Christmas Berries

September 20th, 2007

 Here’s my card for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge on SCS.  Check out the Challenge here.


I think sketch challenges are my very favorite ones to play/create with because coming up with creative layouts is not one of my strengths.  Starting with the basic layout already done allows me to let go and let the creative juices flow.  I know that playing that challenge over time has made me a better stamper!  And those layouts are a wonderful reference to go back to as well.  If you haven’t been playing the challenges at SCS I strongly encourage you to *just do it*!  Pick at least one challenge each week (there’s a different one every day to choose from – inspiration piece, color, techniques, etc.) and PLAY!  Here’s a link to the entire Challenge Forum.  Everyone is welcome!

I didn’t intend for this to be a Christmas card, but I think that’s what it is now.  I’m really liking this color combo of Real Red, Artichoke and Creamy Caramel.  I was so proud of myself for making a card without any designer paper – see I’m NOT addicted!  bwahahahahaa!  It was great to get back to my roots with this tone on tone double background card using Paisley and Flannel Plaid.  The red berries (Abundant Joy) are covered in Crystal Effects for shine and dimension.  Of course I had to use my new toy – the photo corner punch.  And I detailed the punches with a little piercing.  This is my first time using the 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon – I can see lots of possibilities for it.  Red rhinestones and a big pearl brad are the finishing touches to give this card a feeling of elegance and the holidays.

I’ve been tagged by Taylor and I found this round of questions particularly funny.

1. YOUR ROCKSTAR NAME (first pet, current car): Robere 300C
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie): Pistcahio Chocolate Chip

3. YOUR FLY “GUY/GIRL” NAME (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name): JSIB
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Pink Bird

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Lynn Torrance

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (first 3 letters last name, first 2 letters first name): SIBJA
7. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink, & add “the”): The Red Reisling
8. YOUR NASCAR NAME (first names of your Grandfathers): Jack Dean

9. YOUR STRIPPER NAME (favorite perfume, favorite candy): Diva Special Dark

10. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME (Mother’s & Father’s middle names): Nell Drew

 I’m tagging some upcoming Portland peeps Jess, Lori, Joy, and Leslie.  Oh my heavens – today I realized that my trip to Portland is just 3 weeks away!  That is much sooner than I had realized.  I have shopping to do!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

8 Responses to “Christmas Berries”

  1. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Oh you have cool names! Hey I was born in Inglwood and lived in Torrance for about 2 yrs as a child! lol

    Love your card!

  2. Vicki Says:

    What a beautifully elegant card — thanks for the inspiration! I enjoy reading your blog and was very moved by your recent tribute to Alex. Keep up the good work!

  3. Debra Says:

    Gorgeous card!!

  4. diane mcvey Says:

    Wow, your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the color combo, and the layout…I will have to try to make some of these for friends! AWESOME!!!

  5. Kathi Says:

    Beautiful card, Nell. 😉

    BawahahaaHahahahaha! That tag list is sooo funny!

  6. Debbie Olson Says:

    Fabulous job on that sketch challenge, Jami!

  7. cheryl Says:

    Great job, Jami.

  8. leslierich Says:

    This looks exactly like a Christmas card to me–it’s perfect and it’s beautiful! I’m not addicted, either. Someday I’ll make a card again without designer paper. It’s just so darn pretty, though. Hey! Thanks for the tag, Jami!

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