Saturday, September 7, 2013

Singing Merry Little Christmas

I've really been enjoying this Merry Little Christmas stamp.  Here's another card I made with it.

Addicted to CAS has an appropriate challenge for this card

When I saw this challenge I was thinking I'd get out my dewheeled Music Notes.  But then, I kept humming "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and had an Ah Ha moment!

I had the most wonderful surprise at Addicted to CAS.  They decided to have a Wall of Fame. What is the Wall of Fame you may ask?  Here it is in their words...

We would like to acknowledge those of you who participate week in and week out. We know that you aren't in it for the prizes - they are just a bit of a bonus for you.

And wait til you see who I'm rubbing elbows with over there.  Just some of the most talented cardmakers in the world!

I'm honored!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe

Stamps:  Merry Little Christmas
Ink:  SU Markers, Garden Green, Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Snippets of Garden Green and DSP
Other:  Snowburst EF, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Star Punch (

Here's  a hint.  You can ink this in red and stamp and then ink it in green and stamp again. By cutting out the Merry from each and putting it on the other, you get a two color sentiment and 2 cards.  Here's the other one I did.

Some of you asked for a tutorial on how I did the bow on this card.  LOL, I'm not sure I could do it again especially holding a camera.  (I don't have any video equipment.) But if I can manage it, I'll be sure to show you how.  I pretty much just looped like a bow twice and did a big one for the top and tied it all up.  I saw a similar one but can't remember where.  If you're the one who did it and read this, let me know so I can give you the credit.

Jack started preschool on Tuesday.  He wasn't a happy camper!  I'm hoping that he'll do better next week.  My prayers go out to preschool teachers everywhere.  What patience it takes!  Here he is with his big brother Luke.  Can you see why they hold my heart?

Thanks for stopping by.



Cathy said...

Lovely bright and merry xmas card Bonnie, perfect for the challenge too. Congratulations again on your well deserved Wall of Fame, you are definitely a great inspiration :) Cathy x

Benzi said...

Your cards are fabulous, Bonnie. Love both of them.

Well, it is no surprise you got into the Wall of Fame with all your beautiful cards. Congrats!! Way to go.

Oh, your Luke and Jack are just the cutest. Who wouldn't love them to pieces. I know they melt your heart. I can see Jack wants to follow in his brother's footsteps...with that big bat. :-)

KayM said...

Bonnie both of your cards are lovely!! I especially love the embossed background! I'm ready to start some Christmas cards too! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog today. It's so nice to be back to creating and blogging again :)

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the Wall of Fame!! Very exciting.

Luke and Jack are precious!! Very cute.

You're really making me want that stamp now! Perfect cards and perfect designs.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another beautiful sentiment! Congrats again on the Wall of Fame achievement!

Cynthia said...

Hey Miss Hall of Fame-er!! Love this card! And I so love that photo of your little men--too cute!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are delightful Bonnie. I love the green and red--perfect.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Love your latest Christmas card. Now I have that tune in my head and will be singing it all night! :)

Your grandsons are beautiful. How lucky are you to be able to spend so much time with them!!

Congrats again on the Wall of Fame at ATCAS!

Loll xx

Anonymous said...

More gorgeous Christmas cards Bonnie-and how clever the take on the music theme(I shall be singing that all day now LOL !)
Congratulations on your Wall Of Fame-very well desserved I think :)
Lovely piccy of your two little men-they are gorgeous!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Greta said...

Darling kiddos! I love your Christmas cards & so neat to get 2 that way! Congrats on the Wall of Fame!

Lizy Bartaby said...

These are lovely cards Bonnie! I love the traditional colour scheme! Your little boys are so sweet, bless them! My little man started year 1 this week and after a rocky start, he seems to have settled in really well! :)
Lizy xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

I forgot to say, congratulations on your Wall Of Fame accolade! Well deserved! :)
Lizy xx

MaryH said...

Big congratulations on your Wall of Fame. Well deserved too. Loved both your cards, good for you on getting so many of your Christmas ones done. Thanks for the good sentiment tip too. Yes, I can easily see where your heart lies...both these young fellas are just plumb adorable. How wonderful little brother has a big one to look out for him over the next few days. It's scary leaving home for the 1st time, and I can understand he's not real happy with a new environment. He'll adjust though, and pretty soon, be looking forward to each day. You'll miss him while he's in school. TFS & Hugs. Enjoyed the picture too!

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations on the wall of fame! And your cards are wonderful! Love the tip for getting two cards with the red and green stamping! The picture of the boys is just precious! I remember the preschool days so well! It is a big adjustment! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on making the WOF! Today's cards are wonderful using the theme word also! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Laura said...

Hello Bonnie!! GOSH I missed soooo much around here! All your cards are Fabulous. I hate that I don't come and visit more often. So Sorry.

And a HUGE congratulations on the wall of Fame!!! You deserve it!!

Awe and look at those handsome boys!! Tooo Cute!!