Sunday, December 4, 2011

Monday Funday-No Embellishments....

Good morning everyone.
     Did you all have a great weekend?  We managed to get the Christmas tree up and the house decorated. Jerry even went out and purchased some awesome outdoor lights to put up around our front door.  :O)  I think we are going to get some more for our front window.  We all really just love how it turned out.   I'm really not sure what is up with us this year, but for some reason all four of us are so so so happy that it is almost Christmas.  We spent most of yesterday watching a ton of our favorite Christmas movies as well.  I  had some cards to work on, (not done with my Christmas cards yet) but I have seen all our favorites so many times that all I need to do is listen anyway.  lol... Mitchell is just like me.  He could watch or listen to Christmas movies all the time.  One of my all time favorites is 'The Family Stone.'  I'm not even sure why, as it is a sad movie all in all.  I think it must be that the family just really get each other and just really except each person for who they are.   I am sure by now you all know how I feel about my M&Ms and Jerry and the rest of my family, so I wont go on too long. lol... Just know that everyone at work has heard me say that when it comes to how I feel about my M&Ms there is no such thing as logic.  hehee  Don't you feel sorry for my co-workers?  They have to listen to me all day long. 
     Ok, so lets get into Joni's Monday Funday.  No Embellishment allowed.  I had to think about what I wanted to do and then I decided that even though I don't like the idea of making a sympathy card it would be a good card to make that you really wouldn't want a bunch of lace, buttons or even ribbon on.  I can honestly say that until now I have never made a sympathy card. On a day to day basis  I just don't like going down that road.  When I first started coloring with my Copic Markers I purchased the Fancy Fleurs set from the Greeting Farm to practice coloring flowers.  I then fell in love with Ian and Anya and really haven't been good about practicing on any kind of flowers. Needless to say my poor 'Fancy Fleur' set has been in my binder until today.  So I decided that I wanted to just use papers and stamps to make this one.  I did use some Christmas papers on my card, but I just really liked the color combos and I felt it would keep within the overall theme of this card.  A couple of Spellbinders dies and one Die-namics die later and my card came together without any Embellishments as all.  :O) 
     So, if you feel like a challenge this week and 'No Embellishments' on your card sounds like something fun to do you can head on over to the FFF Challenge blog here.  My fellow DT girls have all made some wonderful cards that don't have any embellishments, but I promise you won't even miss them.  So be sure to give this a go this week.  It really was  fun to jump out of my comfort zone and try something new.  Happy crafting.  Talk at you later.
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-Fancy Fleurs-TGF
cs-Neenah & Scarlet Jewel-PTI
dp-Lost & Found Christmas-MME
Spellbinders-classic ovals large & classic scalloped ovals large
Die-namics-Open Bracket boarder
Momento Ink-Desert Sand & Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:


mousekemom said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa...Love the matching inside, just lovely! The Family Stone is one of my favs too...and the Santa Clause 2.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Lisa,beautiful inside and out.


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh how BEAUTIFUL Lisa!!~

Amy said...

It's beautiful and I think the perfect sympathy card, Lisa!
I've yet to make a sympathy card, like you I just don't want to go there.
I've started watching my chick flick Christmas movies, like While You Were Sleeping and The Holiday, and will start the Christmas Christmas movies this next week, so fun! :)

Danni said...

Beautiful card!!

whoistracy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love that image and how you colored it. Thanks for the sweet comment on the tutorial on my blog- very nice of you and I'm glad it came in handy!

Amanda R said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, so elegant. And I love Christmas movies too but my favorite would probably be National Lampoons Christmas, love the funny stuff! Especially the cat wrapped up for a gift!