Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oh, Alice! CHAPTER 45: Remembering Holiday Dreams

`Oh, I've had such a curious dream!' said Alice, and she told her sister, as well as she could remember them, all these strange Adventures of hers that you have just been reading about; and when she had finished, her sister kissed her, and said, `It WAS a curious dream, dear, certainly: but now run in to your tea; it's getting late.' So Alice got up and ran off, thinking while she ran, as well she might, what a wonderful dream it had been.
-- Chapter 12, Alice in Wonderland
I hope you have some wonderful holiday dreams to remember! We are still locked in winter in the northern hemisphere, and that makes me think of an icy blue color scheme. It is also time to start scrappng those Christmas and New Year memories!

Our generous sponsor, Nikki Sivils, is offering a huge prize to help you capture those memories! One randomly drawn winner will receive a 6x6 inch pad, 12x12 inch designer paper, and  burlap covered  buttons from the Happy Holly-Days Collection!

So the challenge this week, should you choose to accept it, is to share something that helps you capture your holiday memories, like a layout, mini-album or picture holder of some kind, OR to use an icy blue and white color scheme!

The design team this week will be showing off some fabulous paper from our generous sponsor, Nikki Sivils. They will be using the wonderful  "Something for Everyone" collection in beautiful Alice blue or the Happy Holly-Days collection.

My Card: An Alice Blue Hello!

I am NOT a scrapper, so when I came up with this challenge I cleverly gave myself an out with the icy blue color scheme! This "Something for Everyone collection has such fabulous blue designs and I started by cutting two-inch squares of htem and stitching them into a little quilt!  I also used this wonderful paper to create a rosette with the Tim Holtz die. I love the way the striped paper makes concentric circles! The center is one of the stickers from the matching sticker sheet. 

I saw a tip on SplitCoastStampers about adhering ribbon to cardstock and running it through your old crimper, and I love the way this looks with my silver moonlight colored satin ribbon. It is toped by another strip of the paper from Nikki. The edges of thie strip and the patchwork panel were flicked with a Faded Jeans Distress Ink pad.  The sentiment was created with letters from the sticker shieet, which were stuck to one of the fun oblong shapes which is then stuck to the hexagonal shaped sticker. The stacked stickers and the paper rosette are adhered with thick pop dots.

Alice (Stamp Francisco) was stamped on kraft paper with brown ink and clear embossed. Highlights were added with a white gel pan, and then color was added with Prismacolor pencils. Love how she turned out! I placed her to look like she is holding up the hello sentment, adhered with pop dots, and it was done!

Please go to Oh, Alice! to check out the rest of the design team efforts! 

You have until Friday, January 14th, 8 p.m. CST to submit your creations on Oh, Alice!. Remember you can either share a holiday memory or use an icy blue color scheme, so show us your stuff and one luck winner will walk away with the prize pack from Nikki Sivils!

Please leave me a comment here before you go - I love hearing from you!


  1. Wow Lynne, such a stunning card! The rosette looks fabulous
    love tasha xx

  2. Hi Lynne,
    Wow this is elegant, lovely and beautiful.
    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the rosette.

    Have a lovely weekend my friend.

  3. Lovely card Lynne, gorgeous icy blue colours, perfect for the season. I love the addition of the stitching which adds so much dimension, lovely piece. Happy New Year, Tracy Evans x

  4. Hi Lynn - just popped by to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year - wonderful cards as always
    Lisa ;)

  5. Beautiful! I am very inspired to get a mini sewing machine just so I can add such a simplistic beauty to my cards as you have done here Lynne. I have an old crimper I haven't used in years that I will be crimping ribbon with this afternoon.
    Thanks again for the priceless tips!

  6. Looks like we both had the same idea with the paper quilt. Love the crimped ribbon idea, I will have to try it.

  7. The stitching is perfect and I love this color blue. The flower is beautiful!!

  8. Scrapper or not, your card is darling. Like you, I think of this colour combination for the winter. Thanks for sharing your darling card and for challenge candy. I'll try to join in.

  9. VERY pretty fan-folded rosette-it's gorgeous, in fact! Love how we both used the alpha stickers too-to me they were crying out to be used LOL!


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