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Not So Silent, Silent Night

Hello, my friends, sorry I have been missing in blogland so much lately.  Here are my excuses:

*I have been watching one of my darling Grandsons on Saturdays (eats into my Saturday catch up time).
*I made the Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen (that is sooooo much fun and a dream come true).
*We expanded our junk booth from 1 to 3 booths.
*I signed up to be in the Church Christmas play thinking I could help with sets or bring snacks and ended up with the biggest speaking part.  

The play is over and we have been working to baby-proof our house more so maybe I can catch up a bit more.  Here is a card I posted on the DRS Designs blog:

This was made by stamping the DRS Designs Silent Night Sheet Music image and then stamping the Holly Bells image in Versamark and chalking it with tan and green chalk.   I realized silent night didn't need some bells so I covered up the song title with the Small Merry Christmas sentiment and stenciled, sponged, and splattered things to try and make it not so obvious there is a bell on silent night.  In the end, I decided it didn't matter and went with it.

Several people have asked where my kitchen counter is in my pictures lately.  I promise it is right behind the white papers used as my backdrop.  It is covered in Christmas cards, address books, stamps, and cold medicine for every member of our family.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!



  1. Oh how beautiful! Merry Christmas, Autumn

  2. Nancy it is I that need to apologize for not visiting very often lately. I've just been into a lot of things that are keeping me from blogland most days. In any event all of your reasons are wonderful ones. How are those grandsons of yours, growing fast I'm sure. I'll bet you did a fabulous job with your play. This is a beautiful card, I just love the music sheet as your backdrop. I also peeked in on your previous post and it is just gorgeous. Have yourself a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Nancy, your designs are ALWAYS inspiring my friend!! I love the beautiful music sheet looking background as well as your textured snow! I know that you are a very busy lady and I'm over the moon excited about your DDDT sistah!! :) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! HUGS

  4. A gorgeous card Nancy, such a fabulous design - I love all of your splatters, it looks very textured.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  5. SO that's where you've been all this time? I'm glad to know you're well and enjoying the Dirty Dozen fun too! Great card - I love the sheet music with green color. Stay well and have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Congrats on being chosen as part of the Dirty Dozen! Your card is gorgeous and I love the browns and greens together. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  7. Beautiful card! Well done with all your accomplishments this past year :)

  8. I hope you can find time to craft in spite of the busy turn life has taken for you lately. Congrats on the SCS DD - that's quite an honor! Love this card, and I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Wishing you a great year in 2017 too!

  9. Beautiful card! I can certainly see how you have been quite busy lately. "Wow" That's quite a list. and wonderful news about your being part of the SCS Dirty Dozen. (An honor that is well deserved!)


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