Sunday, October 11, 2009

Holiday Beavers Christmas Tree from AI Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

It's Sunday - must be Artful Inkables day for me!  I am so happy and honored to be a member of this fabulous design team.  Kristin, the owner and designer, has such a creative flair!  Who would have imagined cute little buck-teeth beavers would be the perfect holiday image?  Kristin did! 

Here's my favorite card that I have made thus far with this stamp set.   Do you see how the elements combine to make a Christmas tree shape?  I thought that was pretty clever, if I do say so myself!

Now, y'all know that I am a terrible color-er, so please don't judge my coloring abilities.  Imagine the little guy is brilliantly colored with Copics by some Copic-certified artist - not me! 

I am getting a lot of mileage out of that cedar punch from Martha Stewart.  I used a couple of different green cardstock scraps for the branches.  A CTMH chipboard star covered with the red paper from Everlasting.  The stripe and plaid are also from the Everlasting paper packet, which retires this year - boo hoo!  No fear, they will come up with something to replace it next year!

The ribbon that runs vertically behind all of the elements is a May Arts ribbon that Kristin is selling in the Artful Inkables store.  It's a cool variegated ribbon, so you can see the golden part at the bottom, with the greener portions peeking through in the center and at the top.

Here's a closeup that shows the sentiment (love it!).  These tiny Cranberry brads are really coming in handy!  I also used several Nestabilities to cut the panels.  This Labels 5 is my new favorite (it's the shape that both of the images are stamped on). 

The Weather Channel is showing lovely photos of leaves turning beautiful colors in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.  I was born in the mountains of southwestern Virginia.  According to the Weather Channel, the colors are incredible there right now!  We moved to Florida when I was three, so I don't really remember them.  I did spend one fall in upstate New York, so I was able to witness the glory at least once thus far in my lifetime.  Palm tree fronds do not turn glorious colors in the fall.  And even though there is a maple tree in my yard (how did it get there????), we do not hve the proper weather patterns to create those colors.  The leaves just turns brown and wilt and trash the yard - ha!

How about you?  Are you witnessing the glories of Mother Nature this fall?




Leslie said...

This card is so pretty. This is one of my fav paper packs. Love the punched branches. I might have to get one of them. Thanks for all the good advice on my layout and the good wishes.
Is Sherry holding a stamp camp this season?

Sherry Campbell said...

This card is truly beautiful! Your coloring is good too. :)

Cibele Glazer said...

Now I have to go out and buy yet another MS punch. Oh when will this craziness end!?!? Love your card!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute, Deb! :)

Kathi Carlson said...

Love your card, Deb! That little beaver is a cutie!!

Julie Ranae said...

Not sure how I missed this one, so glad you posted it to us at AI!

Really unique idea...just love it!

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