Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Challenge...non traditional Christmas card


Well this is as close as I can get to being non-traditional for Christmas. I know what you're thinking, I could use bright gaudy colors, ribbons, etc. but I was in a quiet mood today ( all that left over Prozac from my turkey dressing) so I went for a soft blue and white. I really mixed up my usage on this card as I used my Nestabilites, lovely don't know what you call it die-cut, some snow flakes by Hero Arts, a wonderful snowman sticker from Penny (that's Penny of the Penny Black group), the phrase is from Flourishes and the ribbon was found in Big Sky at a great shop called Sisters. So I just jumped from box to bin and ink to powders and came up with this little number. Word to the wise...Don't try to bring a snowmen in the house no matter how much they beg....they have a bad tendency to make a mess, once they start to melt, well there's no stopping them.

Tonight I will help with a dinner for children in foster care. I am going to help them make Christmas cards for their foster parents and their biological parents. Tomorrow is shopping day for a group home for mentally challenged adults. We are going to K-Mart for their Christmas gifts. Sunday is a woman's retreat at our church and I hope I can stay awake for it. Too much happening. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and keep those fingers dirty.

14 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

WOW -- you are one BUSY lady!!! Hats off to you for all your community service!!! NOW, the card -- I LOVE it!!! Soft blues are about my FAV colors for Christmas -- don't know why -- but they always have been!!! And I LOVE your snowman!!! I just got these dies and haven't used them yet -- WHAT INSPIRATION - THANK YOU!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Wonderful card, Pat. I'm with Sharon - I love the light blue for Christmas and have made few myself.

Of all the new Nestabilities, these were my least favorite initially, so I didn't order them, but I started seeing so many nice cards with them that I broke down and got them and have used them almost as much as the others! They are perfect for this card. Purty bow, too!

LeAnne said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! I am with Robin on the nesties----so tempting, I am hoping Santa will help me out on these!
LeAnne

denise g. said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!!
Thanks for the advice on the snowmen ~ some are sure cute and I could be tempted. Enjoy your whirlwind weekend.

Jeanette said...

The light blue matches your theme beautifully. I must know your secret for tying bows. Mine are terrible so I don't use much ribbon.


Jeanette

Juliann said...

Beautiful card Pat!!!
Wow have a great weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat
Love the card. What kind of dies are they that you used? Do they come in a set? Yes, the card with the reindeers was fun to make. I don't have the stamp set but I borrow it from a friend. Oh, by the way I'm from Minnesota not Maine. Happy to know that you got the cards. Mary L Schreiber

Diane said...

You are one Wonderful Woman Pat!
I wish I had your energy,after my tx,I want to be just like you!
Give to the community,we need more people like YOU!!!!!
Love your soft blue card,it's gorgeous,gotta get some nestabilities,I adore all of them!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the snowman sticker with the stamped snowflakes.

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the "lovely-don't-know-what-you-call-it-die-cut"! A gorgeous and soft and wonderful card, Pat.

Shirley said...

Actually, I find it very elegant and lovely! My kind of card! Beautiful!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the Nestie layering!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is one of my favorite cards you've posted Pat! I love it. I'm also in awe over all of the time and energy you donate to such worthy causes. I admire you so much. . .you are a wonderful human being. Best, Curt

"Jany" said...

This card looks great! I love the simplicity and clean look of it.