Thursday, December 15, 2011

LAD/GRS Design Team Challenge

It's time for another GRS/Lizzie Anne design team challenge!  I am still stamping Christmas cards, and found this challenge to be a very refreshing change of pace!  Look at the beautiful photo we were given as color inspiration for a birthday card!

Although I didn't purchase it with this challenge in mind, I don't think I could've come across a better match of designer paper for this gorgeous color combo!  It looks made-to-order!

I chose a classic greeting from Vintage Verses as a focal point, adding some lovely lace and sheer ribbon along with a pretty flower.  I stamped, diecut/embossed and inked the oval, then ended up putting the rest of the card together in the car on the way to Disney World to hear Matthew sing with FIHS chorus at Candlelight!  The magical wonder of Disney made this sentiment seem exceptionally appropriate, and paper-crafting in the car made the time go faster!  I took my ukulele too, and played a few Christmas tunes on the way!

This picture was taken at the Coronado Springs Resort with my whiteboard background set up in the back gate of my Jeep Liberty!  ;)  That was pretty much the last of the sunshine for our trip! We stood in line in the cold and rain for more than three hours for a next-to-last-row seat at the second performance (we could hear but not see the first performance from where we stood), but it was so worth it!  Neal Patrick Harris narrated, and a huge choir of high school students and Disney professionals was so amazing!

Now that we're home again, I think I might add a button or some pretty pearls to dress my card up a little bit more!  I think it needs a little bling!  ;)

Visit the GRS blog for ideas from the rest of our amazing designers!

LAD Vintage Verses
Authentique Gathering designer paper
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Spellbinders' Nestabilities classic ovals
Kaiser Craft flower
organza ribbon


  1. I love that sentiment...and your papers are gorgeous and perfect for the challenge!! I love your flower, lace, and ribbon too!!

  2. Lovely, lovely papers, lovely flower, lovely layout, and of course awesome sentiment!

  3. You are so right, those papers are perfect for the challenge. Love that yummy flower. Going to have to go buy some of those...