Wise words from my youngest son on his 21st birthday last week…
Chris (Dad) : So Jake, what have you learned in your 21 years on earth?
Jake: (Without missing a beat)
1. Listen more and talk less.
2. You can learn something from everyone, no matter how old they are, even children.
3. Greet everyone with an open heart.
4. Family is the most important thing. Spend time with the people you love.
That’s my boy. ❤️
I did not decorate for Christmas this year. *GASP!* I can think of a thousand excuses for why not, but the truth is I just didn’t want to. The decorations are in the attic, we have all been super busy this holiday and I’m just plain tired. I’m not being a “grinch”. I’m choosing to focus on the important things, spending quality time with my family (and getting messy in my craft room). THAT’S what make me happy!
I’m excited to share that I’m on a brand new design team created by Monica Taylor at Taylormadecards4u. She recently started creating digital images and kits for her Etsy shop and needed help sharing projects and inspiration for her items. Her vintage/retro images appeal to my eclectic side! Her Valentine card designs, vintage order forms and journal cards (and those Santa images!) bring back some fun memories. They remind me of the bits of ephemera I would find at my grandparents’ house tucked away in dresser drawers, albums and books. She will be releasing new kits and images each month, so be sure to check out her shop.
So, without further ado, here’s my design team post featuring elements from the Santa Passport kit!
I used a card formula by Club Scrap to create a booklet card. Then I printed the Santa Passport digital images on white card stock and trimmed to use as decorative elements. It was such an easy project to create with materials I already had on hand. (Links to supplies used at the end of this post)
Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas!
Below you can find a list with all the products used today! Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the store link below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.
SSS – Simon Says Stamp; AMZUS – Amazon; SBC – Scrapbook.com; CLB – Club Scrap; ETS – Etsy