Thursday, October 28, 2010

merry Christmas - Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge

First, a little update!  My OB appointment yesterday went great.  I'm not diabetic or anemic, fortunately I've never had problems before either.  I've had friends who have and it does not seem fun.  The lady who took my blood and ran the test said I was perfect!  I just laughed and said, "My husband probably won't agree with you!"  Now since I am 40 (advanced maternal age!  cute, huh?) I have to have a stress test done twice a week which is really going to throw a kink in my schedule! 

Now for the fun stuff!

We have a new challenge up over on Papertrey Paper Dolls.  Thank you Jen!  Great challenge.  This time it is a sketch challenge. 

When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the snowflake stamp in the circle from PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection and knew I wanted to use a snowflake background paper.  Here I must admit AGAIN that I have a paper addiction and just knew in all my collection of paper I would have some snowflake paper.  Guess what?  I don't!  So I improvised and made my own.  I'm really please with the way it turned out.

I used my Cricut for the circle layers with Winter Woodland cartridge, however, any circle punches, spellbinders, die cuts, ect.  would work. 

Here is what I came up with.  I hope you like it!  Oh, and did I mention I went ahead and made two!  Yeah, two more Christmas cards down! 

 Circle layers were cut with Real Dial Size ON at 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2". 

Card Base: SU  Blue Bayou 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)  I'm excited to be using up more of my retired Stampin Up cardstock!!  It seems to be multiplying!!
Card front: SU Blue Sky  4" X 5 1/4"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU DP from Sweet Slumber, Bravo Burgundy, white
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Blue Bayou
Stamps:  SU Serene Snowflakes, PTI "merry" from Out of the Box Sentiments & "Christmas" from Big & Bold Holiday Wishes, PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Accessories:  Bravo Burgundy Ribbon, Cricut & Winter Woodland Cartridge, dimensionals to pop up the circle layers, Stickles "Diamond", sponge

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. This is so pretty! Love the great colors and the snowflake on the scalloped circles. Great holiday card(s)! :)

  2. Oh what pretty colors for this! You did a great job with Jen's sketch and I love the bling you added!

  3. winter wonderful!!! the layers and stripes on the snowflake bg you made

  4. This is so pretty! I love all of these "non-traditional" colored Christmas cards......They just really catch your eye. Just beautiful!

  5. I love the colors on this one! That snowflake is great with all the layers behind it!

  6. Very nice card; love your work.

  7. That's really pretty. I love the snowflake. :D

  8. Laurie this is DARLING! I LOVE the colors! and GREAT news on your tests you had done!! Good luck with the others you have to start to take!
    Have a GREAT day!

  9. Beautiful!!! Love the colors and that layout is wonderful. So pretty.

  10. This is really pretty! I like that snowflake paper that you made! You probably already know this, but did you see that the Scrapbook Trends/Cards Magazine people are coming out with a new magazine for the Cricut? I thought of you as soon as I saw it!

  11. This is too cute! I love that snowflake! I thought of you too with that new Cricut magazine!

  12. Love the sparkly snowflake and the knotted ribbon. This is beautiful!

  13. Very pretty! I love the scalloped layers. I have this paper and never thought to use for Christmas. Now you have me thinking!

  14. Love the snowflake paper you made...lovely card! :)


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