Thursday, December 4, 2008

                   
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Alphabet Stew: Merry & Bright

Happy Thursday! The week is flying by and Christmas is coming too fast and the Christmas Bazaar/Bizarre is coming too fast, yikes! Deep breaths, deep breaths...so what did I do last night? Take a 2 hour nap and watch a movie! Ugh! I had rented some movies last Friday and we hadn't watched them yet, so I felt like we had to start watching them or what a waste of money that would be! Anyway, I highly recommend Lars and the Real Girl! It was the sweetest movie filled with love and family and community, and Ryan Gosling is amazing, I think there's nothing he can't do!

But back to the card...I decided at 11:00 p.m. I better make a card, so I combined Kristina's Color Inspiration #33 and Laura's Sketch #14 and came up with this...in 30 minutes even, which is really fast for me! lol! I used some retired paper and the retired Alphabet Stew stamp set, I always loved those jumbled up letter stamps and couldn't part with them. Kind of non-traditional Christmas colors, but what they hey! The finished size is 4 1/4" square, let me know if you have any questions.

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: Alphabet Stew Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP for stars, and retired Loves Me DSP. Ink: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie markers. Accessories: Small Star Punch, Vintage Brads, Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals, misc. ribbon.

50 comments:

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute...I'm a huge fan of non-traditional holiday colors! Good for you for napping and watching a movie..lol...don't you work better under pressure too? That's what I keep telling myself :) Last night I was thinking I was pretty burned out and didn't make anything for the holiday show {did I tell you it is THIS saturday?}...only to realize that I actually have empty "pockets" on my card spinner-dealio...sigh. I wish I lived closer to you so that I could come shopping at your craft fair!!

Savitri said...

Oh, this is cute!!! Awesome colors together the way you have it there.

We saw that movie. It was sweet.

Ashley C. Newell said...

Angie, this is awesome. You really outdid yourself this time!

kathleenh said...

I love these colors on a Christmas card. How fun!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Ok, so that's just stinkin' cute! I absolutely LOVE this! Love the colors, especially how you did the letters in different colors. I mean, SUPAH!!

Catherine said...

Angie, this is so pretty. Love it!

Deanna said...

Oh Yeah Angie... This is a pic for sure! Gorgeous!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow Angie this is stunning! I LOVE the color combo, your work is truly an inspiration!
Laura

StampingSelene said...

This is just fabulous! I love what you did here all around. Simple, bright, cheery, wonderful!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow great card I love that stamping.

Kath said...

gorgeous card and love the colours...hey and great stamping
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Lea L. said...

Cute cute card!! I love that stamp..it is fabulous! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

Heidi Van Laar said...

This card is fabulous! And the sentiment is perfect because it is merry and bright!

Juanita said...

This is so fabulous.

chloe said...

OMG girl! Top ten FO SHO!!! You rocked it!
I am a huge Ryan gosling fan, must give it a watch! I am a sap and Notebook is one of my alltime fave movies!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, you ROCKED these colors! I've been too afraid to attempt them. You make it look so easy!

2stampis2b said...

Wow, you work well under pressure!

Sarah said...

Great card!

Ann said...

So cute! You ROCKED these colors! :D

Jerry said...

Love that stamp.

Alexandra said...

Take a deep breath......and slow down, girl!!! Your card is gorgeous, I love the colors!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jessica said...

Very cute! love the design

Julie Cameron said...

cute card!

Sankari W. said...

Angie -- WOW! I LOVE this card - it is totally perfect! Totally Top 10,15,20!!! absolutely perfect use of colors, layout, fun-ness, texture, awesome ribbon and simple and beautiful!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Jen said...

angie, this card is so cute!! i love it! that alphabet soup is sure a cute one...and i LOVE that paper! i think i have a couple of sheets left...for those valentines i never finished:). are you participating in a bazaar?! i'm excited to see your stuffs!!

Peet said...

wow, gorgeous card!!! love it!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

just love this card! Great take on the sketch!

Anthonette said...

Great job with the challenge! I can never create anything fast. That ribbon is perfect...teal and chocolate on the side.

Sherri said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Tara said...

love that you pulled out all that old stuff and made a super fabulous card with it!!
you rock! :)

Megan said...

Love LOVE your card! You did such a great job with the colors! I tried, but my attemts were so sad I didn't even link them to the challenge. :)

I will have to watch that movie! I am with chloe, I LOVE the notebook and ryan gosling. :)

kareNstampZ said...

Very clever - love the stamp you've used

Amy said...

I really like the way you used the multiple colors on the stamped image. Awesome card and great take on the sketch.

Katt said...

Angie, when I saw your name on the list I jumped to your site to check out your submission-- and I was not disappointed! Great job- love the card!

Alina Brito said...

I LOVE this card

Chelsea Ling said...

I *love* your card!! I bookmarked your blog too yay :)

Brooke S said...

First !! LOVE the card... You totally made every color come alive. What a great layout and perfect touch on all the little elements.. Just perfect...

second what is with this crazy movie.. We just got in from Net flicks and my DH watched it and then came down stairs and hands me the move and says read it... Just to get my reaction... I looked at him with a puzzled look.. It sounds like a porn movie... And then he began to say... It's a great movie.. You have to watch it.. The whole town rallies behind this guy it's totally amazing.. And nothing like the description on the cover... Maybe I will have to watch it tonight....

Hugs
Brooke

Rhonda Kelly said...

What a fabulous holiday card. I love using non traditional colors on Christmas cards. Fabulous job. Love the multicolored sentiment!

Katie said...

This is adorable....love your color scheme!

Katie

Regan said...

gorgeous card, love the colour combo!!!

moralia said...

So cute!! Love the colours!! :)

**Nancy** said...

Beautiful card!!! Congrats on making Fab 5 over at 2S4Y!!!

rae said...

congratulations on the 2s4y fab5.. well deserved!

Sankari W. said...

Congrats Angie on KW's top 10!!! woo-hoo or woo-schwoo!!! i should be a psychic - totally called this one!!! congrats Angie!!! :)

..::Paulina::.. said...

Wow! You made the 2S4Y Fab 5 AND Kristina's Top Ten with one card! I have to say, this card is definitely worthy of the attention! Great job, and congrats!

diana said...

Great job. And such quick creation.

Deanna said...

I totally called it! I knew this would be picked! Congrats!

Lisa Brown said...

Angie!! This is so cute! Congrats on top ten! Yea!

Cindy Major said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I love the soft look you've achieved. GREAT use of the color combo. Well-deserved win!

Cindy

Nancy Riley said...

Look at you makin' Kristina's Top Picks with this fun card! Angie, you're AMAZING! Thank you for always inspiring me!