Did you get out there to grab some of those great Black Friday deals today?! I heard all about them, but I didn't spend a single dollar!! It just worked out this year that I am done with my Christmas shopping already!! In recent years, we've paired down our gift-buying list quite a bit (opting for homemade cards, crafts and/or edible goodies). Our nieces and nephews are in their mid to late teens so gift cards or cash is the way to go for them! I'm hoping to make a big "dent" in the "homemade" gifts part of this situation over this wonderful lo-o-o-ng weekend!!
Today's card is designed for this week's Inspiration Challenge over on SCS as well as several cyber challenges that I've listed below.
I'm happily hosting the IC again -- THANKS STEPHANIE!! -- so I searched high and low for a website that would hopefully be inspiring to everyone who is busy making holiday cards or gifts this weekend.
The website I chose is "The Country Porch". They feature wonderful country/folk art items with an "Americana" theme running through everything they sell. For my inspiration piece, I went with this "Grandma's Quilt Prairie Apron".
I kept the color scheme and CAS style and opted for another one of my (cheat!) holiday stickers, a 3-D Snow Globe by KandCompany, as the focal point. The sentiment is from Verve's "Poinsettia" set and DP is Graphic 45 Vintage Holiday. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
Thanks to the following crafty challenge Blogs for letting me join in their weekly challenges this week!! Please check out their links for deets and great inspiration!!
2 Sisters Non traditional Christmas colors (Kraft, Brown, Rust)
Craft Your Days Away Texture (Grid EF, Crimper, grosgrain ribbon)
Crafty Emma Vintage Christmas (Vintage snow globe and village home)
Just Us Girls 3-D holiday embellishments (K&Co Snow globe)
Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflakes (brown snowflake ribbon)
Character Cafe - neurtral color and glitter / sparkle (Kraft, glitter in snow globe)
Christmas Stampin' - Christmas and anything goes
Crafty Catz (1 entry) - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Untraditional Christmas colors (Kraft, Brown, Rust)
Feline Playful (Nov. 27 challenges)
Hope you get a chance to pop by SCS too and play along! I'd love to see you there!!
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!