Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Do you know why manhole covers are round? This was a question that was asked by my Geometry teacher when I was in the 10th grade. Have you got a clue? It's because the circle is the only geometric shape that can't be turned to allow the lid to fall through the hole. The lip of the hole being a smaller diameter circle that the lid, just won't let it happen. That's your Math class for today, and brings up the question, why is she talking about circles?

Well the reason is that it is the theme this week over on the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog. I wanted to use more than my image cut in a circle, so I went digging around in my paper stash. I found this great Christmas paper that had circles on it along with the coordinating papers with the polka dots. I knew it had to be a Christmas card. I also found a sketch that used a bunch of circles as embellishments, remembered I had some sucker embellishments that looked like peppermints(I cut the sticks off), and finally went looking for just the right Phindy's Place image(I knew there were a ton of Winter Cutie Christmas Images). I found the PERFECT one for my card. It's called "Peppermint Perfection". He or she(it's a very versatile image) can be found at the Phindy's Place Shop HERE. I've colored him with Copics.
The Sentiment is from Create with TLC, and as I said the paper is from my stash. I think it's from a paperpack I bought from Walmart about 4 years ago to use to make some invitations. I love the way this card turned out, and thinking of Christmas has me thinking it's a little cooler(that and knocking the thermostat down a notch or two).


  1. Hi Shirley. Interesting story about the manhole cover & a lovely card too. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
    Tine :)

  2. I'm seeing spots and feeling much cooler with this Christmas theme! Man you are amazing, you craft, sew, kayack and now teach geometry. Is there anything you cannot do? Hugs

  3. Shirley what a gorgeous card and perfect candy for it, this is lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenge, don't forget the Anything Goes with a Phindy image challenge this week

  4. Completely charming card, Shirley! Everything is just right on this and usual you have such creative ideas. Love those peppermint candy embellies!
    Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Phindy's Place.

  5. SWEET Shirley!!! Love those little candy embellishments, clever ~jeni :)

  6. Very cute card! Congrats on making the TLC Design Team.

  7. Shirley, just darling! Love all the circles. I love the peppermint embellishments!
    So glad you joined us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

  8. Shirley, this is completely adorable. Beautifully colored and the peppermint embellies are perfect. Great to get ahead for the holidays, too!