Well, it’s taken all day but I finally got a card made.  I did start this morning on a very bright and cheery card . . . but, something happened and it just flew right into the trash can.  So, I decided to take a break then.  I hate it when I have an idea in my head and it doesn’t materialize.  Maybe because it was a bright and cheery card – duh!

Anyhoo, while mildly dozing on the couch an idea struck me and I trotted down to the studio.  Here it is, for better or for worse, my card for today’s Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge and the Rubbernecker Blog Challenge.  Shelly is the hostess for the blog challenge today, and she has challenged us to add some sparkle, glimmer or shine to our projects.


I stamped and embossed the poinsettias in Queen’s Gold EP.  They were then colored with Twinkling H20s and then painted a thin layer of Crystal Stickles over them.  I decided I wanted to cut the image out with some of the blooms hanging out, so using one of the Rectangle Nestabilities as a frame, I traced around it with a pencil.  This gave me the cutting lines that I needed.  I sponged the edges of the image and the background paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink, to age it just a little.  It pays to be a pack rat sometime . . . the ribbon is from a box of Ghiradelli Chocolates that I bought some time ago to use with another project.

I hope you had a great day!

Smiley from millan.netGood Wednesday morning, and YES I said we have winners.  Two winners to be exact of the Rubbernecker Gift Certificates!

I ran the numbers (1-43) through the Sequence Generator at Random.org and this is what I got:

Random Sequence Generator

 Here is your sequence:



Timestamp: 2008-11-19 15:25:33 UTC


Post No. 15 was from Sherry D:

… favorite Christmas movie of all time is … It’s a Wonderful Life! Of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without the Christmas Cartoons, the Grinch, Frosty, Peanuts etc.. and I don’t know about you but I simply cannot make it through without watching Home Alone with my Grandkids.. we LOVE that movie! Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas Story are up there as my FAVS as well… I sing Farararara … rararaRAAAAA for days after!! What a hoot! I just lovelovelove this time of year!!

Thanks for the chance at some yummy blog candy!!

Post No. 11 was from Gigi:

Selecting a favorite Christmas movie is easy, but it also gives away my age…ha ha! “It’s a Wonderful World” with Jimmy Stewart; that movie brings tears to my eyes each and everytime I see it. And, for the younger generation movie favorite, it’s “A Christmas Story.” Who can’t help laughing with that one? Thanks for giving away the “bucks”; sure hope I win because there are some neat-looking stamps I have an eye on ;-)

Smiley from millan.net LADIES!  I’ve emailed you both but if you see this and haven’t seen my email . . . well then, send me one to find out what you need to do to claim your Gift Certificate!

I’m heading down to the studio now and will be back a little later with a card today.  I still need to make my card for the Rubbernecker Blog Challenge.

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