Friday, December 10, 2010

Sing Noel (a compromise) and a wintery scene

First off, thank you so much for your sweet comments this week.
I swear, I have the best readers out there!
Thank you guys so much for always being there to reassure me
when I start to doubt myself or my sense of creativity.
It truly means a lot.

I've been thinking this week about how out of character
it was for me to spout off about having one particular style.
Not that there's a thing wrong with that AT ALL.
But anyone who knows me, knows that I have always prided
myself on my noncomformity. I am not typical.
I don't like to be "typical." I like to keep you guessing. ;o)
I like to mix, and mesh, and blend.
I like to be UNIQUE.

So I thought, if I can mix and mesh and blend styles
with wardrobe and accessories, why not with papercrafting?
I set out to do just that.

I got in my cute critters, my glitter, my funky font,
but I combined it with vintage-style papers, distress inks,
twine, and a lace border punch.
I'm happy with the result.

I also wanted to share with you girls
the little scene I now look upon when I sit down to craft,
and I apologize in advance for my dirty window! ACK!
I swear, I didn't realize it was that bad until I saw the photo.
Amazing what your flash will pick up.

Wish I could take credit for it, but I actually got the idea
from the amazing Lisa Spangler. I had to modify mine slightly,
 as my window ledge is tiny. Cost me around $15 to do
($9+ was just the deer -- found on Etsy
 if you had those already it'd be super inexpensive),
but it's something that I'll be able to keep and enjoy for years
and years to come. Plus, it makes me happy to look at.

Wishing you all a very crafty day!

Card supplies:
cardstock: Bazzill
paper: Making Memories, My Mind's Eye
stamps: Lawn Fawn "Fly Free", memory box
ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger distress Vintage Photo
punch: Martha Stewart
embellishments: K&Company alpha stickers, Darice ribbon, American Crafts button, Martha Stewart baker's twine

Window Display supplies:
small pine trees, deer or other critter figurines, votive candles and holders, sea salt


  1. Hi Christina! Love love love your window display! Your deer are so sweet!

    Love your card too, so fun and happy!

    Your post really made me smile BIG!

    HUGS! :)

  2. Very pretty :) I love looking at your creations :) Always an inspiration to me :)

    I haven't had a chance to really get to play with all the things you gave me, things have been so nutso around here lately (I have started making some cards with the Daisy set you gave me... my MIL loves daisies and so I am making her a card set for Christmas) and I was trying to finish off all of my Christmas cards (which all went out in the mail on Monday :) ) .... Except yours... stink, I need to put that in the mail! It was upstairs and the rest were downstairs and I forgot!!!

    Anyway, can't wait to get creative... I am so excited... I love the papers so much... I keep on just sitting there and flipping through them admiring how pretty they are. LoL!

  3. This is so cute! I love how you made the bird appear to be "singing". And your window sill turned out so pretty. :)

  4. Great card! Thanks so much for sharing it... and your beautiful window to... someday I hope I won't be creating in the deep dark basement! LOL!

  5. This card is so super-sweet, Christiana!! :o) I love every detail, and the sentiment and bird go so well together! And I love the little scene by your window -- it's so lovely! Thank you for your kind comments and sweet words about Humble -- that really made me smile! :o)

  6. Gorgeous! I totally agree, I need to keep em guessin'. I always do the same style. I best set out to add a dash of newness to my cards.

  7. Another sweet and cheerful card! You are making me really wanting those Lawn Fawn stamps and that music note PP!

    oh, your window Xmas display is wonderful!!! Those tiny trees are adorable.

  8. Gorgeous card, and a lovely window display. As I always say, it matters more spending quality time with family than cleaning the house!

  9. Love the window display...things like that make me super happy too! Deers are too sweet!

    This card is a WINNER! I love it so much! Everything, the birdie, ribbon, button, twine, papers! Love it bunches :D.

  10. Aww this card is so pretty!! I absolutely LOVE that window display - soooo beautiful!!

  11. Wow, your noncomformist card is amazing, and how wonderful is your window?! I want one :)

  12. I really like your card! It's just cool!

  13. Your card is sooo cute! I love the design paper especially the music paper.

  14. Such a prettty card. Love you window display too.


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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