Monday, June 28, 2010

Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

I LOVE Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges! I have been enjoying participating in some of the blog challenges lately, but I haven't been this excited about a challenge before. Her challenge this week is to create a card inspired by your favourite Christmas song.

Christmas has always been one of my favourite times of the year. For me, it begins November 1st. That's when I normally put up my small Christmas tree upstairs so as I wrap Christmas gifts I can place them under the tree.

Christmas music can be heard as early as June in my house. My girlfriends and I have gotten together in the summer months to begin making Christmas cards and what better way to get in the mood than to play Christmas music.

The first Christmas CD that is played in my house every year is Elvis. For anyone who knows me, they know it's not Christmas for me until Blue Christmas is heard throughout my house. The next Christmas CD I play is Anne Murray and my newest favourite Christmas CD is Elvis Christmas Duets. Anne Murray & Elvis sing Silver Bells together. Can life get any better than that!?

Anyways, I am not an Elvis freaky fan with posters and collectibles all over the house, but I did make sure that my daughter new who Elvis was before any other singer. I just love his music and grew up listening to it. My musical heart loves all types of music, but I love the 50's & the 60's music and country music the most.

I do, however, own Elvis scrapbooking stickers, papers & fabrics. Three or four years ago, My Sentiments Exactly came out with a stamp set called Blue Blue Christmas and I had to buy it. This past March when I was on a family trip in Duluth, I came across Elvis fabric.

So, can you see how I could get so excited about this challenge. I had the perfect stamp, this Elvis fabric that I never knew what I was going to do with it and it all came together this morning down in my scrap room. I love how it turned out and I have enough paper to make 5 more cards just like it. It's a very simple Christmas card, but I love it. Thank you Sparkle for inspiring me today!

I used Bazzill & Core'dinations cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Lil' Buddy Collection - Bubba Two-Sided Patterned Paper, Fabric from Hancock Fabrics in Duluth, Maya Road Buttons, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones, Stampin' Up Taffeta Ribbon, My Sentiments Exactly - Blue Blue Christmas Stamp Set, CC Designs - Winter Sentiments Stamp Set and Stampin' Up - Winter Wishes Stamp Set.

I am submitting this card in to Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges. I have been meaning to participate in her previous challenges, but I haven't been able to find the time. I am hoping to continue to participate in her challenges throughout the rest of the summer.

Have a Fabulous Day!


  1. Apparently I can't type or spell either...stay in school Amy...

  2. Fabulous card Donna! I'm so excited for you getting on the Christmas cards early girl! Woohoo!

    Oh and I thought the "Gog" was intentional, you know to avoid putting the actual word into type - I wouldn't have know Lee-Ann can't!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with for the next challenge!

  3. Very nicely done! Love the Elvis print on the front. So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge!