Monday, December 8, 2014

Pomegranate and Chocolate Christmas

Hello, friends!  It's been a while since I sat at this computer and typed up a blog post.  Things you've been seeing here at Dietrich Designs were scheduled waaaay ahead of time, a while ago.  I haven't even made a new card in, well, too long.  Life's been incredibly hectic and unusually full for more than a month now.  By the grace of God, we're getting through something very, um, large.  He is seeing us through to the other side of a big storm that hit us completely out of the blue (I guess that's how many storms hit.)  Light is at the end of the tunnel, at long last.  Still a ways to go, but things are lightening up.

You're here for a card, I'll bet.  :) I've got two today.


I pulled out some hoarded Purely Pomegranate Stampin' Up! papers from a retired Christmas collection, and paired them with Chocolate Chip.  The ornament stamp is also retired (I think I'm Queen of Retired Products, LOL!), from Flourishes All That Glitters.


I had two of these already-colored ornament images in my box for a LONG time.  In fact, looking at the picture above, I can see there's some glimmer to it, but I don't remember how I did that!  LOL  I do not own a Wink of Stella pen, which I hear everyone talking about.  So how did I do it?  Ha ha, not sure if I'll ever remember!


This card is similar to the one up top, but features a bit of crochet lace and more pearls.


Keeping up my blog posts is especially important to me right now, because it reminds me of good, happy things.  I've got more scheduled ahead, so you'll still be seeing activity here.

Thanks so much for your visit today.  Have a BLESSED day!



Stamps: All That Glitters (ornament), Paperwhites (sentiment) - Flourishes Fibers: Argentina seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop; crochet lace

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful! LOVING the colors and that ornament is gorgeous! I hope all gets smoothed out for you soon :)

Martha Herrera said...

Such an elegant card, Colleen!
I hope all is well with you. xoxo

Benzi said...

Just beautiful ornament cards, Colleen. I always love your seam binding bows. Your crochet lace on the second card is so lovely.

I've been away for a few weeks but have been thinking of you. So happy life is looking up a bit for you. Life is so full of ups and downs. Just remember, He is in control.

~amy~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards. Beautiful color combo and bows. Bwst wishes for you.

Lisa said...

I'm so happy things are getting better Colleen. Continued prayers for you all sweet friend. This is a beautiful card, love the pinks and reds, nicely done!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun color combo - beautiful card!

Bonnie said...

Pomegranate is one of my favorite retired colors! It's so good to see it again! Love it with Chocolate Chip. I have more retired items than current, I think. Two beautiful cards!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Colleen! I LOVE this color combination...and that bit of shimmer on the first ornament.

S. Thomas said...

I'm sorry to here Colleen, that there has been some sort of trial in your life of late, but am glad that you feel you are almost through it. Courage, friend, courage.

Now, as for these cards...oh I do so like a Christmas card with nontraditional coloring, and these two are so lovely. Bravo.

Stella said...

You are so talented; this is pink jewel. And so elegant; wow!
XXX

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely lovely! Those papers are still in my collection and I bring them out now and then. They look so pretty on your card, especially with the browns. It's hard when you work, but it's never good to give up something you love in favor of the nine to five. I'm glad you were a little ahead on your posts. Good luck!

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