Monday, December 29, 2014

Getting Started Early!

Last December after mailing out Christmas cards, I immediately started making new ones for Christmas 2014. I have to tell you that making some every month took so much pressure off during December this year. By the time December came around, all the cards that were needed were made, with some to spare that were given to a nursing home and a hospice center. If you make each card different, you know how time consuming and how much love goes into each card. This really seems to help, and I know that there are so many card crafters who do this.

Having said that, today's card is made from wrapping paper from Christmas packages and ribbon that was on same at Joann's. It is hard to throw away beautiful papers, isn't it?

The poinsettia is from a Spellbinder's die and a large gold rhinestone finishes the center of the flower. The white background is run through a Darice Crackle EF, then sprayed with glitter mist.

Here is the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 29 Get Creative Challenges - AG 3E #3
Dec 30 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Dec 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday - AG 1 E per Day
Dec 31 Craft Dee Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Jan 01 A Crafty Mess - AG UE
Jan 02 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - AG as long as it's Christmas UE
Jan 03 613 Avenue Create - AAG
Jan 03 Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jan 08 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE
Jan 13 Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day, and that you would prosper and live at God's highest level for your life.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. This definitely has a homespun look and feel to it - lovely. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge!

  2. I really like the diagonal ribbon on the bright and very beautiful card Ginny. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings Carole

  3. Wonderful traditional holiday design! Very nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  4. What a great card, my friend. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us. I always enjoy your sweet cards.
    Bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Beautiful card -love the poinsettia and ribbon--thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges
    Carol DT x

  6. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 209 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. Love your card. Wish I could get in the groove and make a few Christmas cards ahead like you. Then I would be way ahead of the game.LOL Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  8. Happy New Year! Such a lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  9. I did the same thing last year. I started making my Christmas cards the week after Christmas and it definitely made it much less stressful come Christmas time. Your card is beautiful and I love the ribbon. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2; sorry I am so late in commenting!

  10. Hiya I love this so pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog I hope to see you again. Happy 2015 may all your wishes come true hugs Sharon Noble (PND (DT) Member) xxxx


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