Monday, January 18, 2010

10 minute Christmas

I love snow days....just not when they fall on my day off!!! I had lots planned for me time, and crafting time and spend a few hours of it out clearing the driveway. Speaking of which I need to clear it off a bit more now! I did manage to get to the basement and create a couple cards. I'll share the other one for later this week, because this school year is kicking my butt and I can't seem to get anything done during the week.

I went downstairs with 2 things in mind....clean and make a quick card. This was both, amazingly enough!

The sentiment was sitting on my desk mounted and the celery green piece was floating around befor I ran it through the big shot--I embossed it with a striped plate, flipped it over and embossed it again to give it an argile look. The heart was from a pack I found at AC Moore for 50 cents. It's a nice rustic metal heart, though the picture makes it look black. This even fit a couple of challenges, which I haven't had the luxury of playing in lately. I used Sparkle's Christmas card challenge sketch, the OCC challenge to use blue and green and also it was a 10 (okay maybe 15) minute scrap pile challenge. Now I'm tired and it's off to finish the driveway!



  1. Ok, embossing twice... that is a little piece of brilliance! I'll have to give that a try! Love your card!

    Jessica Witty
    Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

  2. Great idea double embossing!!! Sorry your snow day is on your day off girlie!!
    The card is a winner!! Love the colors.

  3. Cute layout and great heart accent. And wow, you did this in just 10 minutes?!

    Good luck with the shoveling. Glad it's not me. We've just had a lot of rain the last day or so.

  4. this is just super. those colors are wonderful and that dark heart just pops! fabulous!

    hugs :)

  5. So pretty! I love the soft colors with that pop of black!

  6. This is a great card, I love how you did the argile pattern! And I love that black heart! Beautiful job!


  7. Beautiful card!! I love that sentiment.

  8. What a cute card! Are you getting your Xmas cards done early this year?

    Too bad it's snowing and here I am complaining about 51 degree weather.

  9. I agree with Jessica Just brilliant embossing twice! It's all that fresh air from shoveling. Hee Hee!! Hey that's what we need the kids to do for 20 min. before we try to teach:) We didn't have off today. How do the children learn about MLK if they aren't in school?
    I love the card. Way to go on all the challenges.

  10. Such a lovely card! And what a great trick with the embossing.

  11. What a great card Caryl and like the rest the double embossing is too cool! Beth

  12. Great blues and greens and awesome metal heart! Glad you got to stamp before you shoveled snow! Happy that you were able to join in the fun at the OCC this week!!


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