Monday, December 10, 2012

Pink in December

     Hello there, so how are all of  you doing? I know  this time of year can be so  hectic and just plain busy .  I am extra  busy as I have several December birthdays  as well as Christmas to get  taken  care of ..add in  5 grand children  and  it sure can get  even more hectic around here . .But I love  to see them get excited  about Christmas, it makes it all worth while .

    My first card was for my  oldest grand daughter that just turned 15.   She was also in  a school play very recently ~  they performed  Oliver Twist ~  I must say I was  so amazed.   These students  did a spectacular  job ~  we are blessed with a music  teacher that goes  one step beyond  with these kids.  She sees their ability  and  gets them  to achieve  so much.
   I wanted something  a little different than a typical teen age card.  After her  grown  up role I decided on this...In her world , you can never go wrong with hot pink and black   : )
I let the  title on the music sheet be the sentiment on the front of the card  and  on the inside it said " to beautiful you "  with  pink and black trim .
I did spritz it with a touch of gold shimmer  before I gave it to her...that really  glitzed it up   and made the gold shimmer on the ribbon  blend in so well .

    Next I did a  card  for  the TPT group on SCS  again.  And wouldn't you know, it was to use a hint of PINK with silver  ornament  or snow flakes   ...  you can read the story here

I used a piece of  shiny silver mirror card stock under the layer of pink pirouette snow flakes . I hope  the shiny silver  ornaments and  soft pink snowflakes  can carry a message of HOPE to Marlene  this year ...I wish her and her family A Very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of  Blessings

Thanks for  taking time out  of your busy schedule to  visit...  I hope your holiday season is going well.
And that the gift of love  and  time shared with those you love  is at the top of your list ..

I hope to see you all again  real soon , Take care...


Thursday, December 6, 2012


Ah December is  here,  even though the temps  surely do not  seem like it ...
This  wonderful weather is  making it nice to get out and  Christmas shop a little...

Sorry I have not  been here  with any thing to share. My oldest brother and his wife  flew  up from Florida the Friday before Thanksgiving   and stayed  for  over two weeks.  It was so  special  having them here.It has been  over fifteen years  since we  had shared   a Thanksgiving dinner.  To just sit and talk  and share memories was the best gift  he could have given me ...

I really have not  been crafting much.My sister in law  had sewing machines  going   most of the time : ) Her and my youngest daughter were busy  making special things  for  my daughter to give to her children for Christmas .

And then it was time  to  get the  Christmas tree out , up and decorated, that sure is not as easy as it used to be ~  I enjoyed  finding  new places  to display some of my treasured Christmas items...   I have been  spoiled , oopps,  I mean blessed  over the years  with so many beautiful  things.  My husband  knew  I loved  Christmas  time and  always found something  special each year  for our house... Those items  have become  even more  special  now  that he is  gone~

I do have a few challenge pieces  to work with, so I will try to get  busy and create some thing to share .And I will try to take pics  of my  house all decorated  and share those as well .

Enjoy  your  time  this Christmas  Season,  try to slow  down,  and really enjoy  your days  leading up to Christmas Day... Do not stress over the gifts, nor the little  bumps in the road..
. as I have learned,  the JOY in my heart  needs to shine ...

Til next time, thanks for stopping by.  Please come back real soon  to see some pictures...
In my  Heart and Life,  My Family  is  so important, so I hope to share  some of them too .
 Sharing Christmas Love  with them  is the best  gift  I can give  or receive ...