I find I feel more gratitude at this time of year. We are all very blessed despite any problems or concerns we might have from day to day. We can always find someone that has a worse story than we do. I love being able to give to family and friends this time of the year. It is a wonderful feeling to see a child open a gift; but it is also important to remember those who don't have anything or who have lost so much this past year. I feel I give a piece of myself when I create a card and give it to someone.
I have been creating for the challenges at Lacy Sunshine; as it is one of my new favorites. I love their digital stamps and you get a new one free each challenge when you use their digital stamps for the previous challenge. They are so adorable! I realized after creating this card that it might have looked better if I had added the blue cardstock under the extra layers so you could see them easier; but I find the space I am working with is usually not big enough for what I want to do. I guess I work and create too big. LOL! It is hard for me to color the Digi stamps if they are too small.
I also combined a sketch from Your Next Stamp.com challenge and The House That Stamps Built. See links below. I liked this one and saw it on another blog; so decided to use it for this card. I hope you can see all the different pretty designs that are in this paper pack. It is one of my favorites; but will be gone soon. Be sure to check out our retiring items list on my CTMH website on the left side at the bottom.