as soon as my dear friend june houck suggested "BLUE CHRISTMAS" as a jingle belles theme, i knew that in addition to the *official* brief of this week's prompt (to make a card that's predominantly blue) i wanted to try and work elvis into the equation, too. i've had this sheet of elvis stickers for ages. it's the sort of thing i tend to buy, without necessarily having a plan. afterall, someone went to the trouble of producing and selling an entire 6 x 12" sheet of elvis stickers!!! that alone is enough to make me smile broadly and fork over $2.00! :)
so i had my little elvis and a selection of blue scraps and i found this cool sheet music in a little vintage mini songbook... and i kind of stalled there for a bit. then i found a really old scrap of paper (dcwv, i think) with lots of whimsical little trees in every color, including blue. they were about the same size as elvis, so i thought they had possibilities, and i started cutting them out. (when i get "stuck" in the creative process i will often do some busy work like die-cutting, stitching or fussy-cutting, to stall for time until i figure out what to do next!) i decoratively punched and outlined the edges of my smaller blue scraps (still stuck!) ...and then finally i found the little sei tag. well, obviously the "who" was elvis, the "what" was blue christmas and the "where" was graceland... and SHAZAM... the whole card made sense! (to *ME*, anyway!!!) now you know what it's like inside my head when a card is bein' made. you're welcome. or sorry. whichever seems most appropriate! :) :) :)
(patterned paper: we r memory keepers, love elsie, dcwv, basic grey, creative imaginations, fancy pants + vintage sheet music; black cardstock: core'dinations; tag: sei; elvis sticker: paperhouse productions; inks: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; labels: dymo; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)
i hope you'll "get the blues" with us... in a GOOD WAY... over at jingle belles this week! this prompt will be open until next wednesday evening, and we cannot wait to see what you will do!