Sunday, September 7, 2008

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Cute and Curly: Merry Christmas

Happy Sunday! Are you ready for some Christmas cheer? Seems like I've been leaning that way a little bit recently, it is my favorite holiday. I will have to squeeze some Halloween in here, though, I do love it too, and I just came back from a Halloween workshop held by my bff and downline Lori, who did an awesome job! We made the cutest Frankenstein card and sour cream treat holder. I put a little Snickers inside, but I can't guarantee it will make it safely through the night, doh!

Anyway, the Christmas card I made above has to be one of the quickest and most simple cards I've ever made (scraps, of course), but it's one of my most favorite cards ever! Do you ever have some like that, where you just *LOVE* everything about it and can't stop looking at it! lol! I used that precious Cute & Curly set that comes with the Curvy Label punch, some hostess level 1 Real Red Patterns DSP, a tiny snip of Bella Rose polka dot Kiwi Kiss DSP, and a silver star brad from the Styled Silver HPH kit. I think it may end up being a style I make and send out for the holidays this year.

Now, for some more cuteness. I cropped last night, and we always like to do our challenges, you know. Valerie happened to bring some repositionable adhesive die cuts from a retired Simply Scrappin kit for us, because she said...BRACE YOURSELF...she never uses them!! **GASP** They are so awesome, and I love the bright colors in this one. I still have this one, I'm hoarding it, it's way too good to use! So anyway, for one of our challenges, we had to use them to make a Christmas card. (We did another challenge with the Holiday Mini set Mr. Twigster I'll be sharing tomorrow, I'm such a tease, hee! hee!)

So here are the challenge cards. This is mine, so simple, but it's another all-time favorite for me:

Here's Beverly's, who was getting a little tired toward the end and wanted to leave early, but that didn't work out {insert evil grin here} once the challenges started! I love the twill and silver snowflake brads she added, so awesome!

This is Valerie's, who grumbled about the challenge and using these wonderful pieces, crazy girl! (You know I love ya, Val!) She did a fabulous job anyway, love how she stacked the words down the side and used the snowflake as a letter in "joy"!

And this is Margaret's, who got the most actual scrapbooking done, I believe, she's a rock-star scrapper! I love that paper and ribbon she added and the way the star really stands out!

We had a blast, as usual. Be sure and check back Monday night for those Mr. Twigster cards! I'm just about to finish up three sets of swaps, but waiting for some more Dimensionals to come in this week. Why don't I order more than 1 pack at a time, consideirng how many I use?! I read on Kristina's blog earlier that she's waiting on an order to come in order of 6 packages! Live it, learn it! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

Stamps: Cute and Curly
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP, hostess level 1 Real Red Patterns DSP.
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive.
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals.


Marie said...

Oh my goodness, both of your cards are just PERFECT and your friend's cards are super cute too!! I may just have to get that stinkin' Curvy Label punch box afterall!!!

kathleenh said...

I'm loving these simpler cards! How fun to do a challenge at your crops. You are really making me want this curly punch set.

Tina said...

You inspiring crafty girl, these are all great, you're a sure leader!

Suzy Tyler said...

I don't know about you, but I'm not that impressed with any of the Xmas DP this year. I love, love, love the DP on your last card using last year's paper. Actually, all your cards are always GREAT!

I've got a big box coming in this week. I can't wait to start using the new DP!

Juanita said...

Love your card. I am thinking I should try out a Simply Scrappin' kit; they look like such great value, and they would get the creativity flowing.
I noticed you put me on your blog roll, THANK YOU! That was so wonderful of you.

~amy~ said...

Love all the fun!! I love all the great designs!

donnapiranha said...

ALL of those cards are so cute and I like the simplicity, too.

Can't wait for Mr. Twigster. I think I need to start calling my Twiggy kitty that as a nickname...but with a Miss.

Jenn D said...

You have been rockin' the cards lately. I just love the pop of color with the simple layouts. I still haven't gotten that punch, but I'm going to have to. I wonder if it would make a cute frame for candy corn. Hahahaha.

Alexandra said...

These cards are awesome, there is something to be said for simpler cards!! Can't wait to see Mr. Twigster, I did not order him....*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tara said...

you have had such darling cards! I haven't been able to read and post as often as I would I just browsed quickly! I can't wait till life gets back to normal so I can read your fun posts!! :)

Marlou said...

beautiful!!! cards!!! thanks for the inspiration :)

Karen Kelly said...

You are rockin' the curly label punch and set! Love the cute card :-) Thanks for sharing all of the other challenge cards--great seeing what everyone does!

Ann said...

I just love the way you turn a simple card into a work of art! :D

Marilyn said...

OOh - I love the simplicity of the first card - it is my fav too - thanks for sharing all the other challenge cards - I guess I need to get busy with Christmas cards now... Glad you had fun with all the girls - sounds like yall had a blast!

Donna said...

love your simple cards but it's hard for me to do them! the challenge cards are great too!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card from you and your friends!
I love your Christmas card you posted first.
Hugs and smiles