Monday, December 26, 2011

Word Window

Hello Stampin' Friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very enjoyable day after Christmas.  I got to stamp today so you know I've had a good day!

The lovely ladies at Less is More took time to post a challenge on Christmas Eve.   Now, that's true dedication!  Their challenge this week is
Whatever type of clean and simple card you make, the sentiment must consist of simply one word.

This stamp set has been sitting in the box of must use all the stamps in the set for quite some time.  That hello was calling to me.

I inked the stamp with Not Quite Navy and Wild Wasabi and stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  Then I inked and stamped the silhouette stamp with Wild Wasabi.  I went over the leaves with the Wild Wasabi marker to add some definition to the leaves and colored the flower and buds with my Poppy Parade marker.

Then came the fun part!  Measuring to cut the window.  When I figured the size of the window (3 1/2" X 2 1/4"),  I used my Fiskars Paper Cutter to cut it out.  Then I put that piece in my Square Lattice Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  A Not Quite Navy marker on the edges of the window added some extra definition.

I'll also send this to the CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge at Splitcoast Stampers today, which is to do a WINDOW CARD

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  My Friend
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, SU Markers (Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade)
Paper:  Not Quite Nave, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF

I think the week after Christmas is my favorite part of the holiday.  The hustle and bustle are over and now I can relax and enjoy the decorations and peacefulness.   I always leave my Christmas decorations up until New Year's day.  When do you take your decorations down?

I'm so glad you stopped by.  I eagerly await hearing from you.



Tamara said...

I like it! Thanks for the inspiration for a great CAS card. I leave my decorations up until New Year's Day too. Happy New Year!

Sarah C. said...

Very pretty! I like the embossed frame around the sentiment & stamping. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :)

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful - and you used my favorite embossing folder! Love the window look with this image. So pretty.
My decorations will be staying up until New Years also. I'm kinda like you and once Christmas is over with, it's just nice to look at everything in a peaceful way.

Cynthia said...

I love the swirl! It's like the little hello has just flown gently by with happy wishes!! I leave my decorations up until New Year's Day as well. :-)

Bev J. said...

Very pretty-I really like that embossing folder-need to use it more.

I, too, leave my decorations, especially my tree, up until after New Years. Love the lights at night.

Carol said...

I love your word, Bonnie! So beautiful and so elegant!
My Christmas decorations stay up til New Year's too. I agree...the week between Christmas and New Years' is peaceful and quiet. Happy New Year's to you and your family!

Chrissie said...

It looks fab Bonnie, I hope you had a great Christmas.
Thanks so much and Season's Greetings to you.
"Less is More"

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is a beautiful, one word card. Glad you're getting to stamp and enjoy your decorations.

I'll probably take my decorations down tomorrow. We still have our son, dil, and little 3 yr. old here. We're enjoying them so much. It kind of hangs over my head until everything is put away. I think my company will leave tomorrow so I'll probably get started.

Linby said...

This is simply lovely.

Sally said...

A great idea Bonnie & I love the swirl.
Sally x

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie
We do our best and couldn't leave our LIMettes with nothing to get up for Christmas eve lol We have cheated slightly and made it 2 weeks!
Thank you, season's greetings
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Lovely x

Sasha said...

Such a lovely card, Bonnie. Super choice of stamps and colours:)

Colleen Dietrich said...

A stamping day is ALWAYS a good day! Glad you had time to just play. :)

I take my decorations down sometime after New Year's Day, and do it piece-meal. My snowmen stay up until usually February or March, depending on how cold it is outside. The colder it remains, the longer they stay to warm my heart!

Karen said...

That is lovely, gorgeous design Karen x

Seleise said...

what a pretty card! love the textures and colors!

Victoria said...

Hi, thanks for your comment over on my blog. I love the texture of your card, the clean design of the sentiment and the elegant swirl. Happy New Year!


A classy CAS card Bonnie - perfect for the LIM challenge. I am a huge fan of SU products, and I love what you have made with them here. Thank you for visiting my blog - I have really enjoyed taking a peek at your beautiful work.
Wishing you a very happy 2012. Sylvia x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Happy New Year Bonnie, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too:0) Lovely card for LIM elegant and beautiful! I'm just taking my decorations down and eating chocolate! There are some compensations LOL Gay xxx

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love that embossing...and the sentiment is so perfect...for any occasion! Thanks so much for the beautiful card you sent...I loved it! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Lisa A. said...

The HELLO on the flourish is perfect...very pretty card, Bonnie:)!!!