Showing posts from December, 2022

Favorite Papercrafted Cards of 2022

I almost hesitated to join in on co-hosting this favorite papercrafts of 2022 because I wasn't really sure I had made all that many cards or scrapbook pages this year but in looking back through my blog I was so surprised that I had made more than 50 cards! (I'm counting my Christmas cards as just 4; even though I made around 48 this year I only did 4 different styles of cards) and countless scrapbook pages too.   Here are some of my very favorite cards! I have started playing around more with die cuts, Copic and Stampin' Blends Markers, and have been pushing myself to try new techniques and folds and things.  I joined a monthly Card Chain Challenge and I find that I look so forward to each month's challenges! Make sure you stop by and see what my co-hosts are sharing and some are even offering prizes and giveaways!! Bonnie  from Stamping in the Light / Brenda  from Floral Fantasies / Debbie  from Secrets to Stamping / Diane  from Nellie's Nest / Ellie  from Ellie

Friday Favorites: Christmas 2022

 We had a wonderful Christmas and best of all everyone stayed healthy through (most!) of our parties and celebrations too.   Our Christmas celebrations started Sunday December 18th with my father in law.  We had brunch and then my stepmother in law had all the kids grab a grab bag (each bag had a mug filled with candy inside and there was a prize for those that could figure out what the initials on the mug meant).  She always does something fun like this to start the party-- last year it was a saran ball with money and gift cards, the year before they had a scavenger hunt to find their own grab bag.   it stood for "from Grammy with love"  Then it was time for the "real" gifts.  The kids all rolled dice to see who got to open gifts first and then opened their gifts in turn one at a time so everyone could see and oooh and aah.  They each go grab their own gift-- my mother in law started using our photos as gifts tags when the kids were all really little and it's s