Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, October 12, 2009

Good Monday Morning to you all!! How was your weekend? I managed to get 3 cards made over the weekend. Two of the cards are for entry into Paper Crafts Magazine's World Card Making challenge. I managed to finish them last night and they go out into todays mail! Nothing like waiting until the last minute seeing as they had to be post-marked no later than today. I seem to be one of those people that work better under pressure! hehe. I also managed to fit in a little reading but just a little. I'm reading Dan Brown's new book and it very good. It's very suspenseful and I wish I could stay home and read today rather than going to work:(

I am happy to announce that Sunshine Mondays is back from their brief fall hiatus! We are ready to display Sunshine & Giggles new Winter/Christmas line. Nicole has come up with some really cute images! My card today features A Visit From Santa stamp. I think this is my favorite in the whole line. I tried something different for this card. Rather than coloring in the image I stamped it in frost white ink on black cardstock.

So what do you think? I thought the look went well with my dp-which, if you can't see it well, is The Night Before Christmas. My card also covers the challenge over at Cude Card Thursday, which, simply asks that you use a charm on your card.
Other supplies used:
I used my Nesties Label 4 for the sentiment ant the sentiment is a rub-on from EK Success that I found in my stash. No telling how long it's been in there. My cardstock is Stampin Up in black & kraft and the ribbon is also from Stampin Up- Taffeta ribbon in Riding Hood Red and the ornament charm is from Making Memories. The images are a little hard to see here but if you click on the image you can see it enlarged. I just love this dp but have no idea who it is by. I picked it up at Michaels and there is no name to be found.

Well that is it for me today. Be sure to visit Sunshine & Giggles other dt members to see what they are offering. I can't wait to see what stamps they've chosen to showcase.

Hope you have a great day!


~*Joni said...

Oh Janice this is such a neat idea! I love that the image is so subtle against the card, it looks like it is an evening picture. Thank you for asking me to hop on board the DT! And lmk how the new D. Brown book is, I heard it took 6 years to make and they printed 5million copies in anticipation of its release. Wow. ;) Happy Monday to you!

Melissa Craig said...

Janice... I've got it on audio. I'm crocheting a blanket that I'm hoping to have done by Christmas, so I listen to audio books. Just started it - I've enjoyed most of Dan Brown's books.

Great card, like Joni said the image being so subtle against the card is such a fabulous touch!

Good luck with the Paper Crafts entries.

Caz said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week on CCT.

Nicole said...

Hey Janice,
What a cool card! the white ink on black CS is a great effect, and is indeed great with the red dp!

jennruggeri75 said...

I just love this!! So different. I think this is my favorite stamp in the whole line, too!! Glad to have Sunshine Mondays back.

Barbara said...

This looks fab the way you've stamped it........looks like the moonlight is shining on him.