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ICS Blog Hop...Christmas is Coming!

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!  We come together and hop on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Each month there is a theme and this month the theme is...Christmas is Coming!   Thank you for joining us and enjoy all the stops on the hop!

How many Christmas cards have you made?  I will admit that I haven't made very many, yet.  In fact the other day my spouse asked if we were going to be sending cards this year.  So, I need to get busy.  


I used the Split Card Texture die on the front of this card and behind the texture I added a piece of Real Red Glimmer paper.  Love how sparkly it looks. The poinsettias were cut from the Boughs of Holly DSP.  The sentiment is from the Leaves of Holly stamp set stamped in Evening Evergreen ink on a Tailor Made Tag.  The tiny little bow was made with the Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon.


To decorate the inside of the card I added another strip of the Boughs of Holly DSP and another fussy cut poinsettia.  This probably will not be the card that will get mass produced for our family Christmas cards but I will definitely make a few more of these because I love the sparkle from the Real Red Glimmer Paper.  

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Deb Naylor has made for you!

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Hello Harvest and the Fitting Florets DSP

It has been a rough few days here on the blog.  I know photos have been loading slowly and there are lots of broken links/pictures.  Typepad (the blogging platform I use) is working on it and hopefully all will be fixed soon.  

Today is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week the challenge is a color combination.


Look familiar?  It is the same palette I used for last week sketch challenge.  In fact I am using the same paper from the Fitting Florets DSP.  


The layout is also similar except I used the one of the oval frames from the Framed Florets dies instead of circles.  The Balmy Blue pumpkin and pretty flowers are from the Hello Harvest bundle and colored using Stampin' Blends.   I think this cheery color combination makes the pumpkin image more of a year round one vs just for the fall.  What do you think?  

The little banner is from the Stylish Shapes dies.  The sentiment is from the Through It Together stamp set.  This stamp set has 21 little sentiments which are full of good thoughts and encouragement.  I reach for it often.   The little Night of Navy gem is from the Solid Faceted Gems.  The gems come in 6 colors-Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. There are 30 gems in each color, 15 of each in 2 sizes.  The Polished Pink ribbon is the 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon and it is one of my favorite ribbons.  I love the colors it comes in (2021-23 In Colors) and it is so easy to tie a bow.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team made for the challenge,