Spirit of the Season

Hi there blog friends, Do you have the internal tug of war with yourself every year like I do?  I always want to get started on Christmas early so that when the holiday actually arrives, everything is done and I’m doing nothing but leisurely holiday lounging.  Right!  It seems that before I know it, I look up and the day I was supposed to be planning for is here. I’ll keep trying!!    I’m happy that JustRite Stampers is beginning to release Christmas images so I can get a head start.  My card today uses a new JustRite Stampers set called Peace on Earth. I factored in once of the beautiful set from earlier this year because it fit so well – I’m using the frame from Elegant Frames.  One down, quite a few more to go!

The gold frame is from an Anna Griffin design paper pack and I layered on it two K & Co papers that I cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels Four which I topped with a hand cut rectangle stamped with Elegant Frames.  Then I cut out my border with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.  I layered on some accordian folded crepe paper before my main layer and sentiment.  Yes, my ribbon is really, really red (and apparently it really wreaks havoc with the sensors on my camera – I have that happent with a couple of colors).  Lol, getting used to Christmas colors will take me a minute.  In the meantime I hope the Spirit of the Season finds it’s way to you early!

Stamps: JustRite StampersPeace on Earth, Elegant Frames
Paper: Anna Griffin, K & Co,
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Chestnut Roan, Warm Red, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Six, Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM, crepe paper, Paper Studio Brad, pearls

There’s more JustRite goodness to see :-)  You can check in with these DT Members to see:

JustRite Inspiration BlogDebbie Olson Kellie Fortin Kazan Clark Mona Pendleton Stephanie Kraft Michele Kovack Angela Barkhouse Heidi Blankenship

Thanks so much for peeking in today.  I hope you’re working on something fun today too!

  • Evette K. CiampoJune 7, 2011 - 9:27 am

    Wow I am first today! Stunning is the only word I can use for this card Becca. And yes I do have some Christmas spirit starting inside just from looking at your card, thank you. Just Rite has such fantastic products that I have a wish list so long it scares even me. LOL Take care. God bless and hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceJune 7, 2011 - 9:51 am

    I love your card and wish the companies would bring out some of the newer Christmas stamps around the first of Sept. I make lots of Xmas cards and don’t like using the same stamps from last year.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 7, 2011 - 9:55 am

    This is stunning Becca! I know I say that every time, but I can not help myself. :) You seem to always pick the right paper and right shapes. Believe it or not, because I always get a late start on Christmas cards, I just buy a box of Christmas cards. :) And I barely get those out on time.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.June 7, 2011 - 9:57 am

    Awesome, as per usual. You have my admiration for getting such an early start! Just love how you combined everything to make such elegance. TFSReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJune 7, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Another masterpiece. What a beautiful card. I was just thinking that Christmas will be here before we know it and now is a great time to get started early. BTW I love the crepe paper and would have never thought to use that. Hmm…
    Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJune 7, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Oh this is stunning Becca and heavens you are so early… I must start mine alot earlier than usual. Maybe having seen your first one it will give me the kick-start that I need!

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJune 7, 2011 - 10:07 am

    What a beautiful card. I was just thinking that Christmas will be here before we know it and now is a great time to get started early. BTW I love the crepe paper and would have never thought to use that. Hmm…
    Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Dianne CJune 7, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Great work Becca. Bright colours, I love that, this is an awsome card. DianneReplyCancel

  • MaryAnneJune 7, 2011 - 10:36 am

    I always think I will be ready for the Holidays, but somehow never get there….maybe because I have Anniversary, B’Day, and Christmas all starting 12/22 (My “ABC” week), but I really am starting early this year.
    The best idea I ever completed was several years ago when I made 10 Christmas cards each month, beginning with March, so by August I had 60 cards, started addressing envelopes….then wrote my messages closer to the Holidays…and all were mailed by the first week in December. I am NOT that organized this year, BUT
    seeing this beautiful card today has really inspired me.
    Thank you for all of the beautiful cards you share with all of us!!!!!

  • BernieJune 7, 2011 - 10:40 am

    Another exquisite card. Love that RED ribbon. I admire you for getting such an early start on Christmas. I am sure everyone on your list looks forward to receiving such a lovely card. My list is so long I only send out hand crafted Christmas cards to very close friends and immediate family, in other words people I know will appreciate them. The rest get a store bought card which I may or may not embellish time permitting.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 7, 2011 - 10:43 am

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOVE what you’ve done with this!!!!!!!!!! :) Yep, I TRY too, to work ahead of the season! Sometimes, I make it & others I don’t!!!!! Last year was REALLY BAD!!!!!! :)Hopefully, this year will be better for me!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth PollockJune 7, 2011 - 10:44 am

    Hi Becca,
    Lovely thought about getting ready for the season early….hmmm, does that really work with anyone? LOL Beautiful card, as usual…!
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • Barbara GhigliottyJune 7, 2011 - 10:54 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I love the red…I think it looks gorgeous against the Kraft cardstock! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyJune 7, 2011 - 10:55 am

    In the ‘olden days’ I had all my Christmas shopping done by August. August arrives a whole lot sooner than in the past! Or now that my children are grown, I procastinate.

    Beautiful card, Becca. Maybe I’ll get started on my cards. Note the maybe.ReplyCancel

  • Jean SJune 7, 2011 - 11:15 am

    SOOOOOO beautiful!!!!! You’re inspiring me to get an “early” start on my cards as well….so I can lounge at Christmastime just like you Becca!!! : )
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!ReplyCancel

  • SueJune 7, 2011 - 11:24 am

    LOl…Just 2 nights ago I started designing my Christmas cards for our special family & friends…it is never too early! Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Peggy MJune 7, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Becca, Love the idea of starting early on Christmas cards. This card is beautiful and has started me thinking. {{Hugs}}ReplyCancel

  • Mi MiJune 7, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Never too early to start Christmas. I think this card is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 7, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    Beautiful!! I enjoy Christmas inspiration any time of year because I always have those good intentions of getting started early. What a beautiful card to jump-start me into thinking about what I want to do this year . . .ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaJune 7, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    This is a beautiful card, and I love the red!ReplyCancel

  • Mary HarrisJune 7, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Beautiful!! I love Christmas and making cards :)ReplyCancel

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  • christiJune 7, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    just gorgeous. it’s never too early for christmas.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterJune 7, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Ooo, I just love the label die cut inside the oval.ReplyCancel

  • Iris, Saved by GraceJune 7, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Hi Becca! Once again, very pretty! Love all the layers and color combination too.ReplyCancel

  • Maryellen WebberJune 7, 2011 - 4:50 pm

    I love how your Christmas card turned out. It is just beautiful!
    Thanks for the inspiration on getting a jump on making Christmas cards!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda McGheeJune 7, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    WOW!!! Becca…you are too much…Your card is just beautiful…You really do know how to work a piece of paper girlfriend!ReplyCancel

  • auntie emJune 7, 2011 - 5:57 pm

    So festive and pretty. Love all the layering.
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 7, 2011 - 6:37 pm

    What a beautiful start to your cards cards this year. It’s rather vintage looking to me and not so Christmasy, if you know what I mean. I always tell myself that I’m going to start my cards in July but I’m always scrambling in December. maybe this year will be different. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoJune 7, 2011 - 7:31 pm

    Something I need to start on myself and what an amazing inspiration Becca! Thank you for starting us off!ReplyCancel

  • pocasheJune 7, 2011 - 7:50 pm

    I hope you understand how much we all look forward to your posts everyday. Your work is true inspiration. I recently found one of your organizational posts I somehow missed and have been reorganizing my ribbon. Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 7, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    I like celebrating the season anytime of the year. It is one that we can all be thankful for. Great job BeccaReplyCancel

  • SueJune 7, 2011 - 11:44 pm

    Oh so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezJune 8, 2011 - 12:50 am

    I just don’t know how you come up with some of the layer combinations that you do, but they are always unique and work wonderfully. I wish I had your eye for it. Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • MarianJune 8, 2011 - 6:19 am

    Oh Becca…I love seeing Christmas cards any time of the year. Last year I was so behind, that I promised myself that I would make just one a week…then I’d be way ahead of the game. Well…it’s June, and guess what…none are ready. This is just what I need to get myself motivated to at the very least start now! I’ve been so busy with birthday and retirement cards that I’ve had little time left. I have been dubbed the card maker for my office, and believe me…that keeps me pretty busy :)
    Gorgeous card, and thanks for the motivation…again!

  • EileenJune 8, 2011 - 6:21 am

    Becca, like you I am always saying that I need to start early for Christmas but somehow the days, weeks, months pass and I am chasing my tail at the last minute!
    I love this card, I love the Elegant frame and the layering you have used.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsJune 8, 2011 - 6:32 am

    You have a beautiful way to showcase new stamps! What a gorgeous card! I just ordered this stamp set on Monday, and like you, have decided to start making some Christmas cards early. Every year, I buy some very beautiful Christmas papers and stamps, and then never seem to get the time to make anything with them! Not this year.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.June 8, 2011 - 6:48 am

    Beautiful card. I also have started on a few Christmas cards. I keep cutting back each year; not many to make that way plus it’s getting expensive to send out.

  • MickieJune 8, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Oh you are so smart. This is a beautiful card to start your Christmas cards off with.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 8, 2011 - 10:09 am

    I love the card but I must say for all those layers I would have to start this year to finish for 2012. Love your card. It is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)June 8, 2011 - 11:19 am

    I’m drooling over this card. It is exceptional and I think it’s because of the layering. Christmas can never come too early. It’s my favourite time of year. Love the music, the colours, the spirit, the cards, the everything! Thanks for sharing a terrific card.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 9, 2011 - 3:26 am

    I honestly feel that it’s too early for a Christmas card…gotta enjoy God’s love in the moment, in this summer day….May you feel God’s embrace alwaysReplyCancel

  • Terri SJune 9, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    What a beauty! Thanks for the idea of using labels 6 inside of 4!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 10, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    so pretty, just love your combo of papers and the layering is so neat!ReplyCancel