It is pretty early to ask if you are ready for Christmas, and if you are WOW, I am just starting to think about it.
The "Are You Ready for Christmas" stamp set is so stinkin' cute and was really fun to play with. This card is almost an exact CASE out of the Holiday Catalog.
I colored this with the watercolor pencils which are a bit more subtle than the Stampin' Blends. It would be fun to color it with the Stampin' Blends to see the difference. The Blends are much more vibrant.
You can see the how some of the items pop up with using dimensionals giving more interest to the card.
This stamp set along with the coordinating Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies has an amazing tree. The tree in this project was made using the Dies.
As we decorate our Christmas tree I am filled with so many memories. When the kids where small each Christmas we gave them an ornament that reminded us of them, a tradition we have carried on. We would decorate the tree with those ornaments and all the handmade ornaments they made.
When Paul got married 18 years ago I boxed up all his ornaments and gave them to him for his own tree. I thought for the first time I am going to have a designer tree with everything all matching and beautiful. As I set up the tree a deep sadness came over me, it was pretty but it didn't hold all my memories.
That Christmas as I opened the gift from our son, my eyes begin to fill with tears as I read the sweet note. The box was filled with all his childhood ornaments along with his note that said they just didn't seem right on his tree, they belonged on mine. That is one of the most wonderful gifts I have ever received.
Here are his first pair of shoes that have hung on our tree for almost 40 years. I will share some more fun ornaments and memories as we prepare for this wonderful season of Christmas.