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Lou and I wish all of you a very, very Merry Christmas. We hope you have had a wonderful day filled with laughter and love with those that you hold dear and may Father Christmas have brought you all that you wished for. Hugs Jaydee Card recipe: Stamps: Altenew - Winter Mini Bundle - courtesy of the fabulous Sandy Sentiment: Halftone Holidays Dies: Landscape Die - Simon Says Stamp Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. Before we get to our card for today, let's announce the winner of the blog candy. Once again you proved that it is hard to outwit many of you. The photo of the greens in the snow was - ROSEMARY. It's planted in a box on our deck along with some basil, sage, thyme and ...... my favorite.... chocolate mint. (strawberries topped with Chocolate mint and Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar -is a truly wonderful combination, by the way!) Other than the Rosemary, nothing survives winter. The winner of the JOY die is..... Congratulations, Evelyn, please send your... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you are having a great start to your week. Me? I am on "vacation", so am getting some free time during the day and that has allowed me to go and do something that is more meaningful at Christmas than the rubbish that is going on at my office at the moment. It means that I got to spend the afternoon my cards for "Cards for Hospitalized Kids". It felt good to make some bright and cheery cards today and I plan to make many more of the Christmas holiday. I will also be... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend. Here? We have 10 inches+ of snow on the ground and the temps are getting down into the minus 20 air temp with windchill near -40! BUT.... it looks absolutely gorgeous outside. The fresh snow sparkling in the bright sunshine. Amazing.... It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas :-) You may remember my poinsettia card for the Paper Players challenge last week - you can see it here. Well, I loved the idea of it - and the layout so much... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my pleasure to host our final Paper Players challenge of 2016. I decided to go with a color scheme that I use a lot at New Year - I love the crispness of the white with the cool of the silver and the warmth of the gold. I've also been known to use this color scheme for Christmas dinner table settings :-) I had this idea going around in my head to use the poinsettia from the Poinsettia and Pines set to resemble a bow on a gift box. So, I heat embossed the poinsettia... Read more →