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Home for the Holidays

It’s that time of year people are heading home for Christmas. I will be staying in AZ as I am working through the holidays.  This will be short and sweet today. The card I made is for those flying home for Christmas. This is a sneak peak of the new stamp sets coming January 5, 2016.

Soaring Home for Christmas

Soaring Home for Christmas

This card was created using the new Sky’s the Limit Stamp set from 2016 Sale-A-Bration book, cropping out the plane. Also used is the new Going Places Designer Series paper from the new 2016 Occasions book. The trees are the stamp set in the 2015 Holiday book Wonderland.

Using my brayer I rolled on Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy, blending them together to create the sky. Using Garden Green for the trees tops. I die cut the star using Stars framelits and stamped the saying from Sky’s the Limit and Jingle All the Way on the inside of the card, being very careful to line them up with the star.

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Thank you so much for reading my blog and I wish you all Happy Holidays!

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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!

“Oh what fun it is to ride on a one horse open sleigh!”

Taking a trip down memory lane and the times I spent on my Uncle Gus’s ranch in Pine Creek, WA. These were some very cherished times with family.

The ranch house was a typical early 1900’s ranch house, two stories and the kitchen hosted an actual wood stove. In the later years of the life of this house, electric was placed but the wood stove remain. It was large with a tall back and sat out from the wall.

In the winter time family would gather and Uncle Gus would harness up Sugar, the work horse, to a flat bed sleigh. He placed bales of hay around the edges and all us kids would climb in and enjoy a ride through his ranch. What a fond memory of such a beautiful ranch in the winter time.

After the sleigh ride we would all gather in the kitchen where Aunt Carol would make real home made hot chocolate. To get warm, us kids would stand behind the wood stove, it felt sooo good!

For my fond memory today I have made this card which will be sent to my Aunt Carol for Christmas. She is such a wonderful and joyous person, we all love her sense of humor and her kindness. For you, Carol:

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This card was created with the new Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (139670). Papers used are Whisper White, Garden Green, Night of Navy, and Elegant Eggplant. I used Whisper White Craft ink for the stars and also heat embossed the stars, snow and moon with sparkling embossing powder. Bottom scalloped edges were created with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch.

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I hope you enjoyed my card today and a snippet of my past. I truly am blessed growing up in such a wonderful, small farming community.

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Have a sun shiny day!

Deb

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