Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Music...

Well it's officially freezing in California(no for real, look it up)
and Thanksgiving is over, so Christmas must be close, right?
Right :) so, I thought I would share some ATC's I made for a swap with my Sheilas.
The theme, our favorite Christmas music and how it inspires us.

This was a cool swap for me, not only because I love music but Christmas music in particular just puts me in a great mood! Each of these songs have a special place in my heart, whether from my days spent in a cold Parade building during the holidays with goods friends, my memories of my Mother and my Grandmothers singing aloud or decorating the tree with my family every year, each one makes me smile. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to think about your favorite Christmas songs and the memories that go along with them.

**Above picture: Songs: Deck the Halls & Let it Snow! Both are on canvas, I painted the surface of the Let it snow ATC with a white acrylic and used Tim Holtz seasonal papers. For the Deck the Halls, fired brick distress ink and Autumn Leaves stamp.

Songs: Merry little Christmas & Joy to the World. Again both are on canvas (my new favorite thing) Merry Christmas is stamped with acrylic paint, using a chunky stamp (not sure of the name) and another Autumn Leaves stamp for the merry Christmas in peeled paint distress ink, with Martha Stewart golden berry fine glitter. The Joy to the World, is black ink and a Autumn Leaves stamp.

Songs: Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas & It's the The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Merry little Christmas has a combo of Webster's pages and Tim Holtz seasonal papers, with more Martha Stewart glitter and some twine. Most wonderful has a few layers. I first painted the surface with a creamy yellow, then coated it with a layer of Martha Stewart Mica flakes glitter, the Santa image is Graphic 45. I used foam squares to add dimension and some twine.

Songs: Here comes Santa Claus & Sleigh Ride. Here comes has a Tim Holtz Seasonal paper background of a Christmas song and Santa image, with a splash of canvas strips in the corner to soften. Sleigh ride is a Lasting impressions background paper, with Graphic 45 images, vintage pipe cleaner and Dymo title.

Song: Carol of the Bells, My favorite Christmas song of all time, not my favorite ATC however. I used the Tim Hotlz Seasonal paper for the background, some Webster's Pages ribbon, gold transparency paper and a bad image of a bell, with some Stickles to make the lights pop and the song title is Life's Journey clear alpha stickers.

Songs: Noel & A Merry Little Christmas. Noel is painted canvas with white acrylic, a Graphic 45 image, Webster's pages ribbon, Life's Journey alpha stickers and an American Crafts brad. Merry Christmas is another painted canvas with green acrylic, Tim Holtz seasonal image a top of burlap with 3D foam squares for dimension and twine.

Song: Let it snow, both are images from the Tim Holtz seasonal papers, the one on the left has a frame of Martha Stewart mica flakes and Making Memories letters, the one on the right has some twine wrapped around the bottom and Lasting Impressions polka dot paper as the background.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

K xxx


  1. WOW, you have been a busy little elf! Super ATC's, Kristin. A lovely theme and those TH papers are so cool. Am I allowed to have a favourite? It's difficult to choose but it would be the first one, it looks so Christmassy in a nostalgic way. Snow here in Kent today too, brrrr! Have a great day,


  2. Thanks for comment on my blog, I really like your ATC's stuff, so vintage feel :)

  3. Your ATC's are all gorgeous! I can't even pick a favorite. Very very pretty!

  4. The canvas ATCs have such a lovely texture and vintage feel.

  5. Hi Kristin ~ Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. I love the ATC's you made here - my favs are the canvas ones - I'm a bit fan of the stuff myself! Happy Holidays. :o)

  6. Get you with all your different ones LOL I think they're beautiful! Especially loving the vintage Santa images :)

  7. OMG these are beautiful !!!! Thankyou for sharing and as a side note - freezing in California !!!! oh my ! I thought we had it bad here in the uk, I didnt realise it ever froze in California !!! shows how ignorant I am - take care and keep warm xxx