Sunday, June 3, 2012

Waltzingmouse 100th Sketch Challenge - WMSC100

You have to check out the Waltzingmouse blog...they have so many wonderful prizes in celebration of their 100th sketch challenge and even the chance to be a Guest Mischief Maker for 4 weeks...can you even imagine??? So after checking out my blog be sure to head over their and make a card to celebrate too.  I set out lots of supplies this morning in hopes that they would do what I call "the Joyce", it means that your supplies while scattered on your desk while you are away make them selves into a card.  It has happened before but not today, so after moving thing around for awhile I finally figured out what I wanted to do.  I love WMS Off Beat Backgrounds and decided to make some plaid paper first and in Christmas colors, you can never have too many Christmas cards, right?  The ribbon on the card is what really inspired me this morning.  It is from Doddlebug and has been floating around my craft room for more time than I care to remember. I really like the color combinations on it and made my card around that.  Thanks for taking a peek!

After finishing up my card this afternoon we headed out to my mom's dance recital...she has been tap dancing for as long as I can remember, I am so proud of her and so inspired by how much time and dedication she puts into her dances every year.  I took some pictures during the recital but it's dark inside that they really did not turn out too well....I did get a picture of my mom with Ashleigh after the show.  Ashleigh was so excited because my mom wore a Foo Fighters t-shirt all blinged out for her dance, to quote Ashleigh "my grandma rocks" and yes she does.  

Solid Card Stock: PTI - New Leaf, Pure Poppy and White
Stamps: WMS - Off Beat Background and Santa's Coming to Town
Dies: PTI - Doilies and Spellbinders - Edge
Ribbon: Doodlebug - Christmas Stripes and White ribbon from Joann's
Jingle Bells: Joann's 
Ink: SU - Real Red and PTI - New Leaf


  1. Oh Kim, I love it! That silhouette is awesome, and I love how it stands out in that green die, and the ribbon with 3 different sized bells? The perfect accent! And HAHAHA to "the Joyce"! Adorable pic of your mom and Ashleigh, too :)

  2. Beautifully done, Kim. You rocked the plaid background...and I love how fun the Santa silhouette looks as your focal point.

    What a fun thing that you mom tap dances. Good for her, and good for you for being so supportive of her!

    Thanks so much for celebrating with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch challenge - our 100th sketch!

  3. Oh that picture of your Mom in her Foo Fighters shirt is inspiring enough, but then you tell us she tap dances?! And was in the recital?! I love that sooo much! What a sweet picture! She looks too cool for school, hee! So does Ashleigh in her T-shirt, tooooo :)

    THEN you go and make a wonderful sketch card that is so festive! I just love the plaid background (it's stamped perfectly!) and the cheery hues of cherry red and bright green you chose! And a Christmas card is not a Christmas card unless it jingles...times three! Awesome card, Kim! Happy 100th sketch! I am so glad that you found us this year, I just love your cards every week!

  4. You are too funny--I hope my supplies will do "The Joyce" today, too. Love this card, and really love that plaid background paper you made. Your stamping is absolutely perfect. That Santa is so cheery, and I love the bells and that little snowflake tag, too. I hope that some day, our moms can meet and tap dance together--what do you think?

  5. I love it.. the Joyce! That and your Grandma - lots of smiles in your post today. Your Santa looks fantastic! I love the different size jingle bells and that little snowflake accent you added! Can't go wrong with red and green and Santa!

  6. What a wonderful card Kim, I love the Christmas theme. How awesome that your Mom is a tapper. What incredible physical activity and I love that Foo Fighters shirt too.

  7. Wonderful card! LOVE the choice of colors and embellies to back up that perfect santa stamp - I'm in love with him!
    Thanks for playing with us at WMSC, hugs, Karin

  8. Love the paid background you made the sweet Santa stamp with the pipe. I cant wait to make a Christmas Stamp for my second card. I love that your mom likes to, dance good for her! I have a great stamp for you to use…" If you get the chance to sit it out or dance… just dance. “ Love the card.

  9. LOVE it!!
    That background...
    is that not the easiest background ever!!
    French Country is neck and neck with it...
    but I love plaid too! :)
    And that fabulous ribbon...
    and those jingles...
    I love, love, love it!!
    And you can NEVER have too many Christmas cards...
    and this is a fabulous one! :)
    And how awesome of your mom!!
    And yes...
    she rocketh!!*giggle*
    A great pic of her and Ashleigh...
    a treasure!

  10. Excellent striped patterned paper you created Kim, this old Santa looks so great with his pipe. I like that neat ribbon, very Christmasy and those jingle bells are a perfect embellishment for this one. Your mom sounds like a hoot! Tap dancing and Foo Fighter shirt, hope Carly thinks the same of me when I am a bit older.

  11. Awesome job with the plaid background, Kim! That is one of my favorite sets and I just got the Santa set--love that one too! Your ribbon is gorgeous and I love the bells! Cheers to your mom! People should never stop doing the things they love and tap dancing must be fantastic exercise!

  12. such a cute card, I luv the photo....what a great story.....wishing your Mom many more fabulous years of dancing!

    enoy *~*

  13. Wow ... Kim this is stunning work! I love christmas and you made me refresh my memories :) Thank you and congrats on your card. Everything is beautiful...and the bell...sweet !

  14. Beautiful Christmas card, Kim! Love the bright colors and the cute bells!

  15. Grnadma rocks and so does this Xmas card!! Love that Santa image and those bells are perfect!