12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts: Day 8 – Joy card

day8_Joy1Good morning and welcome to day eight of my 12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts! Today I am bringing you another holiday card.  This image is a digi from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I believe the name of it is Henry with Wreath. I just love this one. I am always on the hunt for more images of boys since I have an enormous collection of images of girls.  So it is truly a treat to color up boy images.  I used my Copics to color this image and Kraft paper as the base for the card.

day8_Joy2The pattern paper I used on this card is an old one I have from Authentique called ‘Tradition’. I love the muted colors in this paper pack. They lend themselves nicely to masculine cards.  I pulled the color palette from the patterned paper when choosing my Copics.

day8_Joy3I apologize for the poor lighting today. It’s so dark outside this morning and I didn’t set up any additional lighting.  I zoomed in to show you the Wink of Stella I used on the berries and pom pom but I think it’s not coming through well. You’ll have to trust me this time! I once again used the greetings sticker sheet from Little Yellow Bicycle for the ‘Joy’ sentiment. It matched perfectly.

day8_Joy4The inside of the card I rounded the corners on the journaling sheet and added a strip of coordinating paper to the top.  I like switching things up with top-folding cards. I left it blank inside for personal greetings.

Today’s prop is a little winter house that I put on my television stand in our living room.

Have a blessed day friends!


New card: Blessings

gardenlady2I have had this beautiful digi from Mo’s Digital Pencil for some time now. As you know, I love to be in my garden and watch things grow. So I decided it was time to color her up. I used paper from two collections: Basic Grey’s Highline and Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm.  I also added some sequins and used my pearl pen to add a little more on top of each sequin. Can you guess where I got the vellum from? I actually had some left from the sheet I ran through the Silhoutte from my Project Life accents I made so instead of throwing them away, I took out a border punch and made a few. No waste in this craft room. I like how it softens the look.


Lately we have been spending long hours in the late afternoon and evening on our deck and I enjoy taking in the beauty of the garden but the sights and the sounds of the birds, butterflies and bumble bees rock  my world.  They are so amazing and they are a gift so I make sure to remind myself to take the time daily especially while the weather is nice.

I recently watched an amazing TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg, an amazing photographer and filmaker who captured the most beautiful time-lapsed photography in nature.  Then set it to film with a voice over that reminds us we are interconnected to nature and not to take it for granted. It is a blessing. That we should make gratitude a priority.


So when I looked for a sentiment for this card this video popped into my brain and  I found the perfect sentiment from my Autumn Blessings stamp from Flourishes.

I hope you can take time today to enjoy the beauty of nature and let gratitude warm your heart.




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