Monday, December 20, 2010

Last of the Christmas Cards...First of the Calendars...

I typically end up making lots of "singlets" for my Christmas cards.  Usually I'll do two or three batches of cards that are the same and then ten to fifteen single card designs.  This year I think I did 25 singlets!  Here's a few that I didn't post yet:

This is probably my favorite "singlet" this year and is for one of my best friends. I don't know why it's a fave but I love the Tim Holtz die, the weight/feel of it and even the Basic Grey papers!

Hard to tell from the photo, but those are rhinestones on the upper portion...very sparkly :)

My sister is one of those people who has no need for anything that my money can buy so sometimes it's a challenge to find ways to show her how much she is loved and appreciated.  I decided to make Calendars for her and Barb this year.  Here's a few of the pages so far:

I probably should have purchased stock in Kleenex since we go through so many boxes...yes I tend to cry when emotionally overwhelmed.  Yesterday found me crying not once, not twice but THREE times.  I'll write more on my other blog but thought I'd share the cause of the third cry here:
This was a gift, not from one of my flesh and blood children, but from a "spiritual daughter" who will be moving to China with her husband and precious baby boy.  She can't possibly know how much this gift, along with the accompanying letter, meant to me! (The top part says "Mother" in Chinese :)  )

I am blessed indeed!
Marie with a :)


Debbie Carriere said...

These are all beautiful cards. I love how the first couple open! And great calendar pages, too. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous, Marie! And what special calendar pages full of memories. Blessings for a joyful CHRIST-mas!