Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Holidays, MM100 & FF27

Hello, friends! I had loads of fun making this bright Christmas card for two challenges. But first, I had to locate all my Christmas stamp sets. I had stashed them away after I order a few (cough) things from the SU Spring Catalog and needed to make room. I dusted them off and gathered them together, and now they are all organized. Yay!

I had to play along with Merry Monday as it is their 100th challenge! Happy Anniversary, Merry Monday! I was even able to accomplish both the sketch and color challenge, which I love. I used Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi for the colors.

I was totally inspired by the big, sparkly snowflake at Festive Friday, so I'm playing along with them this week, too! 

My snowflake is made from Silver Glimmer Paper and is super sparkly IRL. I plopped a large rhinestone in the center. The fun collection of flags at the bottom were made with In Color and Subtles DSP stacks. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Four the Holidays
Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush. Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper: In Color and Subtles Stacks
Ink Pads: Wild Wasabi
Tools: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Large Rhinestones

Have an awesome day!


LeAnne said...

DIng ding ding....I hear a winner's bell with this gorgeous beauty! What a fabulous way to incorporate the challenges! The snowflake takes center bell, but you still managed to get those tricky colors in there! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week to celebrate our 100th!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Sandy. Love the glittery snowflake and pretty papers.
Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog.

Ardyth said...

Fantastic combination of these challenges! Love the bold pink and lime with the sparkly silver! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning card, Sandy! Love how you combined both challenges so perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Sandy, your snowflake is stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday .

Kay Miller said...

Oh what a fun card! Love the colors and that pretty big snowflake in the middle! Thank so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful snowflake, Sandy! And your flags are fancy and fun! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Nancy Thomas said...

Such a pretty card - it's great that you were able to combine the two challenges.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is glorious, Sandy! I loooooove the big glittered snowflake. :)

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

This is so pretty Sandy. Great job with the challenges this week. Love the snowflake! Thanks for playing our 100th celebration at Merry Monday!

Rebecca Luminarias said...

What a fun card, Sandy! I love the big glittery snowflake and the row of colorful paper flags--how fun! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday!