Friday, May 21, 2010

Challenge #51 @ CSAYL - Paper Piecing

Hello to you! Are you as ready for the weekend as I am? I've got a lot going on but just saying it's Friday brings a big smile to my face! Before I get to my card, do any of you watch Grey's Anatomy? WOW what a season finale! I kept having flashbacks to the ER episode I'll NEVER be able to get out of my head....the one with Carter who gets stabbed falls to the floor and sees...ok enough. I've got chills again. That episode FREAKED me out and I had to wait the entire summer to find out if they made it. At least Grey's didn't make me wait - well at least I don't think it did. I'm pretty sure I know who died and who didn't. But you didn't stop by for TV updates so...

Today I'm sharing my card for the CSAYL (Christmas Stampin' All Year Long) Blog. The challenge is PAPER PIECING. I have to say it's a nice challenge to do - takes some of the pressure off coloring. Especially when you don't have the "right" colors to match your paper!

Can you tell what I paper pieced? I did the presents, his pj's and his hat. I decided if he was playing Santa then he should be somewhat fuzzy. So I added flock to his beard and hat. CA-UTE, right? Well he's from the HOLIDAY BOYS set from TAC.

The paper is BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses. I guess I'm kind of on a BG kick right now. I've used their paper for quite a few cards lately. The sentiment is from a Pink Cat Studio set. I used an old sketch from The Sweet Stop. I always enjoy their sketches cause they have lots of layers!

So what do you think? You likey? I must admit this is one of my favorite Christmas cards so far. Check out the CSAYL blog for details on how you can play along and maybe even win a guest designer spot. While you're there check out what the other design team members came up with.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic weekend...it's supposed to be in the 90's and sunny. It may be on the hot side but at least it won't be rainy and cloudy, right?!

12 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now this is fabulous! that image is just the cutest and your card is fantastic!

Barb said...

CA-yoot!! Great layout... love the buttons :)

Patti J said...

Oh yes, Michelle, I likey very much! Too CUTE!!! I MUST join this site and these challenges - need to make some Christmas cards! Off I go right now to check it out! Thanks for sharing!!!

Patti J said...

I came, I saw, I joined, I conquered! I have one Christmas card made in MAY, thanks to you!

Jodi said...

Michelle, this is so cute!! I love the image and great job on the paper piecing for the gifts too!!
Hugs
Jodi=)

Glittered Paws said...

How cute - love the paper piecing and don't you just love the BG Eskimo Kisses?? I too am an angel for TAC but since I don't have little boys I didn't get this set but have to admit it is really CUTE.

Glittered Paws said...

How cute - love the paper piecing and don't you just love the BG Eskimo Kisses?? I too am an angel for TAC but since I don't have little boys I didn't get this set but have to admit it is really CUTE.

Danni said...

Super duper cute!! You're awesome!

Maria said...

Such a cute card, Michelle! That image is adorable! I love all the elements you added to the card. . the buttons are perfect. Awesome job with this week's paper piecing challenge!!

Maria

Tina said...

Michelle this came out wonderful. Love your image - too cute.

tina

Julie Robinson said...

FABULOUS cards!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicola said...

Wowee this is one fabulous card Michelle. Love your image, paper piecing and that beard looks awesome.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-