A Joyous Christmas

Sweet blog friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Mine was so untraditionally laid back.  In years past, every detail was known well before the week arrived and this year, I learned I would have company two days out.  I was not going to cook so then the wild hunt for a place for dinner.  Our favorite place was booked so we went with another and then abandoned that when the line was around the block.  In the end we had a marvelous dinner and none of the fretting.   Know this — I am never this laid back but it honestly felt good to let go.  What a blessing!  In the meantime, I had an afternoon to craft while entertaining company – since we were watching TV, I put my hands to work for another Christmas card to add to the stash.

I centered the ornament cut from Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG on two circle motifs from Spellbinders™ Asian Accents.  For embellishment I used the flourish and flower from Spellbinders™ Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.  I just love the metal corners I found at Micheals, they frame the edges nicely :-)

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Chickadee Ornament
Paper: Recollections, Coredinations,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LGSpellbinders™ Asian AccentsSpellbinders™ Jewel Flowers and Flourishes, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Momenta Metal Stickers, Spare Parts Button

Hugs friends, I had a brief blitz of card making so I have a couple of posts scheduled!!  See you soon!

  • MaryannNovember 25, 2012 - 6:01 am

    Oh Becca, this is soo beautiful, and it´s so good to see you actually make some cards just for fun again here now, and it´s just as gorgeous as always hun.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and good luck with your surgery soon.ReplyCancel

  • BillieNovember 25, 2012 - 6:36 am

    Hey Becca, so glad you were able to be laid back, doesn’t it feel good??take? So love your cards, can’t wait for the next one. Please take care of yourself and will be praying for you to get thru your surgery that is coming up soon.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieNovember 25, 2012 - 6:43 am

    Stunning cardReplyCancel

  • DeniceNovember 25, 2012 - 6:47 am

    Love the beauty in this card. I have got to sit down and get mine going if I am going to have them done this year. Wow, does it ever slow down. Ha-Ha….. Our Thanksgiving was spent alone this year, it was a little lonely but not hectic. I guess that is the trade off. : ) Hugs to you all in cyber land…. +God bless+….. DeniceReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 25, 2012 - 6:58 am

    Thankful to have found a wonderful friend (even though we haven’t met) and such a wonderful artist in you, Becca. This is truly a beautiful card, I just love the Jewel Flowers and Flourishes; your flowers are breathtaking. Hope your surgery goes well, I’m having some Wednesday myself so hope all goes well for both of us. God Bless.

  • Lori UlrichNovember 25, 2012 - 7:03 am

    So very thankful for your wisdom and talent Becca! Your beautiful projects never cease to amaze and inspire me! Thankful you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday and pray all goes well with your upcoming surgery! {{hugs}}ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 25, 2012 - 7:22 am

    GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! :) AND time to play! :)ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanNovember 25, 2012 - 7:33 am

    Just beautiful…..we also broke tradition…Thanksgiving was spent at our DD house…..her first Thanksgiving dinner….and it was so wonderful…..family and good food is always a blessing….will be praying for you on your surgery….ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceNovember 25, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Beautiful and we went out to dinner this year also. Much nicer day than all that mess and cooking. It was much more fun to stamp the afternoon away!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 25, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Hope this blog post finds you feeling well and enjoying some of the season. The card is wonderful as usual. Prayers still go up for you.ReplyCancel

  • Camille M. RussellNovember 25, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Beautiful card as usual!
    As to your health- Trust in the Lord-if He brings you to it, He will bring you THRU it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BNovember 25, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Such a wonderful card Becca!! Love your choice of paper and, of course, your beautiful accents. Continuing to keep you in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • TheresaNovember 25, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Love the chickadees on this card!! What stamp is it?? So cute. Glad you didn’t stress over dinner. We went out to a Thanksgiving buffet at one of our favorite restaurants. So nice to just go out, eat and then go home without any preparation or clean-up.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyNovember 25, 2012 - 10:12 am

    I love this card Becca – which stamp did you use please?

    Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well with your surgery and that you are soon back in your craft room.ReplyCancel

  • EmilyNovember 25, 2012 - 10:22 am

    So glad you had a nice relaxing holiday. That’s really what it’s all about anyway…just enjoying each others company and being thankful for the abundance we have- not knocking ourselves out trying to make things “perfect”. This is such a beautiful card and I love those chickadees!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 25, 2012 - 11:43 am

    What a lovely card! So cheerful and festive!ReplyCancel

  • Alice RoushiaNovember 25, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    What a beautiful Christmas card but then all of your cards are just gorgeousReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaNovember 25, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    These little birds are so sweet! I love the flower nestled with the bow, and the corner treatments are lovely!ReplyCancel

  • cynDNovember 25, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    it is always good to relax.. why not it is a gift frome God to rest in HIM… good for you & love your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GarrardNovember 25, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Great work Becca. I love the big gold embellishment on the red flower. Karen.xReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 25, 2012 - 8:50 pm

    Glad to hear that you had a relaxed Thanksgiving Becca. I love the traditional colours of this card. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyNovember 25, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    So glad you have a nice Thanksgiving!!! The card is so beautiful! Lots of nice details!ReplyCancel

  • SorayaNovember 25, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    exquisite card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda TNovember 25, 2012 - 9:57 pm

    I love this card, glad to hear you had a wonderful Holiday without a lot of stress! Thank you for all your wonderful work you share with all of us!!!!ReplyCancel

  • colleen hNovember 26, 2012 - 5:42 am

    such a pretty card, but then your cards always areReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterNovember 27, 2012 - 8:57 am