Monday, December 30, 2013

Picking Up the Pieces Vol. 7: Christmas Goodies!

I'm baaaack!  I've been in a major funk since coming back from the east coast.  Not quite sure what to call vacation Christmas blues?!  Maybe a little bit of both.  It was so hard for me to get back on Hawaii time after being on vacation for 2 weeks on east coast time, but nonetheless it's time for another edition of Picking Up the Pieces!

I got some pretty sweet stamps and dies for Christmas and will be playing along with a couple of challenges. The first is for the December Avery Elle Challenge using this sketch

Here is my card using the Thanks A Bunch set....

Avery Elle Thanks A Bunch, Avery Elle Laurels. Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Green Hills and Butter Bar and Orange Soda, Memento Inks in Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa and Peanut Brittle, Echo Park Every Day Eclectic Paper Pad, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mat Dies, Lawn Trimmings

It took me a couple of tries to get the spacing and ink color combinations right, but totally fun because the possibilities were endless in building a fab bouquet!  The colors were inspired by the last Pinspired Challenge seen below...

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and looking forward to the New Year!  I know I am!!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!!


  1. This is beautiful!! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!

  2. I LOVE this!
    You had a major vaca...that's awesome! So fun seeing your pics and the kids seeing snow for the first time.

  3. Wow this is one pretty card, and you nailed it on the sketch too..
    Happy New Year Niki~

  4. Beautiful bouquet - love the way you tied the string!

  5. Such a SWEET Card! I LOVE your take on the Challenges!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous New Year's Week!! ;)

  6. This card turned out really well. Great color choices and embellishment details. Have a super 2014!

  7. Yay, congrats on winning Pinspired challenge with this BEAUTY!! I love everything about this card!


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