Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Can You Handle Another Christmas Card??? :D


Especially one in July??? I certainly hope so because here it is! :D I made this card for Ashley's Brainwave challenge and the Hanna Stamps sketch challenge over on Splitcoast. Ashley gave us a fantastic color challenge (I threw in an extra color, I hope that's ok Ash!) and Francis challenged us to use this sketch and then try to turn it into a Christmas card! Well, since I don't have any Hanna Christmas stamps yet, I had to make due with what I had! I kind of thought this little Riley looked cozy and warm in his fluffy chair with his coffee in hand so I decided he would work just fine! He reminds me of the winter days when I like to curl up with a hot drink and listen to Christmas music. Hmm...should I be looking forward to those times already??? Haha! Anyway, I loved this paper from KI Memories but wasn't sure how to use it until this card! I love how it turned out! The only thing I am disappointed in is the fact that the sentiment looks crooked in the picture, It is attatched to the ribbon so it must have gotten bumped by one of the little ones as they huddled around me while I took the picture. In fact, here is little Braleigh being her ornery self by sitting right smack dab in front of the camera so that I couldn't see my card. I just had to get a picture of that! She's just too cute, even if she does have on her "gwumpy face". Aunt Stephanie wasn't paying enough attention to her I guess!
Oh, I have to tell you a funny story about her too. We were all in a store and she was being defiant (she gets that from her big brother) and didn't want to walk with her mom so her mom said "Braleigh, do you want me to spank you?" Braleigh then responded with "Mommy, don you pank my butt!" Haha! How can a 3 year old be so bossy and cute at the same time???

Recipe:
Stamps: Hanna Stamps (Riley with Coffee), All Holidays
Paper: Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, KI Memories dp
Ink: Black StazOn, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU! Markers, Coluzzle, Corner Rounder Punch, Ribbon, Taylor's Tots, Dimensionals


10 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute card and your niece is a cutie pie!! I know what you mean by cute and sassy at the same time, my nieces have it down to an artform...LOL!!

Jamie Martin said...

Really nice card, the colors you chose are very nice. The little girl is a cutie :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a cute card!! The brainwave challenge colors are so pretty!!! And what a cutie pie your niece is!! I remember those days when my dd was little.....they just try to sound so grown up!! LOL

Julia Aston said...

What a great card with Riley - super colors and sketch - love the double ribbons - cute neice!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cute! LOVE the colors!

peanutbee said...

Super cute card!! I really like those colors together. Great sketch too!

Carolina said...

What an adorable Riley card - the colors and your take on the challenge is way too fun!!!

Your niece is precious...too stinkin' cute!

Janette said...

this is so cute and the colors are terrific!

Debbie Olson said...

Fantastic color scheme, and beautifully colored image as well, Stephanie!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet, aweosme job.