Friday, October 25, 2019

Joy Keeping Christmas

October 25, 2019

This year is flying by and believe it or not, Christmas is 2 months away!  I can tell you, I am NOT ready! Actually, this makes me very anxious.  I wish time would slow down!  So much to do with Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together, but it will all get done!  It always does.  LOL!


It's time for this month's installment of the Keeping Christmas Inspriration Blog Hop!  The Challenge Design Team is sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month!

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in your stash ready to go for December 2019!

So hop along and be sure to visit each blog.
There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Lesley Croghan (off this month)
    Julee Tilman  

My cards are both created on white card bases.  I used YUPO paper to create the alcohol ink backgrounds.  I love making these.  I just squirt on different colors and make them in sets of 4 or 5.  Then, I have them on hand when I want to use one on a card.  I do add alcohol blending solution to the inks to help them spread easier.  I let mine air dry.  I think the color remains more vibrant that way.

The wreaths are cut using the Simon Says Stamp Wreath Ring Wafer Die. I used silver glimmer  paper and then I pieced all the circles back in the wreath.  I love the way it shines.  My pictures are not the best because of the reflection.  

I cut the "joy" sentiment four times with black card stock and glued them together.  Then I cut it out in silver glimmer and added it on top of the black sentiments. This adds lots of dimension to the sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!  Do you have a favorite? 

The hop is hosted by the fabulous Kelly Lunceford's blog, so head over there to start from the beginning.

ENJOY the blog hop!  I hope we inspired you to make a few cards, too!



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