Dec 21, 2018

Last Post for 2018: Sending Love

I'm sending love and gratitude to all of you who continue to read my blog or otherwise connect with me on social media, or in real life! Stamping and writing continue to make me happy and you are part of that. Thank you.

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it is a peaceful one, full of love and good times. For those of you struggling with difficult times -- illness, loneliness, financial stresses, etc. I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays and have a better 2019. 

And to all, here's hoping 2019 is kind to you and your loved ones. 


This Hero Arts Color Layering Bouquet is darling, easy to layer, and versatile. Plus, that little bow! It's a keeper.  

-Impressions Obsessions gingham background (white embossed on gray cardstock).
-Inked up a scrap of white cardstock to make the Ruby Red paper lining the top and bottom. 
-Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze in the center of the flowers and clear sequins in the bouquet.
-Popped up bouquet layer with foam dots.

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Happy! It's been an eventful year. I'm looking forward to spending time with family, baking, and crafting! 


Betty said...

the sweet bouquet with the little pop of red and gingham background all are so wonderful together, Joan. have beautiful blessed holidays.

Cat Craig said...

Love the gingham background. I have this set and it always vexes me - so I am in awe of your stamping skills. Have a wonderful Christmas and wishes for a happy and healthful 2019.

I Card Everyone said...

JB, thank you, for your wishes, and a year full of tears, smiles, and outright belly laughs! Your finale is darling... a little gingham brings the little girl out in all of us, right? Happy holidays... and I can't wait to see what you share next year!
=] M

Ginger said...

Thank you for your posts. I always enjoy seeing your creations. Take good care. Have a Blessed Christmas.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty last card! Though I don't stop by often, I still get your posts and I'm looking forward to your 2019 posts. Have a very Merry Christmas! "See you" next year ☺

Carolyn L said...

Happy Holidays to you, dear Joan. Paperlicious is always the first email I open. Your words and art are always a good start to the day, no matter the subject. Wishing you another year of improving health and much happiness surrounded by family and new friends. Whether it's a paint brush or computer keys in your hands, we look forward to more.

Carolynn said...

Merry Christmas, Joan. What an absolutely lovely message! Thank you. Your words blessed and encouraged me. Still in my fifties, chronic health issues limit my life significantly, including socially. I rarely comment on blogs, but I wanted you to know that your entertaining posts brighten my days. Many blessings.

Leslie Miller said...

Hello, Joan! I'm slow to get around to blog visiting, but running like the dickens in all other areas. Today, I finally get to stay home! This is a sweet and pretty card, and I do love the soft gingham and red envelope. I have one of your most beautiful Christmas cards making my holiday decor more festive. Thank you! Sending love back and wishing you a merry Christmas!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Joan, wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a good 2019! Looking forward to your posts next year.

TK said...

Super cute card with that precious bouquet and bow! I'm also loving that plaid backdrop paper!