Saturday, November 28, 2009

Living in the Moment

Been thinking a lot this week about how quickly time passes.
I think I do that at this time every year because
time seems so specific
between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it's a very easy gauge.
It prompted me to pull out a couple of stamps from
The Artistic Stamper
and combine my thoughts into one card.

I did a little stamping and combined My Mind's Eye die cuts.
Everything was aged using Adirondack in Coffee.

This card is a gentle reminder to enjoy the moment.
So here is what I want to know...
What do you look forward to the most
at this time of the year?
Please leave me a comment...I love when you share.

For me, decorating in a creative way. 
I thought I would lend to the holiday spirit by
bringing new decoration to  
The Open Window and to The Play Date Cafe.
I hope to get my Christmas trees up on Monday.
At last count, I think I have 5.


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful creation Julie! I love the vintagey look & the color combo!! One of your best! Cuuute background on your blog :)

lynn said...

love that little tree on your cute card, julie!---i love the white lights this time of year!

Rachael said...

I love the vintage look you gave this card! It makes me feel cozy just looking at it! :)

Julie said...

Beautiful, Julie! I didn't get a chance to make anything today...running around too much! We did get all our Christmas down from the attic--going to start decorating tonight! Looking forward to your decorating at the Cafe'! Hope you're having a lovely evening!

Crayola58 said...

What a wonderful card. I love the whole "set up" ...the sentiment, the tree... the lovely colors and hues.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie! Another beauty! I love the soft, aged look you gave this one. It's just lovely! Very pretty winter background!!! ... I really look forward to sitting by the Christmas tree, in the dark. It always looks so magical! Hugs, xoxo

Maggi said...

I love your card and the sentiment attached to it! I look forward to the feeling this time of year, there's just something about Christmas! lol

Sharli said...

Your card is just dreamy. My pastor spoke last night about "poor little advent" - the forgotten, jumped over, season in the church. So true. So your card about time and especially living in the present, is just perfect. Thank you!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderfully pretty, what a fabulous card, I love your colours and fabulous details. Kim

Sarah Anderson said...

Love the snowy makeover to your blog :) And that card is fab. :)

Jennie said...

Great card, love all the elements :)

Anonymous said...

Really Lovely

Anne Jagger said...

Lovely card and I love your blog background. I love hearing children singing Christmas carols - always brings a tear to the eye. x

Lorraine said...

like the combination of blue and that Minds eye havent got any of that yet. What I look forward to is to take time to enjoy the simple things in its such a busy time of year with so much happening..we have a festival called Christingle at church which is lovely as all the children hold oranges with lights and sweets in them and all the church is dark only lit by candles..that is a lovely night to look forward to in a few weeks.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Your work is utterly stunning, I've been scrolling through older posts and am enamoured by the beauty and passion (for your craft) that flows through your amazing creations!

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica