Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Trim The Tree

I have been trying to get my Christmas cards done and mailed, and have been having a heck of a time with them. Everything that could go wrong, has. I was complaining about it on a thread a chat on over at SCS and one of the gals said I reminded her of that disgruntled 12 Days of Christmas song (if you've never heard it, click the link and listen - it's hilarious...).

Anyhow, that made me laugh, and it also reminded of this stamp, so I had to dust it off and use it! Today is a Belli Challenge day, and this week's challenge is to make something with a Christmas theme Yesterday was a CBC Challenge day, and this week's challenge is dots, so I combined the two to come up with this! Here's a close up of Ziggy, isn't he ca-ute?



Here's the whole card:


The colors are Garden Green, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, and Summer Sun. I colored him with my copics, and tried to get as many dots in as possible. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, doodled dots around the sentiment, and used 5 brads (they look like dots, right?). The dot in the star is from SU's fire brads collection. The stamps is called Tree Lighting and is made by Stampendous. The sentiment is by PSX. The little paperclip on the side is from the office supply aisle at Target, and I have some of SU's (retired) narrow white organdy ribbon and IHP's metallic silver string tied around it.

So are you all ready for Christmas? I have the decorating done, but I need to make some candy this week for a treat exchange I participate in each year. I also want to get some cut out cookies made. If anyone has a recipe for a cut out cookie that holds its shape when cooked, and comes out soft like what you get in the bakery, I would love to try it! I also need to finish up some Christmas shopping... There's always something to do! Once that's all done, I can start to think about what I'll serve for Christmas breakfast. We're hosting Christmas Eve here for the entire family, and Christmas breakfast for my immediate family. I love having people over, so I'm looking forward to it!

Oh, and in case you didn't read to the bottom of yesterday's post, you can see some pictures of my tree and other decorations on my family blog.
Enjoy the day!
Sarah

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27 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh, now isn't that Ziggy image just the cutest thing! I LOVE your card!!! Super Duper job!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card. Love Ziggy!

Kimmie0270 said...

That is such a great stamp and I love the combo embossing with paper piercing.

Joan Ervin said...

That image cracks me up...I think we all have been there at one time or another!!! Love your coloring on this, too!!! I left you an award on my blog (a few posts down from the top) Congrats!!!

Holly said...

What a funny card Sarah! I love ziggy. I don't think I've seen any ziggy stamps before.
I had fun with the Christmas song game too.

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

ZIGGY ROCKS!
Great card Sarah! I just adore Ziggy!

Dani said...

LOL! This is awesome! I love it, great job!

Kimberley said...

Sarah, I love Ziggy.....so this card is so cute! And the 12 days song was so funny!

Chrissy D said...

This is soooo cute! Love this card, Sarah! your coloring and the layout is FABULOUS!

Christi said...

This is the cutest card!! I love it!!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

This is fabulous Sarah! Love your coloring, all the dots and piercing, just perfect!

Holly said...

How cute! Good job with the bright colors!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is so cute! You did a fabulous job of coloring!!! WOW!

Alysabeth said...

I need to own it:o) Where did you get it? I've googled and I cant find him.... now I'm panicking, must own!

Debby said...

LOL, love this. Ziggy sure is having problems.
Angel hugs
Debby

Debby said...

LOL, love this. Ziggy sure is having problems.
Angel hugs
Debby

Sparkle said...

He is darling! And I feel that way this year too!

Lorraine said...

so cute, Sarah! That image looks like I feel! lol
Thanks for asking about Layla. I updated the post and added a picture of her!

Danita said...

Very cute card Sarah!!! Its adorable!!! Great job in this challenge!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Super cute Christmas card :)

Kim said...

Sarah what an adorable card! I love it! I too know your feeling about not having enough time before the holidays! I swear I will never get my xmas shopping done! Agghhhh! I do feel like your Ziggy stamp! hee hee! I only have our tree up and inside decorations up...no lights outside (not sure if we will even have any this year)....and baking....oh all the things to do! Wishing you luck that you get everything done!
Hugs~ Kim
PS- I have some blog candy going on my blog if you wish to stop by and take a peek!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Sarah,
Your card is so cute..Love ziggy..
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year...
Your big sister,
Pat

Gina said...

I have always loved Ziggy!! Thanks for sharing your very cute card.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Sarah! This is absolutely adorable!

Emily said...

Oh, how cute! Love the image! Great layout! Love the piercing! TFS!

Janna said...

THis is just adorable!!! I love it!! Made me laugh out loud! Your coloring is great too!

Smiles,
janna

Jackie said...

This card is truly adorable! Love it!

 
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