Sunday, December 6, 2009

Corrosive Challenge - sketch

Here is the sketch we want you to use at The Corrosive Challenge blog this week. I really enjoyed using this sketch, it was simple, yet left a lot to work with! It works well with larger images and pretty paper!! Yahooo!!!!

And here is my card I made using this sketch:

It is a large card (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) because it is for my entire family to sign...and there is a lot of us!!! Every year for the last 13 years, my family has sponsored a residential home for recovering alcoholics. This home has 32 men who live there full time as they try to get jobs, education, etc. while at the same time, getting clean. Many of these men do not have families and might not otherwise get Christmas. The first year, we bought them a tree and decorations for the house, but each year after that, they each get a (LARGE) stocking FULL of things: magazines, socks, underwear, toothpaste, deoderant, chocolate, oranges, etc. The looks on their faces when we pull up with the stockings is priceless! It makes their day & they can't wait for next year. It really brings out the true meaning of Christmas for me and my family - and makes us thankful for what we have, and that we have each other (even though we don't always get along! LOL)

Anyway, on to the card: The paper & ribbon are from my scrap box. I wanted to make it masculine so I used blues and greens. The polar bear is from Angel's Landing and the sticker sentiment is from a Christmas pad I got at Michael's a couple years ago. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch & I just added rhinestones to finish them off!!

And that is it!!! LOL Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great week!!!! Hopefully our BLIZZARD stops by tomorrow - I have to drive across the city for a meeting!!! EEK!!!!


Lynne in NI said...

Fab card, just perfect for your men!

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic card, love the polar bear image and love dsp and snowflakes, what a wonderful thing you do with your stockings, like you say it is the true meaning of Christmas

Diane said...

Oh Chris! It is so lovely!!! I'm sure the family will love it!

Kim. said...

What a wonderful thing you and your family do, it is a good job that there are people like you as you bring the real meaning of xmas to those who deserve it most great.
As for your card that is fabulous for a man I love the idea and the image is perfect.
Kim xXx

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