Monday, December 9, 2019

Happy Monday and some Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!! I hope the start of your week is FANTASTIC!!!

I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that during this stressful holiday season, take a breath and enjoy the little aspects. I am not fond of the commercial aspect of everything but I do relish having my house all decorated, wrapping my presents up all pretty with beautiful bows, and taking the time to pick personalized gifts to the people that I do buy for. THIS is what makes me happy.

Another thing that makes me happy? Making cards-even if I am not going to send them out this year. Okay, I am going to send cards but home made cards only get sent to a few people. The rest get my photo cards.

Today I am popping in with a few cards I created for some challenges. My first card, I used two challenges as my inspiration.

I used CASE this Sketch #350 as my inspiration, as well as Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Traditional Christmas.


This card technique was one I used last year on some cards and one that Kristina Werner demonstrated this year on one of her Holiday Card Making 2019 videos. Hers came out WAY better but I gave it the old college try!!

I added some gold Nuvo drops for "ornaments" across my tree. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I have to admit that this sketch was really hard for me for some reason. I have TONS of stuff but just no mojo? Anyway... it is one more card created for my stash.

My second card is another Christmas card.

This card was inspired by Sunday Stamps #219-Feeling Festive graphic and the Paper Player's Challenge #470 from last week. I made the darn card and never posted it!!

Once again I used my Hello Bluebird Frosty Littles stamp set for the little scene.

The colors were inspired by the colors from Sunday Stamps color challenge and the snowman was inspired by both of the graphics.

I am kind of a dork but wanted to make a kind of "snow globe" effect with the little scene in a circle.

I would say that even though this stamp set is not new, it is new to me and is my favorite this season.

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I hope you all have a FABULOUS Monday!!! Don't forget to make someone smile today!!