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Monday, March 28, 2016

A Christmas Carol

Yay for a Monday off - today is my last official Monday off in my work schedule; Friday is my last day of work! I'm retiring so I'll have many days off - LOL. More time for crafting, I expect.

On my Mondays off, I check out Merry Monday first thing. What do I find? My card from last week was selected as the challenge winner (Use a Church)!! Thanks so much to Wendy for picking my card! So stop back next Monday to see my inspiration as Guest Designer for the new theme.
This week, the fabulous Bonnie challenges us to make a card based on a Christmas carol. As a singer, I love this theme! I've sung so many wonderful Christmas carols but one of my favorites is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - great lyrics and a lilting melody, albeit a bit rangy. I knew last year's Hero Arts Merry Stamp&Cut would be perfect for this challenge. Here's my card:

Merry Little Christmas

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts: CG222 Music BackgroundDC170 Merry Stamp&Cut; Tim Holtz Christmastime CMS141 
Paper - Neenah Solar White & Hero Arts Pine; Mixed gems/pearls by Hero Arts; May Arts string twine; Stickles
Ink - Distress Inks - Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Twisted Citron; clear ep; Stitched rectangle die - SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop at Merry Monday for more inspiration to get your Christmas cards done early!


Joan B said...

this card is gorgeous!! I retired last March 31st and let me warn you. it is FANTASTIC. Welcome to the club.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card! And congratulations on the retirement. I retired early 4 years ago and have not regretted it a day. Enjoy filling your day with what you WANT to do.

Betty Keefe said...

what great news to hear about your retirements - it's the best invention ever!! and congrats on your MM win to - and love your christmas carol card!

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely collage of stamping! Very fun card! Congrats on being picked the winner!

jasann said...

This is a lovely card, lovely colouring!!!!!

Karen L K said...

That is a great looking card! I guess the Christmas carol theme would be a favorite for you. Very cool. Congrats on getting picked as the winner last week. Also congrats on your retirement. That is really great!!

Dawn Turley said...

Congrats on your upcoming retirement. And on your win last week. This weeks card is bound to be a winner again. It's awesome.

Greta said...

Congrats on the win, Linda! I used to always enter MM & need to get back to it. This week's card is really beautiful & perfectly designed! Hurrah--retirement! I'm practically retired & can highly recommend it! I work a day/month or so to justify buying more new stuff I don't need--haha!

Bonnie said...

I love this song too, Linda! I love how the background is a bit more subtle than the sentiment so the lyrics stand out! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Such a pretty card! Your musical score background is just perfect with the challenge this week too!

Congrats on your win! So exciting!!

Small Bits of Paper

Sally said...

Such a pretty design, Linda - love the contrast between the bright poinsettias peeking in at the edge and the soft background. Congrats on last week's MM win and especially your retirement!

Marcia HIll said...

It looks like we both love the same song Linda, and I love how you did your card to go along with it! Beautiful, beautiful card! And congrats on your win last week and most definitely on your retirement...you will LOVE it!! :0)