Story of Elegance

Christmas is truly a wonderful time of the year.  If your’re a giver, this is especially true.  I love giving.  It doesn’t have to be extravagant – just something heartfelt.  A well-timed card or telephone call are always great gifts because you’re giving of yourself.  I love sending Christmas cards.  I think this is a gene that I inherited from my mother – she is the QUEEN of card-sending.  She sends hundreds of cards throughout the year, and at Christmas she sends more than 300 cards.  No, that’s not a typo!

I don’t know that I’ll ever send as many cards as she does, but I love sending cards to my ever increasing circle of friends and family.  I view every card that I send or receive as a gift.  Sending Christmas cards helps me to stay mindful of the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ.  That is why Christmas is so wonderful to me.  Regardless of what may be going on in my life, this greatest gift is always with me to share in my joy or comfort in my sorrow.  And that reality leaves me simply gleaming inside.

This notion may very well be the reason I chose to craft my final few Christmas cards of the season with the Brightly Gleaming designer series paper.  This gorgeous paper is perfect for holiday crafting and pairs wonderfully with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set an Gleaming Ornaments punches.

TA DA!  Here’s a look at  my last Christmas card of the season.

Christmas card with ornaments and foil from Stampin' Up!

Brightly Gleaming Christmas

These are all the beautiful papers in the Brightly Gleaming set.  Absolutely lovely and they make easy work of creating this card. Assorted paper from Brightly Gleaming by Stampin Up

You can order these beautiful papers from my online store.  And there is more great news to share —- The CLEARANCE RACK has been UPDATED  with dozens of markdowns!  A quick reminder, the Clearance Rack is first come-first served, so you’ll want to shop early for the best choices.

Not only are there markdowns, there are also YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS!  Lots of reasons to hurry over to my website and restock or enchance your crafting materials.   Go ahead – Click Here >>> SHOP NOW 

I thank you for visiting today.  I’ll see you again on Friday.  Perhaps with another sneak peek at coming products.  Until then,

Live Graciously!