Sunday, December 9, 2012

Red and Green

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I've been dying all weekend to create something since I had taken Friday off and had a three day weekend. Friday was my husband's holiday party at work and he was honored for 25 years of service to the university. And after that we moved my daughter to her new apartment. So I was dead tired on Friday evening and both Tom and I went to bed by 9:30pm. On Saturday I spent the day rearranging furniture and cleaning. In the evening we played bridge with some friends. Today I did some shopping, laundry, set up the Christmas tree and watched the Colts win against the Titans! Go Colts! While watching, I finished crocheting a pair of slippers for a Christmas present. After the game, I made dinner and cleaned up the kitchen and generally got ready for the week. We also took my car to the repair shop. It needs some work so we had scheduled the appointment for tomorrow, so I'll be driving my sons car this week. But after that I finally had a chance to sit down at my desk. Last Sunday evening I took a trip to Michael's for their evening sale and came back with a Spellbinder's Hampton Arts set that I found in the clearance section for a penny. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what it rang up for on the receipt. But I've been dying to try it out. So my card tonight uses this new Spellbinders shapeabilites set with flower stamps and dies to cut them out.

It's a pretty straightforward card. The green back panel is embossed with the Sizzix Holly Swirl embossing folder. Then I used a designer paper with chevrons. The sentiment image was a freebie digital stamp from Beccy's Place. The embellishments are my new penny stamp and die set. I popped them up to give some dimension to the card. Love it!

I am entering these challenges:
 I can see my new flower stamps becoming a favorite. Really love how these turned out. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful start to your week. It will be a busy one for me. Several more holiday events to attend but after this week it should calm down! Hugs to you!

Donna

7 comments:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Awesome....this great stamp for a penny!!!!! Whew, I got tired just reading everything you did....WOW! Congrats to your husband. I hope your daughter will enjoy her new apartment. Good luck on your card. I just got mine back from a routine maintenance...next one.....timing belt $$$$$$ haha By the way, beautiful little card and with the help of a penny stamp!!!

Jo said...

Great non-traditional colored Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

Cassie said...

Very pretty, Donna! I'm so glad that you got sketchy with us over at Clearly iStamp :D

Kate said...

Wonderful layout & design. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Kathy D. said...

A penny!! Wow!! now that is a deal! And the flowers are adorable.
Thanks for playing with us at Clearly iStamp in the CIC #65 challenge. Hope to see you THIS Sunday when we have a Blog Hop where you will have a chance to win an awesome prize just for stopping by each blog!

Pat Garvin said...

Great layout. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Super Cute card, love the stamp you used!! What a great way to use up your scraps. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

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