Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make the Season Bright


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everyone knows turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you
-From A Christmas Song

Skipping Stones Designs has another fabulous sketch up this week as well as a Blog Hop to feature many of the wonderful Texture Sets from  Skipping Stones Designs! If you are hopping along today, you should have arrived from the blog of Jingle! If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design. We've got a lot of inspiration to show you, from the regular team to our guest designers, sketch artist and crafty partners!


I received a little help from The Play Date Cafe when choosing colors for the design and The Paper Variety's Falalala Challenge of being inspired by a Christmas tune. Loved working with the Timeless Textures set, these colors as well as the papers from Canvas Corp in my design. What a way to make the season bright, eh?

Head over to Shannon's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration! I hope that you will be able to join along with the sketch this week, as always there is a fabulous prize up for grabs!

Supplies:
Cardstock: (Light Blue) Walmart, (White) Office Max
Patterned Paper: (Green and Red Polka Dot) Canvas Corp
Stamps: (Timeless Textures, Sentiment Frames) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Blue Chalk) Clearsnap, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger, (Brilliant Blue Pigment) SU
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (Circle Cutting System) Creative Memories

40 comments:

~amy~ said...

such a fun card Karen...LOVE the colors!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Karen!! Very festive and very colorful. I love it. I hope your having a lovely holiday season. I wish the best for your and your family!!!

Laurel said...

Fun card!

Isha said...

Lovely fun card Karen. Enjoy the festive season.

Jingle said...

I love the colors! Very cute card!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty, Karen! I love all those dots. :)

Annette said...

awesome card Karen...I so love this layout and color combo..

Michelle said...

What a fun card!!! Love the contrast of the pale blue and bright green!!

Jamilie said...

Love those dots!! Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Variety!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love the colors you used! Love all the polka dots! And also like the textured stamp you used!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

I love it when you create a fun, bright card.

Barb said...

Fun take on the sketch, Karen! Love the blues with the green and red! :)

Taylor U. said...

gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Aww! That is one of my favorite songs! Loving all the polka dots!

skippy stamps said...

What a colorful card!!! Great Job!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of patterns.

Chunyuan said...

Great take of the sketch. Love the color combo too.

Be(e) said...

Love the bright colors on today's card, Karen! So fun!

BabyBokChoy said...

Yep, love the bright colors and it's so cute :)

Jess said...

A beautiful Christmassy card. Love the traditional colours with the splash of blue there! :)

jen said...

SO MUCH FUN!!! love the color combo! So glad blogger let you back!

Michelle said...

Love the way you mixed patterns here. The three red stripes are a very colourful and pretty detail..

Lindsay said...

Such a fun and happy card Karen! I love it!

Lynn said...

So happy to be able to comment here. I am beyond relieved for you as I cannot imagine losing my blog. your card is lovely. Love the bright colors!

lynn said...

i'm glad to see you, karen! your card is so very cute today!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Hey Karen, glad you're back up and running. I would've hated to miss out on this gorgeous CAS creation! Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Jen W. said...

Love all those polka dots and the fabulous long ends on the twine!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yay! Your blog is back! Last night I tried to comment, and the blog had been removed. Julie said this was happening unexpectedly; what a bummer!

Your cheery card makes me smile, Karen. I like how you created an ornament with stamps. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe, and Merry Christmas!

Diane Jaquay said...

Bright and beautiful, LOVE it!!

Canvas Corp said...

Wonderful card, Karen! Just to let you know that I featured your card on our blog today!
Thanks,
Jenn
{www.canvascorp.com}

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the bold green polka dots and I really must try distressing colored card stock, love the look of it.

Courtney K said...

love the blue with the traditional red & green!

lisa arana said...

love your fun bright colors!

Katie Gehring said...

This is awesome! Love the colors!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I love the colors!!! So pretty ... hugs..xoxo

Vickie O'Dell said...

I liked the way you used the texture stamp and papers to become a holiday card. Nice combination!

Alice Wertz said...

lovely and fun! wonderful holiday card!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card love the bright colours and all those polka dots x
I did so enjoy playing along with the sketch and will def be using it again and again !
Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Stephanie said...

Karen.....I just love when I think to do something to my DT card that another team member does too! And when I do the same as you?? Yeesh, I'm doin' something right! LOL Love your take on the sketch and that gorgeous color palette that you used. Your card is beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, what fun is this Holiday number!