Saturday, September 12, 2009

It's starting to look a bit like Christmas....NOT!

I am on a mission. Not only do I want to create cards for challenges, not only do I have to build up "inventory" for some craft shows that I have entered with my sister, but I am determined to dwindle down my stash. It is so out of hand that I get nervous when I walk into my dining room. Too many things to look at, at once. Too many wonderful supplies calling my name, that I don't know where to begin. So I made a decision to clean. To purge. To move it out of here, in one form or fashion (have you ever thought about that phrase and what it really means??)

So, these cards were made with 2 challenges in mind. First, Cute Card Thursday. Challenge #77, Strawberry Mint Julep is the title. To make a project using the colors pink and green. The second challenge and my second posting entry is for Caardvarks, to use one of 3 sketches provided, I used all 3 sketches to make this cute gift set.

The Christmas papers are a retired set from Anna Griffin. I love the lime greens, holiday reds and bright pinks in this palette. The Christmas tree stamps are CTMH, Evergreen- using sweet leaf and black inks, and using rhinestones also from CTMH. The green glitter is a bargain from Martha Stewart that I picked up at Walmart. Miscellaneous pieces of ribbon to complete the look.

The sparkle and shine, the true colors really get lost on a computer screen. Front window shots help, but this coastal storm we have been in for the past 2 days doesn't help my lighting.

Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to work on more purging- speaking of which, ever check out Use It! ? This site offers a challenge each week, with 3-4 requirements to complete your project and to help you move out your hoardes. This week, my cards don't fit the criteria, but I kept it in mind as I was crafting!
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Caryl P said...

Gorgeous cards Kelly! I too am trying to make and send cards, but NOT hold onto them. Good luck on the mission!

SmilynStef said...

Love those fun holiday colors and great glittery trees.

itsabrt said...

These cards are so brilliant, the color palette is fantastic! Beth

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness your Christmas cards are stunning! I love them. I am like you, I don't like Halloween. But I do LOVE your bat card! Very creative!
Have a great day,

Alicia said...

What fun colors, love the trees!

lauren said...

beautiful, fun, GORGEOUS, sparkly, amazing, AWESOME xmas set!!! i ♥love♥LOVE♥loooooooove♥ it! mission ACCOMPLISHED!!! :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness, what an amazing set! The colors are gorgeous and I love all the sparkle!

(-: Heidi