(vintage: ideals magazine, sheet music; patterned paper: dcwv, hambly, love elsie; flowers & leaves: prima; dimensional tree stickers and fabric brad: recollections; ribbon: may arts; small brads: doodlebug; bling snowflakes: oriental trading co; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
for old i've got a poem and illustration from a vintage "ideals" magazine, plus a bit of vintage sheet music; for new there are some fancy recollections' christmas tree stickers, a super-cool fabric brad, and my very VERY all-time favorite may arts leaf ribbon...which i'll tell you right now you'll be seeing A LOT MORE OF because the amazin' stef gave me AN ENTIRE ROLL for christmas!!! everything else is of medium age from my stash, and i went with a round card just to kind of maximize the pretty scene.
i am verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry excited indeed to report that we've already had cards come in over at jingle belles!!! NEVER in my wildest dreams did i think we'd have submissions on the first and second day, and i could not be more thrilled! plus i have to tell you that just the excitement of getting started this early on my own cards would actually be enough for me...but to have a gang of old friends and new ones doing it too, at the same time, in an atmosphere of ZERO PRESSURE??! this might be the coolest card-making experience of my life to date! seriously.
thank you so very much to all who've played along already, and WELCOME!!! if you're reading this and wondering, "should *I* try that?" all i can say is the feeling of virtue involved making a holiday card NOW is a heady, heady thing; you have to try it for yourself and see!!! ♥
speaking of fabulous card-making experiences, i have one more little new year's surprise up my sleeve: the very lovely mandy has invited me to join her limelight papercrafts sketch design team, and i've just finished my first card which will be shown there (& here!) this thursday, january 6th. the sketch is FAB♥U♥LOUS and i must say i am quite pleased with my take on it, too, so i hope you'll come back for that!