Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve

It is Christmas Eve. The shopping is done, the presents are all wrapped, and now it is time to relax. Tomorrow will be filled with fun and excitement, but tonight it is peaceful and quiet. I am really looking forward to Christmas morning. Now that my son is 3, he should have a grand time looking in his stocking, opening his gifts, and seeing what Santa brought him. There will, of course, be sadness as well. It will be hard not having my husband here, but this is the 2nd Christmas without him, so it will be a bit easier. I remember past Christmases and try to focus on the happiness we shared. And I look forward to seeing the joy on my son's face in the morning as he rips into the colorful wrapping paper and discovers the wonders within.

As we prepare for the festivities of tomorrow, let me quickly share another Christmas card. I made this for a friend who loves pink - not the traditional color we associate with Christmas, but I like it.

Patterned paper (DCWV Christmas Stack from a few years ago)
Ribbon (silver - Joann's, pink - American Crafts)
Christmas Sentiment Stamp (Stampin' Up)
Pigment Ink (cranberry)
Embossing powder (clear)
Scallop Punch

*Creative Craft Challenges 2 (Challenge: Non-Traditional Christmas)
*Die Cuttin Divas (Challenge #95 - More Holiday Spirit)
*Hooked on Craft Challenges (Challenge #27 - Christmas)
*Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog (Challenge #107 - Merry Christmas)
*The Pink Elephant (Challenge #180 - Anything Goes)
*Quirky Crafts Challenges (Challenge #26 - Last Minute Christmas)
*Sparkles Monthly Challenges (Challenge #39 - Anything Goes)

Thanks for stopping by! And Merry Christmas!!!



  1. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge starting on January 2nd.

    Merry Christmas,
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  2. What a gorgeous card, Kelly!! I love the non-traditional Christmas colors!! I hope you had a wonderful, happy, blessed Christmas my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Great card, I love the colours! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  4. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  5. Fab card, great use of the papers....I have them too!Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  6. Your card is just beautiful! I love those papers and your ribbon is the perfect compliment! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

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