Monday, December 14, 2009

three by three mrs. noah filled the card ark

(that MIGHT be the strangest post title i have ever typed...but i'm running out of time at warp speed, so it's STAYING!) :)

so i sat down last night with this week's super sketchy sunday sketch from 365 cards (day 288):

and here's what i came up with. it's definitely a loose version of the sketch, but i kind of like it:

i had pre-cut a bunch of those ornaments from some k&co xmas paper a couple of weeks ago, and i decided to use up the rest while i was at it. i *know* i cut THREE of each color scheme--which means that somewhere in my house, car or general habitat there's a third red ornament--but i'll be darned if i could find it last night!!!

i cut each ornament from the patterned paper with a piece of coordinating cardstock held behind it, to make "shadows" for each one. (both pieces are cut to exactly the same size; then i adhered the main image to the cardstock at a very slight offset, to make a sort of "drop shadow" for each ornament.) it's exactly the same amount of effort, but i love the effect it gives!

we've definitely gotten to christmas "CRUNCH TIME" OF COURSE my back has started to play up! i apologize in advance for being even less attentive this week with regard to emails and blurfing, but i am starting to struggle with time issues and i REFUSE to put myself into a panic situation, so pleeeeeease bear with me, ok?! THANKS!!!


(materials for all three cards: patterned paper: k&co, dcwv, autumn leaves, doodlebug; cardstock: core'dinations; diecut label shape: nestabilities; ribbon: michaels + vintage metallic silver; flowers: prima + vintage silver; noel diecut: dcwv; brads: making memories & one heart one mind; button: vintage; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)


  1. fabulous!! lovin' those ornaments!

  2. Absolutly `Gorgeous` Miss Lauren...
    stay calm and eat cake!!!!TFI:)xxx

  3. are the princess of fussy cutting! Love your cards...I have been in a panic'd state with the lack of Christmas card inventory...then I just decided to take a deep breath....and worry about it this, going to do the best that I can and spend this weekend writing them out.


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