Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ornamental joy...

Hello and Happy December!

So on Sunday I gave myself a self-challenge...I had Echo Park's Merry Christmas and Everybody Loves Christmas kits and my sewing machine...no other embellies that weren't part of the kits and in a couple hours I was able to crank out 21 Christmas cards....here is one of them:


Gotta love all the colors and patterns:)

I started to work on my December Daily...and haven't quite figured out my dealio with it....working full time {we didn't get home until after 7 pm last night!} ...commuting and everything else doesn't give me a whole lotta time to be snapping pictures so I'm going to go fairly basic, I don't want this project to add more stress to my evenings..

Here is December 1....Christmas Tunes...


We're one of those families that start cranking out the Christmas tunes in November...LOVE the stuff...it definitely puts me in the holiday spirit...how about you?

Most of the supplies are from the Making Memories Noel line...the alpha stickers are a mix of Making Memories and T $ spot.  The music panel is ala Hero Arts..the poinsettia is from the local craft store {after Christmas '09} the brad is J's.  Each of my Daily pages have a pocket {that is from the Noel Advent Calendar banner kit} that I have a little journal card in to put some little notes in there...the kids will be helping me with that too.

Thanks sooo much for stoppin' by....

36 comments:

Elise said...

You're a FUN mom and a GREAT gal: I *heart* this! You are ALL spirited and now I am happily infected! Gonna have to dig out my stack of fave Christmas CD's tomorrow and get cranking! Fa la la, la la la LAAAA!

Jay Gee said...

Great card and I love your 1st page. I really like the idea of having the little pockets for your journalling.

NinaB said...

Wow, 21, that's a lot in one day and your card is just lovely, too! I can't wait to go to CA for CHA and get me some Echo Park papers.

Spardha said...

Wow!.. 21 cards altogether!.. thats awesome!.. love the cards! :)

Alice said...

21?? wow! can't wait to see them! love the delightful card and also looking forward to seeing everyone's december daily. wonderful design and love the pocket idea! fab work as always, Amy!

yyam said...

Oh man! You're productive! :) Love the vibrant festive card! And day 1 of your December daily is looking good!!!!

Anonymous said...

wowee... you are really something Amy!!!.. thats a lot of mojo in a day, mins/hour :)

Fabbie cards dear... :)

Sylvia said...

Wow, Amy! a card and a page! I love the card, so bright and cheery and you page is great too! Do you really do a page a day? I just can not seem to get that many pages finished!

Janetcraft said...

woowt woot ...so great feeling Christmas season Amy!! by looking at your layouts and cards..so enjoying, and they really look so happy colors!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I totally feel you!! I got home late last night and I just did the attitude of gratitude in nov. soooooo not thinking I will have energy for dec. journal! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the card and your page!!!! Just gorgeous as always!! You are sooooooooooooooo inspiring! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh now I am loving this card with all that fabulous sewing and Echo Park too.

I can't wait to watch that December Daily grow each day. You are really into commitment these past few months. First the CC and now the DD. I am loving it!

Karen B. said...

Yeh, another self challenge for you! Your cards are amazing when you do that. Looking forward to seeing some more flat, easy to mail cards!

Jaclyn Miller said...

You made 21 Christmas cards in a few hours? Is that possible? ;)

Laurel said...

Wow great card and 21 of them! can't wait to see the rest of the daily album.

Evelin said...

awwww.... I love your card! It's so pretty! :)

Dora said...

O this is a lovely card, love the images!

cnelson said...

seriously...21 cards in a couple of hours! I'm in such awe!! Gorgeous card Amy!! You are a total inspiration!

Megan said...

great drummers drumming!!!! That is alot of cards!!!!!! I wish I could be that productive!!!! :)
Have a merry day friend!!!
xo

~* steph :) *~ said...

wowee, 21 cards, you go girl! that's awesome! love your ornaments card, very cute! great december 1 page. i just whipped together a december daily last nite...it probably won't be filled daily, hehe, and probably will have some stuff from november since we started holiday things early :). have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Unknown said...

Super cute stuff Amy! Love those bright colors and all that stitching. 21 cards in a couple hours?! Color me impressed!!

Got my Christmas tunes playin' right now :)

(-: Heidi

Tina said...

Great stuff! Wow, 21 cards in 1 day....you're smokin'!

Joy said...

sweet cards! love your creativity and I do love Christmas. time is getting pretty hectic and to create or post...I give you ladies credit! hope you have a wonderful week!

Susan said...

hey gurl, that's some serious Christmas cards...You are on a roll with the season. I will also enjoy watching the December Daily develop. It was fun to do Ali's 'All about Me' several years ago.

Now go forth and make some memories!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy.

Hugs Riet.x

xiumaiyuki said...

you go, superwoman!!! First off, that Echo Park card is too sweet.....and your first Dec Daily page is out of the park, sista!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Amy! Love those ornaments and music paper. We've been listening to Christmas music for a week now, too! ;)

Valerie said...

21 cards Amy!! Holy cow girl - you rock!!
I hear you with the work life interfering with the scrapping life. I've got to keep my Dec. Daily easy peasy this year or I'm sunk.
Loving that Echo Park paper...and my husband loves the holiday music right away...me, not so much.

Rose said...

21 cards??!!! you go girl :)

Sparkplug17 said...

What darling cards! Yeah that you were able to get a ton done!

Lisa said...

21! Wow! I am such a slooooow card maker, lol. I tried to do a December Daily last year, but my Cricut pooped out on me while I was halfway through cutting out my pages (I was going for a varied shape look), so I got frustrated and gave up. I'm getting a replacement Cricut for Christmas, so maybe next year I'll have one ready!

Angie Tieman said...

21 cards?! You couldn't get to 22?!! Very cute anyway! ;-)
Love your December Daily!!!

Vanessa said...

Ok, 21 cards???? WOW! Can't wait to see them, these are beautiful!

ivy said...

twenty-one cards???? in a couple hours???? amazing! i wanna see all of them!

Lynnda said...

HAH... You amaze me big time sista.... 21??? huh... me I still have another 21 to do....

I hate when I'm late here....I miss all the juicy.... sob sob!!!

love the cards sista... As always...

muacksss..xoxo

Anthonette said...

I wish I had made time for a Dec Daily project. Your cover is fab!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

I don't have time for a December daily either, but journaling seems to be a great solution. I still need to make Christmas cards! Last week it was 200 Christmas cookies for caroling that took priority! This morning it is a Birthday cake for my sister. I am seriously considering going the photo card route for some, shhh...