Monday, December 1, 2008

I Have no Shame

Hi everyone! It is nice to be back. It was a hectic few days traveling for the Thanksgiving holidays but we are all settled back at home again and school resumes again today (woohoo!)

Seems like Christmas is just around the corner and there are so many things to do so I cannot promise how good I will be at blogging but I will certainly pop in with things when I can.

Today, I wanted to share a card I did for our weekly CCEE challenge. We originally were going to take the month of December off but then a few decided to create a few challenges for whoever wants to play. Since I had a little bit of time today, I was able to play along. The easy challenge this week was to create a card with blue on it and you also must use brads.

Here is mine:
I used the Gina K Designs set Warm and Cozy Christmas. I adore this fella. I colored the image with Copic markers and matted it on a scalloped red circle. The designer paper is from October Afternoon and I thought it was perfect for this challenge. To accent the snowflakes on the dp, I added some Spellbinders snowflakes on top of a few of them and accented each of them with a red crystal sticker.

I also used the Pure Luxury cardstock and ribbon (Gina K Designs) on this card. Crystal stickles were added to the snow by the boy's feet so it has a nice sparkle. The final detail is the little mini candy cane. Honestly, I added this so that my kids would tell me that they loved the card. I am a bit rusty since I took a few days off so I went for the easy "Hooray" from the judges! What can I say---I have no shame!! It worked!


Materials used: Stamps- Warm and Cozy Christmas (Gina K Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink; cardstock-very vanilla, real red (Stampin' Up!); Pure Luxury 80 lb cs (Gina K Designs); Designer paper - Tinsel-October Afternoon; ribbon- Pure Luxury holiday assortment (Gina K Designs); Copic markers; Crystal stickers (Mark Richards); brads (The Paper Studio); Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder dies; Circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Crystal stickles; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); dimensionals (SU!); paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU!); candy cane.

You can see all the cards by the other CCEE gals HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Stampmouse said...

gorgeous. we all need a day off now and then.

jules p said...

I love this card. And the added candy cane really made the card.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

LOL......you are too funny!!!! Well I think this card is amazingly adorable AND yummy!!!
A treat for the eyes and the tongue!!!

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous card...and I love the way you added the candy cane!!..Hugs, Ila

Allison said...

That is a gorgeous card!

Savor the Journey said...

hahahahahahaha!
Cammie ... it's totally fine to go for the family "Hooray"! Vote! I love the story, and I adore your card! Welcome to the hustle & bustle of the holiday season!

:o) Bev

Tracey said...

Absolutely fabulous card!!

Dawn Easton said...

Hope the holiday weekend was relaxing!

I adore red/blue cards and this is so cute!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Cammie, you are so funny! The card was awesome prior to the candycane but it looks GREAT and I would leave it there ... an added treat!! Glad you're back!

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable, Cammie!! I love the colors, your snowflakes, and cute candy cane accent!!

Cute story too!! Woo hoo!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

It is too cute Carolyn...you are hilarious!!

Riley said...

This is really cute!! I love the snowflakes!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

LOVE these colors...I have this stamp ans can't wait to get it inky! Hope you are doing well, Cammie!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Very pretty Carolyn! I know I was ready for the kids to go back to school, and they are both home sick..while I am at work. Have a great week!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute, great image and I too love the little candy cane addition. hee hee

Alexandra said...

Your are so funny!!! I LOVE your card, it turned out beautiful!!! Enjoy getting ready for the holidays, I think this is a busy time for everyone! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tonniece said...

LOL, That's so funny, But if it works go for it.
Great card.

Kim said...

Cammie that is super cute!
Hugs~ Kim

Nancy said...

Cammie, You are so funny! I love the card and the candy cane idea is cute! Thank you for sharing.

Sara said...

So cute!!! I've been following your blog for awhile and love it. I've left you a present on my blog-today's post-12/1-have fun

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Cammie this is adorable and what a great way to give a little more than just a card. Hope you have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOL, you're so funny. Love the idea of bribing a "horray" with a candy cane. Mind if I try it too? hehe!

Kimberly said...

Candy or not, it is still a wonderful card! Great idea to tie the candy cane onto it!!!!!
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Rita said...

I luv it, its so cute & I just luv that you added the candy cane!

JAR said...

That is so funny! Candy is good for bribing the judges any day! Although they didn't really need it, as this is adorable! Love those snowflakes!

Christi said...

This card is adorable!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Super cute!! Love these colors and the addition of the bribe!
hugs, Jami

Elaine said...

This is so cute! I love the candy cane!

StamperSharon said...

Sweet card, Cammie! Those die-cut snowflakes are the perfect accent and so is the candy cane (you crack me up)!

Anita C said...

Nice to see you back! Glad to hear that the holidays were good. You're card turned out great and you are just too funny!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a really gorgeous card Cammie!! ;) The candy cane really sets it off nicely!! YUMMY!!!

stampmonkey said...

I love it...and I'm sure your kids did too (even without the candy cane -lol)! Such a sweet little guy, and your snowflakes are so pretty! tfs

Joan said...

Fabulous card!

Deborah Anton said...

Nothing wrong with a little bribing!! besides, you really don't need it! Big hugs!!