Thursday, December 1, 2011

Here We Go A Caroling . . .

I think the music of Christmas is just about my favorite way to celebrate the Season of our Savior's Birth. Music  is the Highlight of the festivities, whether it be listening to my CD's or singing in the Choir. It's just not Christmas without the music. I was working in the Middle School Cafeteria yesterday and heard a young man humming, "Deck the Halls" quietly to himself. Nothing brings the joy of Christmas to our hearts like Christmas Carols. That being said, the design team at MelJen's was ecstatic to find out the new release and challenge this week  is 'Christmas Carols'.

Away in a Manger is probably one of the very first Christmas Carols a child learns or recognizes. I teamed up Melissa's new digital image, Away in a Manger with the Nativity Stable from last week's release. I paper-pieced the Stable and added lots of festive glitter to the hay, stars and here and there. The background 'sheet music' is exactly that...I found it on the Internet, saved on the computer and then imported and resized before printing to use as a background. .99 musical note punch from Walmart was just perfect for this I thought.

Well, I liked the way the card turned out and hopefully it was worth it ... I did a 'dummy' and screwed up my laser printer when I accidentally got adhesive on the drum while doing the paper piecing. Now everything I print has a black smudge down one side. I hope we are able to fix it. Grrrrrrr--I hate it when I do something stupid....especially 'expensive' stupid things, but generally I do go above and beyond when I do stupid things....Just ask my Dad, I've always been an over-achiever in that department. I'm the reason he always had warranties on things around the house. Even brand-new lawn mower blades take exception to running over a concrete pipe sticking up out of the ground.

Thanks for Stopping By and May Your Days Be Merry And Bright . . .


  1. I love your card Robbie, sorry making it has caused some problems for you though.