I hope you have all had a great Christmas.
Mine has been my best Christmas ever and I’d like to share what happened with you!
After church on Christmas morning, we went home to Vicki’s for Christmas dinner, then opened our presents. The five of us tidied up and went over the Glen and Eva’s house – Glen is one of Leigh’s brothers and Leigh is Vicki’s partner. There were thirty one of us altogether, with ages that ranged from two years to eighty!
I’m still not quite sure exactly how this happened but we were enjoying a game of charades, with Leigh, doing the “miming”, when all of a sudden he was on one knee in front of Vicki, proposing to her!
can’t tell you how thrilled I am for them both. Vicki has been through
some very tough times but has never stopped being the sweet, caring,
thoughtful person, I’ve always been proud to call my daughter! God bless them both!
made today’s card on Christmas Eve, so I had one to share with you
today. I knew I wanted to use the new Beautiful You Stamp Set from the
soon to be launched Spring Catalogue and I wanted to mask it with the
ship from the Traveller.
I made the card using Falling in Love Designer
Series Paper (DSP) which is full of superb designs. My problem came when
I started thinking about a sentiment. In the absence of Bon Voyage or
Welcome Home, I thought Enjoy was the next best sentiment.
14.5cm); 2½” x 4¾” (6.4cm x
12.1cm); 5/8” x 1 1/8” (1.6cm x
14.25cm); 2¼” x 4½” (5.7cm x
11.4cm); ½” x 1” (1.3cm x 2.6cm)
(10cm x 14cm)
*Available from 4th January 2017 from the Spring
blog is an experiment to find out if you prefer me to talk through how I
made a card as I normally do, or would you like to have the products I’ve used, listed with catalogue
numbers and measurements. Unfortunately, I can’t offer to do both, as I
think it’ll be too time-consuming. Please let me know your thoughts. ☺
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Lawanda Martin says
Jan, I really love the way you listed the measurements and products you used for today's card in your blog. The card is just beautiful as usual. Congratulations to your daughter on her engagement and Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hi, Lawanda. Many thanks for your good wishes. Going by the feedback I've had today, it looks as if I need to find a way to combine both aspects on my blog! Many thanks for your feedback, I really do appreciate it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
How thrilling! So very happy for your daughter and her future husband, and for you too! Congratulations are definitely in order. Sounds like a happy new year has already begun! : -)
Hi, Geraldine. Many thnaks for your good wishes. That's the best game of charades I've ever played! Oh yes, 2017 is going to be a good year! I hope it will be for you as well. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB. ☺
Talking while displaying your techniques is very helpful but the easiest way for you is what matters the most.
Hi, Marlene. That's very thoughtful, thank you. I know I can't please all the people all the time, but I can do my best to please as many as possible! Many thanks for you feedback, I do appreciate it. ☺ happy crafting, JanB.
Congratulations to all of you! That definitely made the best Christmas present I bet! I would prefer you to talk through how you made the card, then I can duplicate it if I have the set! Thank you for asking!
Hi, Sue. Many thanks for your good wishes. I appreciate your feedback about what you like on my blog. I want to make sure my blog contiues to deliver what my followers want to see and read! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Audrey Shaw says
A lovely card Jan and many congratulations to Vicki and Leigh :o)
Hi, Audrey. Many thanks for your good wishes. What a great year 2017 is promising to be?! ☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Kaye Charles says
Congratulations to the happy couple, what a romantic he is, wishing them all the very best
Happy new year to you and all your family, and thanks for all the teaching during the year, please keep it up,cheers from VERY VERY HOT Melbourne, Kaye
Hi, Kayes. Absolutely! Not many like that around – some, but not many! Many thanks for your very good wishes. Enjoy your very hot weather out there! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
what a special christmas day for you all. Jan i think you should do whatever is easiest for you as you do a great job and either way is easy to follow. i'm sure everyone appreciates the work you put into your blog and videos. cheers and congratulations.
Hi, Pearl. Yes, it was…….the best ever! Many thanks for your feedback. As always, it's very much appreciated! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
This has to be one of the most beautiful cards I have seen with the Beautiful You stamp, lovely!
Hi, Julie. Many thanks. This is such an amazing stamp set because there are just so many different ways to use it. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.