Hi everyone.  


Can you believe it’s November already?  

Halloween is over so we are barreling right into Christmas.

Oh well, no sense fighting it!

BUT, I’m not ready to break out the Christmas carols and embrace the traditional Christmas colors yet.  

So here is my ‘non-traditional colors’ Christmas card along with a preview of the bow I will be demonstrating on my next Bow-it-All Tutorial.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create – Challenge #44 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Challenge #32 Anything Goes
Great Impressions Stamps – November Challenge Hoiday Card or Tag
2 Sisters Challenge Blog #168 – Christmas with no red or green
A Gem of a Challenge #104 – Christmas is coming
Crafty Calendar Challenge – All Things Christmas
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Scrapping4funchallenges #5 – Holiday or Christmas Card
My Heart Pieces – Anything Christmas
Papercrafting Journey – Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Create with TLC – Show it Off
The Crafty Blog Stalker – Blog Stalking Thursday #118
All the ribbon I used for this card is from our brand new RRR November Ribbon Club Assortment.  
I know I’ve said this before, but this is my NEW ALL-TIME FAVORITE assortment.  And I LOVE these colors for Christmas and they can also be used year round.  Pinks and purples mixed with the darker plum and silver makes me soooo happy.  And that purple swirl satin – swoooonnnn!!  
If you are thinking about joining our Monthly Ribbon Club, this is the perfect time.
While you’re thinking about your holiday shopping, treat yourself!!
We also offer 3, 6, and 12-month gift subscriptions if you are looking for a unique gift for a crafty friend.
So, have you ever started a project and it’s all coming together perfectly and then, all of the sudden, it totally derails??  Well, that happened to me with this card.  I was using a great sketch, I was loving the ribbon, the papers and the digi image I selected and then when I started assembling I took a step back and it was totally off balance.  I had all the parts a little too close to the right edge.
Then comes the dis-assembling.  NOT FUN!!  lol
I think it’s okay now.  I should have take a before shot for you.  hahaha
I was in a panic since I was naturally working last minute.
Here is a close-up of my bow.  You won’t believe how easy it is to make a layered two-color bow with your Bow-it-All Tool.  I hope to have the video for you in a week or so.  If you decide to purchase this tool, you will not be disappointed!!
You can find the Bow-it-All tutorials that I currently have out on our YouTube channel HERE.
I’m loving working with the beautiful Mulberry Flowers too.  
They are a fabby embellishment to any card.

Don’t forget to enter our Bow-it-All Tool giveaway on the RRR Blog.
The giveaway is open through November 10th, 2013.
How do you feel about non-traditional Christmas colors?
Have you experimented with them?
~ Bonnie ~
Digital Stamp:  TLC Creations
Papers:  Design Paper from my stash from Recollections, The Paper Studio and Making Memories
Other:  WOC roses, Scor-Tape, Silver glitter jingle bell
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