Tuesday, November 3, 2009

BASB Challenge: Simple Thanks

Yesterday I mentioned that the new BASB challenge is now posted. LaVerne's challenge is called Simple Thanks and it is pretty awesome. I did my ATC/tag for day one and have posted it below. I was riding high on a thankful buzz yesterday. Day one encompasses everything good. Part of the challenge was to list a pay it forward on the back of the ATC. I do have one, but today I am not thankful for shaky hands. The photo was a blur. Much like my life at times.


I want to share one more thing today. Last week I learned about Operation Write Home from Greta and knew that I wanted to participate. Not only was it a great way to support the troops, but also a sure fire way to use up a bunch of my overloaded and ever growing supply pile. Surprisingly, I made yesterday's holiday card deadline. Amazing. Below are examples of some of the cards I sent. I did multiples of a few of them. The first one I made the most - almost two dozen. I got on a roll and had an assembly line going. You can't tell from the photo, but the chimney is pop dotted and Santa is stamped under. I like the dimension. I missed the SC pop dot challenge by one day. Well, the cards were done, but the photo wasn't. See why it was amazing that I made that send deadline? LOL!


The following ones were super easy. Cut paper scraps. Slap on a sticker. Scratch on a rub on. Blah blah blah. I like them, but it is embarrassing that they are that simple. I always compare myself to people that do layer upon layer of creating. I have to stop that. That will never be my style, but I love it and strive to be like that one day.


And that ends the fun for today. Well, blog-wise. ;o)

17 comments:

waleska said...

all the cards are super cute and the thankful tag is wonderful! I need to do this too :)

Zorina said...

love those cards you made..my mojo are high too and been working on holiday cards already. will post pics this weekend miss you much, girlie!

GretaB said...

First, I am so copying you on using that Pier 1 tree for the thankful tags! I was wondering how I'd display mine and this is perfect as it is sitting unadorned on my mantle (the same state it's been in since I took off the ornaments last Christmas).

Now, your cards - I love them! The Santa with the tree makes me smile big time, no lie. I think the tree is perfect. It's whimsical and fun and I know that whoever sends them and the recipients will smile too. I'm a simple style kinda girl too so your cards are right up my alley. The heart brad on the tree is also such a sweet, perfect touch. I'm thrilled that you've joined me in such a great cause. :)

karen elizabeth mataraza said...

hi!!!! i looove the cards, chick. and your pic reminded me of my little tree that sits and waits on my lazy butt. you're a sweet doll and i'm sorry i've been mia. love you!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

love the xmas cards

Lauren said...

GIRL... your ATC/tag and the cards are yummy!!! LOVE em!

Erika said...

seriously.. STOP> LOVE your simple clean style. hight five sista!

Denise said...

Love the atc - and your xmas cards,I found you via blog hopping ! :-)

Larajc said...

Well, I like your slap/scrap/scratch card style...and you know what...for the troops, how many of them would want a froo-frou card over something cute and simple but gets the point across and besides it is what is written inside that really matters.

St├ęphanie said...

love the card with the chimney and the Xmas tree. Brilliant !!

Alison Day said...

Just HAD to post and say how much I love your "simple" Christmas cards - especially the tree with the heart. When life is hectic it's like a breath of fresh air to see such classic simplicity!
Thanks for sharing. You've inspired me to do some cards this year.

Ady said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. The cards are too cute too...

Ron said...
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Marianne said...

oops, was logged in under my husband's account. Love your cards and thankful tag!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for coming by the blog! Are you over at SC?

aimee said...

as always...i love your cards! miss ya chickie!!!

Anilu Magloire said...

Those cards are per-fect!!!