December 28, 2016


I am almost finished with the 30 Days of Creativity Challenge sponsored by +ppsuae, Pretty Papers.

This card is the one I created for Day 27 on which the prompt was Brads. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use one of the beautiful antique brads from Stampin' Up! I'd had one package of these brads, and have been pretty much hoarding them, saving them for those projects that are "just right" for them. The one in the center of my flower on this card is my fourth last brad. <sniff> 

Another Stampin' Up! product that I have been shamelessly hoarding is the sumptuous background Designer Series Paper I used on this card. Each and every one of the designs in this little pad of paper are simply wonderful, and, once again, are meant for just the right project.

 A bit of a strange perspective on the lovely Antique Brad in close-up:

This card ended up being 5" x 5". And it was ever so much fun to make!

I have only three more days left of the Challenge. The last three prompts are Blend, Mask, and Thank You. I think I am going to make it. 

I'd wondered about my sanity in taking on a challenge for the month of December. The days over Christmas, when I had a house full of company. were especially challenging. 

It's been a fun and, yes, challenging, journey. Thank you +ppsuae for letting me play along!

(the only kind of smile I really have nowadays)


  1. love the design on your decor piece
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  2. I love the patterns in this, they're so pretty!

  3. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW DIY party!

  4. A beautiful card and quite a challenge for December #CreativeMondays

  5. Happy New Year Linda! This card is beautiful and hank you for sharing your links with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.