Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Door 8 is open - Spotlight & a Tune!

Welcome to the 8th day of Advent everyone! I hope you all are having a great holiday season thus far!

I'm sitting here listening to some of the wonderful sounds of Christmas...Christmas music played over the radio! The song playing right now is, "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" appropriate! One, because I'm wishing it would snow here(in Hawai'i)...that would be really nice! And two, because the wonderful card being spot-lighted today is fitting of the season (and the song)!

This gorgeously colored and embellished card is SUCH a delight! The beautiful snowflakes with rhinestone centers, the great green accent frame and the gorgeous silky red bow are sooooo very holiday, the perfect accents to this card.

Kerri Michaud....thanks so much for adding this wonderful card to our Belles 'n Whistles Gallery! Please contact me. I'd like to send you a little Advent Goody Bag for having your card spot-lighted today!

What is your favorite Christmas song? Leave that in your comment for today's posting please, I'm curious to know! =) Mine? Hmmm....that's tough! Maybe Sleigh Ride. Or Jingle Bell Rock. Or Marshmallow World. Or maybe The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...).

I'm listening to "Hawaiian Santa" by the Brothers Cazimero right now--an island-style Christmas tune...listen to this favorite song, below! (a goofy embed, but press the green arrow-button. That should play it for you!)

What's YOUR favorite?!

- - Hawaiian Santa.mp3
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And now for our lucky winner chosen randomly from the comments on yesterday's post....

Congratulations to:

Christine (of Boise, Idaho)

Please contact me with your shipping information at
to receive your surprise package!!! :-)

If you haven't won yet, never fear...there are lots more chances to win, all the way through Christmas morning!

Mele Kalikimaka! (edited to add: Merry Christmas!)

Summer =)


  1. Oh, I won!!!! I can't belive it!

    My favorite Christmas carol is the Christmas Song but followed closely by Silver Bells!!! Santa Baby is so much fun as well!!!!

  2. What a lovely card. I'll have to get some of mine photographed before I pop them in the mail. My favorite Christmas song right now is 'The Christmas Can-Can' by Straight No Chaser. Very funny.

  3. Beautiful - I love the colours and the image is so pretty!!


  4. Ohhh, wow! Gorgeous card, Kerri!! Love the snowflakes and your coloring is divine!!

    I love Christmas songs and my absolute fave is a swedish one called "Mer Jul" by Adolfsson och Falk (translates to "More Christmas" and the they litterally sing that they want more Christmas, more candles, ham, Christmas trees and 20 degrees Celcius below zero... Just love it...) and my fave one in English just has to be the Christmas song... Just listen to the lyrics... WOW! That can really boost the Christmas spririt...

    To bad... Google Translate couldn't handle Mele Kalikimaka.... Just really curious as to what it means... Mabye it means God Jul?

    Have a great day!!

  5. Hey there, what a difficult, I love the old songs like Silent night, in excelsis deo or Ave Maria but I think my very favorite is "kommet ihr Hirten"
    Have a great X-Mas Time
    hugs hellerlittle

  6. Lovely card.
    That was a difficult question, but oen of my favorites is Bing Crosby's White Christmas.

  7. my favorite song is; jingle bell
    lovely card sweetie, congrats on being on the spotlight
    hugs angelique

  8. Hiya, great card - love the 3D effect.
    I have three favourites - fun song would have to be Dominic the Donkey (played on Radio 1 alot!!), traditional Christmas Carol would have to be Silent Night and Christmas Pop song would have to be Fairytale of New York by the Pogues Ft Kirsty McColl.
    Dawn xx

  9. A very pretty card indeed.My Song has to be Snoopys Christmas. Christmas in New Zealand would'nt be the same without it.

  10. That is a beautiful card! My favourite Christmas song is "Bozic, Bozic, blagi dan".
    hugs, Vanja

  11. So wonderful card Iris,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Dear Summer!
    My favourite Chrismas song is "silent night"...
    Mele Kalikimaka from Switzerland,

  13. Dear Summer,
    my favourite is: I wish it could be Christmas every day by Wizard, it makes you so happy. My oher favourite of all time is Silent Night it makes me cry because of all the people missing at Christmas time. Sorry to be morbid but I go from Happy to Sad that's life I suppose. Big hugs. JO.xxxx LONDON

  14. Hi,
    Lovely card.
    My favourite song is Silent Night and I love in in both swedish and english.
    Hugs Eva

  15. Lovely card.
    My favourite song is Holy night.

  16. This is such a fun and pretty card ;-).

    My favourite song is "Suesser die Glocken nie klingen als zu der Weihnachtszeit..."
    transleted: "The bells never sound sweeter than in the Christmastime..."
    Since I love the beautiful sound of bells.

    XX Kathi

  17. My favorite song is Band Aid, Do they now it Christmas ..
    great card, lovey colors ..

    Hugs, Janneke

  18. hi Summer
    i will try this again... lol... i love your card... its brilliant...!!!! and my fav song is twinkle twinkle... as i am a childminder and i help the kids learn the song for school plays... and its always fun watchin them ... lookin so proud when they sing infront of the whole school....

  19. Fab card can see why it was high lighted. Now my fav christmas song is sung by Nat king cole and is called the little boy that santa clause forgot, I think it is just so sad and reminds us that there is always someone worse off than ourselves and we should shrae at christmas as well as all year through.

  20. Und wieder eine zauberhafte Karte.

  21. Wonderful card!! My absolute No. 1 Christmas Song is 'Power of Love' from Frankie goes to Hollywood.
    Hugs, Karina

  22. My fav is I wih it could be Christmas everyday followed by Santa Baby.
    Thanks for another chance to win.

  23. My fav christmas song is Do they now it Christmas by band aid.
    Beautiful card
    x laura x

  24. My Fav. is And so this is Christmas by John Lennon. Great card i love it ;) thank you again for a new chance at winning ;) hugs xx

  25. Beautiful card Kerri!! Summer I really don't think you would like snow :D Yuck or maybe a few flakes~~not a blizzard LOL
    My fave Xmas song of all is "Silent Night"
    Blessings of thanks

  26. I live in MD and they're calling for tons of snow again this year. I wish I could send it to you!!! LOL.

    I don't really have a fave Christmas song. I am a scrooge. I start out the season loving them all, but by the end of the holiday, I'm ready to throw any radio that happens to play one. I admit that I tend to like the more upbeat ones, though, like Jingle Bell Rock. Although after watching Glee last night, their version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" might have to hit the top of my list!

  27. My favorite christams sonf is Silent Night but song by Elvis. I just love it.
    And love your gorgeous card using a sweet image. Just too cute

  28. Mein Lieblingslied, "Süßer die Glocken nicht klingen".
    die Karte ist sehr schön
    lg gila aus Germany

  29. WOW! What a surprise!!! Thank you so much for spolighting my card, Summer! My favorite Christmas song is Sleigh Ride. It's such a fun and happy song and totally puts me in the holiday spirit:)

  30. Was für eine schöne Karte! Super!

    Mein Lieblingslied ist: Jingle bells

    LG Sebrina

  31. Lovely spotlight card!

    One of my favorite Christmas songs is Winter Wonderland.

  32. What a beautiful card, she is so cute. My favorite song is Silent Night. That is the last song we sing at Midnight Mass and it always gets to me and to me brings to mind the true meaning of Christmas.

  33. Gorgeous card! My fave song would be Jingle Bell Rock! ;)

  34. Has to be Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and the fantastic late Kirsty McColl.
    Love the card in the spotlight :o)
    Jenni x

  35. my favorite christmas son is christmas shoes and i think that card is just so cute.

  36. Wonderful, joyous card and colored to perfection. I can see why this was chosen to be highlighted. Beautiful work! My 2 favorite Christmas Carols are White Christmas and I'll Be Home for Christmas. Can't chose between the 2 to be Merry Christmas and "Hugs" Carol.

  37. What a great card. I love that image.

    My favorite song...hmmm, I like The First Noel. Jingle Bells is good too. It's hard to choose.

  38. Gorgeous card with a sweet image. I like most Christmas songs, but Jingle Bell Rock by Hall & Oates always gets me singing out loud (Don't ask me why.).

  39. I luv that card it's beautiful! As for my favorite song...well I have many, Silent Night, I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas just to name a couple. Hope to get my wrapping done this weekend & put up the tree!

  40. wow.. this is a beautiful creation.. my favorite song is Wisemen Seek Him Still by Rebecca Bishop, or Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant.. both are amazing.. thanks so much for the chance to win..HUGS

  41. My favourite Christmas song is Silent Night - my Mom used to sing it in Dutch - in Dutch it is Heilige Nacht

  42. Such a sweet card! My fav x-mas song is anything with Bing Crosby or Frank can't go wrong with the classics!

  43. Beautiful card! I have two - at least two - favourite x-mas songs: "Last Christmas" and "Tochter Zion". (Sorry, no idea if the second song is popular in non-german speaking countries??!)
    Hugs, bibi.

  44. Gorgeous card! My favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know by Kenny Rogers.

  45. My favorite Christmas song would have to be the traditional "Silent Night." Just so peaceful! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    - An

  46. Beautiful card Kerri! I just finished a card using this image, too--I just love her! I'm like you Summer, I have so many Christmas favs but if I had to choose it would be O Holy Night.

  47. Your card is beautiful!! I would say that my two favorite Christmas songs are Christmas Rapping by the Waitresses and the Peanuts theme, 'cause they make me happy.

  48. beautiful card! such a great image. my fav. christmas song is Silent Night.

  49. I always get up and dance when Mariah Careys 'All I want for Christmas is You' is playing. I like the sentiment and the tempo of the song.

  50. Mine has to be " Mary Did You Know" being a mother of two beautiful little boys, I can't imagine having your son be Christ...beautiful song.

  51. What are the odds for a White X-mas in Hawaii this year? :-) Awesome card; looks very elegant. My favourite Christmas song is Fairytale of New York.

  52. So hard to pick a favorite Christmas song... right now I'm listening to 'All I want for Christmas' :)

    It's so funny that if you're somewhere warm, you wish for snow for Christmas, and if you're in the north here, you wish for a tropical vacation! LOL