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Monday, April 4, 2016

Merry and Bright Vintage Bottle Brush Christmas Card

Had to report for jury duty this morn. Had originally jury duty when I was to be gone on mini vacation to Washington D.C.. When you fill out online info and request a delay here in Central TX it gives you a 1 wk delay. Was chosen in a panel of 55 possible jurors as #34 (usually here the #1 - #12 are chosen). Judge talked to us. State attorney questioned us. Then we were given a 10 min break. Took almost all of 10 mins to get thru the bathroom line. Heehee. Then Defense attorney questioned us. Then we were told to wait outside the courtroom and not leave the area, it was after 1pm and I was getting hungry since I had had breakfast at 6am CT and had walked my dog before arriving at courthouse. I should have taken something to munch on. After 30 mins we were called back into courtroom and 12 jurors were selected. 2 women & 1 man from first 12 were not chosen and instead 3 men from row 3 that I was in were chosen. This is second time I've been in a panel but not been selected as a juror.

Printed the Christmas card on my Cricut using a subscription card available with my subscription. Did not make the envelope and used the strip of black & white that was for the envelope on inside of card. Added washi tape to tree and pleased with the light ivory acrylic paint look over the washi tape as my Resist Technique.

Supplies List

adhesive: glue dot, Scotch ATG, Zig 2 way glue pen
Cricut: Subscription card - Merry and Bright printed on Cricut w/ marker 
   in Cricut marker holder
gem: mini red star on tree on front
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
marker: black Cricut 
paint: delta Ceramcoat Lt Ivory acrylic
paper:  cardstock - white, Martha Stewart Christmas pattern - red & white plaid
Spellbinder: die - Star - sentiment tag on inside
stamp: My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas -  sentiment  on inside
tools: MIST
washi tape: Christmas Lights

Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/6  CRAFT Ch357 Create Your Own Background Paper  5E(#53/31   
   used pattern paper & printed paper for inside for background

4/8  CHNC Christmas Ch275 Vintage or Anything Christmas  UE 4/2
4/8  Sweet Stampin How Old incl a number    2E(#2)  4/2   number on inside sentiment

4/10  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Ch B&W w/ Splash of Color  UE  3/28
4/10  Simon Says Stamp Mon Try to Resist  5E(#1)  4/4   used washi tape & acrylic paint

4/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Apr 2016  UE  4/
4/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Apr 2016 Ch  UE  4/1
4/30  DLART Apr Linky   nostack 1Eperday  4/1 


  1. A Great Christmas card project perfect for our Make Your Own Background challenge at Craft this week. Good luck and hope to see you next week.
    Aunty Sue DT

  2. Such a fun Christmas card, the tree looks fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Beautiful card Melissa. You are getting a head start. I have federal jury duty on the 22nd. Have to travel to San Francisco to do it. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky

  4. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely entries this week - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. A lovely Christmas card. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Beckie x

  6. Super cute Christmas card Melissa! Thanks for sharing it at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT