Bob the Builder, unlike most husbands, loves to shop!  He spent last weekend Christmas shopping for Boo and I from our Christmas lists. If you’re at all like me, your Christmas list probably includes some mundane things, things you could buy for yourself, but never do.  I’d love to know what things are on your list this year!

My Christmas List:

  • Mini baking whisk – I love to bake and mine is in sad shape!
  • Fuzzy socks – I love the kind with the gripper bottoms because our home is nearly all ceramic tile and it gets slippery.
  • Mouse pad – the kind with wrist support because I’m on the computer a lot.
  • Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom body lotion – it’s my favorite smell in the whole world!
  • Candle snuffer – I love to burn Yankee Candles (the spice scent ones are my favorite).
  • Sweatshirt – would you believe I don’t even own one?  Living in Florida there aren’t many occasions to wear one but I’d like to have one for the Stampin’ Up! cruise to Alaska next year.
  • New computer monitor – the one I have is old and the retina display could be lots better. The better the display, the better I can edit the pictures I take for you! ((smile))

Are you wondering why there aren’t stamping supplies on my list? Bob the Builder KNOWS that’s best left for me to select. ((smile))

Speaking of stamps, ink and paper, I’ve got a creation for you today that uses both the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Sheet Music background stamp.

Angled view. Sheet music is the perfect backdrop for this Peace on Earth Christmas card. Carols of Christmas by Stampin' Up!

I gravitate towards Whisper White for most of my card bases but I thought this vintage card needed a softer tone so I opted for Very Vanilla. I layered a piece of designer paper measuring 3″ x 4″ and stamped the Sheet Music background on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

Close up view - Sheet music is the perfect backdrop for this Peace on Earth Christmas card. Carols of Christmas by Stampin' Up!

I used a sponge in Crumb Cake ink to age the cardstock, providing extra ink around the edges of the greeting.The Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon provides the perfect separation between the embossed vanilla layer and the designer paper.

I used several strands from the Burlap Ribbon to make a bow and added a few gold sequins to enhance the shimmer of the metallic edge ribbon.

This card is also reminiscent of something else on my Christmas list this year – peace!  The world could certain use lots more of that, wouldn’t you agree?

On a Personal Note

I’m 21 days post-op and I had my first post-op doctor appointment yesterday afternoon. I got lots of good news. There appears to be no infections and things are healing slowly – but nicely.  The surgeon feels it will take another 8 weeks for me to feel more like myself. I’m moving slowly but have mastered showering, dressing, blow drying my hair and hey, I even put on make up a few times (it took me way too long to accomplish it all, but I did it!) I’m beginning to spend a little time in my stamp room busily working on new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration ideas.  I tire easily so I take frequent breaks. I continue to be overwhelmed by your beautiful hand stamped cards that arrive almost daily, your encouraging and loving emails, blog comments and Facebook messages.  Thank you!  Slow and steady wins the race – and apparently the recovery!  Next post-op is January 8th. Thank you for your continue support!

Clearance Rack updated December 17, 2017. Stampin' Up!

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