Christmas was wonderful and special and memorable for so many reasons. I'm so thankful to have had my sweet parents here, to get to see all of the beautiful new babies born into my family over the last few months, to get to see how the older babies have grown...and their mama's too, to have time to slow down and soak in the moments that make Christmas so sweet, and now, to have my little one home with me...some days all to myself (which are my favorite). I can't get enough of my growing little beauty. I love having her around to care for, to remind me it's time to stop and just be together, to play with, and to listen to. Christmas break has been a gift in itself. I could never have enough time with her.
I'm just a little bit happy to put the reds and greens away for another few months and rediscover my favorite colors once again. I find it refreshing and fun and inspiring and have a new desire to create again, which feels so good.
Today's card uses Prima and My Mind's Eye paper, a Prima chipboard piece, a Maya Road flower, scrunched seam binding from My Craft Spot, and Papertrey Ink stamps, Background Basics: Hearts and Tag-Its #11.
My mom is such a wonderful gift giver...always so thoughtful. This Christmas was no exception as she gave me a beautiful silver frame with pre-printed quotes I can switch out...the most wonderful reminders sitting right in front of me where I can see them throughout the day. I would love to share one quote with you:
"It is in the home that we form our attitudes, our deeply held beliefs. It is in the home that hope is fostered or destroyed. Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries, they should also be places where God's spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells." ~Thomas S. Monson
So glad to be back!