Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Bit of Holiday Cheer!

The holidays are in full swing, and like many of you, am finding that I am busier than I have ever been! There is so much to do, that sometimes I have to take a step back and take a breath. 
I have to remind myself to enjoy all of the little blessings the season brings. 
Like, Cortney's innocence, her unwavering belief in Santa, and the little breathless, "Santa," she whispers when she meets him. Her sweet little voice singing to the Christmas carols playing in our kitchen as I cook dinner. 
My son buying his "perfect" gifts for his dad....and yes, his girlfriend. ;) 
Dressing my silly dogs up for the holidays....just because I can. 
Listening to my 5th graders sing at their concert with their best singing voices.

Watching the snow fall outside, knowing that I have a warm safe home to take comfort in.
Eggnog Latte from Starbucks. ;)
Spending time with family and reconnecting with people that I haven't seen for awhile.
Creating holidays cards....which are my favorite. 
My list is much longer, but I won't bore you with it any longer. ;) 
My card today is a sweet digital image from Crafty Secrets, called Winter Wishes.
It was colored with my Copic markers.
I added a few fun details like flocked jingle bells, mica flakes, lace, and a bit of ribbon.
Here's my little gal with her sweet smile, blue eyes, and a voice that will melt your heart. Her and I spent the day shopping and going out to lunch, so I couldn't resist taking a few photos of her by the trees. 
We had brunch with Santa last week, and we were lucky enough to take this photo before meeting the jolly guy! ;)  I will post those later since they are not yet edited. 
And then there is my handsome, soon to be 17 year old, with a witty sense of humor, and kind heart.
He is growing so fast.....makes me want time to just stop in its tracks!
I have much to be thankful for.
The holidays have a way of reminding us of that.

Have a wonderful day my friends!



10 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such a gorgeous card, Michele! I just love that sweet image and the embellishments you added are perfect. Everything you create has such a delicate, artistic touch. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and plenty of time to enjoy all the blessings you listed in your very heartwarming post. xoxo

Valerie Andrieux said...

It looks like you're still in the spirit of last month, you have so much to thanks for. Lovely pictures of yours kids, and such a nice card.

Regina said...

Beautiful card Michele. Your blog brought tears to my eyes today. We forget sometimes just how much we have to be thankful for. Love the pictures. What a handsome family! Enjoy the day!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Wonderful post Michele, thanks for the reminder to count our blessings! Congratulations also - I just realized this is your 300th Crafty Secrets post and sample and I adore this card you created with our Winter Wishes Digital Stamp Set!

Thanks for showing off our digital stamps and proving you can use them with Copic Markers and make beautiful cards!

Sandy

Pam said...

Pretty card! You have a beautiful family!

Corine cusin-panit said...

This card is wonderful!
a very nice family!
kisses
coco♥

tigerlille said...

Both of your children are gorgeous, and your card is charming.

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous card!

reeree62 said...

Love this card, Michele. And the family photos are wonderful!

loudowning54 said...

I love your card. Someone else said it ...your post brought tears to my eyes as well. Have a happy holiday. You deserve it.