Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CTD#221/RS#40 - Merry Christmas

 It's time for the Color Throwdown Challenge!  Our hostess for this week's challenge is Barbara who chose these wonderful colors and picture to get us all in the holiday spirit.
For the last few month's I've been trying to be really good about not buying new stamps and using what I have, especially holiday stamps.  I've got so many stamp sets that have hardly seen ink and to buy more stamps especially holiday stamps which only get used once a year just doesn't make sense.  For example, the Papertrey Ink stamp set Made of Snow that I used on my card for today, I bought it last year and I am just now starting to use it to create cards.  Don't get me wrong, it's super hard not buying any of the fun new Christmas stamps and dies that came out last month, but I'd just a soon spend my money on something I can use all year long like birthday, thinking of you or get well sets.
That being said...for the card I created today I used the colors from this week's CTD challenge and the layout from the Retro Sketches Challenge #40.
Supplies: Made of Snow + dies, Sending Holiday Cheer (sentiment) Hero Arts, My Mind's Eye dp, Nestibilites, Glitter, Button, Ribbon, Foam tape.

Be sure to check out what the other design team members have come up with for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
Our December Guest Designer -
Miriam Napier -  Miriam's Delirium
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Vicki Stys said...

Good for you, Lynn, to have to strength to resist! I am so weak!!! LOL!

Your card is absolutely adorable, of course! Love all the polka dots and the matching mittens... so sweet!!

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable, Lynn! I love that snowman!!! Such a clean and crisp card!

Barbara said...

Love that snowman! And an AWESOME take on the sketch! You rocked it!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Lynn...I love the winter scene you created with that adorable snowman and all the glittery snow....sooo cute!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

I always love a sweet little snowman image and this one is so adorable! Love the sketch you used, too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love this, Lynn! The snowman framed up with the snowdrift and flakes is fabulous, and love the dotted papers!

Lori said...

This is adorable! Love how you framed the snowman inside a wintery scene.

Laurie said...

Lynn this is fabulous! I love your design! that little bit of sparkle in the snow is just perfect! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!