Sunday, December 9, 2012


Christmas is drawing near, and many of you may have heard that I recently lost my father. This holiday will definately be a difficult one,
but with grown children of my own and a grandson who still believes in Santa,
I am trying to enjoy the season and all that goes with it!
I put up my tree this weekend, including my Dad's Lionel train set, and felt my family room fireplace needed a bit of the traditional mood,
so I made this chipboard stocking banner.
Starting with a KaiserKraft mini board kit, I covered the stocking shapes with
"Heirloom Christmas" papers.
I then cut out dozens of poinsettia blooms with my Spellbinders die.  It made the process so fast and easy!
The chipboard letters were old Colorbok ones I'd hung onto for years, simply painting and glittering them with Stampendous, "Red Tinsel" embossing powder.


It's not much,but I intend to add more before the 23rd.
Perhaps some pots of poinsetties along the bottom the fireplace!

Winter Friends!

What little girl didn't grow up dreaming of getting a pony for Christmas!
When I saw this new stamp from the
Crafter's Companion,
 I immediately recalled those early days and thinking I could actually have a horse in the suburbs!


Wrapped up like a package, and sporting my favorite boot charms, this little
Christmas card would have been the perfect one for a little horse-lover like me!

My dreams and wishes are more realistic now, but I did finally get my horses and, while it lasted, enjoyed having them every day!

Spectrum Noir colors used:
I hope all of your dreams and wishes come true for the holiday season!