Let's start a little early

Thanksgiving is a day away but my mind is already focusing in on Christmas.  Last night my DD and I drove home listening to the Christmas music channel.  Since we were stuck in Northern Virginia traffic on Route 66 for quite some time we heard quite a few songs!  It was fun to sing a long with her.  Then she sang for me a song she is working on in Chorus and I was completely overjoyed with it!  Her voice was so strong and steady and so beautiful!  We made a date to fix homemade hot chocolate, get in the car and drive around to view Christmas lights while listening to seasonal music Friday night.  I know it may seem goofy/odd to some but she loves music, my hot chocolate, and looking at Christmas lights.  We have a neighborhood that uses over 15,000 lights.  I can't imagine the electric bill but I sure do appreciate it!  I was thinking we should offer these people something for sharing their love for the holidays.  Not sure what to give besides cash?  Any ideas?
My card is Christmas oriented of course!
Black Leaf Studios is sponsoring Crafty Creations this week and provided the design team with a fabulous traditional Christmas set found here.
I used some Sass Lass pattern paper, a lace die cut from KI Memories, bling (chunky glitter and rhinestones), a date stamp, and a rub-on. Here's a close up of the bling and snow on the Christmas tree.

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Crafty Creations: #95 Christmas
Delightful Sketches: "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Digi Doodle Shops Best: #34  "Anything Goes"
Fresh Brewed: #24 "Winter/Christmas Theme"
Karber Christmas: #3 Use a digi
Papercutz Challenge: #68 "Christmas and bling"
Pile It On: "Winter Means"
Totally Gojuss: #57 "Not so Traditional"
Wild Orchid Crafts: #10 "Blue Christmas"

Thanks for stopping by!


Kirsty Vittetoe

Fabulous colors, fun christmas tree!

Dawny P

Hi Amy - hope you are OK xxx This is oh so very pretty - what a fabulous card :) Thank you for joining us this week over at WOC. Hugs, Dawny xxx


Hello Amy!

Wow! Great card! Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)


Hi Amy, how wonderful to spend that time with your DD! It is not corny at all... cherish these times. Love what you did with the images. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy and Lucky

Great card and the touch of snow on the branches, love it. Thanks for sharing your story as well, that sounds like fun, not goofy at all. Thanks for joing the Fresh Brewed Challenges, good luck.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs

HEHEHE!!! My daughter wants to start the Christmas music too! I guess I have ONE More day! :) lol..

What a fun and pretty card. I love the tree!!!

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges and have a happy Thanksgiving.


Your cards are so beautiful & this one is no different.

Hugs & love,


Love your colors and cool yule design,Amy!


How wonderful to spend such quality time with your DD - I love those moments. Give them one of your wonderful cards to say thanks!

Lisa Foster

Very Cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

Mona Pendleton

What a cute card Amy! Love the whimsical tree! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Claire Phillips

Definitely not odd in the slightest - a great way to spend quality time with your daughter! Fab card - love it - such a great mix , am really liking staples used on cards! Cheers Claire x


Absolutely gorgeous!

Love Lynda xxx

Amy Heller

Such a gorgeous card, Amy!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Hugs!


Just want you to add to the list of goofy, crazy Moms...I love hearing my children's voices! lol... Your Christmas card is adorable.
You do very nice work! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.



Amy this is gorgeous. Blue is my favorite color and if you combine it with green it's a classic and perfect combo for a Christmas card. I love it. The tree is beautiful and the star with the rhinestone on top of it is perfect.
A fabulous card card; as always :)
Have a wonderful weekend!


Love this color combo! Just lovely Amy! :)


Great winter project!
Thanks for Piling It On this week

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