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Monday, November 29, 2010

Passionately Artistic Blog Hop


Want2Scrap, Scrapbook Manufacturer is proudly sponsoring the Passionately Artistic blog hop! We have joined forces to bring you an amazing hop filled with creative goodness to inspire you for 12 full days!!! We are so excited to bring you such wonderful inspiration leading you into the holiday season. To start from the beginning of the hop, please visit the Passionately Artistic blog for all the details . . . . otherwise you have come to the next stop in the 12 days of Christmas hop."

And hello there everyone!!! So glad you are visiting on your stop through the hop, or if you are even visiting me directly....love that too. :)

I hope you've been enjoying reading all the wonderful traditions we all share in celebrating this most joyous holiday. I know that I'm looking forward to reading them and getting some great ideas of traditions to start!
Until then, I know that one of my most favorite traditions of the season is bundling the kids up in the car, putting on some soft Christmas music, and going for a drive to see the display of Christmas lights! Whether it be in a neighborhood, park, or in the middle of downtown, I just love it all! I truly relish seeing the kids light up as they excitedly see how proudly, and differently, everyone has displayed their lights. I think I get just as excited as they do! :)

So I decided to make a card featuring this favored tradition....Christmas lights!


Ok, so I only showed one light, but you get the picture! :) And since lights truly sparkle, I just HAD to make my card sparkle with some Silver Rhinestone Swirls bling. I cut my swirl into two pieces to make the appearance that it continued under my raised panel (save on your bling that way!) and I looooove how the swirl still held its shape...just in case you were wondering. :) I also used Silver Rhinestones on my stamped bulb. And since I didn't have the red rhinestones, I simply colored them with my Copics...just a little tip that you can do with your clear ones if you want to stock up on those. :)

My adorable little bulb and sentiment come from Technique Tuesday's set, Good Cheer....I know, I know, I use that set a ton, but it has so many wonderful images to choose from!

Now, I hear that if you leave a comment here, and on all of the participating hoppers blogs, one of us has been chosen to give some FABULOUS blog candy from Want2Scrap! I, personally, would love to hear what your favorite family tradition is. AND....I'll throw in some pretty fabulous candy from myself if you share a tradition AND show me a project you've created from it. How's that sound? Looking forward to reading and seeing!!!

45 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Melissa,

I love your beautiful card!!! :)

My favorite family tradition is decorating the tree on Thanksgiving weekend! We play Christmas music and drink hot chocolate (usually eat my husband's homemade noodle soup, too)!

We also like to look at Christmas lights (sometimes we'll even get out of the car & walk the neighborhood)!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Terrie B x said...

Hi Melissa..
I love your beautiful card:) x

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous card. I'm so happy I found my way to your blog through the hop! I just became a new follower!

One of our family holiday traditions is going to WDW and enjoying all of the festivities and beautiful decorations. We love going to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Here is a LO I created of my boys waiting to get into the park outside the train station during our Christmas 2008 trip!
http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/love-that-face.html

Thanks for taking the time to look!
Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

Very pretty card.

Melissa Samuels said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Love it! The Bling adds just the right touch.

Tabitha said...

gorgeous card. I just love the plaid background.

Maggie said...

Melissa,
your card is just sublime, love the colours :)
Thank you for joining us on the blog hop.
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

ElaineH said...

This is such a pretty card

ElaineH said...

This is such a pretty card

Cathy H. said...

Beatiful card. I love the plaid paper and the bling!

My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree. I love the memories as I unpack the ornaments!
See a few of my ornaments on my blog http://grammaslittlecorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/ornaments-day-2.html

Stephanie said...

Love your card. That plaid always says Christmas to me. This has become a somewhat new tradition. My 5 yr. old grandson has a favorite ornament that he can't wait to put on the tree. It is a jukebox that plays Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and Jinglebell Rock. We put the tree up Thanksgiving weekend and get treated to these 2 songs until it comes down. He also dances and sings to the songs.I have hd this ornament for over 20 years. I hope I can geta page done for you.

Denine said...

What an elegant card.. I love it!

We used to have that same tradition when the children were younger. :) But I still have a toddler so I may do that again this year with her... she is understanding Christmas and Santa this year. So much fun!!

Jansie said...

Hi there, beautiful card. I am a new follower and I love your blog colors. :) Our tradition has to do with lights as well. We go see a Christmas themed movie on Christmas Eve and then tour the neighborhoods looking at all the lights. Always so much fun!

MicheleC said...

What a fabulous card Melissa!!! So pretty and elegant and I love the colors with the ribbon. Beautiful!!

Thank you!
Michele
http://inspireyourcreativity.blogspot.com

joni said...

Beautiful! One of our traditions is to make an ornament for grandma...here is one we made this year when the kids were home for Thanksgiving. I just posted a photo of it today on my blog!
http://justcounting.blogspot.com/2010/11/well-its-almost-christmas.html
TFS!!

Hugs,
joni

Anne Payne said...

I'm a new follower! Those are my favorite colors for Christmas. Love the card. It's simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I haven't started my Christmas Cards yet. I'm normally getting everything hand stamped at the post office by now. I'll be getting busy this week!

Sandee said...

Melissa I love this!!! The plaid background is perfect and I love every detail!!!!

Chris Wooten said...

oh how fun. thanks for the inspiration. would love it if you visit my blog to sometime.

chris

http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

7across2 said...

Bling always brings another level to our crafts!! LOVE the card.

TanishaRenee said...

I love the mix of plaid, lace,and bling! Gorgeous card!!

cowboycentral said...

Love the plaid background and the bling. So cozy.

NWFlamingo said...

After 30 years of making my own Christmas cards I have to say that is a favorite holiday tradition. You can see one that is going out in the mail this year here:
http://nwflamingo.blogspot.com/2009/12/flight-of-celebration-merry-christmas.html

Clare D. said...

Beautiful! I just used some Want2Scrap bling on a challenge at Scrapbook Challenges here: http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/photo/1005996w-1?context=user

ruth said...

One of my fave things is our family photo each year. I know my kids have rolled their eyes more than once, but everyone loves looking back at the photos.

Here's a layout I did of this past Christmas photo:
http://inreallifefaith.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

My Serendipity said...

I really love this card! Very well done!

shanna13 said...

I love your cards! One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making homemade sugar cookies. TFS Susan

Shari said...

beautiful card, thanks for sharing. I need to get busy.
syoung6987@aol.com

craftaholic said...

Love the project!! TFS!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2athotmail.com
Rexann

Laura said...

I love your card with the lights, because that is my favorite family tradition is to take the kids in the truck to see all the different displays people do outside their houses with the lights, they get so excited, it is the best, then we go home for hot chocolate, unfortunately I have yet to do a project about this, but I will be doing it this year after I take some pics!

doverdi said...

Pretty card! One of our favorite traditions is going to the next town & seeing the Christmas Panorama of Lights.

paperpapier said...

love the homespun feel of this card..so awesome! My family tradition is gathering among 10 of our siblings at mom's place.

Nikki T said...

I love your card, very pretty. One of my traditions is every Christmas I get together with my mom and grandmother and we make cookies all day, listen to christmas music and wrap presents if we still have to. It's so nice to be with family during the holidays.
Nikki
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

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Mad Crafter said...

I love this card. I love the paper you chose. The plaid is really cool.

As a tradition, I love making holiday gifts for my friends and family:)

Here is a picture of me making gifts. I had actually made these before this challenge, but I have a picture of myself making these for a challenge:)
http://funkycards.blogspot.com/2010/07/christmas-around-clock13.html

Hope the link works:)

Thanks for the chance to win.
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

Minta's Creations said...

beautiful card!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

MsDebren said...

YOU ARE VERY ARTISTIC, WHAT AN INSPIRATION !

Goldie said...

Beautiful card. I love all the layers and ribbon.

One of my favorite holiday traditions is going to a "live nativity" with my family. When they were young (now 21, 25, 26), my children were thrilled to deliver some little token to Baby Jesus.

Cindylu2u said...

Your card is adorable!! I love making gingerbread houses with the grandkids, they have a ball!!

ScrapbookMary said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching the kids open 1 gift after church on Christmas Eve. They are always so excited and look so cute in their Christmas outfits. Fun, fun, fun,....hope, hope, hope. Cheers, Mary

- - Sheryl - - said...

ohhh - so pretty - I love the plaid!!! very homey.

each year I make over 40 + cards and mail them. Great card!

jordanbev5 said...

Lovely card! My tradition is baking a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" cake. Yummy!

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