December 28, 2013


Christmas has now come and gone. But, I still have a few things I think you should see before we say goodbye to the Season for another year.

I was very fortunate in that I got a handful of beautiful handcrafted Christmas cards this year. And I would like to share them with you.








Aren't they all simply gorgeous? And, am I not the luckiest? 
Thank you so much, girls!
You  make me smile.

Throughout the getting-ready-for-Christmas season, I had been running across some really cool ornaments on Pinterest. I fell in love with the look of these ornaments, and the surprising simplicity in creating them. 

I spent Christmas Eve alone, and having worked (retail) all day, and I was really beat, I decided to have some personal fun. 

The first one I made is the one in the foreground with the holly. Not really knowing what I was doing, after finishing this one, I discovered there was lots of room for improvement. I then made the green one. Still not perfect. But, they were cool nevertheless. On Christmas night I created the red and white ornament.

They were great fun to make. I will definitely work on some more for Christmas Future. Maybe we will put up a tree next year?



  1. The cards you got are beautiful. I recognize the one Marge sent. I sat and watched her make it. The ornaments are cute. I've seen a few people post them.

  2. Your ornaments are gorgeous! I feel like they don't need nothing else to be perfect <3
    Mammanene @

  3. I made two of these with couple of bigger foam balls I had. The first one took me little longer than 2nd but both turned out pretty well. I'd like to make more next holidays.
    Your ornaments are very pretty, loved the paper you used. Beautiful cards you recieved, nothing like a hand made card to know somebody cares about you to take time to make it. Happy New Year

  4. Saying goodbye to each Christmas is always hard for favorite time of year hands down. You have some beautiful ideas here. Thanks for joining us in the blog hop!! I look forward to seeing your creativity this year!!

  5. I think your circle ornaments are simply adorable!!

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by The Weekend re-Treat this week and sharing this post with us! Wanted to stop by your blog and Pin it to our Party Boards while I was here tonight !

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  7. I adore the white and green card with the trees - so simple, so beautiful!

  8. Beautiful cards! I always feel guilty over throwing away handmade cards but never know what to do with them after a holiday/birthday is over. Thanks for linking at Family Fun Friday.

  9. They are all beautiful and The dove card is my favorite! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your lovely blog

  10. I love the round ornaments! Do you have a tutorial for those? Would be perfect for my tree next year :-) ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

  11. Very nifty!!! I need to get on this!

    I just started a new blog, Nesting & Naps, and I am hoping to jump start my followers. I would love for you to stop by and visit! :)

    Visiting again soon,
    Sarah @

  12. I have a co-worker who creates the most divine cards. Love your ornaments and your cards!!

  13. Love the ornaments - so cute! Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

  14. You always inspire me with your creations! Love all of these and those ornaments are gorgeous! Pinned - Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays!