Friday, December 13, 2013

Beary Merry Christmas

Here's a little something for our teddy-loving friends. Designer Jerusha Borden made a sweet, sweet Christmas card to share with you today using the "Beary Merry Christmas" set. The festive papers and darling poinsettia accents really set the scene, don't you think? This particular teddy is close to my heart. It was drawn with my son in mind. When he was little, he was always more interested in the boxes that his Christmas gifts came in than the gifts themselves. He would spend hours climbing in and out of those boxes, and I have so many pictures of him sitting in them. He's 22 now, and naturally, he no longer sits in his Christmas boxes, but I do cherish those memories. :-)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Caroling

Do you enjoy Christmas carols and caroling? They are definitely among my favorite things about this season! I listen to them pretty much all day every day throughout the month of December. During really tough times in my life, I have even listened to them as early as July -- LOL! There is just something amazing about this kind of music to me. It lifts my spirits like few other things can. From the spiritual songs that paint a picture of the first Christmas, to the outright silly ones about Santa and reindeer and what-not, I love them all. So naturally it wouldn't seem right to me to not make a few digis and Christmas cards about caroling!

This first card was made by designer NanaConnie using the caroling penguin image from the "Christmas Cuties" set. The way she laid this out gives it, I think, the feel of a sweet, old-fashioned ornament. The lace and bows give it such warmth, despite the snowy scene!

Here is another, made with the "Caroling Snowman" set. The way I see it, if we can sing about snowmen, then snowmen can sing, too! :-)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Challenge Inspiration + DT Call Reminder

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Of course, this time of year, the weekends can be just as hectic as the work week, so be sure to take at least a few moments here and there to do the things that relax you!

Today we have a lovely card made by designer Carol Longacre to share with you. Carol used both images from the December Digi of the Month -- "Gingerbread Train," and created a very fun and Christmas-y scene. Don't you just love the way she turned the sentiment into a boarding ticket, complete with red and green punches? Super cute! The digi set that Carol used on her card is this month's challenge set. If you haven't gotten the December Digi of the Month yet, you can get it for just $1.25 and play along with this month's challenge HERE. Best of all, if you enter a project made with this set before 6 January, you will receive next month's digi set for FREE!

I also wanted to remind everyone that we have a DT Call going on right now. You can see the details including info about how to apply HERE or by clicking on the DT Call button at the top of this page. Have a great day! :-)