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Sep 21, 2007

BCG - Peace, Love & Joy

Wow time goes by so quickly any more...Here it is Friday already and I hadn't even started on my Challenge card. Yesterday was a BUSY day as I was trying out different bread recipes since I'm going to be in charge of the Continental breakfast for our new church that is starting next month. I had a serious FLOP with the first bread and had to start all over. Then we had a planning session last night at our house so I had no time to stamp at all yesterday.

Today it seemed like our dogs (who love to bark constantly) and Coleen (who wanted attention every 5 minutes) were conspiring against me as I was frantically trying to figure out something for this challenge. I had an idea in mind but it wasn't coming together like I had envisioned - Anyone else ever have that happen?

I persevered though & finally got a card together that I really like. Our challenge this week was to use embossing on our card. It could be Dry Embossing (with stencils or machine embossed such as a Cuttlebug), Wet Embossing (with powders) etc...I had so many different ideas but alas not enough time to come up with more then one card so I hope you like what I ended up with.

My card base is Night of Navy with a layer of Creamy Caramel embossed with the Snowflake Cuttlebug template and distressed (DTP) with a Craft Vanilla Ink Pad. I then layered a piece of this wonderful designer paper, (Which I believe is by Heidi Grace by right now I can't find the paper information) I'll check around and if this is wrong I'll edit in another post. I loved the colors in the paper and the snowflake patterns so I went with that for my color scheme. I embossed the sentiment (All Holidays) with a Close to Cocoa craft spot & clear EP then layered it to a slightly larger piece of Night of Navy card stock.

For my medallion image (which reminds me of a fancy snowflake) I embossed it with Cobalt Tapestry EP (PSX) and then colored the image with Bashful Blue and Bordering Blue Markers, highlight it with Waterfall stickles and added a Tan Brad to the center. Then I layered this onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock punched with a 2 1/8" circle punch (McGill) and pierced with the Crafter's tool kit. It's a very different Christmas color scheme I think but I really like how it turned out.

Be sure to check out the Blogger's Challenge Roll on my side bar & see what everyone else created for this challenge.


  1. Wow, Ida...your medallion is so very striking! I love it. Great job and beautiful colors.

  2. Love the colors of the medallion! Very striking

  3. Very pretty. I'm trying to resist the urge to get a Cuttlebug...but this is oh so lovely!

  4. Love it...that medallion is so cool!


  5. Wow-the medallion you created and that patterned paper look great with the embossing folder!

  6. Beautiful card Ida - love the colors you used, the medallion turned out wonderful.

  7. Beautiful--I like the embossing, but I really noticed the "non traditional" color combo for Christmas--it looks great!

  8. This is just gorgeous. Looks like a lot of work and wonderfully worth the effort!!!


  9. Very pretty Ida! I have that Heidi Grace paper too. Isn't it gorgeous?

  10. great card Ida!! love the pp!!

    also gorgeous new blog header!! so peaceful and serene - what an awesome picture!!

  11. This is so pretty! I just LOVE the embossed background and the colors are so gorgeous together! :)

  12. LOVELY! A really fabulous card!!