Friday, December 17, 2010

A time for MISTLETOE!

Any excuse, really. For mistletoe AND SNOWMEN! I mean, WHY not? It's the season!

Any excuse to play with PAPER, as well!!!!! If you're running out of them {excuses!}, CHECK OUT THESE FABULOUS COLORS from my delightfully challenging friends, Just Us Girls! Lookee, here! This GORGEOUS hunk of color inspiration is truly a terrific combo to get your creative engines purring... I DO hope you can join us this week! C'mon and grab some TERRIFIC paper-play for a dose of sanity to see you through the grand holiday, rapidly approaching! If PAPER-PLAY calms your soul {!} THIS challenge is for YOU!!!!!

What a dreamy color scheme! I got lost in a Winter WONDERLAND of my own creation: it's not only the season of PEACE.... If you love paper..... it's also the season of PIECE! As in PAPER-PIECE!!!! Helloooooooowoooooooooooo!!!!!

I can almost HEAR the snow blowin'! {Oh, wait... it's THE rain.... *drat!*} Oh, well, at least that might explain why I ADORE snowmen so very much... Not many of those in these parts... just sayin'. I simply adore the lil' fellas... {You MIGHT have noticed! GASP! I just realized EVERY card I've made for Just Us Girls, in the past month, has been SNOW-PERSON oriented! Wellllll!}

Here's a little drum roll and some encouragement to visit these FINE gals and their breath-taking creations. They TRULY work their you-know-what's off week after week, to keep us challenging ourselves in GRAND and crafty ways. I can tell you that I'm breathing a bit harder, just trying to keep up with the fun! It's been such an honor to play with them all month long, as a guest designer - a TRUE honor, for sure! {Thanks for having me, ladies!}


For composition fun, I was influenced by the Card Patterns challenge for this last week... By the time this post goes live, I'm pretty sure this challenge will be closed, but since I was TOTALLY inspired, I thought they deserved the shout out! Maybe I'll catch them next round! {THERE is NEVER enough time in the week! Ack!} Either way, inspiration is a beautiful thing and Card Pattern's sketches never let me down!

Sometimes it's hard to justify taking that creative time, ESPECIALLY this time of year. But if the season is really about giving, then I surely hope you'll give YOURSELF some time to craft. It REALLY is the gift that keeps on giving! Best of luck with your plans and creations! I can't wait to see for myself, sooooooooooo ~ CRAFT ONNNNNNNNNN! Yeee Hawwwwwww!

Supplies -

D/P - Making Memories
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Crystal Effects - Stampin' Up!
Sparkly Fluff - Our Craft Lounge
Stickles - Tim Holtz/Ranger
"Season's Greetings" Die Cut - Sizzix
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Snowflake - My STASH!
Snowman - My design
Bias Tape - My stash + Tim Holtz Recipe Glimmer Mist


LeAnne said...

Oh I don't care if you make a snowman every day of the week! He is a cutie; love his scarf and your diecut sentiment!!! SO sweet--the paper, the scallops, the whole snow-blowin' thing!

NinaB said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Brandi said...

PERFECT!!!! Simply said!

Rosemary said...

so... i'm with leanne! you can make snowman any ol' time you want, sweet friend (even in the summertime!) cuz you know how to make a snow-guy look sooo incredibily good!! yeehaw!!!

Rose said...

oh what a cute snowman! love the pom poms for his earmuffs :)

Kristin Eberline said...

I'm with LeAnne, my can make a snowman every day of the week! This little guy is so adorable! LOVE how you made his scarf and ear muffs :] LOL so cute! Also adore how you made the ground beneath him look icy! Very nice :] Such a pretty card, girl. Thank you so much for joining us this month! We sure enjoyed having you and your creative talent ♥ Happy holidays to you and yours, Elise.

Karen said...

Adore your snowman play. Always have a soft spot for you and any scene you create! Its a sparkly winter wonderland that has me dreaming of my childhood and the magic of a white Christmas! Hope you are enjoying the festivities of the season, Elise!! :>:>

farmhouse-story said...

you are so ready for the holidays with this sweet guy, elise! so love your colors, and the happy look on his face:)

Michele Gross said...

Can you hear me squealing?? Open your door and listen...hear that? That's me! Absolutely stinkin cute adorable!! Oh my gosh! I love this soooo much!!

Ann said...

Oh my word, is this ever CUTE! SO delightful!

Sue Lelli said...

This is ADORABLE and AMAZING and I hope one day to be HALF as creative as you! That snowman and the mistletoe are FAB and I LOVE the sense of humor in your cards~!

Anne Tussing said...

Love your card! The colors look so perfect for your wintery scene! I'm with the snowmen:)

Andrea M said...

Elise, we soooo enjoyed having you guest design! You and your inspired creations brighten anyone's day friend :)
Speaking of inspired creations, HELLO! This is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!! (Now I'm singing....). I don't know where to start with this beauty - of course the snowman IS fabulous, but the scarf, earmuffs, sentiment, etc are divine! You totally rock!

Vanessa said...

Perfect, adorable, amazing, fab!!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, sweetest Elise!!! Thanks for being such a wonderful blogworld friend!!! Vanessa x