Sorry it's been so long. It's been a busy holiday season. I started on my Christmas cards before Thanksgiving and was off to a good start. Then the weekend following Thanksgiving, I learned that one of my favorite cousins had passed away. After attending the wake and the funeral, I was so down and didn't do much of anything for a week. Then I had to force myself to snap out of it, so I could get my cards done and make the season as memorable as I could for my boys.
We did as much as we could to make it a great Christmas. We took the boys to Gaylord's ICE. The theme for this year was Merry Madagascar. It was super cute and the kids loved it! We all did:)
During the season we also took the kids to the movies on three separate occasions. We saw "Authur Christmas", "The Muppets" (My hubby actually took them to this one. I stayed home to work on my cards:) & "Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwreked". We also took them to the "Festival of Lights", which is a drive-thru Christmas display that we do every year.
Here is my Christmas card, which I mass produced. I made 80 of them! I know...you're probably thinking I'm nuts and at times I thought I was too! LOL! They were very time consuming, but I really wanted to do it. I got so many compliments on them, which really made me feel good. Despite all of the layers, I didn't have to pay any additional postage to mail them:) I got the idea for this angel after seeing an MDS version on Janet Wakeland's blog here. But I wasn't sure if the punches would work the same until I saw Beth Rush's angel here. Thank you so much ladies for the inspiration:)
Stamps: The Sounding Joy & Contempo Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Vellum Card stock, & Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler & Encore Silver
Other: Punches: ( (Dotted Scallop Ribbon border, 3/4" Circle, Small Oval, Owl Builder, Petite Pennants Builder), Big Shot & Supplies: Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions embossing folder, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, & Lots Of Tags Sizzlits die set) Silver EP, Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones & dimensionals
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!