Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stress Reliever

While battling bronchitis, I have been madly trying to finish Christmas presents.  I finally finished the last one last night. So glad, so relieved.  Now I must bundle up and brave the crowds in order to buy some groceries for this weekend (our Christmas).  But first I took a bit of time to make a card just for the enjoyment of it.  Isn't it fun just to sit down and make a card just because you want to?  I don't even have any recipient in mind.  That is when it is really relaxing and it does lift my spirits.
It is very gloomy today so I had to use a flash but it is a simple card without a lot of detail or dimension so this photo will have to do.

I used the simple sketch at Sketch Saturday, turned sideways, and a cute pre-colored digital stamp by Doodle Pantry, Snowmen Scenes, which I have never used before.   The double snowflake was cut out with a Cuttlebug die - one of my very first purchased and used many times.  The designer paper is Echo Park.

I hope you all are getting everything done in time for Christmas and that you, too, will be able to make a card or two just for the fun of it.
Now, off to town - uggh!

Sketch Saturday
Doodle Pantry - AIMPDC
Pile It On - Winter
Simon Monday - just a pinch ( one gem )
Simon Wednesday - dies
Dies R Us - snowflakes
Crafty Calendar - let it snow
Word Art Wednesday - anything
DLArt - anything


  1. OMG this is too cute Marsha! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WINTER’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  2. Hi Marsha! I'm always SO delighted to see your wonderful cards linked to our challenges at Word Art Wednesday, and really can't thank you enough for playing along with us. It's a real treat, and I thank you. I want to also invite you to stop by and play along with us at CropStop - always Anything Goes and it would be such a treat to have you share your cards with us there as well. I hope you'll stop by to check it out.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth

    Here's the link:

    P.S. Feel better soon!

  3. Sweet card! Adorable snowmen! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. Love this adorable scene!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. Super cute card...yes it is fun to create 'just because you want to"...have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you back at Dies R Us in 2016!
    Diane DRU DT

  6. what a sweet little snowman family :) I hope you feel better soon! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  7. Hi, I love your card, it's so simple but looks great! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendars we hope to see you again soon!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  8. I LOVE making cards for just the joy of being creative. I'm so glad that you found time to do so in the "rush-rush" of the season. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us over on the AIMP challenge on the Doodle Pantry blog.
    ~Jo, DP-DT