Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
I hope you are all having a fabulously Merry Christmas! Enjoying time with friends and family, it's always such a cheery season.  I'm really sad that we aren't able to spend this Christmas with family, but I'm thrilled that we are home in Washington and able to start our own traditions, and see the "family" that we have built here with our friends.

I wanted to share a quick little card with you today featuring a fun image from the most recent Sami Stamps release.
I've used the super sweet A Love for Christmas Sweaters image and colored her up like my sweet little princess Cloud.  We took her out on our Christmas Eve light tour last night.  It was so much fun driving around and seeing all the lights twinkling around the houses.  Some places really go nuts around here!!  We got a lot of ideas for things we want to do with our house decorations :)  And Cloud loved every second of it, staring out the window while on my lap.  She's so sweet.  She didn't have a sweater on though...just a super cute jingle bell collar her Grandma Tammy made her a few years ago.

For my card, I printed off my image and colored it up with my ShinHan markers.  Then trimmed it out and cut a semi circle around the kitty so I could have a little window behind her to show the light blue through.

The Merry was cut with the Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut set.  I love this set!  It's been used so much this season and I can't imagine I will be putting it away any time soon.  That die cut is just so perfect!  I colored it in with some shades of red to give it an ombre type look and then coated it with some shimmer brush.

Christmas was stamped with some Garden Green Stampin Up ink right below the die cut.  Then I finished it all off with a few silver stars scattered around the image from that same stamp and cut set.

I adore how this card turned out.  Super simple and sweet with some bold pops of color.  Adorable!!

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!!!  Thanks for sticking with my during my spotty year posting here on the blog.  So many changes, I'll post about them sometime in January.  But I love and appreciate all of you!!  <3

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    CASology #178-Merry
    Freshly Made Sketches #217
    Simon Says Stamp-Make it Sparkle


  1. Love the pretty sponging behind your focal image - great colouring - love the white and grey face! So glad you joined us at CASology!

  2. Sweet card, Emily! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. This little kitty is so sweet! Love how you colored her and her cozy sweater! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. This is a stunning card! I love the image and your perfect coloring and choice of colors. All the details are amazing. Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!