Friday, December 14, 2012

WMSC#128 Vintage Christmas

Another busy weekend for me.  I've told you before my family is heavy into scouting.  My husband is scoutmaster for our church sponsored troop and this weekend is our annual Christmas party.   My favorite part of the party is the white elephant.    The presents are all silly things we picked up at the dollar store like whoopie cushions, coal, googlie eye glasses, candy and glow sticks.  It's always funny to see what will end up with who and what will be the most sought after prize.  I think it will be the two liter bottle of Mountain Dew.  We start with my husband opening his favorite snack - a bag of tootsie rolls.   The next person can take the Tootsie Rolls  or a new prize.  Lots of trading goes on!   I could watch them play for hours and some times that's exactly how long it takes!

I hope you have some quiet time this weekend to check out the new Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  We are working our way through a series of sketches by the Mischief Makers (YAY!) and this week the sketch is from Kim Duran of Paper Loves Glue.  Kim has a style all her own - she has a way of mixing papers and patterns that is so eclectic - fun and trendy!  I'm always amazed at what she comes up with!  On top of all that she's a real sweetheart too!  I tried to channel Kim a bit with this one by mixing fun papers and giving a bit of a retro look to my card with the fuchsia and parrot green.  Nothing fancy to explain on this one - just simple stamping with a little fussy cutting on that sentiment tag in the center.
I hope you are getting in the mood as we get closer to Christmas and I wish you a little quiet time to play.  For me sitting down and making something is relaxing, and when it all comes together it is as rewarding as fitting that last piece into a puzzle.
Hugs and Happy Holidays!
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Christmas
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Fruitcake Collection "Vintage Ornaments", Fancy Pants Designs Holly Jolly Collection "Merrie, Merrie"
7/8" Hot Pink Satin Ribbon, 3/4" Parrot Green Velvet Ribbon (May Arts - Ribbon Reel), 1 1/2" Silver Wired Ribbon (Kirkland Brand Costco 50 Yard Roll)
Dies:  Spellbinder Ironwork Motifs
Ink:  Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the colour and the design is so beautiful. Caroline xxx

Deborah Frings said...

This is so you!! Great papers, lovely die cuts, fabulous bow and pearls too! Wonderful!

Lisa M said...

Terrific card Jeanne. I really love the vintage style on these stamps too! A gorgeous make by you and a great laugh too! White elephant gifts are the best. A friend of mine just got a floor tile for hers....LOL. What a hoot.
hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Maria said...

What a bright and beutiful Christmas card, Jeanne! That green velvet ribbon is stunning! Love the papers used, label, dies, and luscious bow!

Joyce said...

I adore the colors you chose for this card. So festive, fun and unusual. I love that bit of green velvet I see peeking out behind your sentiment, and of course your pink bow.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne this is so bright and beautiful, the green velvet is so unexpected--I love it!

Kim said...

Stunning card...that pink bow is just so perfect. I am in love with your color scheme, pink and green, so festive.

Cathy Weber said...

Another beautiful card the elegant and beautifully tied satin bow, the felt ribbon is beautiful with that silver netting behind it. Just the right touch with those pretty pearls too.

JJ Bolton said...

You know how you are with purple/red? I'm like that with pink/green:) I love it!

Your card is just so, so pretty! I love how you've included velvet and satin ribbons. So luxe! I just love your style Jeanne:)