My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A little photo of our tree, but big wishes for you this Christmas. Our Christmas wish to you is:


Wishing you all the timeless treasures of Christmas ~
The Comfort and Warmth of Home,
The Support and Love of Family,
And the Dear Company of Good Friends.
May the New Year bring Incredible Opportunities,
Serenity and Blissful Peace of Mind,
Good Health,
and
The Knowledge that You are 
Thought of Fondly.



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In The Pink - with Impression Obsession and Lace

Here in Florida, 4 days before Christmas, all my flowers are in full bloom - mostly in pinks and purples, but also bright magenta and reds. It's only fitting that I put away my "winter stamps" like the ever green pines (which don't grow down here). With unseasonably warm weather (no complaints here), I was crying out for a break from snowflake and snowmen images.

Perfect Timing! Impression Obsession's "We are in the Pink Challenge" was just what I needed.



IO's gorgeous 3.25" Square Rose (F1343) stamp is so versatile in its uses, with wonderful detailing. This time Prisma Color pencils were used, with the Vintage Floral Punch from Martha Stewart and Walrus & Carpenter Embossing Folder by Couture Creations. I enjoyed shading the foliage with blues and pinks as well.

Wishes for a Merry Christmas to all my stamping friends. Thanks for stopping by!