Howdy bloggers! I just realized that since Lauren and Stef of Jingle Belles have so graciously allowed me to be their guest this week, I really should make a post about my card! The idea I had suggested was family traditions around the holidays. Here is my card:
The tradition I miss the most was when our family would gather at my grandparents' house after the Christmas Eve service to eat Grandma's homemade goodies and talk. What great times those were! That tradition mostly stopped after my grandfather died 23 years ago, but when my Dad passed away the day after Christmas almost 8 years ago, the tradition stopped completely. My grandmother's heart just isn't in it anymore! Sorry for the sad thoughts there, but I wanted to share that with you all.
Anyway, my card features an image from Stamp Fairy called George Cocoa. Isn't he just the cutest?
I love making cards using George! The dp is from a DCWV 12x12 stack called Mrs. Claus' Kitchen. I love that stack! I tried to color my image to match the colors in the dp, and used kraft as my base. The image and dp piece are matted on a dark red card stock, and then I distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap. A tiny sentiment from Studio G and some green bling finished it off.
I hope I didn't upset anyone too much with my kinda sad story today! If I did, I apologize. I hope that won't stop you from checking out the wonderful cards and traditions over at Jingle Belles this week! Thanks for stopping by!