Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas!!!!!

I hope that everyone is having a great day...spending the day with family and loved ones. It is such a magnificent time of the year...I love to see how the kidlets faces light up...sooo sweet!!!

Well, today is Get Sketchy day...and we're doing something a smidge different again. Today's challenge is:

Trash to Treasure

Take something that you would normally throw away and make it a Treasure.

It is a pretty easy challenge, I think as crafters we tend to see things in a different light. A good example is tins...I'm always the "tin dumping ground" for my friends. I don't mind it..I've altered many tins this holiday season:)

What's that? Is there a prize this week? Well check this out ladies:

I know! I said the very same thing:

Sweet Mother of Pearl

LOL...okay, maybe it is just me that tends to say that but good grief, that's some prize'ola. Check out the Get Sketchy blog for more deets.

Okay, so what did I design for this week's challenge?

Here you go:

Did you spot the 'trash'?! LOL

Let me write up the other 'ingredients' first....The base of the card is Speckletone kraft...I use an old skool Coluzzle...the patterned paper is from the Mac Mae Happy Holly-Days Card Kit. I've managed to make a bunch of cards using this kit...quite frankly it is my favorite that I've had the opportunity to work with.

I did some hand cranking of the Janome wheel for all the stitching...The snowflake and twine are SU and the button is ala PTI. That leaves the 'Make Your Spirits Bright' panel..that my friends would be a Starbucks Coffee boy spotted this particular card and happened to like it so much that he MAY have brought me a stack of those sleeves...LOL.

Well, show us what you go ladies...cannot wait to see what everyone creates!

Tomorrow I'll share some last minute crafting and what my kidlets got me for Christmas...sheesh I love those kiddies...


  1. Merry Christmas Amy! To you and your beloved!

  2. Merry Christmas to you Amy!

    Have a fabulous day with your loved ones! :)

  3. Enjoy the time together, and Merry Christmas, love your project!

  4. Gorgeous sweet Amy..
    Merry Christmas Hope your having a fab day:)xxx

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Big hugs,

  6. Forgot to say Merry Christmas!

  7. Amy your too clever! fantastic use of the coffee sleeve :) hope your having a wonderful Christmas!!

  8. Merry Xmas my dear friend to you and your family! Hope you get what you wish for! Lovely card!

  9. Thanks for all your great work amy!! Keep it up!! Love the card you did!! Took me a while to realize it was a starbucks sleeve cuz I never go there! Great job and hope you family has a merry christmas and a great new year!!

  10. Merry Christmas to you and yours!! =) thanks for sharing your lovely card!

  11. Awesome card! The stitching is incredible.
    Merry Christmas!

  12. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that uses the occassional coffee cardboard. Cute project too.

  13. love this card - I saved one of the flocked holders for their gift cards this year - it's just too cute to toss!