Monday, December 3, 2012


The holidays can be decidedly stressful for some.  We set our expectations way too high for ourselves and if we fall short or think we are falling short we let the stress get to us.  I probably used to be that way when I tried to make the perfect Christmas for my kids! LOL!  But now both are grown and have their own homes and I no longer feel stressed.  I have passed it on as a good mother should do!  My son does not feel stress yet over the holidays....well, he saves his for Christmas Eve when he finally goes shopping! HAHA!

My daughter put up 5 trees this year....3 full sized trees including a big 9+ one that is gorgeous and then two smaller trees for her children's rooms.  Her house is so pretty and festive!  But I think she actually does well handling the stress and it probably helps that she is a stay at home mom and has a bit more time in the house than I did when my own children were small.

Anyway...peace.  The holiday season should be a time of peace where we can look around and really take the time to enjoy the beauty around us.  I love Christmas lights and decorations....I think all the pretty lights and display helps to make a drab season beautiful.

So here's my card for today...Peace....with a cute little deer frolicking through the snow. 

The stamp set I used is by Hero Arts and was one I picked up recently at Michael's with a buy one get one deal.  Love that.  Saving money makes me peaceful! :)  I used BoBunny papers and pieced the little deer and tree.  Used some enamel accents on the deer's nose, eyes, and sweater. I hand cut the snow.  I embossed the sentiment with some silver embossing powder.  
 I stamped the tree twice and cut it out....the first layer is flat against the card and the second layer was adhered just down the trunk and then curled up a bit.  I love the way that turned out!  Peace.....
Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh deer! Could not resist. Like the silver embossing, the way the tree pops up, the fashionably dressed deer & use of the enamel accents. Hubby got the outdoor Christmas lights put up this weekend and put the new Christmas tree up inside. Now it's time for me to decorate the Christmas Tree.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Susan love the new header image of your cheerful and are right festivals do tend to get overwhelming.In our home the only celebration I put my heart and soul into is in celebrating birthdays!
    Love the 3 D effect you gave the trees
    Dr Sonia

  3. Great card, I love that reindeer and can your daughter help me put up my 1 tree? I'm thinking it's going to be another week before that happens :-(


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