The Christmas Extravaganza has always been something I looked forward too whether I was on or off the team and this year is no exception! These talented ladies have been creating some stunning projects. Did you see Michelle’s card yesterday? That Sparkly Snowflake is to die for!! My little heart goes pitter patter for some glitter 🙂
Speaking of being inspired by other’s crafty fabulousness my card was inspired by one I found on Pinterest. Brigit’s card is actually back from 2011 but with the magic of pinterest I was able to see it and be inspired by it almost 4 years later! Kind of awesome right?! You can see Brigit’s card here.
Late’s talk Christmas memories… see mine was a tie and I didn’t want to give one up. My first one is from my childhood. My sister and I would sleep together in her bed on Christmas Eve, We’d stay up late chatting and then pretend to be asleep when our parents went to bed. See my mother refused to put any gifts out until we were in bed on Christmas Eve. So after they went to bed Kim and I would tip toe down stairs to see what was under it. The tree all lit up and the floor covered in beautifully wrapped presents with gorgeous colors. Plus, any of you little sisters know just how special that time was where my big sister wanted to spend time with me. It’s one of my most treasured memories. Legitimately, I’m tearing up writing this people. I’m such a sap. Anyway… moving on…
My second favorite Christmas memory is Christmas lights. See my father refused to put up Christmas lights. He said the tree in the picture window was enough to make the house pretty. What he really meant was they are a pain in the you-know-what. I give it to him. They can be a pain. But man are they beautiful. My next memory is of decorating my own house for Christmas the first time. I was lucky enough to marry a man who has the same amount of enthusiasm for Christmas as I do. He freezes his butt off every year out there putting up those lights and I love him endlessly for it.
I wanted to incorporate both memories into my card. Here’s what I came up with.