Monday, May 25, 2015

CAS Christmas

Happy Memorial Day! I want to thank all of you who are veterans or are active military or are family of either or family of someone who lost their life protecting our country. I so appreciate the men and women who put their lives on the line daily to preserve our lives here in the US. Today as always they are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am on vacation! WooHoo! Tom and I took a couple days this weekend and left TV and Internet behind and sat out on the porch of our "retreat place." Two beautiful days weather-wise. I was able to get all 65 of my rehearsal dinner favors done. The dinner is this Friday. I found out over the weekend that the restaurant does not have centerpieces for the tables so that's my next project this week. Everything has to be ready by Wednesday when we pick our boys up at the airport and head for the wedding. I have my work cut out for me. 
I missed posting my design team card yesterday for the new Outlawz CAS challenge. This was my week off but I thought the challenge sounded so interesting that I wanted to play along. How about a little R & R. You might be thinking rest and relaxation. Well we interpret that a bit differently. Use red and ribbon on your CAS creation.

I have a scrap bag for pieces of ribbon. And I thought what better way to use some of it up by weaving the ribbon pieces together. So I made a background of ribbon. The poinsettia is a pre-colored digi from Doodle Pantry that I fussy cut. And finally I embossed the sentiment from Gina K in gold embossing powder. I really like how this one turned out but I doubt I will be using it for my mass produced Christmas card this year. LOL! That weaving really took some time.
I am entering these challenges:
I have a couple more things to share this week but my time is going to be limited. And I am likely to be missing for a time with the wedding and the following weekend is day camp training. I have to have everything ready for that. So I'll pop in when I can. In the meantime, make it an awesome week and thanks for stopping by!



scrappymo! said...

Very cute and a great take on your red and ribbon theme!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a wonderful way to use ribbon snippets!

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous idea and novel way to use the ribbons, they have made a brilliant card.

Thanks for joining in this months Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna this is so creative and a great idea to use up some of the ribbon. I have to tell you that I'm going to miss making the cards for OWH also. But I'm so glad that they do not need as many cards.
Hugs, Pat♥

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous, striking card and I love your ribbon weaving! Great way to use up snippets. Good luck with the wedding!
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope to see you again soon.
Carol x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Very unique Christmas card. So it. I hope yal had a great little retreat vacation. Now my hat..Thank you for joining us in our Doodle Pantry Ants in the Pantry Challenge #5. I didn't have your number to leave a comment, but I couldn't help myself...haha

Donna Ellis said...

how incredibly innovative and beautiful, Donna! I love this use of ribbon, and have pinned your card! hugs, de

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Donna. Love your use of ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at Doodle Pantry!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Wonderful card love the ribbons you have used and how you used them
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Taunya Butler said...

What a lovely idea for a background - so cool and so well done!! I bet it felt great to use up some of your ribbon scraps!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

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Taunya Butler

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