Monday, September 10, 2012

C&S Merry / Unscripted Sketches #175

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Hey y'all. Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for an equally fabulous week. I got into my office to find out we had no power and it had apparently been down all weekend. Luckily I have an office with a window so I have some light coming in. Going to the bathroom is an adventure, it was like being blind and on top of that the bathroom reeks of sewage. UGH!!! Oh and our refrigerators are of course hot, meaning all 500 doses of Flu vaccine are now useless. Oh and I had to send out a chest pain via 911 that I couldn't even do an EKG on. All of this within the first 45 minutes of being open. I also thought maybe I could try walking (not even walking fast or running, just walking) and my arches are on fire, and the first available appointment with my Orthopedist is next Thursday. AUGH! It's a Monday, what else can you say.

Well at least I have something to make me's card. I found all sorts of cute sketches last night and I actually got 3 cards made last night while I washed clothes and watched the game. :)

Here's today's card-

Holiday Card featuring
Snowflake Soiree and Be of Good Cheer DSP

Isn't it bright and cheery? Once I got the measurements done, it came together really quick. I started with a base of Gumball Green. To that I added a layer of Very Vanilla matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler and a piece of Be of Good Cheer DSP matted with Cherry Cobbler. Here are the measurements for those of you that stress about that like I do. Standard base- 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/2. C. C. mat 3 1/2 x 4, V. V. 3 3/8 x 3 7/8, C.C. 2 x 3 5/8, DSP 1 7/8 x 3 1/2. Of course I used my SAMJ to get the sentiment stamped just right. Although the font is beautiful with this set, it's written at an odd angle so the SAMJ was a definite must for me!

*Tip*- Stamp your gretting before you measure and cut your mat. This will ensure you have enough space for everything. Ask me how I know!

*Tip*- Here's a way to save c/s and by extension money. (You know how I love to save money) Try this next time you mat another layer-

Why just let all that c/s under your layers go to waste. Take a punch and punch a shape/shapes you'll use often for layers. Then save those for use later. No one but you will know that paper's not under your layer. :)

Here's the sketch I used for today's card-

I don't think I've ever played along with Unscripted Sketches but I'm glad to be playing along with them this week.

Here's the inside of my card-

Inside of Holiday Card featuring
Greetings of the Season and Be of Good Cheer DSP
I kept it C&S too. Just a strip of DSP across the bottom and my sentiment. My sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and is from Greetings of the Season. I guess I should get more Holiday sentiments but I just have so much other stuff on my wish-list. :)

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked it and I hope the DT likes it too. I love hearing from you, so if you liked today's card or have comments or questions about it I hope you'll leave me a little blog love below. I read all of your comments and they really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

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Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

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  1. Great take on the sketch - great cards! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches this week!

  2. Awesome job! You know, there is just something special about a red/gree/white Christmas card! Thanks for sharing the measurements with those of us that are somewhat "obsessed" with perfect mats! Love your money saving tip (I agree, why waste that paper that never gets seen!). Thanks for sharing your tip and your festive card with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

  3. What an awesome holiday card ... I love that elegant font ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.


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