Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I can't believe it's Christmas Eve and I'm still wrapping and trying to finish my cards! It's been a whirlwind of activity around here and I am racing to keep up with myself!  I've told my family and friends that my cards will be late this year and guess what....they aren't even surprised!  I have the best family and the best friends, I am so lucky!!

Next year I will definitely make some cards throughout the year, this is just crazy!  LOL!!  Anyway this is a short post as I still have a zillion things to do before Santa arrives, but I wanted to share a special part of my Christmas memories with you.  My Christmas Angel...isn't she sweet?

I remember saving up my allowance when I was a little girl so that I could get my Mom something special.  I remember walking to 'The China Cabinet', a store in our neighbourhood, it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds, and of course back in those days everyone knew everyone. So Mr. Reynolds asked if he could help me.  I showed him my money and said I needed to find something really special for my Mom for Christmas and together we found this little Chrismas Angel that was in my price range. 

He wrapped it up for me and I carried it home and tucked it under the tree, so excited for my Mom to open it up.  My Mom loved it and each Christmas she would unwrap it and display it on the stereo cabinet.  Now my Mom has gone, I have the Christmas Angel and every year I carefully unwrap it and think of my Mom and Dad and the wonderful Christmases we always had.

When I look at my little Christmas Angel, I sometimes wonder if Mr. Reynolds charged me the right amount on that day so long ago....

I hope you like my Christmas Angel memory and I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas filled with love, family and friends.  May your days be Merry and Bright!  Thanks for stopping to share your precious time with me!

Love and hugs ~ Judy

Friday, December 2, 2011

Razzleberry Snowflakes

Hi everyone...Happy December!

Seriously .... where does the time go?  I can't believe that it's Christmas in a few more weeks, today we're decorating the tree, I have the Christmas music on and I'm hoping it will start to feel a lot more like Christmas! 

My card today is so much prettier in real life, the silver glimmer paper is such a favourite of mine and it really sparkles on this card.  The card base is Rich Razzleberry and the snowflakes are stamped with the same colour on the base of the card. 

The snowflakes squares are stamped with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive on Very Vanilla.  The squares are punched out with the 1 3/8" punch and layered on silver glimmer paper punched out with 1 1/4" square punch and they are all layered on black.

The snowflakes are from a Martha punch and the sentiment has a cute little edge, I inserted the sentiment strip into the Modern Label punch (holding the punch upside down and sliding the sentiment in to just shape the edge) and it has a little rhinestone but it's hard to see in the picture.

And to finish it, I added a Rich Razzleberry Bow de Fourchette  I've added a link to my tutorial.  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by, I truly love your visits!

Hugs ~ Judy