Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I can't believe that Christmas is here already! Through the magic of modern technology, I am able to post on Christmas day without actually sitting at my computer on Christmas day! My family understands my dedication to my blog and paper crafting, but I think they might draw the line at working on Christmas...  As this is posting, our girls are probably racing into the bedroom to inform us that Santa has visited us and asking if it's too early to wake up (I gave up trying to figure out that logic several years ago...).  Then I'll be dragging my sleepy self into the kitchen to make coffee, so we will actually be awake while opening  presents!

This year has been so amazing!  I began a new adventure by becoming a demonstrator with Stampin' UP! and started this blog.  Along the way, I have met many incredibly talented crafters that have helped me grow and have been a great source of inspiration and support!  Fortunately, my family has embraced this new facet of my life and have supported me through my first year (even if they don't quite 'get' how I can be friends with people I have never physically met).

But enough of the chatter... I have one final Christmas card to share with everyone and I have been saving my most favorite for last! One of my wonderful, fellow blog stalking, slightly warped, but ever crafty and talented friends, Lisa at You Made Me Ink! created a sketch of a snow family portrait on her blog to share with others.  When I made a card using her digi, I ever so subtly suggested that it would look just like our family if only it had a dog to knock the kids down in the snow.  (Shadow does this on a regular basis as the girls are playing in the snow.) Well... Lisa is such a sharp observer that she picked up on my incredibly subtle comment and created a new sketch for me! So here is a snow person version of our family portrait on this year's family Christmas card.  I received many comments on the clever image and had to give all of the credit to my very talented friend!

Don't mind the blue clip; it's holding the card closed for photo purposes. I made a trifold and it didn't want to cooperate for the photo. Hmmm... a lot like my family...
And below is a close up shot of our happy little snow family. Lots of dazzling details for snow and crystal effects to add a little shine!

It even looks like Shadow! Well, except that he's never really took off the kids' heads as they've played in the snow...

I hope that Lisa is having a wonderful Christmas and that next year's Christmas will be even happier for her and her family!! And to all of you who made it to the end of this winded post, Merry Christmas and may your time spent with loved ones be thoroughly enjoyed!

One last picture... This is the nativity scene at our church and it never fails to put everything into perspective as we stop our busyness to remember our greatest gift.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Oh, this is too cute! Precious image and I love the card!
    Hope you had a wonderful day.

  2. Hi Margaret!!!!!
    OH MY GOODNESS, what a wonderful post. :) You just made my week.
    Your card is AWESOME and I'm so happy that you like this version. :)
    We did have an amazing holiday, but to be honest, I think I need another holiday just to rest up.
    I do hope that you and your family had a blessed and wonderful Christmas as well. :)
    Big HUGS to you,
    Lisa xxx

  3. very pretty card Margaret-and you used some of my fave dsp-ski slope-we had a wonderful chrismtas celebration-hope yours was as well

  4. Love your card Margaret and you certainly did Lisa M's image justice. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that 2012 is a great year for you and your family.
    BTW, I totally get the "cyber friends" thing cuz I feel the same way. :-)
    Lisa S.

  5. Ha, ha, ha !!! Love this ! Thanks for sharing the cute card and story behind the image =)


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