Sunday, October 21, 2012

The holidays are on their way...

Hello Blogger Friends!

It's been a looong time since my last post. I know. Please forgive me.
I've been working really hard at trying to get my affairs in order with my new life her in the big apple, and as a result, my crafting (and blogging) has suffered. 

Despite not actually DOING a craft projects, I've been keeping up and drooling over  admiring my favorite blog challenges. 

In my internet hopping, I've come across and joined a brand new challenge blog called CAS(E) this Sketch. It's a cool clean & simple card sketch challenge which is right up my alley. I missed the 1st sketch, but I just had to make time to play along with the 2nd one:

As soon as I saw it, I had a MILLION ideas! 
(Don't you hate/love when that happens?)

In addition to this sketch, I decided to play along with yesterdays challenge over at 365 Cards.
The challenge was to use 3 items, colors, images, etc. that started with the letter "B". Fun right?!?

Here's my creation:

The inspiration from the sketch is obvious, and the 3 "B's" I used are:
Blue (navy), Bling, and Bakers twine. 
For good measure, I added Bows and a Background stamp :o)

Ok friends, that all for now. Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. 

Please take a moment to leave a comment and follow me...I'll be starting my own challenge blog very soon and it would be great to have participants. 

I'm also looking for a couple people to be a part of the design team. 
Leave a comment if you're interested.


  1. FABulous take on the sketch! I adore the non traditional colours and added sparkle!
    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  2. I love, love, love this card! SO cute! :) The grid background really makes it classy! Nice touch!

  3. The ornaments are GREAT and I love the addition of the gems!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  4. what a great idea for a holiday card!

  5. Love your card! Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards. Best, Yvonne

  6. These colors are SO great together and it is one of the nicest Christmas cards I've seen. I'm SO happy you joined us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  7. fantastic card! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

  8. This is beautiful! So glad to see you are trying to get back into the swings of things!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the 365 Cards blog!!!