Wednesday, November 28, 2007

We Three Wreaths

I always show my hubby the cards I have made that day when he arrives home from work. Sometimes I will put them up on my bulletin board and have him guess which ones are new. He's very good and usually always guesses right. As I have mentioned before, he is also where I turn to when I can't think of what I need to fix on a card. He gives great constructive criticism. That is why I was nearly floored when he told me he didn't like this card. I think it's the first time he has said that. He's getting way too comfortable with me....hehehe. I guess that is why we are about to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. :-)
The card opens to a strip of DP along the inside bottom edge. You can barely see it here, but it reads "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". The front panel is cut a little shorter so you can read this strip.


















I still like the card even though he doesn't. He said it was too busy because of the white fibers. I cut off a good portion of the "fluff" after he advised me. He may like it more now. The card was inspired by a couple of challenges. This one from Papertake Weekly Challenges was to use 3 images on your card. I used three wreaths! And this one from Raissa Stamps to use your punches creatively. My card qualifies for both. I love multitasking. (I hate the phrase killing two birds with one stone.... but that's what I did here.)
I used four different punches for my card. The large Marvy scalloped circle, the small Martha Stewart 1" scalloped circle, the Paper Shaper bulb and the Stampin Up Snowflake (middle makes the asterisk looking piece).
Card Recipe:
Stamps~none
Ink~none
Paper~previously mentioned Stax by Brother Sister, DP by K&I Memories, SU Green Galore
Accessories~ Punches, Fibers, Dimensionals

I took a picture of my stamp room, but decided it was way too embarrassing to show the world. But, I plan on cleaning it today and making quick work of my to-do list. We have furniture being delivered today for our spare bedroom. Our kids need a place to sleep when they come to visit in 23 DAYS!!! And I want to get my Christmas decorations out. So, that means I have cleaning to do. I love to decorate a clean house!
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Have a great day, friends!
~Angel

16 comments:

steph said...

That's lovely! Thanks for taking part! x

Sandy said...

Oh my godness, this is really stunning. Fabulous Art-work. Love it.

Andrea, said...

Great card, I love the colours and the papers

Rose Ann said...

Your card is very pretty and festive, Angel! I had to laugh when I read your post, because I always ask my DH about my cards as well. I even made some changes on my card today because of his suggestions (good ones...I might add). ;)

Deborah said...

Fun and cheery card! Oh these hubbies! Too cute! My DH has been on Copics research! Maybe they will make it under our tree! Deb

Jules said...

It is nice that your hubby cares about your cards. I enjoy your creative blog!

Peggy said...

I wish I could see your kids when they come visit:( Is Megan coming too?

tyrymom29 said...

I really love this card !!!

All Pink girl said...

Wow great card ,love the colours Dawnx

Maria said...

Your card is really cute! I'm the busy card sort of gal. I love all the different colors and patterns. My husband is the same way. . .whenever I put fibers on my cards, he always point out that it looks too "fluffy or fuzzy".

Maria

dd2njoy said...

Oh this is really nice!!! Very nice and bright for the holidays!

Terrie B x said...

I think it`s quite funky, great card:)

Katharina said...

Wow, amazing work!!! I love it.

Shannon McGann said...

Well, I like the card! It's really fun and energetic (if you can use that word to describe a card!). I love the festive feel!

malieta said...

Hi Angel!
I think your card is really cute!
I have seen your name around the other blogs and I decided to pop-over and see you.
malieta:)

Monica-FC said...

I like this card. if he doesn't like the fuzzies just change it to metallic ribbon or fibers. this way it goes with the holiday. he has to like it then. :)