October 6, 2008

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS BLING

Happy Monday all!!! What a busy weekend - trying to get everything ready because I am leaving on Friday- whoohoo!!! Off to Florida to spend time with friends, go on a fabulous scrapbook cruise, and get away from reality for awhile! I need it more than I could ever tell ya!!! But, I will be posting everyday while I am gone (I know, I am crazy, but it's done already, lol!) and there will be something cool going on for those of you who leave me comments while I am gone so make sure you check back for more details later this week! So, on to the card! Over the weekend, my SBS9 sistah Wendy hosted a challenge on her blog to create a holiday card with bling on it! (she actually hosted two, I will post the other one tomorrow!) Well, this kind of challenge is right up my alley - I mean, bling??!!! Looooovvvvvveeee it!!! I will tell ya, I decided to use my Cinnamon stickles so that is the one thing on this card that is not Su! So, I decided on Christmas as my holiday since I can make some for the upcoming season to send out and get somewhat of a head start! I used my Snow Swirl set for this card and I have to say, it is probably one of my favorite Christmas sets that Stampin' Up! has ever come out with - I just love all the swirls, and how pretty the stamps are. I really enjoyed making this card so thanks Wendy for the awesome challenge!! I will leave you with the recipe - I am off to keep organizing my scrap stuff for my trip - toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive card stock, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke classic inks
Stamps - Snow Swirled
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Vintage Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Key Tag Punch, Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Fire Rhinestone brad (red)

31 comments:

Amber said...

Every girl loves a little bling! Great card, Alex! I am so excited for you to get away and enjoy yourself on the cruise.... woohoo! Stampin hugs to you, sistah!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the blingy card Alex!!! Have a FAB trip!!!!!

Manna said...

Fab card, Alex! The layout is great!

Natalie said...

Great card for the challenge. Hope you have a great time on your cruise. x

Rose Ann said...

Your Christmas card is very pretty, Alex!!

Florida is sounding really nice right about now. (It's in the 40's and raining here...yuck!)

Christi said...

Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately but I had to tell you that everything you've done has been awesome!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

wowzers! gorgeous, of course!

Lauren said...

Using contraband? Hehe - looks great! Love the card.

pescbrico said...

Ok I'm convinced now I NEED that stamp set... I love the card you have made with it! :) Have a wonderful day!

Emily said...

Beautiful card Alex! Love the faux stitching. I hope you have a blast on the cruise! Lucky you!

Marlou said...

hi Alex, oh you are soooo lucky going on stampin cruise, i hope you have a wonderful time :) and loooove your card today :) x

Carolyn King said...

beautiful--love all the bling..it is so pretty! Have a wonderful trip!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Nice card. Enjoy your trip!!

Chris said...

a little bling?? there's alot of bling on that card..it's gorgeous!! i wanna come on your trip...i promise i won't cause any trouble!! >"<

Cindy Haffner said...

Great bling, so colorful.

Catherine said...

i love this card and can you take me to Florida...pretty please =)

All Pink girl said...

wow stunning card babe ,beautiful colours ,
hugs Dawnx

gina said...

lovley card as always Alex, love the sewing and the papers you have used
Gina xxx

malieta said...

Cute card Alex and I love all the bling! Have a great trip and I can't wait to here all about it when you return!
hugs
Risa:)

Diane said...

I am soooo jealous!!!Please bring me with you,lol!
Love the bling and the whole card is gorgeous!!!!

Deborah said...

Love your Chrsiymas card Alex1 Gotta have the bling going on! I always wondered about those cruises, do you bring a cropper hopper with a ton of your stuff and do they provide layouts and paper or what? My local scrapper store has them all the time. Now be sure and do your deck laps every day! LOL! zehst s blast and to go woth your friend that you miss so much! Cool! Hugs, Deb

Dani said...

Fabulous Christmas Bling! You are rocking my socks, girlie! :)

Latisha said...

Wow have fun on the scrap book cruise, how cool is that!!! I think we are going back to Florida in Dec or Jan, we are waiting on orders right now.
Love love the card!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Beautiful details! Another trip, missy?! I am sooo jealous!

Melissa said...

So darn cute Alex! And I want to hear the details of the cruise too!!

Many Blessings,
M.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Alex! Thanks for doing the challenges and have fun on your scrappy cruise!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Shannon McGann said...

This is so stunning! I love all the bling, and this is one of my new favourite stamp sets!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Alex...love the bling!!..have a Safe and Wonderful time!!..Hugs, Ila

Suzanne said...

Love the bling, and enjoy your cruise I guess you are gone now. Sue :o)

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout. A scrapbook cruise? You lucky gal! And to see friends again too. Priceless!

Marilyn said...

Another amazing card Alex!! Isn't this new DSP delicious! I love it! Have fun on your vacation - sounds like a blast!!