Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Love and Joy!

The week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day is one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. The house is filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the season, the hustle of Christmas is over, and the anticipation of what the new year will bring fills my heart with hope. I love the hushed excitement and that we have extra time to share together. Patrick has a few extra days off from work, there's no school...we usually have a few quiet pj days and I get some extra crafting time. I have a few upcoming deadlines and cannot yet share what I'm working on, so I thought I'd share a project from my September Dirty Gallery.

I love the homespun feel of this card! For me, it captures the warm spirit of the heart that fills the Christmas season...makes me think of hand-made quilts, crocheted doilies, calico aprons and warm peanut butter fudge, old-fashioned things that remind me of my grandmothers and my mom and the love they poured into making our home special during the holidays and indeed every day of the year. Lots of little things that add up to big things!

My card features Lizzie Anne's Love and Joy Labels and Cosmo Cricket papers. The images were colored with Prismas and Gamsol, *aged* with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink and highlighted with a white gel pen. I used a combination of Coluzzle circles and nestabilities circles and scalloped circles for the layout.

I hope you're enjoying this special week too!

6 comments:

  1. Wow Deb, this is beautiful!! I too love the homespun feel and warm colors!! Hope you had an amazing Christmas and your New Year is full of happiness my friend!

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  2. Hi Deb, thank so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :o) It is amazing the ways the Lord intorduces the His family sometimes, LOL. I hope to see you alot on the Daily Dare and Sweet Stop!

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  3. Oh wow Deb!! This is amazing!!!

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  4. What a gorgeous creation!! Love it!!

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  5. This is very cute, Deb. I love the colors you used.

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  6. Nice colors and creative idea for the card!

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