Saturday, December 12, 2009


Back to work on Monday so had to squeeze in LOTS of bubble time today. Miss Jennifer had a request via Miss Amy for three Christmas cards and four non-Christmas cards - so here are a few of them.

Lady Jennie has a 'thing for bling' so she had already asked if I would make some cards for her to give as gifts to her 'pod-peeps' at work. I made a mistake by making most of the cards for her to give away - with lots of bling - know SHE likes bling. Well, she decided she liked the bling cards so much she couldn't give them away as gifts and is keeping them for herself to use later (as cards). Needless to say - she now doesn't have enough cards to give as gifts AND I will be making her a NEW set of cards as bling free as possible!

Looking for inspiration I checked out some of my favorite challenge blogs and wasn't disappointed when I clicked into the Paper Garden Projects blog. The current challenge calls for a card inspired by music. I remembered that long ago I had downloaded images of sheet music and the best part???? I even FOUND them!

Faithful Joy
(Paper Garden Projects Challenge)
~Base card - PTI white cardstock - edges smudged with forest green
~Layer of hunter green cardstock - edges smudged with black
~Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
~Candle stamp colored in using Copics, topped with Crystal Effects - flame is yellow Stickles
~Wishing You Joy stamp - dollar bin at Michael's - stamped using forest green, vanilla paper grundged up with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink and layered on cranberry and hunter cardstocks
~Red star metallic brad from the Dollar Tree
~Sheet music is a free downloadable here (printed on glossy paper). I gave it a 'grundging over' with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink

Angel Dots
~Base card - PTI white cardstock - edges smudged with forest green
~Layer of green with green and red dots - Paper Studio
~Two layers of ribbon - sheer dotted green was in a "Transfer of Crap" from sister Gail; red/green dotted ribbon - from Hobby Lobby
~Layers of red/green cardstock topped with 3-D angel sticker, black ink pen 'stitches', and four red brads
Okay - so this is kind of a cheater card - very simple, very quick, but the angel is really a cutie, and I DID have to draw ALL those FAKE stitches...that should count for SOMETHING!

Confetti Tree
~Base card - PTI Vanilla Cream - edges smudged with forest green
Layer of hunter green cardstock
~Layer of Paper Studio Snowflakes on Red - I added the bling using Stickles Icicle (how appropriate!)
~Layer of hunter green cardstock
~Layer of vanilla confetti cardstock stamped with green using Stampin' Up's Solemn Stillness (I don't actually own this set - I just stamped up a couple of sheets of cardstock long ago using my daughter-in-law's set) Versapen and Ranger Evergreen Embossing Powder (hmmmm this EP was on my 'I bought this - WHY?' list....COOL!!! I used it!)
~The gold metallic stars are confetti - attached using glue dots (because the pop off with regular glue)
~The tree topper is a star brad with slits for ribbon
~Sentiment is Stampabilities (Holly Merry Christmas)- holly berries Stickled in red - stamped on re-purposed file folder and .... you guessed it - edges SMUDGED using cranberry ink

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.
All good wishes,


  1. Gorgeous set of cards!! :) Love the musical Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! You didn't have a direct link to your project here, so I added it for you!! HUGS

  2. The sheet music is an awesome focal point for your Christmas card! Thanks for playing along in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

  3. What a wonderful idea and beautiful set of card creations! Love the musical card ... thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! I do hope you'll join us again when we start back up on Jan. 2nd. Happy Holidays!


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