Saturday, December 22, 2012

albeit: conjunction

even though
Pause Dream Enjoy - #51 December Celebrations
Frosted Designs - 12th Day of Christmas
12 brads
OK, so I whined some on the FD blog...12 one time?? LOL I use brads less often than buttons but more than eyelets..I think I tossed all my eyelets in the trash years ago actually ;p But I did have one more card to make and thinking of using my brads as a Christmas tree design did help me to use up some green brads, so it was all good in the end. Since I was hand delivering this one, I didn't have to worry about the brads making my card too bulky or too heavy.
Creative Imaginations - pattern paper
Fiskars - snow flake embossing plate
Big Shot
Really Reasonable Ribbon
DCWV - Shimmer-licious Stack
Helmars - 450, tape runner
brads - misc.
Copic marker ( to color small square brad brown for tree trunk )
And I did complete all 12 days of Christmas albeit with whining towards the end but I did enjoy the challenges and it helped me to get my Christmas cards completed so even if I don't win anything I still had
 here's a review:
I can happily say that I survived the Millennium and now the Mayans!
Bring it on 2013!


BJ said...

Super card Sandee. Always wondered what to do with the red stripy paper I have like your backing, it works really well on your card. Well done on finishing the challenge. Was just thinking, there are loads of 12 days of Christmas challenges dotted about but none yet on the ACTUAL 12 days which don't start until Christmas Night itself. Have a great Christmas Sandee. HUGS BJ x

Katy said...

I love how you made the tree from brads!! This is a beautiful card! :) I whine too when I have to use a bunch of brads or eyelets and I don't know why! ;) Merry Christmas!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow this is adorable --great job sandee!!

Redanne said...

Congratulations Sandee on completing all 12! I do like your last one very much and it is a superb idea for using up brads - love it. Hugs, Anne x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your use of the brads for the Christmas Tree. Congrats on completing all 12 of FD challenges. I completed all 12 as well. Thank you for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Dec Celebration challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, love how you used the brads.
Hope you and the family have a Happy Christmas.
Yvonne x

May said...

I love how you have used the Brads great card, Have a wonderful Christmas & A Happy New Year... Hugs May x x x

Claudia N. said...

Such a clever take on the 12 brads, Sandee!!

Love it!

I wish you a Merry Christmas with the ones you love!!!

Claudia xx

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Sandee
sending you all good wishes from Liverpool England for a Happy Christmas and a very creative 2013. Thanks so much for all your posts and all your visits and for being a lovely blogger friend.
Jo x

Ashley Horton said...

Such an adorable card and fun use of the brads!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!

Jean said...

Aren't you so clever!! Love the use of the brads!!

fairy thoughts said...

Cute card, I know what you mean about brads and eyelets, I have a lot of those somewhere .... what to do with them?
have a wonderful Christmas and peaceful new year

Pat N. said...

Cute card. Have a very Merry Christmas Sandee!

Georgiana said...

Bravo on using 12 brads! I have tried a few challenges and hope to tackle a few more in the next couple days.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creations

Rita said...

LOL! Great save on the brad card! Cute, too. Merry Christmas! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Conjunction, junction, what's your function?! Okay, 12 brads is out of control. And I laughed at the eyelet comment. I ditched all the weird ones, which means all but the 1/8" round ones. I still find stashes in my stash though. Love what you did with your 12 brads though. It is an awesome design and doesn't seem brad-heavy if you know what I mean.

Joni Parker said...

GENIUS use of the brads!!!! Love all your cards and congrats on getting all the challenges done!! Thanks for playing along in my brads challenge at Frosted Designs!! -- Joni FD, DT

Katie said...

I love how you used the brads! What a great idea to fit all 12!

Sarah said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us at FD