Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning everyone! I hope you're all well. I had a phone interview yesterday and I have a face-to-face interview scheduled for Friday. I'm not sure I want to go back to work, but wish me luck anyway.

Today is one of my absolute favorite days! I love my Thursdays with Lindsay posts. I am really excited about these cards I'm going to show you because I am soooo proud of them. Before I show you, I need a disclaimer here. No! I am not ready for Christmas! With that said here's a card that I made with Lindsay's release from a couple of weeks ago. This is actually a set of cupcake wrappers and toppers, I just used a topper for my focal image.


I am really loving my bargain purchase of DCWV Christmas Mat Stack papers. I colored Santa with Copics and then dressed his hat up with a bit of Sugar Glitter. I did use a great sketch from Lord Have Mercy! - Mercy has a sketch challenge every Tuesday and they are always so user friendly.

I took this photo because I wanted you to see the dimension that I added by pop-dotting the focal image between each layer.

This next card is a new release. This little guy is called Cool Yule and he is way cool!


OK, you're going to need to click on the photo in order to see Lindsay's other release. It's called Embossed Mats, as Lindsay put it... think digital Nestibilities. She also has a great freebie that features an embossed mat that is today's freebie. Just go visit Lindsay and she will give you the download. I created this card for JUGs challenge - wild card for a photo. So I laid this out very carefully in a word document so that the mat, penguin and greeting are printed as one layer. Then I cut out the inside of the mat and then layered to the red card and cut again. Fun card!

Thanks for stopping by! Now go visit the rest of the team to see what they have ready to show you. I've heard there are a couple of really cool tutorials that Lisa and Shannon have! They are all linked up in my sidebar.


20 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jacki Randolph said...

Both cards are adorable. Love the crisp clean look.

Mercy said...

melissa...these are both wonderful! love the layered medallion on the sketch card, the color combo, and the clean lines of your cards!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you did an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable cards Mel!! I love your second card using the digital nesties...what a cool effect!!

Tamara Bennett said...

You are so clever! I absolutely adore how you did the penguin card! Such a great idea for photo christmas cards! i may have to try something similar to this for my christmas cards! I love the first one too! Such pretty papers indeed!

Andrea M said...

very cool card! Get it - "cool"? Sorry, my lame sense of humor :) Really great card though with awesome matting job! Great take on the challenge

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Melissa! I love the embossing & holly embellishments on the front & the penguin & glam on the inside! What a great photo card! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you Saturday!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Wow - I REALLY like the embossing folder you used on the first card - FABULOUS with the dimensional Santa. I love DCWV glitter stacks too - if you haven't seen it yet, check out the new shimmer stack - YUMMY!

Gabby said...

Both cards are awesome Mel! Love the one you created for JUGs! It's "picture perfect"...I know...cheese ball huh...lol!

Stampin' Pam said...

Melissa these are wonderful - the penguin is adorable and your layout would very nicely hold a photo. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Enjoy your fabulous digital image set! Hope to see you again on Saturday for a super fun sketch challenge!

Cindi said...

love love love them both!! As I sit here looking out my window huge fluffy snowflakes are coming down, so Christmas cards seem fitting. Good luck with the job interview
:)

Lindsay Weirich said...

I love both cards!....do you have your Christmas tree up yet? Wow, you seem ready for Christmas!

Diana said...

Super fun stuff!!! I love all these projects. You've been a busy busy girl!

Jessica G. said...

Awesome Christmas cards, Melissa! Cute snowman circle and he really pops thanks to the layering and those fun DPs and CB texture.

Adorable penguin frame card, too!!

ljurecek said...

I can see why you are proud of these! They are fabulous! Love the papers on the top one and the added dimension you created with popping up the image. I just love how you have the penguin on the mat's edge.

Margie said...

Great job with these cards, love how you used the cupcake topper for a card-the embossing is awesome too!

Just Us Girls said...

Melissa!! Both of your cards are wonderful!! For the JUGS card I really love how you layered your mats and trimmed around the one side of the penguin! What a CLEVER idea...LOVE it!! Also love your bright, Christmas colors :)

Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for a fab sketch challenge hosted by our sweet Maria!

~*Joni said...

Santa is adorable! I love Christmas, not ready for it yet though, I like that November drags out into it. Awesome picture taking I must say!! It gives your cards the light that it deserves!
What a brilliant idea to do a faux nestie - I have to go and check it out. The penguin is sooo cute! It's nice to look forward to posting for a company! :D

Viv said...

Two cracking cards you've got there Melissa!
Viv xx

Erin... said...

both of these are fantastic! love that penguin, great colors too!

Mrs. Fence said...

Wow! Love both of these festive cards! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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