Friday, August 3, 2012

O is for Open it Up

ABC Christmas Challenge is "O" for Open it Up. This challenge was to decorate the inside of a card. I wanted to do something a little different than a traditional card so I went to my favorite source for ideas Splitcoaststampers. This card is called a "Double Z fold".

Here is the card closed. The DP is We R Christmas Collection last year. The ribbon is crepe. I didn't have the right color so I used my Copic Marker to color it to match my card. The ornament diecut is a Tim Holtz Alterations die.

I didn't do much to decorate on the inside. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it. Then used a scalloped punch. I used bling on the sentiment. Once again I didn't have the right color so used clear bling and colored with my Copic Marker to match and tied the gold ribbon at the top. It reminds me of a Christmas wreath.

Here is a close up of the inside. The sentiment reads "Christmas is the simple joy of giving."  I am entering this card in the ABC Christmas Challenge: O is for Open it up

Last night on my way home from church I couldn't resist stopping to snap a few pics of the moon. I don't know why I am so fascinated by it. I only had the camera on my cell phone but I was surprised at how well the pictures turned out. I just love God's handy work! I knew of a windmill not far out of my way so I drove there to see if I could get the windmill with the moon in the background.

If only I had thought to park further up the road so my truck wasn't in the picture!

Then I turned around and saw more of God's handy work. Oh, my what a wonderful artist He is and I'm such a sucker for sunsets! I have enough pictures of sunsets to fill a room in my house with scrapbooks full!

Taking photos of sunsets (or sunrises) is kind of like eating potato chips. You take just one! Or at least I can't! And just when I think I'm through I start to leave, look again and the colors have changed. It is so fun to watch the Master Artist paint on the sky like a canvas!

One more shot of the moon before I go home. I just loved this view through the fence.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you liked my card and hope you got a little inspiration today! Have a good one!



  1. Love that Z fold card! Your sunset photos are fabulous. I especially like the one through the barbed wire fence.

  2. Love that style of card! Yours turned out really pretty! And you sunset set photos are beautiful! I like the fence one too but really love the one with the golden sunset.

  3. Love that fancy fold, just stunning with that fantastic huge bow. Your pics are great too.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

  4. LOvely double Z fold card, so beautiful with the big bow.
    Thanks so much for playing in the ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you'll join us next time! hugs,Dorte,x

  5. Fabulous card love the style and your colours too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)