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
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.
I also finished the inside using several different poems and sayings and adding some of my own touches to personalize it.
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