Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joy to the World..

Hello! Here's a card I made tonight for this weeks 2S4Y challenge. You know, if I keep making Christmas cards till December (I won't!), I will have a pretty good stash to send out. :)

You know..he's a little anecdotal advise for you to ponder the next time you want to show your husband your creations. Make sure, by any means necessary, that he has NOT been eating Lay's. Ugh. So, I made a card last night and loved it. Got it just the way I wanted it, it was CAS and just cutie patootie. I ask him to look at it and as he picks it up he smudges the grease from his chips on the bottom. Thud. I thought I would pass out. he "claims" no one can see it but me..but I know better. I've hemmed and hawed about whether to show it to you guys or not. I think I won't. It's just too much and I cannot do it. :)

So, moving on to my card today. Here is the 2S4Y sketch:

And here is my card:

I don't know about you guys, but I adore square cards. It's hard for me to make one that isn't. Ok, so they require more postage, but they are just so cute to me. I used my Jolly Holiday paper from SU and my nee Verve set, Merry Wishes. I SO love that font. The snowflake is from the Snowflake Serenade set from Papertrey.

That's all I have today..we're gearing up for a mini trip to the mountains this weekend, so I am going to schedule some blog posts and try my hardest to stay offline the whole weekend. It's hubby's last weekend and I can just see it now: We're all in the cabin on our Nice. Ava, especially, loves to be on that thing (she gets it honestly, believe me!) so I think if we say beforehand that it's a tech free trip it'll be more fun. Wish me luck on THAT, though. :)

Come back tomorrow for my SFYTT card.

Ok, I changed my is the Lay's debacle card:

The smudge is below the snowflake. I will admit that it is hard to see here because for some reason Fine Linen card stock will not photograph properly for me so I had to darken and lighten and all of that to get it closer to its' true colors.  You know, perhaps I need to take some photography lessons cause I am always blaming the card stock...LOL.

Ok, Laters!!

Stamps: Merry Wishes (Verve); Snowflake Serenade (Papertrey)
Card Stock: Vanilla, Fine Linen (papertrey); Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday dsp, Thoroughly Modern dsp (stampin up)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip (stampin up)
Extras: Grosgrain, buttons (papertrey)

9 brownkowments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

They are both beautiful cards, love the ribbon on the first card. You can't see the smudge :) Have fun this weekend.

Gina Lindsay said...

Both cards are just lovely. I am with you, I just love square cards, that almost all I make now. Have fun in the mountains. We were in the Smokies this past weekend and had a blast.

Tina Connolly said...

Wow, both lovely cards! Love the gathered ribbon on the first one especially.

Jen Carter said...

Both cards are fantastic! I think that your last one would be great vintage too! I can't see the smudge at all but what if you took some of the distress inks and lightly sponged the edges to give it a vintage look. Would that cover up the smudge?

Amy Kolling said...

I think both of your cards are great! (Your LAYS story is funny.....I really can NOT see the smudge tho!)

Anne Marie Hile said...

I absolutely can't see the smudge but your story had me laughing. My hubby picked up one of my cards once when his hands were a little wet and I had a similar reaction. Now whenever I show him a card I always ask him "Are your hands dry?". Gotta keep my eyes peeled for the Lay's now, too! :)

I love both of your cards. Two totally different looks from the same stamp. So pretty!


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