Hi there! This weekend has been wonderful with all my boys home for the first time since August. There is something about having everyone home tucked in their beds that allows me to sleep better than I ever do when they are away. I wonder if I'll ever get used to having them off on their own? Thankfully, I still have a few more years with my youngest at home before he heads off to college.
With November almost over and Thanksgiving behind us, it is time to turn our focus to the upcoming winter holidays. On my to do list for tomorrow is putting away the fall decor so I have a clean slate for my Christmas decorations. I like to take my time and add a few things here and there each day until it feels like enough. I've noticed that as the years pass, I'm happy with fewer decorations and generally things that are handmade or ones I've really come to treasure. But I also like to make room for one or two new pieces each year.
I have lots of seasonal projects to share and will try to do a better job of posting a few times each week between now and Christmas. First up is a handmade card and ornament using the new Dear Santa collection from Photo Play Paper along with gold Deco Foil from Therm O Web.
Also in the mix are stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. I am in love with their new ornament die and hope to make several to give as gifts.
The gold Deco Foil adds a festive touch to any project and I really like the way it worked with the new Photo Play plaid paper.
It can be a challenge to capture the shine and smoothness of the gold foil in a still photograph. I'm hoping to tackle videos in 2016 and think foil, and other things with lots of texture or shine, will be much easier to see in that format.
If you would like details about the supplies used and instructions for creating these projects, you can find them HERE.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!