Dec 3, 2007

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And when I say CHRISTMAS, I mean just that. Jesus is the center of this holiday for me. When setting up our holiday decorations I always save the Nativity for last. The girls and I then pray over each member of the scene and thank God for all we have. Might be a silly tradition, but one that no one in our house seems to question. Its as natuaral as topping the tree with the angel.

Things are wonderful here today! As I am caught up on all of my swaps and commitments and I have already been to the grocery store to buy the STUFF to start baking treats. Its been a few years since I have done a whole lot of baking and I am so anxious to be up to my elbows in flour and sugar.

This is Tinkabella! Isnt she sweet? Not the traditional colors I would pic for a fairy, but I wanted her to be DIFFERENT. The photo is not real great at capturing the glittered cardstock that I matted it on. And of course she is dusted with pixie dust too.

This is a great card I did recently for a Christmas card swap. Neat huh? This is Flowahbella. Yes, she normally has a pot full of spring like flowers. But I thought switching those flowers out for some poinsettias would be alright! She is matted onto acetate. Its hard to explain and my pic doesnt show real well. But its a card that is done in layers. Bella is stamped on white..shes then matted to the red and then the scalloped green. The Christmas stripe is matted behind the acetate shell of the card. So its on the inside of the card peeking out. Then the next mat is a smaller white pc of cardstock. You cant see this one when the card is closed, but it gives and nice place for a sentiment. Then behind the back side of the card/acetate is a larger red pc of cardstock. This is visible all of the way through to the front of the card. The acetate was stamped with snowflakes in white stazon and then I added brads and ribbon. I quilled the flowers and tacked em on with glue dots. Clear as mud right?

See this nice basket? Beautiful size. Nice fluffy towel. Lots of room for a little kitty to stretch out in the comfort of her own space.

BUT! Where is her furry hiney? ON MY PAPER!! I wonder if this is anything like the lettuce that is in my fridge. Its there. Its pretty. Its good for me. But I think I will eat the bag of chips in the pantry instead. Hmmm....
So today. Go on this note. Look around you. What are YOU blessed with that you are ignoring? Are you so wrapped up in your daily schedule that you dont even notice a blessing God has given you to enjoy? Are you so busy with the holiday craziness that you have forgotten why we are celebrating in the first place. For me...its family. Its the fact that we are all together.
In Love

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