“Count it all joy” — that’s what I’m doing today with Endless Wishes, the photopolymer set that made an encore appearance in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog after selling out last year. I’m happy about that, of course, but my true joy is for all the blessings I’ve been given. That’s a subject for another post.
Meanwhile, did you arrive from Tinkerin in Ink with Tanya? As I’ve mentioned, Tanya Boser is the Queen of the Stamp Review Crew. I’m so grateful for her organization and creativity — check out the adorable banner and buttons, which keep you “in the loop”!
I’m not ashamed to say that when I see another stamper’s work that seems pretty darn perfect, I’m not too proud to copy. And share. Everything. (You know, CASE.) So it is with my first joy card, inspired to a large degree by Valerie Moody. I love red and brown together, so that’s the direction I took. Can you see the tiny pearls in the center of the snowflakes? Diamonds and pearls: so right.
Would you believe I envisioned this next card as a wink and a nod to a Nordic sweater? No, it didn’t quite get there. Instead, as I was involved in a lengthy conversation about failing parents and retirement homes, I spied a discarded die-cut banner in the cutting room. After the phone call, it was good to redirect my thoughts and work on something joyous again!
Now make your way (careful! it might be slippery!) to RunningwScissorsStamper, the blog of the fabulous Heidi Baks. Enjoy, and be sure to return for December 15’s blog hop featuring Mixed Bunch!