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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Challenge #95


Yes, I realize it's now late Saturday night.....and this was due days ago! Ahh....life does have a way of taking over my stamp life sometimes! Yes, I disappeared on you again.....if you have been reading this blog for the last year, you may remember that my Dad passed away some months back and that I've been working on having Mom move back here to New Jersey from Florida. Well, today she arrived! It's been a very long 10 months....and loads and loads of work, tons of phone calls and coordinating, but she sold her house and arrived today! My siblings and I have found a wonderful, beautiful senior community with a very active senior life! AND it's only about 1/2 hour away from most of us.....Tuesday, the moving van should arrive from Florida and she'll be moving in. I am so excited for her....perhaps more excited than she is!
Anyway, achieving everything to this point seems to have taken over my life! And that left me with not a lot of time for stamping and/or blogging. I truly have a new respect for those that have walked in those shoes before me.......and if you are one of them, you KNOW the enormity of what has been achieved so far and the countless hours it has taken. Hopefully, the transition into her new home will go smoothly and life will be a bit easier around here....and for her as well! I'm happy to have her nearby to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with us all!
So....onto my card for you! After all, isn't that really why you stopped by?!! This is my take on MaryJo's sketch #95 from this past Monday. I really am very happy with the way this came out, but when I looked back at the sketch (I didn't print it...DUH!!), only then did I realize that it isn't exactly the same as the sketch. BUT, regardless, this is my take on it! You can see MJ's original sketch here.
This sample features all SU materials that can currently be purchased in the catalog or the fabulous Holiday Mini. Don't you just love that DSP?.....it's from the Merry Moments collection. Now, I have to admit that it took me a bit of time to warm up to Chocolate Chip being used for the Christmas season....but, I have finally come out of my red & green Christmas comfort zone! If you've been in any of your local stores, you'll see that most are already decked out for the holidays....and the new trend this year is BROWNS!
For the color combo on this sample, I took my cue from the DSP.....so the greeting was stamped onto Very Vanilla CS, with just a smidgen of Rose Red showing and layered onto Certainly Celery CS. Finished off with the wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon....well, what can I say?!! I'm in love with these colors!
Thanks so much for your continued patience with me....AND for stopping by and visiting! Hope you'll stop by again soon.
Stamps: Four the Holidays
Inks: Chocolate Chip
CS: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Misc: Merry Moments DSP, Wide Chocolate Chip DSP, Scallop Edge Punch
PLEASE NOTE: ALL materials used to create this card are from SU!


9 comments:

MJ said...

What a fabulous use of the DP, I love this! Great job with the sketch, thanks so much for playing along. Glad to hear mom is back near you now.

Connie Paxman said...

I do love your card and that PP is to die for...have not cracked my package yet...
so glad you played and shared..
Awesome card.
connie paxman

Connie said...

Beautiful, Barb! LOVE that Designer Paper...it goes well with that sketch, too! I'm glad things are progressing with getting your mom moved and settled...it is a rough road, but I know you'll be happy to have her close!

Leigh OBrien said...

REally pretty, Barbara. I love the addition of brown into the Xmas color schemes!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Pretty card, Barb. Glad your Mom arrived safely and hope she's settled in soon!

Nikki Bond said...

This is fabulous! Love the simplicity...but that DSP really packs a wow factor! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card!

Glad your Mom has arrived safely and hope she will enjoy her new place once she gets settled in.

kc_froglady said...

So glad Mom is there now :)

This is a gorgeous card! I really love the color inter mixed with the brown.

njburk said...

VERY pretty! Love what you did. Esp. the colors! I got to play along with it too.
TFS, Nola

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