Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ugly Christmas Sweater...Priceless!

I find it rather comical that 2 days away from the Spring Equinox and I'm out shoveling 30" of snow.  Not all at once, mind you. Old Man Winter was kind enough to give our backs a break for 2 days before he brought the rest.  Rumor says there's more down the pike and I'm not sure where we're gonna put it, but that's okay. We've enjoyed playing our Christmas music outside while we tunnel out and  take breaks for our occasional choreographed piece, "The Dance of the Shovels."  It really is a must see! 
I guess that's why I was so inspired to make up this card for a few challenges.  I couldn't find just the right sentiment so I typed one up on my PC. 
Hope you're all doing well out there!
Hugs n' Happy Shoveling Stamping,
Lisa xx

Wonderful challenges I would love to enter:
Case Study - #130 
I drew inspiration from the vibrant colors and their textures as well as the writing paper and the phone book page.
ABC Christmas Challenge - D is for Designer Paper (I used all my new Christmas present papers from Echo Park and My Mind's Eye for this card)
Retro Sketches - Pick your Favorite Sketch ( I used #27) out of all 51 sketches..WOW!



27 comments:

Tammy said...

Fabulous, fabulous card and the sentiment is just perfect! Don't hurt yourself shoveling!

DesignerDiva said...

I love this! And I'd love all That snow too!
Hugs Laurie xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous. Love all the design paper layers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Chrissy said...

Totally awesome colouring Lisa, and love the bright colours and layers of the papers, fantastic sentiment and image..and no Mr Bean in sight..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Annie said...

A gorgeous fun card Lisa....beautifully coloured.

Best wishes
Annie x

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant Lisa.

Mitra Pratt said...

Dude! I hear ya! I didn't do it either. I think that tag only works for one winter!

I had to shovel last night and I opted to skip the work out. It was ENOUGH! Today, more on the deck, but it appears to be melting..at least that is what I am telling myself.

I love your darling little grouchy girl. I wouldn't like a sweater either...she would have been happier with some Tim Holtz!

Lorraine said...

love the card..pity its snowing..hope the spring comes for you soon

Mary J said...

Wow, Lisa your colouring is outstanding in this! I love that layering too!

Karon said...

Wonderful, fabulous card - love the papers and the colours. Great image :-)) I've been shoveling snow too - fed up of it now - roll on Spring!

Sandy said...

Very cute Lisa - I think the sweater goes perfectly with her outfit!!!! No snow here - boo hoo.
Sandy

Is said...

WOW Great coloring!
Hugs from Spain

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and the sentiment makes me laugh. Your coloring is awesome!

Sonia said...

Absolutely wonderful card^_^
Lovely image and gorgeous colouring^_^
Have a beautiful weekend,
Sonia

Rene said...

Lol! She looks, uhhh, thrilled? And who wouldn't be? I mean, that's a groovy sweater! You would never get me out of it...until it accidentally caught on fire in the dryer!
Fab fab fab!
Rene :D

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I agree about the snow... I live in the South(ish) for a reason, I don't like being cold but it insist on snowing just enough to make it a little white but not enough like you got to make it fun for the kids & I to sled on! I love this sentiment... the ugly Christmas sweater is truly priceless because of the memories it instills in the receiver!

Tracy said...

Oh man, are you taking your show on the road and coming to a town near me??? LOL Make sure you don't let any of your digits freeze off shoveling the frosty stuff. We wouldn't want to slow down that creativity any. :-) We'd probably be amazed if we knew how many of those ugly...uh I mean wonderful Christmas sweaters were sold each year. Have a great weekend Twang and thanks for the smile from this fabby card!

Maureen said...

such a cool and unique card! LOL But sorry spring has not found you yet :( Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

butterfly said...

Another stunningly coloured image, and the sentiment you created is priceless!! Do hope you're managing to keep warm in between all the shovelling!
Alison xx

Jeanne J said...

You made me laugh. Life is funnier than fiction! Love it! Beautiful coloring as always Lisa and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to see you over at CASE! YAY!

Dot said...

Beautiful!
Thank you for joining our 'D for Design Paper' at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Hope to se you again.
Dorte,xx

Samantha said...

Super gorgeous card Lisa I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you have coloured her and love your combo of papers too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Teneale Williams said...

So many details that stand out on the card, the layout is amazing, the colouring of the image is so deep and the inspiration for the muse at CASE Study is clear. Thank you for playing with us at CASE Study and you were our first player of the week.

Lori said...

Hilarious and darling! Gotta love the Christmas sweater!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I think our neighbours will be in trouble too. Their entire front yard is basically the driveway so they have a pile in front that is literally as high as the house at this point. Your card is priceless and your colouring is amazing as always.

Christina said...

Incredible coloring, a fun sentiment, and wonderful layering! This is the kind of card that just makes you smile. Thanks for sharing it with us at CASE Study!

Shahrul Niza said...

What a fun card, I have to smile :). Sorry thought that you've been busy shoveling snow. I remembered, we had the heaviest snow in April up in Colorado :). Hugs to keep you warm!.