Friday, November 21, 2014

the paper plunge #9 and the card concept #23-visions of santa

hi there tracey, momma, friends old and new!

this week at the paper plunge, we are keeping it simple!  our theme is clean and simple...and as you know, i think this is a hard style for me!  here is what i came up with:

stamp set:  visions of santa
ink:  momento tuxedo black, real red, crumb cake
cardstock:  crumb cake, real red and santa & co. dsp
extras:  (retired)red satin ribbon, sponge

i also entered this card at the card concept for their #23 challenge using this theme.  i consider this a layered clean and simple card.

i know these dancing santas from the stamp set visions of santa are a little creepy to some, but i love them! these weird little dancing men bring a smile to my face every time!

i guess maybe my fussy cutting happened anyway while i wasn't looking...i used the technique of paper piecing to give this guy fancy pajamas and a 3-d beard.  so, although this is a simple card, i had to go and complicate it a bit anyway!  

i once read, "the most simple things can bring the most happiness".  i am going to remember that as we approach the holidays head on.  i am going to use those words as an anchor for enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season ahead.  baking cookies, making cards, cooking pierogies, buying/wrapping gifts...all of these things are simple joys for me, however, will sometimes cause stress...not this year!  they are all things that bring me happiness...i'm going to remember that!

thank you for stopping by today!
i appreciate you-

until next time,
peace be with you


  1. What a fun and cute Christmas card Leslie! Great job coloring the fun image!

  2. Looks like you did some awesome fussy cutting! This set still creeps me out a bit, but I love this card! -- Cindi

    1. haha! i know, right?! thanks for your comment-love!

  3. haha! Dancing Santas are TOTALLY Funny! Love the card you made! Thanks for playing with us over at The Card Concept!

  4. Oh my...this is just too darn cute! What a fun fun card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.