It's December, and only 20 days 'til Christmas!!!! How did that happen?? We've had a warmer-than-normal fall, and so it doesn't really feel like the holidays are coming at us so fast.
Our girls surprised us by decorating the house, and even dragging down the Christmas tree from the attic and setting it up themselves (ornaments yet to come). That is a HUGE help. Huge. I just finished decorating our office this past week, and I sure wasn't ready to do the same to our home just yet. Wasn't that nice of the kids?? I am grateful.
I'm fairly well-organized, so most of my shopping is done. Most. Not all. As much as I love Christmas time, it sure is stressful. Year after year, I usually have a little meltdown right about now, and feel completely overwhelmed.
About this card: I have an affinity for pink and blue Christmas cards. (HERE is one I made in 2010.) They are so sweet. I used a pink polka dot pattern from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue paper pad and the Christmas Tree die from Papertrey Ink. First I die-cut the tree from white cardstock, I think 3 or 4 times, gluing each layer together. The final layer is the thin patterned paper. Princess Pink sequins from Neat & Tangled make great ornaments. :-)
I stamped Stampin' Up!'s Dictionary background on a cream cardstock base. Sigh. Really love that look. What a shame it is now retired!
Thanks so much for taking a peek today. I hope you have a weekend that is full of things that make you happy!
Stamps: Dictionary - Stampin' Up!; Tiny Tags - Papertrey Ink Paper: Vintage Cream, white - Papertrey Ink; pink polka dot - Lost & Found Madison Avenue; snowflake - Be Merry - My Mind's Eye Ink: Going Gray, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up Fibers: cream twine - American Crafts; crochet trim - Inspired By Stamping; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: Scallop Circle Bigz die - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!; Tiny Tags, Christmas Tree dies - Papertrey Ink; Princess Pink sequins - Neat & Tangled