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Merry Christmas!

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As I sit here on Christmas Eve I realize that I haven’t posted in over a week.  I, like many of you, have been running around getting everything ready for Christmas.  My cards are finally all sent and most of the presents are wrapped.  My children are doing a bit of arts and crafts for final decorations.  My mother is here enjoying the chaos of two little boys as they get more and more excited for the big day.  In short…not much time for posting.  I have been working on some projects for the new year so I will have lots for you as we get into January.

I thought it appropriate to show you two final cards using Bright Hopes.  I might as well have called these “A few of my favorite things”.  My favorite Christmas set this year, my favorite color combination (Vanilla/Always Artichoke), my favorite embossing folder (Framed Tulips) and my favorite ribbon (Seam Binding).  This first version doesn’t photograph as pretty as it is in person.  I used Naturals Ivory paper and embossed the wreath with Clear Embossing Powder (over Versamark/Always Artichoke).  I didn’t make lots of them but enough to share with some close family and my club members.

The second version was a bit quicker with no heat embossing.  I used the lovely tree and Very Vanilla card stock on this one.

I hope that all of you have a happy holiday season.  Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, I hope that you are surrounded by family and friends.  I feel blessed to share my stamping adventures with you and I thank you for sharing your thoughts back with me.  I wish you peace and joy!

See you next week with some new challenges and maybe (I really hope I can get one done) a preview of the new Occasions Mini.

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