Thursday, March 24, 2011

Christmas Cards all Year Round (Tick Tock)

Good evening. I wish I didn't need sleep. I would get so much more done. That being said I just woke up (ugh) and wanted to post this card I made for Christmas Cards all year Round. If you are not familiar with them please let me tell you about their challenge.

On the first of each month a challenge is announced. Then in order to be considered for the monthly prize you need to complete 5 cards throughout the month of March, blog 'em and then link 'em up to the CCAYR blog before March 31st. They can be five of the same cards if you want and if you choose to do that just take one picture of all five cards. You can also choose to do five different cards. For those you will need separate pictures and therefore a link for each card. Either way you do it, all the same or all different, they must follow the challenge requirements for that month.

For March the challenge was three patterned papers and three brads or eyelets. What's up with the threes? March is the third month of the year. Thank goodness we don't do this in November. lol.

***Sorry to interrupt this scheduled announcement but I have to tell you, there are only 12 people linked with cards on the CCAYR blog at this time. You definitely want to get in on this prize. It is pretty awesome! All you need to do 5 Christmas cards with the March challenge requirements to have a chance at this prize. (see below)


Our own design team member, Kat, is very generously offering the prize below for this month's winner! There are Stampin' Up Tiny Tags (clear mount stamps set) and a Northern Flurries Embossing Folder! Fabulous prize Kat! Thanks so much!

Great prize!! Don't miss your chance to win it. CCAYR Blog

Anyway, I started Christmas cards in December after my batch of cards were sent out. I figure if I make 10 a month I will be more than covered for the Christmas season. I've done about 8 each month but that's OK too. Because come November all the other challenge blogs want to see a Christmas card and that gives me motivation to finish up that last little bit that I need. I just cannot wait until November to start my cards. There's too much going on and then I feel rushed. This way I get a chance to really look through all my Christmas stuff enjoy the process of making the cards.
 OK I'm going to quiet down now and show you my last card for this CCAYR March challenge and then another Christmas card I made this month.
The red ribbon is by Stampin' Up, green brads by Bo Bunny, star brad by Around the block, green patterned paper by Accord Publishing, red patterned paper by Provo Craft and the stripes unknown.

Holly paper is by The Paper Studio, green cardstock by Creative Memories, ribbon (the other side of the ribbon in the card above) and red cardstock by Stampin' Up, Digital image by Shannon's Sentiments, star brad by Around the Block, tree stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps, ink for that stamp Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampendous. The diecuts are by Spellbinders, glitter white paper by DCWV, other ink for two of the ornaments by Memento and Stampin' Up. The ornament with the star I used an embossing marker by Marvy and then embossed it with Glitter embossing tinsel by Ranger Industries, embossing folder by Provo Craft and finally Copic markers black and grey were used.
I think this is the longest post I've written. I just hope there is some one out there reading it. Give me a hi in the comments if you did read this post. Thanks and God Bless.

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