Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Cards for Mom

My mom[Gladys] and her high-school friends [ ages 84] gather each year to celebrate a Christmas tea at my mom's apartment during the Christmas Season. They will be meeting today at noon.
For the last few years I have created personalized Christmas cards for them. 
Here is what they are receiving this year. The front card is for my mom. I wrote their names on the stockings.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

DCWV Red and Green Striped Cardstock
White cardstock for the fireplace die cut
Poppy Stamps Classic Brick fireplace Die/Embossing
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Mocha Mama to distress brink
Poppy Stamps - War and Cozy Fire/ scraps of white cardstock
Fire die cuts Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and Glitter added to the fire
Poppy Stamps - Fireplace Logs - Scraps of Kraft Cardstock/embossed
Poppy Stamps Leafy Garland die/embossing - dark green cardstock scraps
Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die/embossing - scraps of red and green cardstock
Glitter in center of Poinsettias
Poppy Stamps Stocking Garland -scraps of Kraft/White Cardstock
Micron Black Ink Pen to write Names and highlight toe/heel
Poppy Stamps Evergreen Trees - dark green cardstock - Silver Glitter
Die Versions - Sweet Petites Broom - scrap of Kraft Cardstock - Yellow Sharpie
Cuttlebug Branch Embossing on the broom
Die Versions - Sweet Petites Believe Word Die - Scraps of Red Cardstock
Poppy Stamps Evergreen Trees - placed the Believe on top of that
Memory Box Sentiment Stamp
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
PowderPuff Chalking Ink  Green with Envy Ink

I would like to share this card with the following challenges:
Jan 3 Pile It On - Holiday/Christmas UE
Dec 31 Simon Says Show Us What You Made UE
Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Challenge December UE
Dec 31 DL Thankful Thursday December Linky UE 1 each day

Dec 21 #45 Crafting Desert Diva - Christmas UE
Dec 25 Crafting by Designs ATG for Christmas UE

Dec 17 Sassy Studios - Colors of Christmas
Dec 18 #117 QKR Stampede - Trim the Tree 3/3 
Dec 18 #87  Sister Act CARDS Only UE
Dec 20 CHNC Urgently Need Christmas Cards UE
Dec 19 Christmas Cards Weekly Ch#2 UE
Dec 20 Glitter N Sparkle #115 - Glittery Christmas 3/3
Dec 20 Classy n Such - Stockings were hung 3/3 
Dec 21 Not Just Cards 
Dec 21 Simon Says Monday ATG 4/5
Dec 22 TTCRD ATG 2/2
Dec 22 Die Cuttin Divas - Christmas Carol Inspired - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the year 1/3
Dec 23 ABC Christmas Y is for your Family UE
Dec 23 Whimsy Stamps ATG 3/3
Dec 23 Simon Says Wednesday Winter Inspiration 1/5
Dec 30 Crafting By Designs Embossing is for Fun 1/5
Dec 30 Word Art Wednesday ATG 2/5
Dec 31 CHNC December UE
Jan 14 Scribbles Tis the Season Photo Inspired - 2/2 non scribbles Design


  1. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs Colors of Christmas(Red, Green, Silver, & Gold).
    Karal SSD DT

  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Trim the Tree Challenge.
    Karal DT

  3. These are perfect for Christmas! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  4. These fireplace cards are so cute, with each ladies name on their stocking! I bet they really enjoy the personalized cards, and thank you so much for all your wonderful cards entered in our weekly challenge at Classy Cards n' Such.

  5. Gorgeous card!. What a neat way to add the greetings inside the grd! Love the way you decorated the outside. Thanks again for joining the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this eek.

  6. What a darling idea & the cards are just adorable! I bet they are the highlight of the whole get together. Thanks for joining us this week for the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.

  7. Great job as usual, Gail!
    Thank for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  8. Glad to see your beautiful cards here too, Gail!
    And thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards Challenges this week!
    Monica - DT

  9. So lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  10. How cute. I love that you personalized the socks for them. Great job. Thanks, for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge.

  11. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  12. These are beautiful, Gail. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Love the idea of writing names on the stockings. Thanks for joining us in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge.

  14. These cards are wonderful! I am sure they will be treasured by the ladies who receive them. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Winter Inspiration Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  15. See what I mean? More cards that are brilliantly personalized! You are amazing and I love that idea of changing the name on the stocking. These ladies will be so thrilled with these cards, I'm sure. Thank you for sharing yet another inspiring project with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  16. Just lovely. Thanks for playing with our holiday song challenge at DCD

  17. This is super sweet. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our challenge this week.

  18. Fab selection of cards, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  19. Love the personal touch to each card, it's a great idea and I'm sure they loved them. Thank you for sharing them with us at CHNC Extra.

  20. What a BEAUTIFUL and warm scene you created!

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas! Happy New Year!!

  21. Fabulous Christmas cards!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  22. These are wonderful. I am sure the recipients were all blessed by them. Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to enter more projects in this week's Challenge so, I hope you come back and join us again. Want to share God's Word with you found in Psalm 27:14 which says, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." A Blessed and Happy New Year to you!

    JO ANN

  23. What a sweet idea Gail. I'm sure your mom and her friends are very appreciative of this nice gesture. The cards are lovely. Thanks so much for joining in our current challenge over at Scribbles Designs. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  24. Such wonderful cards... a beauty to behold for those who receive them...

    Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~