December 9, 2010


to head out to a Scrapbook Retreat with a group of friends this weekend and I CANNOT WAIT!! Amid all the craziness of the holidays it is going to be nice to have a weekend of FUN! I am going to do some personal proejcts - something I need to start making more time for so that I can enjoy making my family stuff too, LOL!! When it gets really busy like this, I forget to take care of "me" but I think that is a common occurrence amongst us women, heeehee!! However, I HAVE been making some Christmas cards so I can get those in the mail and so I am sharing one of those with you today! It's another simple card because when you send as many as I do you have to keep them simple or you will never get them done!!  I pulled out one of my favorite sets, this is totally what Christmas is for me - family, reflection, thanks to God, and time spent together - and yes, I get that all from this image, LOL! The stamp set is called Welcome Christmas and it has some wonderful images included that are very reflective of what a traditional Christmas might be.  I paired the stamp wet with some Holly Jolly Designer Series paper and some Early Espresso card stock - added some yummy taffeta ribbon and done! I love the simple prettiness, it makes me smile!!! I hope you are all enjoying the festive feeling in the air and trying to maintain some balance - I know it gets hard!!! Enjoy your weekend and I will have some fun pics to share when I get back!! And, hopefully a whole lot of scrappin' because I have an entire book to get done, heeehee!  Until then, happy stampin'!!
Card recipe:
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock, Holly Jolly Designer Series Paper
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green stampin' write markers and classic ink pads
Stamps - Welcome Christmas
Accessories - Whisper White taffeta ribbon, designer buttons
Tools - Ticket corner punch