This is the devotion part on the first page. Sorry the close-up pics aren't in order. Debbi (http://noteablescraps.blogspot.com) gave all that attended the Scraps & Cards Girlfriends' Event in November Group's God's Good Gifts Devotional Book. I'm working my way through it as I can. I may get to the next week- Rest- later this week, but I shall see how the week goes! Back to the close-up pics!
This tag is from Helen (http://byheleng.wordpress.com/) when I won a prize from Scrapping Everyday Miracles (http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/). The Bless Our Home tag is from Be Blessed Scrapbooking Signature Watercolor Collection Tags (http://www.beblessedscrapbooking.com). I wrote with my black INC. Starlightz Glitter Gel Pen "The bottom 2 pics were taken in our townhouse @ Tryon Estates- my bedroom when it was clean & my mom sitting at the computer. The pic of Emily is on the front porch of the house in Simmons St. She had just got home from a girls' lock-in." The Simmons St house was also owned by Tryon Estates. I also used another Paisley Parade Epoxy Fastener that has Smile printed on it, but it's hard to read in the picture.
Here's both pages together. I guess technically they don't flow together, but I did use the same paper on both pages. The second page is smaller than the first, because I cut off a strip for a previous layout and I didn't realize it until I chose this paper for this 2 pager. I'm getting old and forgetful! LOL! The vellum embellies "Home Sweet Home" and "Heart of the Home" are from a vellum Friends/Family pack that Mrs. Gloria gave me. I already had this pack, but always love duplicates!
Now onto another Christmas card!
I used Recollections Bright & Jolly 8.5x11 PP bundle for this card. The Merry Grinchmas is a file I won from Lisa (http://scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/). I highlighted the Grinch and the letters of the title "Merry Grinchmas" with my silver INC. Starlightz Glitter gel pen since my black ink on my printer is out and I didn't want all the green to blend together on the grinch. I decided to add purple polka dots with a purple pen and red inside the ribbon to make the top of the ribbon look like hearts. I'm mailing this card to my friend, Todd, the one I made the football birthday card for. He loved it & loves the song "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is why I made this card for him. :)http://www.stampendous.com) with Color Box Cranberry Pigment Stamp Pad, and I made cupcakes out of my new (to me from Mrs. Gloria) Martha Stewart Cupcake punch with the same Recollections bundle and I added some stars on the green liner for decoration.