Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chalking Up Another Day...

   Almost time for family reunion. Reminded of the many holidays military families spend apart. Away from family, away from home, away from any sense of normalcy. Keeping current and former service members in our prayers. Join us won't you? And while we're at it, perhaps we can add first responders of the homeland who keep vigilant watch, and are at our beck and call. Freedom isn't free; and service is often a sacrifice many will never know.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Joy to the World

   Gold embossing makes a lovely variation to yesterday's sentiment set. Adorned it with Stampendous holiday inches, and textured background. Creating and remembering all the people to whom these greetings will be sent. Always such a humbling time of year--we have been living a Wonderful Life to be sure. Holiday blessings to you and yours.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Making Merry

   Isn't it terrific when patterned paper makes such a fun background for a new sentiment stamp? I just bought several of the WPlus9 clear sets with phrases and hand-lettered sentiments. Lots of mix and match fun. I love that they are separate, the phrases can be moved around depending on your mood, and they couldn't be easier. Here's more with the color scheme reversed:
   Oh what fun it is to stamp…still counting days until my family is all home together!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Feet!

   Counting the days until we get to have darling daughter home from university. So much to catch up on, new memories to be made, and another farewell when she leaves to continue her studies. It's going to fly by so we will make it count.
   My sister loves all things penguin. I took some Jolee stickers and built a set of cards around them. Had fun playing with my new shimmer spray and sentiment stamps--easy! My favorite card is the one you don't see here; I'm pretty sure the dog ate it! It was on my desk for final touches…spent a few concentrated minutes attaching the little fish hanging from fishing poles…couldn't find it anywhere when I came back after lunch. I should have looked in Odin's mouth for signs of glitter…he was skulking sheepishly enough to not have bothered though. He loves paper as much as I do.