It"s been sooooooo long since I've been able to take some time to craft. This morning after I finally got into my craft room and made this card for this week's LIM challenge, I was reminded that I need to do this to stay balanced. It is my therapy, my grounding, my happy place. I know that, but it really struck me today. I thought about the other night when I was having dinner with family and friends. Here is a snippet of our conversation:
Friend: "Fill in the blank: the Christmas season has not started until..."
Me: "Until I have had my Christmas nervous breakdown."
My 12 year old son: "Well, I guess it must be Christmas!"
I have been on overload like everyone else. Today with the inspiration of my favorite duo, Chrissie and Mandi, I found my happy place again. This week is Theme Week and Chrissie and Mandi have chosen MUSIC.
I have not captured the beauty of my card with this photo. As Mandi said in her post, white on white is horrendous to photograph. The texture and finish of the two white papers work so beautifully together. Here are the supplies I used:
Paper: Real Red, textured linen, pearl finish.
Ink: VersaMark, Ranger Antique Linen distress ink. VersaFine Onyx Black.
Stamps: PTI Christmas Blessings, Waltzingmouse Musical Backgrounds.
Supplies: Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die, gold embossing powder, self adhesive crystals, Scor-Tape, corner rounder.
This is perhaps the third Christmas card I have made so far. Only 147 to go. LOL! I did not send Christmas cards for the first time three years ago. Since then each year I vow that I am going to make and send them, but every year I run out of time. Maybe valentines...
In case this is my last post before Christmas, which is probably a sure bet, Christmas Blessings to you, however you spend this special time. Wishing you peace and some time to enjoy the beauty that is at the heart of the season. Merry Christmas.