As I write this up, Christmas is officially over at my house. All the decorations are down and stored away for next year and there are just a little bit of sweets leftover that we have all been nibbling on the past week. Weight Watchers is expecting me to show up the day after New Years and I am actually looking forward to some healthy eating for a switch. Did you all over-indulge during the holidays like I did?
One thing I did do that didn't add one single pound to my waist was open up the fabulous kit that Jessica of The Paper Parade
sent everyone in the 12 Kits of Occasions for our December challenge. It's the 30th of the month and time for December's edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions
. You can find us on our blog
and our Pinterest
page (I especially love seeing all the cards made this year grouped together all in one place). I made the mistake of opening it just to peek and then when I tried to put it back, I could not stuff all of the papers, die cuts, embellishments and stamped images back in. I had to find a box I could fit it all back into. Here is a picture of everything that Jessica sent us:
See what I mean? A ton of goodies to create last minute Christmas cards or else a start to next years stash. Here are the four cards I made with Jessica's great kit.
This is my favorite card...love that cute Santa's workshop and the sweet Santa image all glittery and sparkly.
This card uses the sweet Rudolph image, the woodgrain kraft card stock and the little sentiment "Be Merry" strip. I added a punched pine bough border, a Lil Inker Stitched Circle and a little red pom pom for his nose.
Jessica sent us this pre-stamped panel with the sweet deer and birch tree images. There was an open space just perfect to put a poinsettia, pearl flourishes and the Cheer die cut that came from our kit. Love those cute deer!
My last card was a lot of fun to make. Those cute Christmas trees were just begging for a little bling!
Thank you Jessica for sending us a fabulous kit...I spent a lot of time just shuffling the different papers and elements around deciding which one would go where...and... on which card!
*The drawing winner of the Guest Designer position for January is... #7, Michelle (Pretty Periwinkles). *
Congratulation Michelle...I can't wait to see what you make with Sharron's kit!