Friday, November 4, 2011

Cookies for Santa

As I'm writing this (early for once) it's my youngest son's birthday.  He is 24 years old today!!!  I can hardly believe it.  I'm not even that old yet lol.  Well, my body begs to differ.  You know the 'old' folks who sit around talking about their health problems and surgeries?  I've been one of those 'old' folks : )  Growing old is not optional, but growing up IS :D  I'm sticking to the latter!!!  I'm having waaaaay too much fun to grow up now hee hee.

Just this evening, I must have burned 100 calories laughing.  Laughing really is such good medicine :D

10 Things I Have Learned
by Lori Aragon

  1. I no longer need to take myself so seriously
  2. It's OK to make a 'fool' of myself (as long as it's not against the law!)
  3. One glass of White Zinfandel in the evening is just right : D
  4. There's more than one way to do something/it doesn't have to be MY way!
  5. I simply can not do it all or control anyone except myself
  6. Building relationships are more important than having things
  7. Having one close friend is better than having many superficial ones
  8. If I don't have a relationship with Christ ♥ I am separated from God
  9. If I seek God first, everything else will fall into place
  10. The JOY of the LORD is my strength!!! :D  :D  :D
Just a few random thoughts lol!  I hope that my list gave you 'food for thought!'

...and now for today's challenge.  Hop on over to Fairy Fun Friday's 'No Black Lines' Challenge.  What???  This was a new one for me and quite a challenge!  After I decided on the image, Sweets for Santa, the real work began.  Here's the final product:

Since I couldn't print the digi in black, I decided that I would use white.  I also wanted to do a 'paper piecing' project, so I turned to one of my new fave digi paper stores, Pink Petticoat.  This is Doodle Dots - I LOVE how their paper prints out!  Are you wondering about the doily?  It's a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs,  English Tea Party die.

I am in LOVE with this sweet image ♥  To get this look, I placed the transparent digi image over the red digi polka dot paper.  The lines were in black, so I recolored white.  After printing and cutting out, I gave the teacup more dimension by using W5 W3 for shading.  The cookies, of course, were colored with copics:  E59 E57 E55 E53 E51 E50.  Oh, almost forgot the candy cane!  R29 R27 R24 with Diamond Stickles : )

The sentiment is from Designs on Cloud Nine which I cut out with my Cricut.  I've used Diamond Stickles and White Liquid Applique for details.  'Santa' was puffed up with my heat gun, but the center of the heart on the teacup was left 'as is' - same product, different results :D

You know that I had to sneak in some beautiful pearls in the corners with my Opal Paper Pen!!!  Voila!  No Black Lines challenge complete... won't you join us?

Bunny Zoe's - Lace it Up (lace doily)
Craft Your Passion - Bingo (punch, sentiment, bling)
Die Cut Dreams - So Charming
Incy Wincy - Dots and Stripes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Food/Drink
Creative Inspirations - Lashings of Sparkle
Divas by Design - Use Metal (bell)
The Paper Shelter - Christmas Fun

Have you entered my candy yet?  You can find it *HERE*

Have an awesome weekend, Sweeties

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Anita said...

Oh Lori, this is absolutely adorable! I love the image and your paper piecing looks fabulous. Really cute the way you used the LA on your sentiment.

Sandra said...

Oh Wow Lori, Fabulous as always, i just love everything about it, its truly amazing:) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

I was just visiting the PF shop after winning WW challenge and was looking at the stamps you have used so thougth I would browse the challenge to see if anyone had used it and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have made an AWESOME card thanks for the inspiration this set is now in my basket!! thanks Samantha :0)

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! :)

Dot said...

Lori, what a sweet card. Great to try out a new technique, and I think you have succeeded! Lovely card.
Have a great weekend.

Loz ♥ said...

mmm, that looks yummy! And I love the doily - I'm going to have to ask Santa really nicely for some of those dies!! x

Rufus said...

You nailed this challenge! Happy Birthday to your son.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning the colors the layout and detail just amazing,happy birthday to your son too hun hugs cherylx

jonim52 said...

Wowza, it looks as if the cup is popping right off the page. Gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Christine said...

Gorgeous colourful creation great take on the chall theme.

thanks for sharing at DCD chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Sonia said...

Totally Gorgeous Lori!
Thanks for sharing the things you have learned.
HB to your son!.. I have one son of 26 and a daughter of 25 years (the youngest)
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!
Greetings from Puerto Rico.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Shari said...

Wow, you have done a fantastic job of piecing and I love the doily accent. Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper!!

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday,s Challenge blog!

Crafteezee said...

Adorable Lori, just love this technique. Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoe.
Hugs Tracy x

Kelly said...

Lori, thanks so much for explaining how you did your card, it really made me stop when I saw it and wondered how you did it. I thought paperpiecing but wasn't sure. Also, can I say AMEN to your 10 thoughts.

Madge H. said...

Delightful card to fit into the season! Thanks for joining in at OCS and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card.Great paper piecing technique and colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

NGCARDS said...

This is a fabulous creation hun! Thanks for playing along with our Lashing of Sparkle Challenge over at Wednesday's C.I this week! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

whata fab card - love the little tea cup and cookies.. and the gorgeous sparkle
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
Lisa x

cebelica said...

Such a yummy card! I love it! *hugs*

Tracey Manderson said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, and good luck with the challenge.

Beverly Montez said...

What a bright and cheerful card! You did a great job with this challenge!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

Har en drøm... said...

Different and beautiful!
I really liked it;)

Hugs Line

Renkata said...

wow Lori, how yummy are they, amazing card dear.

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