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December 27, 2011

Baby"s First Christmas

Well I hope everyone had a very Merry Merry Christmas, boy was it ever busy around here!  There was so many special elements to this years Christmas that it just seemed like there was something going on every day & night for the last week.  I know I may have mentioned it in a previous post but here are a few things that makes this Christmas so special but yet very emotional & memorable.  First of all we have a great-granddaughter who will be celebrating her first Christmas, but to make it especially grand her Daddy who is in the Navy got to come home on leave to share in this moment.  My son-in-law came home on December 22nd and is retired from the Air Force after 24 years, my sons's 41 birthday was 12/22 and he is working in the oil fields in North Dakota but he got to come home.  So it was a huge homecoming for all, especially because in the up coming year, my son and daughter and their families will be moving to the Denver area,  my Navy grandson is going into submarines and another grandson is going in the Navy so not sure when we will have another Christmas like this one.
Sorry for the story, anyway here is the card you came to see.....................LOL
The image is from Pink Gem Designs, they have some adorable images be sure and check them out.  This one came both colored and uncolored, I tried to color using my Copics but I was having some trouble and running out of time so I went with the pre-colored one.  The colors were great anyways.  I printed it on white pearl paper and immediately sprinkled it with sparkle embossing powder when it came out of the printer than heated it.  I cut it out using the Make the Cut software, it is an amazing software that works with die cutting machines.  You can pretty much cut out anything, unfortunately I do not utilize it to it's full ability.  The tag that the image is mounted on using foam tape was cut using my Cricut out of white glitter paper, sorry I can't remember which cartridge.   The Merry Christmas was also cut from glitter paper using the MS Elegant cakes cartridge.  The white strip in the middle I punched using an Fiskars punch and ran red ribbon through it.
This card has a lot of sparkle to it, I used Christmas paper from a DCWV Christmas stack I got a few years ago.
I also finished the inside using several different poems and sayings and adding some of my own touches to personalize it.
I wan to wish each of you a very very Happy New year.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and take a peak on my card.  I would love to hear what you think of it.  Make sure you stop back in the next week as I have several cards to post that I had not had a chance to.

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends  - 1/2
Charisma Cardz  Anything Goes   ends - 1/4
Cinspirations   Anything goes  ends - 1/3
Mum's Craft Shop  Anything goes  ends - 1/3

9 comments:

Jan said...

Love this. I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

Rene said...

AWWWW, this is adorable! I should have thought to do it since we have two new babies in the family! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday and Happy New Year!
Rene :D

Audrey Frelx said...

Donna, your card is just adorable!!!

So glad all your family was able to get together to have a wonderful Christmas! I'm sure it was wonderful having your son being home for the holidays!

Hugs, my friend!

Hrvatica said...

Such an adorable card. It's so wonderful that your family was home for the holidays.

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Wow! This is SO cute! I love all the details you put into it and the colors are amazing!

Tracy said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Best Wishes
Tracy x

shell said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz for our "anything goes" challenge. Best wishes for a happy & healthy 2012! Hugs, Denise x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz for our "anything goes" challenge. Best wishes for a happy & healthy 2012! Hugs, Denise x