Monday, February 23, 2009

Christmas Card #5

Time for another Christmas Card for the Stampin' All Year Long Blog. This weeks challenge was to use another fabulous sketch from Maria plus we had to use the colors PINK, BLUE and PURPLE. When I received the challenge I instantly thought snowmen but I wanted to try and push myself out of my comfort zone so I came up with this:

The hardest part was finding pattern paper that would match. Almost all my cards have pattern paper on them! Maybe that should be another thing I try - move out of my comfort zone and create cards with no pattern paper! GASP!?!? I'm not sure I'm ready for that!

Be sure to check out the Christmas Blog to see the sketch and all the wonderful creations from the other members! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Just to let you know the sickness train hit me HARD Friday. I have done nothing all weekend and to tell you the truth creating this card has totally wore me out! I'm praying I'm better tomorrow as I have much to do! Tuesday I have a FUNShop! for a new bunch of ladies and I'd hate for our first gathering to be with me at less than par. Sunday I was able to eat a little and drink some water so hopefully my headache will disappear which I'm sure is due to being dehydrated. I'm just thankful that the virus that attacked my stomach was only here for a couple of days - I just don't think I could handle any more!

Thanks so much for looking!


Janna said...

Michelle! I am so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well! I think that stomach bug is going around. I have heard of a lot of people that aren't feeling well! I pray for a speedy recovery for you!

This card is fantastic! I can't believe you created it while you were so sick! I can't tell at all! The pattern paper is a perfect and I love the way you colored in the monkey and used the buttons! Simply perfect!


Tina said...

Oh, so cute!
Hope you feel better soon!!

Kimmie said...

Love the untraditional Christmas card. Very fun

Tammi said...

Take care! Oh I like these colors for Christmas, this is a fun and cute card Michelle!

Maria said...

Hi Michelle. . .I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well! I hope you feel better soon!

You did a beautiful job with your card. . .wow, considering you were sick. . that must have taken a lot of effort but I do appreciate it. Thank you for making the card for the challenge!

Your monkey is stinkin' cute and awesome choice of designer paper. Beautiful job coloring the image to.. Awesome job on the challenge!!


inlovestamping said...

I love this cards! The image puts a smile on my face!! I like how you turned the sketch on its side. Very CUTE!!!

Dawn♥ said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling well. HOpe you get to feeling better soon. Lovely card to! ♥

Denise said...

This card is so cute, I love the color combo.

Cathy said...

He is so cute!! Sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs, Cathy

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my this!!!!!!!! I just love these changito's and this is just as adorable as it can be.

Vicki G said...

Oh MIchelle!!! He is SO cute......I love the image !!!! I hope that you feel better soon!


Kimberly said...

This is too cute. Love the buttons!

Charlene said...

I love your card! The monkey image is super sweet and the patterned paper you chose is perfect! Hope you are feeling better now.