Monday, July 23, 2012

Joy Hallelujah!

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope your week is starting out fabulously!! I had some unexpected time in my craft room today and wanted to use some materials I recently won, as well as enter a couple of friends' challenges.

Even though all the craft stores around here already have their Christmas decorations out, I had a hard time getting into the spirit. I'm enjoying summer too much!! But I did manage to create a Christmas card today :)

The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The shape of the card is a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die. I didn't have a rectangle die to fit inside, so I hand cut the paper and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye. The banner is made from Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants and Nested Pennants, also inked with Tea Dye. The letters in JOY were cut with Spellbinders Donna's Alpha's on corrugated cardboard, then painted with an Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber and sanded once it dried to bring out the ridges. You can't tell in the picture, but I spritzed Tattered Angels Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist for some sparkle. The gems are from Recollections.

The Aqua Splash ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam, which I recently won from Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque, and the double bow was made with the 3 Girl Jam Bowmaker (so fun and easy to use!!) I recently won from Gloria of Oma's Crafts!! Thanks again, Jessica and Gloria!! The banner tag is a Spellbinders Nested Pennant die. The button is from my stash, and the hemp fiber from Joann. Hallelujah is from K Andrew Designs Southern Sayings stamp set:

Click HERE to purchase this stamp set or to see her entire fabulous line!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Christmas in July
  2. Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Christmas in July
  3. Jaihart - Sundays are Lovely #11 
Also, I am planning on a blog candy giveaway soon, so stay tuned!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)


  1. Lisa, this is so pretty! I love the girly feel of it:)


  2. Lisa This is so pretty, my friend. Joy is one of my favorite words. Your colors and the design are fantastic.
    Thank you so much for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  3. Another brilliant card sweety:)
    Beautiful colors combo and gorgeous details:)
    Love JOY bunner:)
    Big big hug my dear friend:)
    I wish you a wonderful week full of creativity:)

  4. Especially like the Romantic Rectangle Spellbinder you used. Bee-utifully embellished. There are several other Christmas challenges for non-Cricut creations that you can enter. You can ck out one of my recent Christmas card creations & cut and paste the links for challenges to enter.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Totally gorgeous glam the colour and the sparkle! Lee-Ann :)

  6. I sure would love to be in your craft room, I swear you must own every Spellbinders or die cuts, LOL! This is just gorgeous and the first die cut I've seen so far.... Love all those blings and the pennants is just beautiful....
    Enjoy your crafty day and can't wait to see what's next my friend.....

  7. I just LOVE YOUR CARD. It is so Beautiful the details and dimensions are just perfect my perfect.

  8. Such a stunning card! I love the Aqua and creamy ecru colors. That Crinkle ribbon is such gorgeous shade. The Spellbinder you used has such an elegant feel...this is really just gorgeous!

  9. Very beautiful card. I love the colors...still very beachy/summery even though it's a Christmas card.:-)

  10. What an awesome Christmas card, Lisa! The shape is so pretty and I love the color of that crinkle ribbon! It looks like the Bowmaker works great too! :)


  11. WoW!!!I love Chrsitmas as much as I love this card!!!!This is for me,right...for ribbon is Gorgeous and such lovely colors...A very sweet stamp of my favorites....Thanks again for sharing your amazing talent & projects with us....Till the next one my fab friend!:)

  12. For someone who can't get in the Christmas mood you sure turned out a Beautiful card. I love all the papers used.

    My Crafting Channel

  13. Pretty card! You know I'm not enjoying seeing the Christmas stuff in the stores right now. Too early for me, although I do however think it is a great idea to get ahead and make your Christmas cards!!

  14. Beautiful colors Lisa... I love the banner (I went and brought one, I have a lot of spellbinders but didn't have the banners...) AND i just ordered one of those bow makers, I hope it's as easy as everyone says. I have a bow maker and have never used it..
    Very pretty card, I love how you added the little tag to the bow. You always put just the perfect little touch to your cards...

  15. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!great job with all the layers and details,looks GORGEOUS!:)

  16. Hi Lisa wow love the softness of the colors in the card. Love the letters the roughness contrasted of the the gems. Thanks so much for joining my challenge hope you have a wonderful crafty week. Karen

  17. Another winning card, Lisa! beautiful!! How long does it usually you take you to put one of your masterpieces together? I could work on a card for a year and it still would not look as good as yours! Love it!

    Hugs to you!

    Heather Lynn

  18. Oh Lisa, I love coming to your blog. Your cards are always amazing! I love how you layered this and the colors and papers you chose. GORGEOUS!
    Hugs and smiles

  19. so pretty I love that you used a non traditional color!! Love the little tag with the hallelujah!!

  20. Beautiful card and a very gorgeous bow!!

    Precious Hugs

  21. This is just dreamy gorgeous, what a beautiful piece of "decor"...I LOVE this very pretty!!

  22. Wow! This card is absolutely stunning!! I really love all the elements to it Lisa, especially the color combos. You did a great job, even if you struggled with it! ;)


  23. I love this beautiful shabby style card, Lisa. The scallop pennant and the bling swirl are absolutely darling on the card!
    Heaney xx

  24. WOW, once you got in the spirit of Christmas, you certainly excelled -- this is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the Romantic Rectangles, those sweet pennants and fabulous corrugated letters -- a true beauty to behold, Lisa!!! TFS - may have to emulate this myself one day!!! ;-)

  25. Absolutely beautiful card - love it tfs!!!

  26. Gorgeous card.Love the colors and lacy edge.I went to Js looking for bling like yours and didnt find any.Where do you purchase the bling.Love the bow with tag.

  27. gorgeous card Lisa really lush and such a lovely colour scheme

  28. Your card is beautiful! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
    (email follower)

  29. This is amazing Lisa!! I love the soft colors and all the added details!! Another incredible creation!!!

  30. Wow, This is so, so beautiful!!!! Love all the gorgeous details Lisa !!!!

  31. Such a lovely card, Lisa. You put me in the mood to make my Christmas Cards and since i picked up a few things on half price i'm ready to start. Thanks for sharing.


  32. Absolutely gorgeous my friend. I love the layers and the colors. I've been thinking that I should get started on my Christmas cards.

    DJ's Sundries

  33. Oh my goodness Lisa this is beautiful. WOW, that bow just stands out so wonderfully! Gorgeous details and it almost has a beach feel to it!
    I hear ya on not wanting to get in the Holiday's been in the high 70's and I am loving every minute of it, except when I'm working :( and want to be outside.
    Have a SUPER day my friend!

  34. Oh Lisa, this is just gorgeous. The paper, the Love die, the bling and that Ribbon sets it off perfectly...card is breathtaking. I love the 3 Girl Jam Bowmaker and ribbon and no longer frustrated making my tiny bows. Your card is AMAZING!
    Have a great week!
    Dee B

  35. Beautiful! I love the look- Christmas but beachy. I live in Florida and am getting ready to make some "Christmas at the Beach" cards to send.

    sheri R

  36. This is beautiful Lisa.Love the colours and how you painted and sanded the corrugated letters.Awesome work as always my friend.
    Jayne x

  37. My sweetest friend, firstly let me say how upset I am that it took me this long to get here. I am so behind and will be playing catch-up this weekend. I want to visit you every single day you post and hope to return to that next week. Thank you for being so patient with me during these crazy times.

    And now, how gorgeous is this wintry Christmas card?! I love the paper you used for the banner, the romantique base is gorgeous, and I adore the painted corrugated letters. The perfect light dusting of snow. :o) Anyone would be so blessed to receive this during the glorious holiday season. Simply exquisite, my talented friend. I hope you look at this and smile and the joy you bring all who are lucky enough to visit your blog. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!


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