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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

CAS Joyeux Noel

It's Saturday again, and that means the Stampendous team is playing along with our monthly challenge again! This month we are looking towards the holidays AND trying to keep it Clean and Simple. That's right - we are making Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday cards!!

I think everyone's idea of CAS is different....to me, it means lots of white space and no embellishments.  But, this time I tried something new!  I used Kraft card stock for my base and decided that this card needed some ribbon.  What do you think?

recipe:  Stampendous Eiffel Noel; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor Pencils; Bazzill Kraft Card stock; Michaels Sheer Green ribbon

When I first received this stamp, Eiffel Noel, from Stampendous I kind of had mixed emotions about it.  I liked it, I just didn't think it was my "style" and it wasn't speaking to me (please tell me I'm not the only one whose stamps speak to them!).  But, I bit the bullet, and inked it up for this challenge.  I'm pleased to say I now LOVE IT!!!!  It was fun to color and I really had fun working with it.  I think most people think poinsettias should be red, but I colored mine white because I carried white poinsettias, holly berries, red roses and evergreens in my bouquet at our Christmas wedding 11 years ago.  Without the ribbon this card just looked "blah", but once I added that touch of sheer green ribbon VOILA! 

I hope you'll be inspired to ink up a stamp that you think isn't you style....give it a try, you may be surprised like I was!  If you'd like to make a card like this one, all the supplies are available at Michaels.

Our challenge to you this month is to join us in making CAS holiday cards. We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, so this month we are giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set to a random winner. You don't have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we'll draw a random winner. You can enter as many times as you'd like.

Here's the other girls that are playing along....check out all of their CAS designs!

Krissy Fossmeyer - http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/   <----- that's me!


Taylor said...

Krissy, this is GORGEOUS!! I love white poinsettias. They are my fav variety!

Unknown said...

This is so unique! Love the images!

Pam Hornschu said...

I love the white poinsettias, they really pop off the kraft cardstock. Great story to go with!

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Melinda Gleissner said...

Love your coloring! It's very pretty.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! I wasn't a fan of the stamp when I first saw it either...but i certainly am now!