Christmas in the Heart & a winner

It's been a few days since I've been able to participate in any challenges but
today I had a day at home to play, finally - YAY!!

I combined two Christmas Challenges with a color challenge for this one. 
Tis' The Season - sketch challenge
Merry Monday - theme challenge
Color Throwdown - color challenge

It took me a little while to wrap my head around the colors and how I 
could make them work on a Christmas card. 
I decided to use the Lullaby DSP from Stampin' Up! as it had the colors 
and the piece with the triangles made me think of the Festival of Trees 
stamp set.
This is not your typical Christmas card but after I was done I decided I
really liked it!

And now for the winner of the one month StampNation membership from the
Housewarming Party to celebrate Catherine Pooler's new blog is....

...comment #8

auntbubbelsSeptember 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM Love your card (as usual) and 
I think I can CASE it. I just remembered that I have an alphabet die. . .

Congratulations!!! Please send Catherine Pooler an email and she will
set it up for you.

all from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, basic gray
dsp: lullaby
stamp set: Christmas in the Heart, Festival of Trees, Bordering Blooms
ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
punch: tree punch, heart punch (not SU-can't remember who)
embellishments: rhinestones

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Jen Mitchell said…
One of my favorite things is cards for an occasion made with non-traditional colors so I love that you used these colors for a Christmas card. Well done! I love those trees and the sentiment says it all! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!
Lori Turner said…
Love these non-traditional colors too! Love that big sentiment and the trees are cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxo
Bonnie said…
I really like how this turned out too, Susan! Such soft, peaceful colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!
Notes by Nina said…
Very pretty, I love the soft colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.
Vickie Z said…
It's always fun to make a non-traditional Christmas card!! I like it!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!
Lisa said…
What a great idea to use that DSP, I know I never would have thought of that! Lovely card, Christmas in the Heart is one of my all time favorite sentiments!

I'm glad you had time to play, and that you chose to join us at 'Tis The Season!
Your Christmas card is just lovely. The non-traditional colors look great! Thanks for joining us at 'Tis the Season.
Wanda Cullen said…
Love your use of the colors for a non-traditional Christmas card! Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!
Jenelle said…
Such a pretty card! I love the colors, the Christmas trees, and the sentiment is wonderful!
Beautiful design... I love those trees! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.
Lisa said…
Nice job combining challenges! I love those trees! I can't wait to get my hands on my set! Cute card!
Darnell said…
Talk about inspiration! Thank you, Susan! I love the nontraditional colors for Christmas cards, but I don't know that I would have come up with a design for these colors either. You certainly aced it once you got going!! Just gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell