Holly Joy and Advent Swap matchboxes

Okay the week has really gone by faster than imagined! We are knee deep in Christmas at school and at my home...well not so much. I think I honestly get overloaded with it at work and then when it comes to home I am like, "eh." I know, how terrible is that? DD has been promised this weekend the tree will go up so I will be doing that and changing out some Fall decorations before she returns. She's on the Disney Cruise right now enjoying some sun. I just spoke with her and she said she had been swimming and was heading to the Golden Mickey's show. I miss her and it's only been a day. Whatever will I do when she leaves for college? I am reminded of the book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch with the Mom climbing in the boy's window to rock him at night and sing her song. I think most people have read the book and if you haven't then please do but bring a few tissues if you are the sentimental type.
My card for MSW's card challenge this month is one of joy. Literally entitled, "Joy" and I used lots of different companies to compose it. I like when I do this because it makes me think a little more. I remember when there weren't collections of paper, just a single sheet for and they weren't distressed or two sided. Anyone been scrapping that long to remember those days?

Okay so this card uses craft cardstock, Martha Stewart and Hero Arts stamps, a Uni Ball white pen, Queen & Co. rhinestones, and AC buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin': #72 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments: #45 "Christmas"
MSW: Sketch
Paper Playtime: #27 "Christmas Carol" (Joy to the World)
Stamp and Create: #7 "Tis the Season"
Stamps R Us: #10 "Christmas"

I participated in a Advent matchbook swap hostessed by Linda at A Swap For All Seasons which was lots of fun.  Thanks to Linda for organizing this huge swap and including some goodies!  Here is day 1 made by Wendy:

Not pictured is the cute little rocking horse ornament found inside. The box is covered in fabric and then pleated gold lame ribbon on ends accent with a gold wire hanger Very cute! Thank you Wendy!

Day #2 is made by Jan:

How elegant is this? I love the little violin on the front. Inside she padded with fabric and included these angel ear rings. Just beautiful! Jan you truly make beautiful pieces!

I am going to do my best to post all 25. I know I won't everyday but will try and do multiple posts like this. :-) What a fun swap this was!




i'm just a swapper blog hopping...

wow...both of these are very georgous and scrummy.....!! :)

thank you for sharing... :)

btw, i have one of your matchboxes that you made....it's not until quite a bit later...:)

have a good evening...



Oh love your card! Excellent mix of papers...I'm not so good @ mixing diff companies...what a fun swap!!


Another lovely card! Wow...love your choices...



Really pretty card Amy! And I love the violin on the matchbox...really elegant indeed! :)


Lovely card ... those matchboxes are just incredible ... TFS


Love your 1st 2 matchboxes! Thanks for sharing!


Absolutly Gorgeous Amy...Hope you and yours are all well:) xxx
sorry I havent been over for a while...but it is always a pleasure to catch up with your beautiful creations tFI:) xxx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY

Glad you liked my li'l violin matchbox amd my handmade earrings;)
I'm still waiting patiently for all my christmas matchboxes to arrive here in the UK, but still having fun blog-hopping to see everybody elses surprises!!
Jan x


Hi Amy, glad you liked the matchbox that I made. Mine is the fabric box with gold lame ribbon.

Kimberly S

Gorgeous car, and what sweet little gifts..wow!

I've shared a blog award with you!  You can find it:  HERE

Simply Pam

Very pretty JOy card. Thanks for participating in the Paper Playtime Challenge.



That cream and golden box is beautiful! What a fun swap!

365 Days of Cricut

Very pretty projects! TFS @ PPT, Sandra


Amy your card os gorgeous but those matchboxes.....I'm smitten...Fabulous!

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