Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Holidays

VLV Sketches

Time to start the November Verve sketches.  This week's sketch is brought to us by Amber and it was a fun one to work with.

Not sure what possessed me, but I ended up making a totally non-traditional Christmas card.  Nothing like pink polka dots and yellow stripes to stir things up a bit!  Love being a rebel sometimes :)   Or maybe it was just Diva Moe whispering loudly in my ear when I was pondering what to do with this sketch (wink, wink, Moe!).

All in all, it was a lot of fun to make, and I enjoyed walking on the wild side of non-traditional Christmas card colours {grin}.

The kids have a four day weekend coming up so it's a short week times two for me!  Think we'll try to get our Christmas shopping done and rake up the next batch of maple leaves that have fallen to the ground.   Then it's some R & R with a Netflix movie or two and some popcorn.  Love hanging out with my kids and will take all the time I can get with them as they are growing up waaaay too quickly!    

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Glad Tidings (Verve) 
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Stampin' Up DSP 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Snowflake Cut Up (The Cat's Pajama's), Lacy Oval and Oval Nesties, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

20 comments:

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! The colors you used are really fun for a Christmas card! I love that snowflake! Have a great 4 day weekend!

Lynn said...

Enjoy the time off with your kids! Love the color combo...those polka dots are fabulous! Definitely a Moe inspired color combo!

Dawn Easton said...

I love non-traditional Christmas cards! Pinks are always so pretty. Yours is beautiful! Love your big snowflake!!!
Enjoy your long weekends! Hey, I think I have one too...only three days though ;)

Benzi said...

Wonderful card, Marisa. I like non-tradtional Christmas cards at times and have made a few myself.

I may have my tree up but that shopping will take a lot longer for me.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty with the pinks -- love that big dot paper

Colleen Dietrich said...

I *like* this non-traditional mix of colors for a Christmas card, Marisa. I'm doing some of those myself, 'cause the traditional colors grow old when you're making SO many cards. ;)

Enjoy those kiddos, 'cause you're right -- they grow up too fast and then don't want to hang out with Mom. :( It's already happened here (insert tears).

Maureen said...

what super fun colours to mix it up! It's not that I don't like green and red, I just need some other colours for the 2 months of Christmas cards. It's also sure to stand out on the mantles!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the colors you used! Those papers are a great combo, too.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Good for you to get your shopping done this early. Enjoy your time off with your kids.
I like this non traditional Christmas card.....I have a very hard time doing non traditional colours but you have pulled it off in style. I'm liking your range of coloured snowflakes too;)

Lee-Anne said...

Lovely non-traditional colors...this card really says...happy! Such a beautiful snowflake, Marisa!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, your sweet pink snowflake made me squeal with delight, Marisa!! Have a fabulous time with your kids on their long weekend. Sounds like you will be having lots of fun!!! I love hanging out with my kids, too ;)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So fresh and pretty! I love your clean lines Marisa, its always perfect. Enjoy raking those leaves, then come do mine for me okay. ha!

Jen said...

A very cool take on Christmas!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful work Marisa. Love the non-traditional colors - they seem to be all the rage now and are wonderful on this lovely card. How fun to do a movie and popcorn - I think I would have to pay my girls to do that with me these days - enjoy. Hugz!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

A unique but really beautiful color combo! Way to rock that sketch! Love it!

dj said...

love the pink and yellow together!! Sweetness!!

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Dawn B. said...

I love nontraditional. That pink snowflake is awesome. Great job Marisa.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Sleek and gorgeous, Marisa. That snowflake die is one of my faves - you've inspired me to pull it out!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous! Love these colors for a Christmas card! Beautifully done, Marisa!

P.S. I need your address! You won the candy!

Andrea Ewen said...

Mmmm, this is one yummy card. The polka dotted background is the perfect backdrop for your lovely pink snowflake!