Friday, December 12, 2008

Half Baked Friday

Good Morning and TGIF!!!
Ever have one of those days where you have everything planned and then everything goes wrong??? Well, that was yesterday and I'm hoping today is a much better day! We went Christmas tree shopping and I had my heart set on a certain type of tree.....well, they were all gone. Company wide, not one tree available so I ended up buying a much more expensive one that included lights but by doing so; totally threw off my entire decorating scheme which I've had for the last 8 years!! Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful tree I just *needed* a plain one so I could continue with what I've always been doing. I guess change is good to a certain extent but I was totally not prepared for this at all! I'll probably brighten up as I *find* things to decorate it with even though it's beautiful just being plugged in.....

Anywhoo, onto my card!! This is obviously not the one that I had planned to make but since *shopping* took so much longer than I had expected---my mind was completely fried!!! I chose to do yesterday's Ways to Use It Challenge using a sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. Helped calm me down and took away the anxiety of having to think too hard LOL!! I really like how this came out and the sketch fit the challenge perfectly.....we had to stamp half an image so I just stamped the whole row of trees and punched out part of it. Voila!!! Half Baked!!!

Sorry about the picture. I took quite a few of them but most were too dark. I hope you can see some of the detail here like the wheeled background on the Brocade Blue. I think it came out so soft and pretty.

Well, I'm off to get my hair done. I'll be back later this evening hopefully completely relaxed and ready to stamp. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!!
TTFN,
Hugs,

Lovely as a Tree ss; Leave ala Carte Jumbo Wheel; Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue & Whisper White cs; Brocade Blue & Bashful Blue ink; Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; 1 1/2, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 & 1" Circle Punches; Silver Brads; 2 Way Glue Pen; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


30 comments:

  1. Very pretty card...nice job...TFS

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  2. This turned out beautifully. What a gorgeous card.

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  3. This is stunning! An elegant, classic, beautiful holiday card and I love it!!

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  4. Stunning card! I love the deep, rich blue as a backdrop for the icy, shimmery trees! Beautiful take on Kazan's sketch!

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  5. Love the colors you've used here, fabulous take on Kazan's sketch!!

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  6. This is SO gorgeous I love all the shades of blue and the glitter. WONDERFUL!

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  7. Elegant and gorgeous card, love the deep rich blue!

    About those days, yes, we all have them and I seem to be having a slew of them lately... not to worry they will pass!

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  8. What a beautiful card...love the rich blue w/the silver.

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  9. This is awesome!
    I like the colors and the bling.

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  10. Oh Jackie this card is so pretty!!! Great job on the challenge, I could come up with NOTHING!! LOL!!!!
    Hope today is a great day for you!!!

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  11. Sorry about the tree ~ you sound like me! I have it in my head how I want things and when they don't go according to plan YIPES!

    Your card is a stunner! Truly fabulous!

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  12. The card turned out beautiful - love the colors - Is this your first time playing? I am adding you as a first timer but please forgive me if I am wrong :)
    Hugs
    Kazan

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  13. WOW!!! This is just stunning, Jackie...what striking colors and I love how you did the tree....I am glad you were able to calm down making this beauty!!! Sorry about the tree business...I bet you will make this new one look fabulous in no time!!! You will have to post some pictures for us to see!!!

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  14. The blue and silver are beautiful together. First time visiting your blog. All your creations are fabulous.

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  15. Beautiful card Jackie, and I love the colors on this!!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  16. beautiful card,love your take on the sketch!

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  17. absolutely beautiful card!! I love the deep blue color and that tree is just beautiful.

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  18. Lovely card! The Lovely as a Tree set is certainly a classic and always looks good! Lovin' the sparkle!!!

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  19. How's the hair hon?! LOL! You're a girl after my own heart! If the hair is good, all is good! LOL! I have to tell you this is one GORGEOUS card! I LOVE IT! You did a great job! TFS!!

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  20. Nice card. I like the colors. Welcome to 2 Sketches 4 You.

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  21. Wow! This card is stunning! Hope you got your tree decorated!

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  22. This is beautiful, Jackie!! Welcome to 2S4Y!!

    Katie

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  23. cCongrats of being one of the Fab 5, Jackie!
    Gorgeous card!!!

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  24. Huge congrats on making the Fab Five ... gorgeous card.

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  25. Love this card, you did such a superb job with the challenge!

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  26. Jackie, your card is so awesome!!!
    I love it... congrats on being in the Fab5!

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Jackie