Saturday, October 25, 2008

SFYTT CHRISTMAS

I'm still here! ... just haven't had time to stamp or blog this week. I ended up having a cortisone shot for my heel spur so I am walking better ... let' hope this is the fix I've been needing! It's Homecoming week (Allie's Senior Year!) - parade and game yesterday with the dance tonight .... you name it, it's happening here!

I did, however, find time to make a couple of samples for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try Challenge. I have been Jen's Guest Designer for the SFYTT Challenge this month, and this is my last week in the honorable position. What an enjoyable experience it has been!

Please visit Jen's blog, i{heart}2stamp to see the sketch, Jen's sample, and my other sample (a Halloween card). You can see even more samples of the sketch by visiting Jen's friends ... Amy R., Amy S., Carole, Shannan and Susan. I hope you will play along!

This card uses the stamp set, Snow Swirled, along with the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit. The overall card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". The star on the top of the tree, and the scallop medallion with sentiment are all self-adhesive die-cuts from the I Wish SSK. The circle snowflakes on the tree are punched from the Real Red snowflake dp in the I Wish SSK with the 1/2" Circle Punch. It's difficult to see in the photo, but there is paper piercing on the photo corner piece. RECIPE
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: DP and Real Red and Chocolate Chip CS from I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Embellishments: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Self-Adhesive Die Cuts from I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit, Real Red Brads
Tools: 1/2" Cricle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Photo Corner Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

28 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Nancy! I just love what you have been doing with this set!

Glad to hear your foot is a bit better and I hope the cortisone shot was tolerable??? Have a great weekend and I hope Allie has a great time at the dance!!

Megan said...

This is sooo cute!! Nice work--i need to start in on my Christmas cards. Also, thanks for sending me the email about your photos--I'm still working on taking decent photos, but I'm working on it! Thanks!! Deborah Megan

Wendy said...

Nancy, both cards are top notch! I love them both! Great job...you are so talented!

Sue said...

Wow what a beautiful and dramatic card...the colors are wonderful!

Miss Boo said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, DP and details. I've had a hard time with Snow Swirled. TFI

I left an award for you on my blog, today :)

http://designsbyboo.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-award.html

Melissa said...

Lookin' good Nancy! Beautiful job!

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - Best Wishes on your heel...

Angie Tieman said...

This is fantabulous! A real masterpiece! Hope the heel is 100% better now!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous, nancy:) i love the you have used the word window and brads for awesome detail! my goal is to try this on some of my cards:) hope the shot helps and that you are feeling better soon!

Lynn said...

Super cute! Love the little punched out snowflakes. Glad you listed where they were from...I would have been trying to figure out which stamp set it was from!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Nancy, your card is BEAUTIFUL!! Sorry to hear you finally got the shot hopefully your foot will be better and a lot less painful!! HUGS!!!

Have a wonderful time with your daughter, I remember how exciting all of this was!!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So festive, Nancy! Both of your cards today have gotten me in various holiday spirits! You've been a wonderful Guest Designer; it's been fun to play with you again! {{{{Nancy!}}}}

Allison said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love how festive it is and all the different elements are great - I don't know how you combine it all without it looking busy!

Hope your heel feels better. I've had cortisone injections in my back before and I know they aren't always the most pleasant!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, this card is simply perfect!! You always pull together the most winning elements to make picture book creations. Stunning!
--Becca

Shannan Teubner said...

This knocks my socks off! You rock, girl!

Cindy Major said...

Nancy, your card looks amazing!!! I love how all the elements you've included on this card look together! TFS!

Cindy

Stephanie said...

Nancy, this is so fabulous! I love everything about it!

dasimonds said...

Nice sketch...
Wonderful colors..
"Beautiful Card"!!

Becky Carafa said...

This is gorgeous! I love the punched out snowflakes and the two tabs! Beautiful, my friend.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous holiday card Nancy!!! Hope all went well with the homecoming dance and stuff! So exciting for the kids!

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Nancy! I love what you did with this sketch!

Rhonda Kelly said...

Nancy,
I love this card! You did a fabulous job with the sketch. That is a wonderful stamp set, I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG! This is absolutely amazing! Love what you did with Jen's sketch...love the little circles on the tree, your papers, and all the little details! WOW!

Christina Fischer said...

Holy WOW!! This is fantastic! This sketch has me stumped, but you created a beauty!! Love it! :)

Alexandra said...

Beautiful!! Another WOW! card for sure, I love the colors and all the details, just gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deborah said...

WOWZER! This card is so beautiful I now must have this set! Your cards are top drawer every time! Deb

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous card! Love your take on Jen's sketch! and congrats on getting to be her guest this month!

Regina Runge said...

Sakes alive! They just keep getting better!
Regina

Stamp and Smile said...

This card is beyond WOW!! I seen it on SCS also. This card rocks... Smiles! Michelle :)