Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's a Mystery


We've been dealing with tornado clean up - from Sunday's storm that "blew over" our house. Yikes! What a mess!!!

Here's a sampling of what we've been cleaning up:



Soooooooo... I'm late to show you my card. The Mystery Image swap was due on the 18th, so I could have shown you then, but I didn't. LOL!


Here she is:


Paola (a.k.a. Sweet P) is the hostess this round, so she provided the image - C.C. Design "Mrs. Claus". I love the smiling face on this image. THANK YOU, Sweet P, for a great image to use!

Truthfully, I didn't use the entire image - I cut it off from the skirt down.) "Mrs. Claus" has one leg bent up, so it looks like she's standing on one leg. I don't know why, but it makes me think of a flamingo... or worse  yet, like she lost a leg due to an injury. So I didn't want to use the bottom of the image. No problem! Nothing a good paper trimmer can't take care of.



I went with minimal layers, flat embellishments, and nearly naked card interior - since these had to be mailed to Canada and I wanted to reduce shipping costs. Call me cheap!


Here's the inside of my card:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: C. C. Designs Mrs Claus stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sentiment: (EEK! I can't remember who makes it) stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink
Coloring: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black
Designer Paper: Solid Green from an unknown vendor
Embellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue and Ribbon from an unknown vendor

13 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh sweet friend, I have been praying and watching the news - so glad you are all doing okay despite the turmoil.

Your card is as cute as can be! Love the peppermint patty ribbon :)

<3

Georgie Horn said...

that card is so cute and I'm glad you're ok...it didn't blow so close to us in Nashville TN.

Holly Young said...

Sorry you've got that mess to deal with Jeanette, but really glad to know that you weren't hurt and that your house didn't sustain damage! Your card is adorable! I love the sketch you used too!

April said...

I love that you cropped the image! A beauty of a card!

Maxine D said...

Oh Jeanette - so glad you are all o.k. and that it is basically 'superficial' damage. God be praised that you are safe and unharmed.
Love you card,, and I think cutting off the legs of the image worked beautifully.
Blessings
Maxine

kel Acopan said...

very cute card jeanette! can't tell that you cut off her legs. looks like it was made that way! sorry about the tornado damage and cleanup, i hope you and your loved ones are okay!

lovies, =o) kel

Wiola said...

Oh gosh what a cutie! And the layout is so fun.

Barb said...

Cute Card Jeanette--I really like that you cut off part of the image as it seems more realistic now. I too thought the image seemed a bit off............. the image--not me!

Kristie @ mypaperlife.com said...

Glad you are okay. I hope you are able to get everything cleaned up soon.

I think your card turned out really cute! Good call to trim the image and I love the ribbon you used!

~Paola~ said...

This card turned out quite nice, legs or no legs...lol... Love the color combos and the perfect ribbon to go with it.
More than anything I praise the fact that you are ok *PTL*.....the messiness can get cleaned up eventually...
love ya! ♥ xox

Marcy said...

Very cute card! The image is so cute and looks great with the red and white trim! Hugs, Marcy IDOP

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- the red and green are great- and she looks good with her legs under cover : ) Glad you did not incur worse damage- what a sight!!! Bless you!

Tania said...

Glad you are ok. What a sweet card. Love the image.