Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas or Not So Much

I mentioned to dear husband that there was a string of lights out on the Christmas tree. He proceeded to try to remove the offending string without first taking down the ornaments. Rather than listen to him moan and gnash his teeth over the difficulties he was experiencing I quietly worked ahead of him to remove ornamental obstructions. So...project for the nite is on hold until I bring new Christmas lights. He offered to figure out which of the bulbs didn't work - I explained he could sit and replace bulb by bulb - or we could just use the two new boxes of bulbs I bought at Hobby Lobby. After twenty minutes of bulb in bulb out...he agreed to pop for an additional string of lights and to trash the offending string that started the whole cabal.''

Not sure this is actually a Christmas card. I think it could be used as a card for Christmas but I think it could also be used as a generic card.

Christmas or Not?
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Vintage White
~Layer of white cardstock, background image Stampabilities Composer's Dream embossed with Versamark and Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, background smudged with red and green inks
~Leafy branches stamped and die cut using Taylored Expressions
~'berries' punched using office paper punch
Challenges and Inspirations
Come and Get it - Anything Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas / Winter
Kenny K's Krafty Girl - add texture
Let's Ink it Up - Christmas
2 Sisters - punches or diecuts
365 Cards - red/green not Christmas
Kraftin' Kimmie - embossing
2 Sisters - punches or dies
Frosted Designs - music

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Lovely card! I love the background.
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  2. "Ahhh light at the end of the tunnel...your name is Graduation!" I often told my daughter that I was getting her 'packed luggage' for graduation. It worked out well for both of us. Love your card.

  3. Wow love it, fantastic embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for joining KKKG this week!


  5. Beautiful card and I love the sponging on the background!
    Y'all sound like us when it comes to hanging lights on the tree, etc...My daughter has always said that once Christmas is over with, all the lights should be thrown in the trash to save aggravation for the next year! LOL!

  6. I love how you created the background. Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  7. What an elegant card! I lov your embossed sheet music background! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  8. Love the music background, stunning card

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs


  9. Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at 365 Cards!

  10. This is beautiful. Simple and elegant. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week, please pop back today and join us for our new challenge. Annette. xx

  11. Really pretty card. I love how you did the BG. I have PB that is very similar, so I may be casing your card.
    Thanks for joining my blog. If read my profile, you may have noticed that I live in SUX airport home town. Hubby went to Heelan.

  12. stunning creations

    thank you for playing and i hope you join in this weeks challenge released today at Kenny K

    Happy Christmas

    hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  13. A gorgeous card, love the background and the contrasting greens in your spray of leaves and berries.

  14. OMGOSH this is totally beautiful. I admire your background stamps versamarked and embossed like so! Elegant indeed. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month! Happy Holidays to you and yours.


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