Simply Wonderful

I LOVE December!!  The holidays are in full swing and most people don't know this but when Louie and me first got engaged our original wedding date was December 8, 2013.  We couldn't wait that long which is why we got married in April instead. ;)  

I'm also super excited that I got to stamp on Thanksgiving!  I have always loved doing challenges and decided to do a simple 6x6 scrapbook page using a Viva la Verve sketch and doing the Thanksgiving Ways To Use It challenge on SCS.

I still had my Holiday Treasures paper out from my last creation so I decided to roll with it and make a Christmas-themed mini scrapbook page.  I know this doesn't look like a scrapbook page but I made the sentiment to where it can move so you can put a picture behind it.

I found this digital stamp that I got from Verve Stamps a LONG time ago.  I looked through all the sets they have on the site now and could not find it but the closest set I could find was Christmas in the Air.  I also used a flourish from the Filigree Fantasy set which sadly has been retired.  It's crazy how much of my stamping stuff is retired so don't be surprised if you see a lot on here that is not around anymore.  I apologize in advance. ;)

I really wanted to keep this layout simple and this sketch was perfect for it!  Almost everything on this layout is leftovers from other creations.  I'm telling you this challenge was made for poor crafters like myself. LOL

Thanksgiving was very low key at my house this year.  We went to my cousins at noon, saw a lot of my dads side of the family, got stuffed, and then I came home and spent all afternoon working on this  layout and starting to get my very sad stamping area more together.

My ex always gets the boys on Thanksgiving which is very bittersweet for me.  It was the first holiday I didn't spend with my boys after the separation and Thanksgiving 2010 was by far the loneliest day of my life.  I still get a pain in my heart when I think about it but I love that they get to spend time with their dads family too. That's one thing my boys get is a LOT of love.

Stamps: Verve Digital Stamp (2009); Filigree Fantasy (Retired: Verve Stamps)
Paper: Select White (Papertrey Ink), Holiday Treasures (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red (Retired), Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Swarovski Crystals, Oval Nestabilites, Heart Border Punch, Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Sponge Dauber


  1. Hi, Christi! I found you through SCS and am so delighted to have you join us there. I just love your card and love Verve stamps myself. This is so beautiful with the DP you've used and this wonderful sentiment! I look forward to seeing you share more of your beautiful work on SCS! Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous!! I LOVE the papers and that beautiful bow!

  3. This is soooo cute. Color combo is one of my personal favorites :)keep it coming :)


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