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Santa, baby. . .

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I love listening to Christmas music, and my iTunes Christmas list has a huge number of songs that put our house into the holiday spirit. I usually wait till after Adri’s birthday on December 1 to get the house ready, but last year, she asked if we’d be like everyone else and decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. We’re going to try that this year, and I’m so happy about that! If it weren’t for the homeowner’s association, I’d keep my Christmas lights up until February, at least!

Anyway, back to music and why I’m yappin’ about it. We play Enya, Manheim Steamroller, Elvis, George Strait, Brenda Lee, Harry Connick, Jr., James Brown, John Tesh . . . love ’em all! One of our favorite secular songs is Madonna’s “Santa Baby” from A Very Special Christmas (click the link and scroll down to hear a sample). Brenda Lee’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is another favorite. To get in the mood, I was playing those songs while working on this card. We’re not big on Santa as Chandler figured it out pretty quickly that Mom’s wrapping paper and Santa’s wrapping paper were the same (big groan!) and Adri couldn’t stand any kind of disguise, but I so love the images, especially the classic ones like this one (click for detail) from Leann, one of the fabulous ladies I got to spend some time with this past weekend in Portland. My neighbor Debi collects Santas and I think this card will be going to her!

**edited to add** I don’t know who makes this stamp, and last I heard, Leann didn’t know either. If anyone knows, let me know, and I’ll add it here. Sorry to disappoint! I’d love it for my collection, too!

****edited again**** Linda, you’re a gem! This image is from Rubber Stampede and is called Santa Collage # 3408F

I created this card with Beate’s 24th weekend sketch. It was so easy with the image already stamped and the layout already set. All I had to do was watercolor and glitterfy him! The card itself is made from chocolately, brozey shimmery paper I bought in bulk from a local paper store a few years ago. It’s Stardream Metallic in Bronze, and you can find it here. Patterned paper is Basic Grey’s Figgy Pudding, ribbon is May Arts, and glitter is Martha Stewart (oldish looking gold) and SU! (Dazzling Diamonds). The only thing missing is a sentiment, and I guess I’ll figure that out later! I’m thinking of doing something with scalloped A Muse Clear Creative Candy, more glitter, and a circle punch.

For more takes on this sketch, visit Beate, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, & Sharon! It’s always such a delight to see what these fabulous ladies have come up with!

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39 Comments

  1. Posted October 19, 2007 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Oh my GOODNESS! GORGEOUS! Love all the sparkles!

  2. April
    Posted October 19, 2007 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Oh WOW this is simply stunning!

  3. Posted October 19, 2007 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Now I’m gasping . . . what glorious colors, Jenn, and of course I love all the sparkle! I’m so glad I have Figgy coming from eP, too — these patterns and colors are perfect for this gorgeous Santa! Love how rich this card feels and I love it when you stamp!

  4. Posted October 19, 2007 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful card, Jenn! Just wondering have you heard Sandy Patty’s Christmas CD, Yuletide Joy? Her version of Jingle Bells is hilarious!

  5. Posted October 19, 2007 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Jenn, this is fantastic! The paper and your coloring of Santa are gorgeous! Love the extra sparkle.

  6. Posted October 19, 2007 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    This is an absolutely gorgeous card. I love it !!!

  7. Barb Hendrickson
    Posted October 19, 2007 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    This is a beautiful card. Just perfect to put you in the Christmas spirit!

    thanks for lovely work.
    barb hendickson

  8. Leann (elyoho)
    Posted October 19, 2007 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Oh my! Jenn, that card is GORGEOUS and SPARKLY! I love what you’ve done with that image!

  9. Posted October 19, 2007 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    GASP!!! Oh My Gosh……this is so beautiful! It really took my breath away! This one really should be framed!!!!

  10. Posted October 19, 2007 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Love it!! You do amazing work!

  11. Sue
    Posted October 19, 2007 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I love this card – beautiful! Do you know who makes the stamp? I would love to use it for my holiday cards.

    Thanks

  12. Posted October 19, 2007 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous card! Love the Santa! I’d love to know who makes the stamp. Can you please add that to your details for all of us inquiring minds?

  13. Posted October 19, 2007 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Jenn this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the sparkle and how you used that new BG. I know I’ve seen this stamp for sale…I’m going to do a quick search cause now I have to know too!

    Linda

  14. Posted October 19, 2007 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Found it!

    The stamp is made by Rubber Stampede and is called Santa Collage # 3408F. It’s still being made so it should be easy to find. HTH!

    Linda

  15. Posted October 19, 2007 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous! Love the vintage Santa!

  16. Posted October 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    That is definately breathtaking for sure! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING………..

  17. Jennifer S
    Posted October 19, 2007 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    the glitz and glam on the card capture the Santa spirit perfectly! I am humming right along with you!! :) it’s mahhhhvelous with the most wonderful touches, as always!

    thanks for sharing your creativity!!!

  18. Posted October 19, 2007 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous card! I love that Santa also and may have to search for him.

  19. Posted October 19, 2007 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful card! I love the patterned paper you used.

  20. Debra
    Posted October 19, 2007 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    WOW!!! This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the sparkle.

  21. Posted October 19, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Oooooooooooooooh, Santa baby!!
    Santa never had it sooooooooo good, Jenn!

    BTW … I’m hoping someone knows the name of the stamp company … they could suddenly see an increase in Santa sales!! ((hugs))

    Bev

  22. Posted October 19, 2007 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    This is just beautiful! I luuuuuv the paper! I’m itching to get my hands on that new BG! The image and all the added glitter compliment the paper so well! Great job!

  23. Posted October 19, 2007 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Jenn,
    This is BEAUTIFUL! You did a fab job!!! I’ve got to get this stamp!! LOVE IT!!!

  24. Posted October 20, 2007 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    OH Jen : This card is ooozing with sparkle Just love it .. This Santa facestamp is sooo awesome .. Your card is FABULOUS!!
    Hugs
    Dawn Griffith

  25. Posted October 20, 2007 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Oh, what a wonderful card!

  26. Kelley
    Posted October 20, 2007 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    WOW!! Love that Bruce song. This card is FAB! Love the Santa stamp…of course I had to have one..won’t even tell you what I just paid on ebay for it!!!

  27. Posted October 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    This is such a gorgeous card! I’m feeling the need to go listen to some Christmas music now…must resist!

  28. Posted October 20, 2007 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    I love this. What a great card.I guess tomorrow I will be running to the tunes of Christmas, thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Posted October 20, 2007 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Love it! Thanks for the manufacturer. I think I *need* this stamp.

  30. Posted October 21, 2007 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    OMW…this is the prettiest christmas card I have ever seen. That Santa stamp is absolutely adorable and a must have item now:) You did a great job.

  31. Posted October 21, 2007 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Your card is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it.

  32. Posted October 21, 2007 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh my…this is stunning! I love the beautiful papers, and that image…wow! (I remember looking for this stamp last year at Ebay.) I love all the sparkle too!!

  33. Posted October 22, 2007 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Wow! I’m speechless Jenn! Totally stunning!

  34. Posted October 22, 2007 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    this is so freaking cute. love all the sparkles! wow just great!!

  35. Posted October 22, 2007 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this is a totally fabulous card! I love everything about it!!

  36. Posted October 25, 2007 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh………..that is just GORGEOUS! I MUST have that stamp!

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  38. Daria
    Posted September 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Love this image and you did a wonderful job with it.

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