Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Christmas #2

Happy Monday! In case you missed it last week, I am a part of a Christmas Blog that will help us make our Christmas cards all year. It provides great inspiration and there is a challenge each week. Every Monday a new post will occur with the sketch and the team member's card samples. So far they've been sketches which is just fine with me since I love SKETCHES! For some reason, I had a hard time with the sketch. Every stamp I looked at I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. I finally decided to turn the sketch and then everything fell into place.

Here is the sketch for this week:

And here is my card:

A lot of times when I need to create a card I try and use my scraps. I have a bin that has all my Christmas stuff in it - scrap paper, embellishments, rub-ons, etc. This way I have everything all together and I don't have to go looking through everything. The stamp I used is one of my FAVs from TAC - the snowmen are just so darn cute! The size of the card is 4x6. I've been doing better at making different size cards but those square cards are still tripping me up. I thought this sketch would work good for a square card but I couldn't figure out what to use in the main image :)

Be sure to check out the Christmas blog - there are tons of awesome cards there!! Have you made any Christmas cards? Let me know as I'd love to see them!!


Sarah G. said...

I went and checked out the blog - how cool! What a great challenge and it'll be so awesome to have your Christmas cards all ready to go. :) TFS!

Sarah G.

Kimmie said...

Your coloring is so bright and vibrant! Beautiful!

Danni said...

Ohhhhh this is just too cute! I keep debating on that stamp set, but I think it's going to have to get ordered sometime as it's just too cute!
Great job!

Cathy said...

Very cute Michelle. Love these snowmen!!

Maria said...

Hi Michelle!! I love that you changed the orientation! It's the same layout but at a different angle! Awesome! I love those snowmen. . .they are so adorable!! The snowflakes are fabulous too. . .they tie in so well with the whole theme!! Your card surely will inspire others to want to create their Christmas card early this year!!


Tammi said...

Those snowmen are adorble, love the bright colors, great job on the sketch! I'll have to try this one out. Yep, I love making Christmas cards, so I've got a great head start so far. :)

Heather said...

Awe! This is just darling Michelle! I love the colors and softness of the card. And to have made it from scraps?? Bravo! I love that!

Janna said...

Michelle, I just love this! It is too, too cute!! I think you did an excellent job! The main image is perfect for that panel and I love the little snowflakes in the circles! Simply amazing!


Heather Schlatter said...

Wow you did a great job Michelle!!! I love it I love that sketch tooo I need to do it!!!

Great job and cool Christmas Card!!!