Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from our home and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Team too!

I hope that all of your Christmas wishes came true today.  May you day be filled with much joy, laughter, love and family!  We have a house full of SICK people.  My 12 year old has slept for over 36 hours now and is really feeling bad and of course since I spent so much time by his side I too am sick!  I think I have slept at least 19 hours now too.  Crazy!  

We have a great sketch for you today!  Remember you have the full week to play along--can't wait to see what you come up with.  Here is the sketch...

Now I must say I am not normally a fan of square cards and if you check out the other designer team samples you will see some great ways of changing this sketch to the regular size.  I chose to stay with it and go in a direction I am not comfortable with all the way around.  Kind of a vintage style--not my ususal but I think it turned out pretty good--it is good to strethch yourself sometimes.

I used lots of layers and textures and of course some bling.  The colors are Real Red and Early Espresso along with Very Vanilla.  This is my fist time using this set from the Holiday mini--so busy with Christmas designs.  The stamp set is called Affection Collection

Well, I guess I am going back to sleep for a bit!  My head and chest hurt.  Come on over and play along with us--or at the very least take a look at all the beautiful cards the rest of the team designed.

Try Stampin On Tuesday Challenge 98

Merry Christmas!
Mary Jo

6 nice people left a comment:

Nancy Seed said...

Beautifully done. Never too early to start with Valentines cards.

paula laird said...

Mary Jo I do hope that you are feeling a lot better very soon. Your card is wonderful. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is sometimes really fun. Merry Christmas to you & your family.

Sarah said...

Wow great card Mary Jo! Love all the textures and layers and the bling is perfect! Hope you're all feeling better and have a merry Christmas & a great new year :)

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful card, Mary Jo! LOVE the fabulous colors that you used! I'm so sorry that you were sick over the holiday and I hope that you feel better SOON! HUGS and Happy New Year! :)

Karen said...

Mary Jo I sure hope you are finally feeling better. Your card is beautiful and really lovin' these papers and colors. Nice job on the sketch.

Carol Carriveau said...

Wonderful color combo and great layering! I agree about stepping out of our comfort zones...if I make a resolution, it will be to do just that!

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