Hi, I'm sorry I have been away from posting new cards. I have a bad case of Sciatica that makes everything I do very painful. Couple that with the wood floor installation, and my craft room being the catch all for all random pieces of furniture that get in the way of it. My craft room is like an obstacle course and I have not seen the color of my desk in months! But I did get these Christmas cards started. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Susie, you can see it at her blog Summerwalk designs. I changed it up a bit but I loved her idea. The letters are a Stencil cut from the SCAL cutting program. The rounded rectangle shape is one of their program cuts too, (it was a square) I just layered 1 inside the other. The Envelope Liner is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I used 3 rows of glittered ribbon under the stencil cut on the Joy card and I am not sure if you can see it, I used white glittered paper behind the Noel. The penguin embellie is from Jolee's boutique, part of my Christmas stash from my daughter last year. I added a little Stickles Eucalyptus and Magenta for trim. I photographed the cards with some of my favorite Christmas bulbs, the blue one dates back to the 30's, I'm not sure about the pink one.
I hope everyone is surviving this strange summer of 2012. This is one of the hottest and driest on record here in Michigan.
I hope to get a few more cards done this week, sorry to be away for so long. I feel bad, I have been visiting you and I know you have come back and commented and I still have the same post rolling. (It was a good one with all those goodies from my friend Valerie). But I did need to update it with something new! Thank you for all of your sweet comments and emails wondering where I had gone and if I were OK. I am touched to know so many sweet blogging friends, thank you all for checking up on me. It will be easier to craft once my house is not in a constant state of upheaval too. Thanks for looking. ~Diane
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