Birthdays and colds sure do get in the way of blogging. Sorry for the lack of posting and visiting your blogs as of late, I got a cold for my birthday so it has slowed me down a bit. Now that it has passed, the cold and the birthday, I feel like I quickly need to wrap up this foolishness of my favorite 40, the problem is, writing down 40 memories is a bit of a task, I hadn't thought it would be this challenging and take so long :) Prior proper planning, bla bla bla...anywho, Thanks for all for the kind words about the first 12, oh and for indulging me by pretending to care about them:) It was an extra special birthday gift. I plan to share the next 28 or so as I get time to properly pay tribute to them, most likely a few at a time and I may back track a bit. BTW, as lengthy as this process is, it is very therapeutic and I highly recommend it! If you are keeping up with my fav 40, find the Pages tab to the right and click on Fav 40.
Now, on to some Christmas cards I created using Julie's Inspirational challenge at The Scrappy Tree. This was her inspiration:
It's not too late to join, go HERE for more details!
This picture initially inspired me to create this one above but I have found I have a hard time creating one of anything :) I used a stencil and acrylic craft paint on canvas, sewn to ivory burlap. The trees have random rhinestones scattered about the tree and some silver trim cording to act as garland.
This one has a bit of glitter instead of trim.
And this one I switched it up to gold accented garland and brown pearls. The Believe tag is one of my fav elements. I just stenciled the words on to canvas and then glued it to a piece of ivory felt after cutting it out with pinking shears. I don't love it here on the card but it will definitely be a sample for some gift tags.
Lastly, don't miss our Featured Guest Designer Sandy Ang over at The Scrappy Tree Today, she has some amazing Holiday projects she is sharing with us, check it out, HERE.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you all are getting more shopping and decorating done than I am!
Have a wonderful week!