Friday, March 19, 2010


Good morning! I will be the hostess for CSAYL every third week of the month. For my first challenge I chose this photo from Pottery Barn. I
love their stuff! Don't have any, but still drool when I get their e-mail updates.

My challenge this week is to create a Christmas card with the following challenges inspired by this photo:
1. leave white space (very hard for me to do!
2. use colors shown in the photo
3. must have a bird on your project (cardinal, partridge, whatever)

I would love to have all of you play along. Be sure to leave a link on the CSAYL blog and please let me know if you played, by posting a comment here.

For my card I chose to first emboss my background panel. I love the colors in the picture above. I chose to use SU!'s Ruby Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, and white.


  1. Gorgeous inspiration card, Debbie...and I love your new banner too!!

  2. Another embossed background card - such a wonderful idea! Great card - thanks for the really made me think outside the box and I enjoyed it!!

  3. Girl, you came up with a tough challenge but a fun one!! Your card turned out gorgeous. .. your birdie is adorable! I love the elegant look to your card! Thank you for coming up with such great challenges and beautiful cards for CSAYL!!


  4. Hey girl - this is magnificent. I love the embossed background. Great challenge.


  5. Very pretty, I love how springy it looks. Love the embossed background.

  6. Great card for this challenge!

  7. This is great - you followed the challenge expertly!

  8. this is so pretty! You nailed the challenge, my friend!