Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I just love Christmas and all of its festivities. I decided this year that I would do a little decorating each day instead of one big blitz, so right now my house is half decorated for Christmas and half decorated for Thanksgiving. I think I will try for a big push to get the rest done this weekend, and I'll post a couple of photos when I am done.

Happy Saturday, and welcome to the weekly DIVA sketch challenge. You can check out the list of all those participating at the DIVA blog. Here is this week's sketch. I'm taking a little liberty here and keeping the sketch intact but doing it as a horizontal card, not a vertical. That is different than rotating the whole sketch, but hey, that's what a sketch is for, to inspire us, right?

I did use the color coach for my color combination. Gotta love it!

And here is my card.
I love the color combination of Baja Breeze and Cajun Craze, don't you?

Stamps: Snow Much Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy
Inks and markers: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry and Snow Burst embossing folders, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, aqua painter, dotted ribbon border punch

I had a lot of fun with this sketch! Can you tell?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'm sure a lot of people will be putting up Christmas trees this weekend. We always get a live tree, so we wait a little bit longer before putting it up so it doesn't get too dry. As I said earlier, I am going to work on decorating tomorrow. The most time consuming by far is the garland and swags that I put up in my foyer. It takes a whole morning to get it done. I used to do live roping every year, but it would get so dry by New Year's Day that it was a mess to take down and probably a fire hazard as well. I finally decided to spend the money on a really nice artificial garland, and I have been using that for the last several years. It is not as messy, and I can leave it up as long as I want. I'll try to post some photos of that later this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. I read all of your comments and really appreciate it when you take the time to leave one!



  1. Oh how very cute - I love that set and so wish we had it in our cattie too :/ I love those snowmen!

  2. I love it! It is just too cute!

    I can't wait to see your Christmas decorations!

  3. Precious!!!!! I love the circles with the images inside!!!!!

  4. How fun! I love the little spotlights!