Christmas Joy

It's release day!!!  And Friday!  And a new challenge starts today!  Woot!
We have a fabulous new release at Sami Stamps today perfectly titled Christmas Joy.  I loved these images!  You can totally see the joy just pouring out of what Sami has drawn for us.  And it's paired with a fun challenge to use red or green on your project!

So I've kind of been addicted to making tags lately...seems odd I know...but they are just so cute and fun!
 I love this Candy Cane Elf!  It is so perfect for Christmas!  And I thought she'd be adorable on a tag.  I had a different design worked out in my head, but when I got her all colored I sort of figured what I wanted to make wouldn't work.  So I fussy cut her out and worked from that.  I printed off a simple To/From tag and layered it under the candy cane.

The button is sewn on through the ribbon and I finished everything off with some glitter and sequins.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
    Delicious Doodles #65-Christmas/New Year
    Divas by Design-Feeling Festive

While surfing Pinterest a few days ago, I found a tutorial on how to use the MS punches to make them go all around the page, even if they don't come as a set like that.  I really wanted to give it a try so I rolled with it on this card.
I love how the frame turned out with this image!  I thought the hearts worked well with the lace and all together were perfect for this sweet Christmas Couple image!  Please forgive the horrible coloring of my tree...turns out that is one thing I am not good at coloring yet...need lots of practice.

Of course, no intimate moment in front of the Christmas tree is complete without the cat getting into mischief :)  So I added into this image a previously released image called Kitten Fun.

I added a simple sentiment stamp and some sparkly snowflakes to finish off the card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Creative Romance-Sparkle at Christmas
    Stampin for the Weekend-Use Some Red
    There She Goes #236-Christmas Critters
    Totally Gorjuss #212-Snows the Way to Go

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps and see the rest of this release, along with the amazing creations by the design team!  They are truly incredibly talented ladies, that group!! :)  And join in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by! <3


  1. Lovely festive tag Emily. Great colouring and lovely bright design papers. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  2. The candy cane elf is fantastic and she looks fabulous on your bright tag, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  3. Two very lovely creations sweetie!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles for our Christmas/New Year challenge and Good Luck!

    Karen. DT.xx

  4. wow fabulous tag and card! Totally love how you have colored those images!!!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  5. Wow! Fabulous tag and card! Love the images!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and hopping with Lawnscaping blog!

  6. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW