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He's So Jolly♥

First off, I want to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to our military men and women serving today and in days past.  Thank you for keeping us safe and God Bless you all!
I went to pick the kids up today from school and was flipping through radio stations while waiting.  Our local 'light rock' station is now officially playing ♫Christmas Music♫  So, I'm assuming that I'm not alone in being excited about this...after-all, they must do some sort of research before launching into Holly Jolly Christmas on 11-11-11 don't you think? One of my favorite new found Christmas songs (and it's an oldie) is Christmas Waltz...I've heard Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole both sing it and they're equally beautiful!  I also love the old Coventry songs like The Holly & The Ivy and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring...I can honestly say that they've grown on me a lot over the years...maybe I can just appreciate them more now.
While enjoying my Christmas music, I set out to make a new album for Etsy.  Several years ago I purchased a huge lot of vintage cards from eBay, so I thought this guy would look so grand on the front cover
Ahhh, I LOVE him!  Reminds me of the very nostalgic Coca-Cola Santa♥
Here are a few more photos to share of the album;  these are close-ups so that my Etsy customers can get a better look as well. To see the pages entirely just visit Dot & Whimsy
---a vintage gummed Santa sticker sits perched reminding everyone not to pout---
---not vintage, but a reproduction print that I punched from a card---
---another vintage gummed sticker---
---i love these reproduction chipboard pieces from Melissa Frances!---
---another Melissa Frances chipboard accent---

AND, I was so busy last week and the week before that I forgot to show my other mini album
 that I created for Etsy.
The Little Boy Blue collection from My Mind's Eye was the perfect setting in creating this album.  Turquoise, olive green and this combo of my favorite colors.

 My HELLO FALL project will go live on the LYB blog next Tuesday!  It looks so lovely sitting in my living room...I only hope that I can find an easy way to store it until next year though.  Once you see it, you'll understand my dilemma LOL

I will be giving a video tutorial at Miss Art's Papercrafting School in February!  If you haven't visited Miss Art's, please'll be pleasantly surprised :)  I really like the selection of classes that they offer and the website is like stepping back in time; so much fun and very welcoming.
I'll keep you updated in the months to come with the class title and other pertinent information regarding my tutorial.
That's all for this Friday night.  Sydnee, my mom and I will be having a girl's day tomorrow...a little shopping, lunch, and who-knows-what-else *wink* 
Hope you have a terrific weekend!


  1. Shellye, You are my "mini-idol"! This one is amazing! :-)

  2. wow...those minis are great! I adore the vintage feel of the Santa one!

  3. Those minis are gorgeous - you are one amazing crafter girl!

  4. Those cards are just luscious. You are soo fantastically talented!

  5. So gorgeous! you work is absolutely stunning


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