Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jingle Belles: Not a Creature Was Stirring & Urge to Purge Days 10 &11

   My non-traditional Christmas card was completely inspired by my long-time blog friend, Lauren Bergold.  I remember in 2009 that Lauren made this pink Christmas monsta card, which I have CASEd for the current challenge at Jingle Belles, "not a CREATURE was stirring."  This card was so much fun to make!  I grabbed some pink scraps of patterned paper from my "baby" file, and I found the blue (with a splash of pink) patterned paper in my Making Memories folder.  The pink card stock came from my Bazzill scraps bag.  I used two Cricut cartridges:  Elegant Edges (card base) and Mini Monsters.    
The tree and border punch are both EKSuccess punches.

  I never would have thought to CASE Lauren's card if I had not been working on my craft room purge.  I have gone through all of my papers, and I remember seeing these pink papers.  When I see pink, I think of Lauren.  When I think of Lauren, I think of her ingenious monsta cards (as well as her elegant creations too!)  She is my paper art idol, and I am her self-proclaimed #1 fan :)


Urge to Purge Days 10&11:

  I did not get a chance to post yesterday (Day 10).  All I have left  [of Phase I: part (a)  PURGE craft room to create space]  is this bookcase:
  I promised myself that no matter how tired I was that I would do something each day, even if it was only a 5 minute task.  That was all I could handle yesterday too:  a 5-minute task.  I started with those DVDs and VHS videos on the top shelf (far left).  I moved the DVDs by our main t.v. with all of our other DVDs and I moved the VHS videos to our bedroom (the only t.v. with a VHS tape player.)  Wanna see?

  Now I have a little more space on the top shelf.  Today is Day 11, and I hope to start going through some of the magazines and books on the middle right and bottom shelves of this bookcase.

  Happy Wednesday!

16 comments:

Natasha said...

Super cute card. Love the "winter" monster.

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Looking good!

Court said...

This is hilarious. Your "creature" is SO funny on a Christmas card!!! LOVE it!

~amy~ said...

super cute monsta card...I LOVE it...such fab colors too.

You are rocking the purging....look at you go!

Danni said...

Love this card!! soo cute!

Shauna K said...

you know what though- all those 5 minute tasks add up quickly!!! and even though it may have seemed small, it does make a visual impact! good job for sticking with it ;)

the monster and colors are great for this non-traditional Christmas card!!

Linda said...

Inch by inch and step by step and it will all be done. Lookin good!

Sherrie K. said...

Great card-love the colors!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

SmilynStef said...

Oh my girlfriend ... you embraced the Monstah ... and created a Monstah Masterpiece ... love it ... so glad you joined our creature feature at jingle belles.

Missy said...

This is adorable, I love the pink & blue!!!

Missy said...

This is adorable, I love the pink & blue!!!

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooooooh! how **COOL** is this fabulous pink monsta card??!!? oof--is it conceited to admire your version of my card?! i hope not! & i think not, b/c your take is soooo completely YOU and utterly fabulous!!! love the pink AND blue and that fabulus shape as well!

ps: the papercrafting admiration is DEFINITELY a 2-way street as well you know!!!

pss: you are sooooooooo good & so impressive with the cleaning up and cleaning out! i need to have a similar siege in january!!!!!! :) :) :)

Julie M said...

Haha - love the interpretation of "the creature". What a great card - I love those three googly eyes!

Julie x

alienanessa said...

You are doing so amazingly well with that purging! Wow! Rest assured that if I had more than a 6X6 area in which to scrap, I'd be right beside you, cleaning, organizing, purging...oh my! And that card is stinkin adorable!

mitch@organizing closet said...

You are very creative. Keep on posting.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Ah, yes, the 2009 MONSTA card! A card that will live in infamy! And yours is right behind it! Soooo cute!

And no, I'm not joining your Urge to Purge, because I do it in phases. I gave away a ton of 12x12 paper to make room for all my, um, homeless 12x12 papers that are now ALL PUT AWAY! And I used a bazillion rub-ons with this week's SOS challenge, so yeah, I'm purging, just not so focused as you. :D