December 5, 2011

home for the holidays...


I'm dreamin' tonight of a place I love
Even more than I usually do,
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you...

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe,
And presents under the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams.
I'll be home for Christmas-
If only in my dreams.

If only in my dreams...This year I'm not going home for Christmas.. I'm making up my home for Christmas this year. It will be such a change..so different from what I'm used to. Just my guy and me and the fur babies. I'm sure the days will be speckled with visitors and friends also not heading home for the holidays. In this career family we make our own, welcoming any 'orphans' in with open arms. Creating new traditions...

This week I'm guest designing over at City Crafter Challenge Blog. The theme is 'Home for the Holidays' and the challenge is to have a home(house) on your project or to make a holiday home decor item. Since I've been making Christmas cards left and right these last few days I thought I'd show you two that I've made up
One traditional holiday colours, one a bit off kilter. If you can't tell in head-over-heels-in love with 'Love Lives Here' dies. They are scattered throughout my projects lately. My first card with its trio of little houses; topped off with some corrugated, painted love, to imitate snow topped roofs...hand painted smoke hearts. I used a little artistic flair and added some snow drifts..that's as far as I go.. I'll leave the true art to my sister...The darling little houses on the patterned paper is a few years old...Basic Grey-the name escapes me now..
That sentiment truly speaks to my heart.. It is essentially how I view Christmas and how I feel. The house should be filled to the rafters with love and good people, good times and in creating wonderful memories.. It's not about the 'stuff' that comes with Christmas for me; I do appreciate and cherish each hand picked gift; but what I remember the most is the feelings, the great times and just relaxing with family. It's not so often we all are in the same room, at the same time for an extended period. I love the holidays.
How will you be spending your holidays? Why not head over to CCCB and join us in all of the fun? Hope to see you there!
~Becks

11 comments:

  1. Rebekah these are gorgeous! Congrats on teh City Crafter spotlight! Mwell deserved my friend! I love the heart to home card withe home diecut! Its such a beautiful sentiment! The home filled with love for Christmas is so well captured and gorgeous decorated! Incredible creations sweetie!

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  2. Oh I love your cards ... these are both spectacular! And I am thrilled that you are our GD this week ... Enjoy your day my friend

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  3. Beautiful card. I Like him. Janny

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  4. Your card is so exquisite!! What a beautiful project, indeed! I am your newest follower---so nice to meet you!
    XO
    Cindy

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  5. Beautiful and sweet, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, I too love that stamp set, just didn't use them enough!
    Thanks for your lovely project for CCCB, I do wish you a wonderful christmas!

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  6. Love Love LOVE your card. It is so elegant! Merry Christmas! :)

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  7. What a beautiful card. I just love it!! So glad you got to be our GD over at CCCB! Your work is stunning..

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. Hi Rebekah! Congratulations on your Guest Design spot at City Crafter this week. You did an amazing job, and I hope you're enjoying the spotlight. Super cute cards!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations Rebekah - it's an honor that's well deserved. Your work is always so gorgeous ... I'm inspired with every visit. These are beautiful!

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  10. loving what you created :) I have these dies and love them :)

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