It’s a Joyful Season

Joyful Season

Merry Christmas to you from our family to yours! I hope that you are having a safe, warm, peaceful holiday season with your family and friends.

My husband Larry is on call this weekend but we are enjoying quiet time together today as a family in between calls while he is home. As you know we’ve have two young adults who have busy lives too, so this time together is especially sweet.

Here is our annual family photo.

Merck Family 2015 Christmas

I am so thankful to have everyone together for Christmas.


Stamp Set: Joyful Season (139770)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Delightful Dijon (138327), and Smoky Slate Classic Ink (131179)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Basic Black (121045), Smoky Slate (131202) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine (138414), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381) and Woodland Embossing Folder (139673 Available May 2016)

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Joyful Season

One of the things that I enjoy doing during the winter is watching the bird feeder outside my dining room window, especially when it snows.  And here in the North Georgia Mountains Cardinals are regular visitors. When I was a child in Wisconsin that flash of red was something that we didn’t see often so Cardinals always bring a smile to my face no mater what season so the Joyful Season stamp set was on my list!  And since it is a two-step stamp set this little guy gives you lots of stamping choices.

Check out these great cards using the set that I got in a swap. This first card was given to me by Sandy and uses our new  In Color Ribbon choice, Mossy Meadow (138419) along with the popular Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (140536).

Joyful Season 2015 Holiday Catalog Swap (1)

This second card is from Joann and has a more elegant feel, while Sandy’s feels more down home or country. That is part of what I love about our products – use the same stamp sets, but choose different colors of products and you’ve got a totally different feel.

Joyful Season 2015 Holiday Catalog Swap (2)

I love the Home for Christmas Designer Buttons button (139639) that highlights the great bow made with our Bow Builder Punch (137414).


Stamp Set: Joyful Season (139770)

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