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Monday, November 21, 2016

Merry light/dark blues with pink!

Hi all - back with this week's Merry Monday color challenge from Debbie to use light and dark blues with pink. What a pretty combo!
I was inspired by Kathy's ornament card to go off and find a Spellbinders set I haven't used much. I thought it would be so fun to do an ornament in a bright pink with the blues behind it. Here's my card:

Happy holidays ornament
Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts powder folded card, Authentique for the blues, Doodlebug for background pink, 
Reflections for solid pink, Heidi Swapp for hot pink glitter paper
Dies - Spellbinders Heirloom Reflections (ornament), Blueprints 13 (stitched rectangle) and 18 (diagonal panels - cut to fit)
Inks - Hero Arts Navy and Cornflower; Other - navy ribbon (looks sort of black in photo but it matches the bottom paper in real life) recycled from a My Monthly Hero package wrapping, foam tape

If you look closely at the stitched rectangle, you will see the heart paper which I put upside down so it wasn't so it wasn't so obvious. It was the best of matches for my other papers so I went with it! Now I'm off to make a birthday card for a friend and to practice my clarinet! Last week's rehearsal of the Jingle Bell Band went great and we have another one coming up. Our three songs are "Angels We Have Heard on High", "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" and "Deck the Halls". For practice purposes I also bought a Christmas carol book at my local music store. It came with a CD of accompaniments to the clarinet solos. I plan to record myself with the accompaniment and share it with my parents in Arizona - they will get a kick out of it after making me take lessons for 9 years growing up!!

Be sure to check out the great cards by the Merry Makers this week - awesome inspiration!! Won't be long and we'll need to start mailing out all the holiday cards we've been making - can't wait!! I put 10 cards in my former workplace's charity auction last week - they went for $180 dollars (packaged in a holiday book box from Michael's)! Anyway, thanks for stopping and have a great week!!

13 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Linda, this is so very pretty!

Lin said...

What a classy color combination, Linda, love your take on it! This old flutist would love to have a chance to play again - your parents will adore your idea for their Christmas gift!!

And WOW! I'm impressed with the bid on your card set!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Linda - love the music in the background. and am sure your mom and dad will love the your clarinet performance too! and congrats at the great auction - so nice to have your work so appreciated.

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous card Linda. What a great price for your cards.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the unusual colour way. your parents will love your little concert, I am sure.

Jean said...

Wonderful design and great take on the challenge (which had me stumped!).

mimijudy1975 said...

Linda, I'm sure your Christmas Concert on your clarinet will bring back many memories. My oldest grandson listened to me preach that he had to be in the band !! He was first chair his junior and senior year. I loved band and would love to have the chance to play again. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Karen L K said...

Nice take on Merry Monday! Have fun at your concert. You sure have some musical talents! Really nice that your wonderful cards brought in some nice money at the auction.

Greta said...

Neat design--beautiful ornament, Linda! Happy Thanksgiving!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love your gorgeous ornament. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

I hadn't noticed the hearts were upside down so it's not very obvious! I love the way the pink ornament plays off the blues! How cool that you are recording your clarinet playing for your parents! What a wonderful idea! And what a wonderful donation to your charity! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Linda said...

Lovely, card Linda. Thanks for always joining us at Merry Monday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Heather Doran said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! Your sparkly layered ornament is so pretty and I love the mix of patterns on the background - I hadn't even noticed the hearts were upside down! I didn't realise you can play the clarinet - you are so talented. I'm sure your mom and dad will love hearing you play again. Well done on raising so much in the charity auction with your fab cards!