Monday, December 16, 2013

Peace, Joy, Love

Hi there!

The holidays always get so busy - wish I could slow down and enjoy them more! *sigh* Whenever I feel a bit crazed this time of year, I try to find some time to create. It has a wonderful, calming effect, and I know you know what I mean.

So, I just HAD TO order the adorable Lawn Fawn set called, Peace, Joy, Love. The images and sentiments in this set are so darn cute! I created two different cards with it so far. On this first one, I also used the Curved Edge Die from Simon Says Stamp.



And here's my second card.


Aren't those love birds just the cutest?! I'll be saving this one to give to my hubby for Valentine's Day. The snow was created using the Falling Snow Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some Color Box Frost White Ink.

I've got tomorrow off work and I'm hoping to get my shopping finished, and gifts wrapped. After that, I have to work the next six out of seven days before Christmas. I don't mind though - it's such a fun time at the store - people just seem to be happier this time of year! I hope I can find time in the next couple of days to take some photos to share with you. The gal who decorates the store does an amazing job and it looks so festive!

I hope you're having a good week and are all caught up on your shopping and card making! I'm not sending out as many cards as I usually do. I feel bad about it but it just was not possible this year. Could you please remind me I need to start making them in August next year?! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


15 comments:

Lynn said...

Cards done...shopping not so much! I love your two CAS beauties. The sweet little birds are adorable!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your cards are so lovely, the shape of your first card is awesome. I have shopping done, still scrambling with card (and I don't know why!!) and wrapping to do. I agree with you that people are happier during the holidays!

Laura B. said...

So creative! I love how you used that curved edge die...genius! And those little birdies are so adorable!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a clever way to use the curved edge die, Barb! I love your hanging tree lights, too! Your Valentine card is perfect for the love of your life...and your popped up birdies are are absolutely darling! (I think I need this set)

I hope you get the rest of your shopping done, and that the next several days are lots of fun at the store! How wonderful that you work in such a happy place with so many beautiful and festive things around you!

judkajudi said...

I have to look into that set! I especially love the second card. I've eyed that stencil and that die ... just have to restrain myself!! Merry Christmas, friend!! I sent 15 cards this year; some were even store-bought, but don't tell anyone.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are so fun and cute! I also like your enthusiasm for your work! Don't hear that from a lot of people!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love them both! So cute!!

vicki said...

Hi barb wow your cards are stunning I love the two birds how sweet! I know exactly what you mean about crafting it really does help :)
I hope you have a wonderful christmas
Vic x

Cat Craig said...

So love your two birds, really a perfectly sweet card.

Greta said...

2 great cards--love the curved edge die (on my wishlist). The Valentine is so unique & perfect for hubby! Happy Holidays, Barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Aw, both of these cards are so sweet, Barb. I just LOVE the 2nd one and I'm sure your hubby will too! Don't work too hard and enjoy all the fun at the store. Can't wait to see some pics!

Nat said...

such wonderful cards Barb!!! Love the sweet birds your hubby will enjoy this card on Valentines. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas spent with family and friends. :) Merry Christmas.

alexandra s.m. said...

I feel exactly the same way!
Love your two cards Barb!

Clare said...

These are both SO adorable! I just love the fun, festive feel of the first, but I gotta say, I'm a sucker for kraft/kraft tones, so that second card really makes me crafty heart happy! I'm sure your husband will love it!

Brenda said...

These are simply too sweet Barb! I love the happy colours!