"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Monday, December 27, 2010

A non-holiday card ;)

Hello there! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday! Mine was nice. So sweet to see my babies enjoy the magic of Christmas. Christian had a blast & loved everythign he got, and Alivia was just precious!! This is her forst "real" Christmas...where she knows whats going on and opened her own presents. The excitement was just infectious! Here is a picture of our tree Christmas morning before the kids got up. When they came downstairs and saw that signt... squeels of excitement, I tell you!

It was really nice.

Ok, but, I'm sorry, thank God it's over! I'm sorry, I love you Jesus and I love Christmas and everything, but I need peace that this holiday season did not bing me (I know, it's totally my fault I'm sure - I took way too much on and with my mom being sick, work being stressful, and having two little ones to care for, well...STRESSFUL anyone?!?!?

OOOOOOh... I did get a bunch of awesome craft goodies for Christmas!! My hubby got me a Slice!! Super excited to play with that - but I haven't, just yet :(. I also got two Lawn Fawn Stamp sets (Just my Type and Petite Florals) along with a few Hero Arts Stamp sets from the office - THANK YOU {not so} SECRET SANTA!!!

On Christmas Eve I played around with my Hero Arts stamps & Copics and made this sweet little friendly card: I used Neenah Kraft paper as the card base and Basic Grey Origins patterned paper. I stamped the images onto plain White DCWV paper and colored them with Copics. So, I tried my hand at blending, mainly on the cactus & flowers, and really like how they came out. I'm getting better, but am in NO WAY an expert. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment from the set ("HOWDY") onto the EK Success Real Estate punch and adding a twine "lasso" to finish off the card. I popped up the cactus and sentiment with foamies for extra pretty ;).

Well, I hope you have a great day and the holiday craziness is over for you too!!!

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