Monday, December 20, 2010

Curtain Call Joy

It seems like forever since I've had a chance to play along with the Curtain Call and this week I put an end to it as I have always loved Stacey's colour combinations and this one is no exception.

Still had a few hand delivery Christmas cards to get done and this fit the bill fabulously.  A wonderful non-traditional colour combination that is beyond gorgeous together :)

I combined this week's colours with this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch.  I started off using snowflakes for the circles, but then wanted to use my new Verve snowflake in the background so that would have been way too many snowflakes LOL!  So, I used my tab punch and created three "joy" tabs.  I took the lead from my blog buddy Maureen's bling decorating skills and added some bling to each tab as well as a snowflake to go on top of each ribbon.  Still looked a bit plain to me so I added a punched snowflake with a button to the top left corner and was much happier with it.  This will go to the wonderful lady who did so much work with the kids and held multiple rehearsals with different age groups for our church's Children's Christmas performance yesterday.  It was a simply fabulously "old fashioned family Christmas concert" and every age group performing did an amazing job. Can't think of a better way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, that's for sure :)

Thanks for joining me today and hold on to your hats, only five more sleeps until Christmas, or four in our case as we celebrate on Christmas Eve :)  Back on Wednesday with my Color Dare card.

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) 
Paper:  Baroque Burgundy, Early Expresso, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink:  VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  SU Label Punch, Crimper, 1/8" Hole Punch, 1/4" Brown Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Marvy Snowflake Punch, Bling, Button, Dimensionals


Benzi said...

Such a wonderful gift for the hard working lady at church. I agree, that is a lovely color combo. I do notice your tags are not angled. LOL Just had to throw that in. Very pretty, Marisa. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your triple dose of joy card! These colors really were great this week!

Laurel said...

Such a pretty card, love the tags!

Maureen said...

love those little blinged out tags!!!! And with the sweet little snowflakes...too cute!! We had a wonderful reunion last night...fabulous dinner and red wine and just hanging out on the couch with the fire going and watching old Christmas shows :) ahh....the holidays are starting off great!!! Hope you are enjoying yours too :)

Denise Marzec said...

Oh how fun with the row of tags!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marisa! I love what you did with those pretty colors. I hope to use that CPS sketch this week, too. Although who knows if there will be time?? Sounds like the Christmas Program was a smashing success!!!!!

Christina said...

Love the repetition of the tag and sentiment, Marisa! The snowflakes are so pretty stamped on the background and punched as accents. So glad you could join us at the Curtain Call again! Happy holidays to you and your family!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

way tooo cute and clever design!!!!!
have a wonderful christmas

Vicki Dutcher said...

As usual I haven't been around and commenting - I went back over the cards I missed and they rock! i like the effect of tags on the card~~very nice! You have an excellent Christmas~~ knowing me I will be back next year - lol

psp (unless you get email sub --hint hint - bwahahaha)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love that layout! It's very striking, and I'm glad you chose the tag shape in place of snowflakes. It just looks 'right'.

Silke Ledlow said...

Hello sweet friend!!! Your card for the Curtain Call is gorgeous!!! It's the third time I see this awesome layout tonight!!!

Guess what I received your happy mail...thank you sooooooooooo much!!! I love my bookmark!!! Hope I'm getting a good book from Santa...LOL!!!

Wishing you and your family a fabulous Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!!! Thank you for being such a sweet blogging friend!!! Big hugs ~S~

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! A long long time ago we used to sing a song in Sunday School that started : I've got the joy, joy, joy ,joy down in my heart. That's what I thought of when I saw this :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love, love, love the Joy, Joy, Joy!
Great design and fab job with the colors! What rich, earthy tones and I think your card has the perfect amount of bling! I think that bling addition is a slow process, you don't want to add too much too soon as it confuses the reader's brain. What day is today?