Monday, February 16, 2009

Better Late...

than never! Hello Everyone! How is your Monday going? I'm a little behind. I was out of town for the weekend and then with Abby out of school I'm just trying to play catch up on everything.

Since it is Monday, I have my Christmas Card to show you. This week not only were we given a sketch to follow but we were supposed to use a snowman image. I received some new stamps and this image was in it so I just had to use him! The set is from SU! but I don't know what the set name is so if you know will you please let me know!

The sketch had a ribbon/paper strip going down the middle but I just left that off since I used stripe paper. I had chosen my paper before coloring my image. To me, it's easier. My creation process usually starts with a sketch and an image. Once I know what I want to use I'll then pick out papers. I build the card from there. Here is a close up of the snowman and hedgehog:

I'm anxious to check out the other designers creations as coloring snowmen can be tricky! I have added all the team members blogs to the right. You can also see all the creations along with the challenges at the Christmas Stampin All Year Blog

This weekend Abby stayed with Grandma & Papa while Jay and I stayed in KC at the Westin Crown Center. He had to attend a conference so I tagged along to do some shopping. Plus it was Valentine's Day so what better way then spending some alone time with hubby! Jay's boss is such a generous man (and fun to hang out with). He took us (as well as some other couples) to dinner & dancing on the Plaza. He rented a limo for all of us so we didn't have to worry about parking or driving. It was really fun but we didn't get back to the hotel until 3am! Jay & I are so old that yesterday we had to take a nap and go to bed early just to re cooperate from all the "partying", LOL. My Valentine's gift was to spend money at the Scrapbook Stores - don't worry I came home with a few things. TWO new Fiskars border punches made it into my sack as well as some new Hello Kitty dies, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Doodlebug paper & stickers. He didn't give me a $ limit but I know we need to pay the bills so I was a good girl - it was hard but I did it!

Thanks for looking!


Danni said...

Your card is so adorable!! Love it!!
Glad you had a good weekend and got some new goodies to play with!!

Tina said...

Super cute! Sounds like a fun time!!

Maria said...

Hey Michelle! Wow, awesome job on this week's sketch! I love that SU set! It's one of my all time favorite. I've kept all my hedgehog images!! I love your choice of paper too! It's beautiful!

Sounds like you had a great time on Valentimes. Wow, sounds like you partied big time! LOL! 3:00 am. . .I haven't been out that late for a long time.

Well, you've got self-control, girl. Personally, it's scary not to have a dollar limit...especially for crafting stuff. How sweet of your DH to give you a wonderful gift like that!!


Janna said...

Michelle, your trip sounds like it was a lot of fun!! I love going to the plaza for dinner! Even though they have a lot of the same restaurants as everywhere else it somehow feels more elegant and special when you eat it there!

Love your card! it is so awesome! The coloring is perfect on your adorable image and I love the background paper! Amazing job!


Tammi said...

Adorable card, wow, haven't seen this image in awhile...and it's in my closet! It's called Holiday Hedgehogs. I love snowmen, will have to try this challenge out.

What a fun Valentine's for you, you got lots of fun things!

Cathy said...

I love the hedgies and the paper!! Sounds like you had a great weekend. Fun, Fun!!

inlovestamping said...

Love this card. The image is adorable!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

adorable! It is fun to see others use the same image.

Charlene said...

Hi Michelle, your card is the DP and the image is very cute!