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Dec 19, 2008

BC78 - Hey Santa

Happy Winter! - If you are like most of the country you're probably buried under a ton of snow or ice and wishing hard for spring to arrive (I know I am)...Hopefully everyone is safe and warm. 
  Our Blogger's Challenge for today was Non-Traditional Christmas Colors for a Christmas card.  Well I not only went with non-traditional colors but I decided to use stamps that were rather "non-traditional" as well.
I found this cute little set of stamps (Studio G) for only $1 and thought I'd use them for today's challenge.
I love the Elf Feet and the fact that's all the elf you see is just the feet.  I went with my color scheme by using a piece of Designer Paper - (Doodlebug Design - Seabreeze Dotted Line).
My card base is Night of Navy, layered with Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss.  I ran half the piece of Kiwi cs through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflake Embossing Folder.  Then I embossed the snowflakes using a Versa Mark pad and Iridescent Ice EP for some sparkle.  I layered the designer paper on the other half and added a piece of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon.
My Elf feet were stamped with Palette Noir Black ink and watercolored with Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze Ink Pads.  I couldn't resist adding just a touch of traditional color so I used some red on the bells and stockings with a Spice Red Glitter Pen.  The sentiment (don't you just love it) was also stamped with the Palette Noir Black ink.  Then I added 3 small mini brads (Queen and Co.)  The panel was then added to a scalloped piece of Night of Navy cs (I used my Nestabilites Dies for the panels) and raised up with foam mounting tape.  I added a bow of the Kiwi Satin to complete the card.
Be sure to check out the other great cards/projects by clicking on my Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
This is a picture of our house yesterday after the HUGE dump of snow we got.  I had to go out and dig the Polar Bears and Penguins out from under the snow in order for them to be seen. 


  1. Your card is adorable, Ida! And I wish we had half your snow right now. It's rainy and yukky in VA. Merry Chrismtas!

  2. Wow...that's quite a pile of snow you have on your house. We are burrrrr cold, but no snow...yet! What did fall is gone.

    Your card is simply adorable. A real magical wish for the holidays in fantastic non-traditional colors. Awesome job.

    Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!

  3. Cute Ida - love the colors. Your snow pictures are beautiful too!

  4. what a cute card.
    and it looks so cold, with all that snow. I should stop complaining that it's 50 degrees here in California, huh!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

  5. Too cute! Love the color scheme! {SMILEs}

  6. We had a little snow this week here in Tennessee but I'd like more! Love your photo and I love that kiwi green your used on the card.

  7. Wow! I thought we got a lot of snow but I think that you win!

    Super cute card! Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. What a cute card, Ida! Love the little elf feet!

  9. Cute, cute, cute. My house probably looks the same. We are in the middle of a snow storm right now. TFS your pics

  10. What an adorable card, Ida! Love this stamp too!

  11. WOW...we only had rain with a little ice. You did get dumped on! Love the card...too cute!

  12. Cute!!! We're getting a snowstorm as I type this. I love the snow!!

  13. Cute card Ida! Great color combination! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :D

  14. Yep, we are buried in snow! Your house looks so pretty all decorated. You card is adorable too! Great job.