Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Blessings

Hello Blogger Friends!! I cant believe it's been a week since I posted on my blog. I was out in San Francisco for my precious granddaughters 4th birthday. She was so excited to have her Grandma there for the party. 
This is a picture of her from pre-school. They were having a cookie baking day. I just love her chefs hat.
I am back home now and in last minute crunch mode to finish up the things I need to get done before Saturday. They are coming here for Christmas.  
I still have Christmas shopping to finish as well as gift wrapping and food shopping to get done. The malls will be crazy with people and traffic but I have to go there today to finish up.
I haven't completely planned my Christmas menu as yet. I always have these elaborate meals and I am in the kitchen most of the day. My daughter-in-law said I should keep it simple this year. I am leaning towards that end but don't know to do to make that happen.
So let's get to my card for today. This is another of my Christmas cards that I sent out. I tried to keep my cards flat this year so extra postage wouldn't be required. Instead of real ribbon I opted for a faux look with a die from MFT.
My background designer paper is the "all is calm" collection from Stampin-Up. I wasn't going to buy any new designer paper this year but I couldn't pass this up. It is so pretty and I really liked all the different patterns in the collection.
On the tilted panel,  I used the snowflake stamp that came in the November paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped in lost lagoon ink. The Christmas word is a die from Simon Says Stamp.
To finish up my card, I added a snowflake with a rhinestone center. The snowflake was also from the November Paper Pumpkin kit.
Well, blogger friends that's it for me for today. Time to tackle the mall and finish the shopping. So until next time.........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: simply snowflakes (Stampin-Up)
Ink: lost lagoon
Paper: lost lagoon, soft sky, ww, all is calm dsp
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 3 die, Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B, Simon Says Stamp Christmas Blessings die
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Creations has a diecut challenge.
2.  Creative Moments has an anything goes/non-traditional colors for Christmas.
3.  Fresh Brewed Designs has an anything goes Christmas challenge.
4.  Little Red Wagon is a Christmas theme challenge.
5.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is a winter inspiration theme. I didn't use Penny Black Stamps but a SSS die.


  1. A gorgeous card. Love the ribbon bow. Your grand bambino is so cute.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. So pretty. Love the monochromatic look. Thank you for playing along at Little Red Wagon.

  3. Love the colors on this Mary - such pretty die cuts! I have a card very similar to this on my door where I've taped all of the Christmas cards I've received (!) (thank you!)

  4. This is so perfect for our ‘CHRISTMAS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. This is very pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Have a wonderful holiday!

  6. Super card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Happy Christmas !

    Jo x

  7. Lovely card with perfect color combo. Thank you for joining our 'dies' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and I am sorry for my late commenting, life has been very busy lately. I wish you a Merry Christmas and lots of creative ideas in the New Year!
    Anna xxx

  8. Beautiful card and those die cut bows are so pretty in person too! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!



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