Monday, December 24, 2012

A Blessed Christmas to All

Wishing all my fellow stampers and bloggers a most Blessed Christmas Eve as Christians around the world begin to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.

I have a few things to share with you for Christmas.

First is this wonderful picture of my 1 1/2 year old grandnephew, James - fast asleep on Santa's lap.  They were on vacation in FL at Disneyworld.  After a busy day at the park they got in line to visit Santa -  and James just couldn't say awake any longer -  so his parents just put him in Santa's lap sound asleep -  isn't this just precious?!
And here are some holiday card/projects I've recently made.   I'll just post the pictures with a brief description and list the supplies at the end.

I made these tags at the request of my friend Elizabeth.  Santa is bringing her 7 year old twins, Paige and Gwen, scrapbooking boxes and he needed some tags to put on the handles so they would know which box belonged to who.  So "Mrs Claus" made these tags for them.
 Stamps used:  letters from Vanity License Plate MFT, handmade with love from Make Your Mark WMS, Mrs Claus and silhouette from Candy Jar Christmas WMS.
I made this blue tag for last weeks Split Coast Free 4 All challenge to make a one layer tag.  I simply stamped the image from Seasonal Remedies, die cut it, sponged the edges before removing the die punched a hole at the top and added the wrinkled seam tape.
Here's another card I made for this weeks Split Coast Featured Stamper challenge.  I.picked out Sylvia's wonderful CAS Enjoy This Day card to CASE.  It's also for the Inchie on a Twinchie Technique challenge.  I stamped my 2" 'Twinchie' with a lovely Vintage Christmas Backgrounder stamp from Waltzingmouse and used the Memory Box Country Landscape die.

I'm entering my simple Christmas tag in the Cas-ual Friday's Dashing Thru the Holidays Challenge -  to make a card within 10 minutes  and also the 10 minute Craft Dash challenge - -  I think this took me all of 5 minutes to create!

And finally - a simple winter Thank You card combining 4 of last weeks Split Coast Challenges.The CAS challenge was a photo inspiration of a potted candle with greenery, the Ways to Use It challenge was Glitz and Glitter, the Free 4 All challenge was a Simple Thanks - and for the Inspiration Challenge I was inspired by some blue shoes.

We will certainly all need Thank You cards with all the gift giving and party hosting going on this month and this one whips up quickly!  The candle stamp is from Bright Season and the Thank You is from Vintage Garden Seed Packet - both by Waltzingmouse.

I'd like to take a moment to thank you all for stopping by my blog and leaving me your lovely comments over the past year.  I am so grateful for you - my stamping/blogging friends -  I love coming to visit you and being inspired as well!

Wishing you all a most blessed holiday season!

Mrs Clause Tags:
Stamps:  Letters from Vanity License Plate set My Favorite Things, Handmade with love from Make Your Mark set Waltzingmouse, Mrs. Clause and silhouette from Candy Jar Christmas set Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  grunge paper (base) Ranger, bitty dot basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  scallop tag die - Spellbinders (retired I think), cropadile, key chain - Tandy Leather, Xyron 510 laminator.

Pure Christmas Spirit One Layer Tag:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Seasonal Remedies
Paper: Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans
Accessories: scalloped tag die - Spellbinders, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop

Country Landscape:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Christmas Backgrounder
Paper: white, spring rain - PTI
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal
Accessories: Country Landscape die - Memory Box, boam tape

A Candle Thanks:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Candle from Bright Season, Thank You from Vintage Garden Seed Packet
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Grey Flannel, teal zeal, cottage Ivy, Cantaloupe,
Accessories: silver ice Stickles


Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful projects, Julia, but the most precious image in this post is the picture of your precious grandchild asleep in Santa's arms. What a fantastic shot...better than any smiling or crying true peace.

Merry Christmas, my friend.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Merry Christmas Julia! What a precious photo! Love all your beautiful projects especially the tags!

dpkennedy said...

Lovely cards and tags Julie, but nothing beats that photo of James and Santa! How sweet!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So sweet that fun Santa photo! How treasured that will become!

Fun projects -- my favorite is simple winter! Love the balanced feel of your card.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Julia, what a wonderful assortment of projects that show what a versatile stamper you are. Love the photo - that one needs to be framed!

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous array of project Julia!! Love that precious photo!! Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wonderful artwork, Julia! I love them all!!

The photo of your grandson is really precious! Wow! What is it about a sleeping child? And that Santa is awesome! So tender and sweet.


Angie Tieman said...

Eeeek! I love your tags and your cards! Great job with the dash! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

p.s. The photo of your grandnephew with Santa is totally adorable!!

Mynnette said...

So many beautiful things about this post! LOVE all your creations--but that Santa pic has got to be the sweetest thing ever! Happy New Year! :)

Dana said...

Oh my goodness, that tag is perfect for the Dash challenge! Love the photo of your grandson too...simply precious. So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)