Hi everyone! Can you believe the holiday season is almost over? I have to admit that I got a bit overwhelmed the last few days before Christmas and then had a few hectic days after. Things have quieted down now. We did get a dusting of snow on Christmas Eve, so I guess that can count for a white Christmas. The day after Christmas we had a bit more snow but it turned to rain. Yesterday, we ended up with about an inch and a half of the white stuff. Made me happy. I love to cozy up under my afghan with just the Christmas tree lit at night.
With all the last minute rush, I got behind on doing a blog post--hence the title. I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (which is now too late) and a Happy New Year (which is a little early)! I do have a few cards to share. Some of them, I'm not quite happy with. I was in a rush to get some made and they look it. lol
First up is a little decorated envelope that I made with bits and pieces from my stash. I do like the vintage look here.
Back of the envelope.
The next two cards use papers from Little Yellow Bicycle. The circles were cut with EK punches. I kept these two cards similar since I wanted to get a few done at once. The holly leaves were made with a Martha Stewart punch. Rhinestones are also Martha Stewart. A bit of Stickles, bells and ribbon finishes them off.
The next two cards are based on a sketch that Romy Veul shared on her blog. The paper for the first card is from MME. Flowers and leaves are Prima, doily is Wilton, pearls from Recollections, snowflakes are Jolee and Queen & Co.
The papers for this card are from Little Yellow Bicycle, doily from Wilton, and rhinestones from Recollections.
And last but not least is a New Years' card. The papers here are from Melissa Frances, holly leaves punch and rhinestones are Martha Stewart, seam binding is from Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and pearl swirl is from Want 2 Scrap.
Well, that's it for today. Do you have any New Year's Eve plans? I must admit that it's not my favorite holiday. I feel a bit sad putting the Christmas decorations away and losing a bit of that wonderful holiday spirit that everyone has beforehand. We always stay home. My parents come over for a dinner featuring Chinese food and pizza--what a combination! They leave early as they are not night owls. I have to confess I usually have fallen asleep by the time midnight rolls around! My wish for the new year is health and happiness for everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll continue to visit me in the new year.