot and A Cardinal Christmas
Ink: Real Red classic ink
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock and Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit (ret)
Accessories: PEARLS!!! Ornament punch, Gold elastic cord (ret), Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and 1" Circle punch
Non SU! Accessories: oval and scalloped oval die cut
Have a happy day! :)