This is going to be a long post as I have a lot of catching up to do....but first wanted to say thank you to all of you sweet, thoughtful individuals out there....what a wonderful support system I have and I am thankful. My mom called and left me the sweetest message yesterday...I've listened to it 4 or 5 times now as she is my biggest cheerleader and I can't imagine my life without her. I feel great....a weight has been lifted and I am so happy...I'm on a journey involving simplifiying and creating my own happiness. That's what I choose at this point in my life and I am so very glad to have arrived there. There is so much to love about life....dont' get me wrong, there are just as many bumps in the road, but I will not dwell on them...we aren't supposed to or we are held back and can't move forward...so I choose happiness :)
I haven't shared my Papertrey Ink projects with you and I would feel so badly if I didn't enable you all and set you on your way to some crafty shopping...this latest release has been one of my most favorite.
I purchased the little wooden houses from my friend Kim Hesson...I adore them and have a stash of them to pull out and dress up just for fun. The scrunched seam binding and glass glitter star are from Memrie Mare.
This next card uses the Merry Little Christmas stamp set....sigh...it's heartwarming.
I used the Holly Jolly set on this as well.
The Big & Bold Holiday Wishes set is a definite must have...I love the flowing script and flourishes.
Next, we have the Mini Scrapbook Series: Journaling Circle set...
More Holly Jolly used of course....see, I told you so.
This card uses the Holiday Sparkle set....so playful and unique.
I also used the Limitless Layers dies, Mat Stack 1, and the new Distressed Dots paper here. The ribbon is a new color called Pinefeather....isn't that a perfect name for this color? The new Christmas Prints paper was also on this card...designed by Heather Nichols.
A coordinating die is also available with this set....and you'll notice more Limitless Labels here as well. The rusty jingle bell was purchased at Frost it Pink...be careful, they're just like candy I tell you.
Moving onto something a bit more October-ish....a new project for Emma's Paperie...just in time for Halloween.
All of the supplies used on these Spooky Sweets bags are listed for you HERE. There are many other ideas waiting for you there are well.
Before I go, I wanted to share with you a quote I ran across yesterday that has helped put everything in perspective...it's by President Thomas S. Monson:
"God, our Father, has entrusted precious little ones to our earthly care. To them may we teach prayer, inspire faith, live truth, and honor God. Then we shall have heavenly homes and forever families. For what higher gift could we wish? For what greater blessing could we pray? None!"
Happy Wednesday everyone.