September 21, 2009

{MTSC #40} Dasher!

~ Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #40 ~

Most of you have been making Christmas cards for some time now, but I think this is my first for the year! I've started with one of my favorite new Stampin' Up! stamps, appropriately named "Dasher". He sells alone for just $8.95 (116816). I've stamped Dasher in Versamark and Chocolate Chip and clear embossed. The green pine and snowflake textured background paper is from my stash and I've layered it with Stampin' Up! chocolate chip and certainly celery cardstock. The celery sticks, I mean strips, were put through my Cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder. I didn't think this one needed any stitching...just a bow and some brads with anchors to finish it off! Do you think it should have a sentiment on the front? I couldn't decide and left it alone.

Participating in Mercy's Sketch Challenges is the highlight of my week! I love her sketches and it is such a joy to stamp alongside these unbelievably creative gals! If you haven't already, you really must hop on over to Lord Have Mercy and see what her Muses have created today! Remember, you are *all* welcome and encouraged to play along in these challenges! Last week there were over 60 participants and it's just so FUN and inspiring to see how everyone interprets the sketches. :D
~ Mercy's Muses ~
Suzy Tyler ~ Inky Rubber {September Guest Muse}
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Shannan Tuebner ~ Shannan Tuebner Designs

Inside sentiment: "Welcome Christmas into your heart!"



Thanks so much for blogging by! I hope we've inspired you to stamp it up with us this week!

Smiles 2 U!
~ Quote for Today ~
Inspiration and imagination go hand in hand.
(anonymous)

28 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

Wow Pam this is so gorgeous and elegant looking. I love that deer. Card is just beautiful.

Linda said...

Love the colours you've chosen Pam.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Pam! WOW, love these colors! Great job with the sketch!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Pam this is GORGEOUS!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Beautiful- great embossed panels and dasher is perfect in chocolate!

Wanda said...

GORGEOUS holiday card, Pam!! I especially love your colors, textures, and great details! I love it without the sentiment on the card front...it would be too busy IMO if you added anything else. :-)

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Love the card Pam, but you are making me feel behind when I haven't even started making fall cards yet!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card - Pam!!! Love your little dasher!!! Hugs ~S~

Mercy said...

another amazingly elegant and beauitful card, pam! i am so happy to have youas part of my team...YOU ROCK!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is STUNNING Pam! Beautiful color choice, too!

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty card-thanks for the inpsiration and now off to play with the sketch

Linzy said...

Super cute, Pam. I love the little celery "sticks." :) I'm bad about remembering to use my CB on small portions-I tend to think that I need to use them on the entire background. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Linzy said...

Super cute, Pam. I love the little celery "sticks." :) I'm bad about remembering to use my CB on small portions-I tend to think that I need to use them on the entire background. Thanks for the reminder. :)

LeAnne said...

Love it just the way it is, Pam, celery sticks & all! Love the depth of the shading & your DP!!!

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card - I am a green lover and think this is so pretty.

Jackie Pedro said...

Pam, this is so beautiful! LOVE the colors...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I haven't been to your blog lately. LOVE your new look!

This card is so pretty! I love all the textures.

chelemom said...

Love this gorgeous card!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous card Pam & very inspirational! Very elegant with a vintage flair! :) TFS

Arlana said...

Pam your cards is so adorable as always. We miss you on the team hope your doing well.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Love your Dasher card! Makes me want to get busy and make a card with him. I've had him for months now but been busy with Halloween cards!!!! Still miss you at SSW.

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is gorgeous!

mulberry station said...

Oh Pam, what a beautiful card. I love everything about it.

Suzy Tyler said...

I have GOT to get me this stamp! I love your color choices for this card. Very elegant.

Lynn said...

This is wonderful!!!
I really like the embossed panels and touch of hardware!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card, Pam! I love the distressing!

Charlene said...

This is just beautiful..love the use of the turns. I have a hard time finding a way to use them and this is lovely.

Charlene said...

This is just beautiful. Love your use of the turns on this.