Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I would take a quick moment out of my busy and hectic day to post one last Christmas card... I'm so thankful this season for all the blessings that make my life so special. My crafting time and my time here with all of you in blogland is what keeps me sane in the "real world" stresses. I am constantly inspired by your creative talents and realize that without the ability to share my cards with you, they would not be as fulfilling.

This card was created late in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. I had only been home from the surgery at the hospital a couple of days, and the nights were still the most uncomfortable time. I was watching Christmas movies and found that doing all the fussy cutting was so therapeutic. It all came together so easily thanks to the adorable patterned paper by Recollections.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Winter/Cold
Card Crafters Circle - Christmas
Stamping Boutique - Winter/Holiday
Shelly's Images - Celebrate

I wish each and everyone of you the happiest of all holidays. May your days be filled with the love of Christ, our Lord - the reason for the season!


Darlene said...

OMGosh ... this is so cute ... LOVE IT!!
Thanks so much for joining our "CELEBRATE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Pauline said...

Hi Jodi! This is a wintery delight! Definitely warming... just like our day, although we're expecting a Christmas of 35C/102F here in southern Australia! Thanks for sharing with us in our Christmas challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle...
hugs and blessings,

Grandma Bonnie said...

Jodi, what a gorgeous card and your details are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Jenée said...

Fantabulous card! All those little snowmen have brought a big grin to my face (and I don't even like snow!!!). Your card is stunning. Thank you so much for entering the Card Crafter's Circle challenge. Happy Holidays to you!

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Jodi....unlike my Teamie, Jenee, I LOVE all things snow, so this creation is right up my many details, and all that fussy cutting....wonderful!
Good luck in our Christmas Challenge at Card Crafter's Circle....and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Kathi said...

The card is adorable. I love the vintage feel of it. Great images, great "fussy" cutting, and lovely coloring.

Best wishes for a lovely Christmas celebration filled with love, laughter, and loads of loot!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely adorable! I love all of the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

Vicki Fraser said...

Lots of fussy cutting there, that's for sure! just as well you had some quiet time. Card is lovely and neutral after all the christmas bling elsewhere :)