Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Waiting for Santa (and non traditional colors again)

Hi Everyone!
It's another rain cooled North Texas morning and I couldn't be happier! LOL
It's also another Christmas card for you to see today and again I used a non traditional color combination.
One thing I also added to the card today was one of my original poems.
I've been writing poems since I was a child and I even have an old newspaper clipping of one I had published in a local paper! LOL
When I started scrapbooking I was like many other people and was hestitant in my journaling so I went back to telling the story with a poem. They are a little "Hallmark" in style but of course now I'm making cards I'm finding them to be perfect. In fact I'm looking to release a collection of them on a CD on eBay so that other people can have them for their cards too.
Today's card works for 7 challenges.

Cute Card Thursday was the Christmas in July theme
Mojo Monday gave me the sketch
The Pink Elephant wanted Animals
My Grafico had the color combo of Teal and Brown
and
A Different Challenge A Week had that same combo
Creative Inspirations wanted real or faux stitching so I added silver faux stitches to the mat and the quilt and also inside
and finally
Dutch Dare wanted cutting dies and/or punches and I used a punch for the mat on the sentiment.



This little bear was again from the Cuddly Buddly Teddy Bear's Home collection. The dp is Basic Grey Dasher and I colored the red and green circles brown with my Copic's to match the color theme. The ribbon is Offray and the rhinestones are Michaels $1 spot, I love the new colors they have right now.



The inside is more dp with a circluar journaling spot that I added more faux stitching too with a silver Prismacolor marker. The poem is my own as I said above.
I hope you're enjoying my week of Holiday cards and maybe the different color combo's will give you some inspiration to think outside the box this year, I know it made me! LOL
Katie

18 comments:

Martha said...

its so pretty, thanks for playing with us over at MyGrafico ;)

Aunty Sue said...

oh what a sweet image and great inside detail thanks for join us at creative inspirations. xx

rdrd4 said...

Simply Adorable

raindropecho said...

Great card, Katie! Can't wait to work with you over at My Grafico also :)
- Ann

Dawn said...

Awww what a cute card!

oh4theloveof said...

wow this card is fantastic, love the bear

Yolande Jones said...

Love that you made the inside so pretty as well.

itsabrt said...

This card is wonderful! BR-T

Ann said...

Those colours are just fantastic - a great card.

Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

liveartnow said...

aaaaw what a cute card! love it and the inside is very pretty too :)

Linda

Gez said...

Gorgeous..xx Thanks for joining us this week on Something Completely Different. Gez.

Ang said...

Really cute card, great use of colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at SCD

Manuela said...

oh my, this is a cutie :) wonderful! hugs, manuela

Carol said...

This is perfect for our challenge at TPE...love the image and your poem is great too...gorgeous card :) Thanks for playing...

Hugs
Carol x

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable card! Love the little bear image. Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!

AUsome mom said...

SUPER cute!! I love that image and your colors are perfect-o!

LORi said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at TPE!!

Karin said...

Gorgeous card. love the colours, papers and cute image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo Karin