Believe in Magic

Schools are closed today for students and I booked the
day off so my daughter and I are headed to the city. Some of
you know we live in a small town with no craft stores :( and
I am in need of a craft store fix. Plus my daughter has a 
dentist appointment - usually I stack a bunch of appointments 
all in one day but this time it's just the dentist so we're
going to have a day of fun - shopping and lunch and a visit
to Starbucks for a Chai frappuccino. I might even get to see
my sister!

But first I want to share a card with you. The challenge at 
Merry Monday is to use a Santa on your card. I love this image
of Santa! I found him on a free coloring page website. I just 
shrunk him down to fit on the card and colored him in with some
blendabilities and a gray pencil crayon.

I don't use a lot of dsp anymore - I've really embraced the CAS style
of card making but I have A LOT in my stash so I am trying to use more
of it but still keep my cards CAS. I've seen others cover the card base 
completely in a dsp and I always like how it looks but when I did it
here, I didn't love it at first but it's grown on me.

There's also a challenge at StampNation that is to use red on your
project. You can use as little or as much as you want. I thought these
challenges fit perfectly together.

from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, cherry cobbler
dsp: season of style
digital image: free coloring page
stamp set: Christmas Carols (CAS-ual Fridays)
ink: memento black
blendabilities: cherry cobbler, skin tones, smoky slate, pink pirouette
big shot: 4 petals die (CAS-ual Fridays), large stitched rectangle stackables (lawn fawn)
EK gray pencil crayon
basic pearls

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Bonnie said…
This is a beautiful Santa, Susan! Love how you've colored him and used the DSP! (I have problems using DSP and boy do I have a stash!) Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!
Marcia Hill said…
I think your Santa turned out beautifully and that the DSP really showcases him! I hear you though on having SO much DSP...I tend to hoard it and then never use it! Hope you and your daughter had a fun day shopping! :0)
Susan Joyce said…
Love your Santa,he has a sweet kind face, lovely CAS design. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.
Unknown said…
Love this image of Santa. Cute card! Well coloured and love the pattern paper :)
conil said…
Now this is a happy card. Cute Santa and terrific design.
Kristie Goulet said…
This is perfect, Susan! I love your coloring and the awesome design. Great way to use up that DSP!!! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!
Debbie Bonczek said…
Great job on this card, Susan. I think I saw it on StampNation earlier this week. That Santa image is one I've not seen before. I love what you've done with is.
Karen M said…
Your card is gorgeous and I love the cute santa:) xx