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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas 2018

Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?  We put up most of our Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving!  The Manger above is my most favorite!  This year, for my birthday, I got the 3Wise men.  I love this Willow Tree nativity scene. 

I thought I would show you my Christmas card for this year!  The deer are from Stampin Up's Dashing deer set.  What I love most about this card is the shading used for the back ground.  I used the brushes below - which are new to me!  I found them on Amazon and they are fabulous.  I think they are easier to use than the Tim Holtz's brushes.   Now, they are advertised as makeup brushes but they are great for shading craft inks- you can't use Stazon or any ink like that but your Tim Holtz inks and Stampin Up inks work fine.  I watched a video about them-

I have posted pictures of the large Lanterns I made for Christmas.  But I have been working on making smaller lanterns for putting candy inside.  I made 2 mid sized lanterns and one mini lantern.   Sam, from Mixed Up crafts did a great tutorial for the mini lantern!  You can check that out here-

You can see the size difference below-

I think this one below is my favorite!

I will end my post with a picture of our living room with the Christmas decorations up!  It's going to be a busy month- so if I don't get a chance to do another post- I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely Nativity! Got your Christmas card and love the technique you used!! Happy Birthday Chris!!