Monday, December 23, 2013

Be Jolly


Hi everyone.  I'm sharing my last card and post for the year.  I used a sweet digital image from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I thought these stockings were so cute and it was fun to color them with Copics.  I added crystal effects on the ornament to make it shine ... and glitter on the cuff of the stocking for some bling.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.





Christmas is almost here ... and like most of you, I've been busy getting ready.  The shopping is done, the decorations are up and the presents are wrapped :)  This means I haven't had much time in the studio and have missed playing with my cards and visiting blogs to see other's wonderful creations.  I plan to be back in full swing in the new year.

I wanted to wish all of you a peaceful and joyous Christmas.  Thank you to all who support me all year by visiting my blog and leaving comments - it really means a lot!

Before I go, I wanted to share some wonderful news.  On December 18th, Nikki and Evan (DDIL, DS) had their first child.  Cooper Gordon surprised us by being three weeks early!  He is so beautiful and it was love at first sight for the whole family :)

Here's a picture of Cooper at four days old.  He just waiting for Santa to arrive! :)








24 comments:

sandie said...

Merry Christmas Loll and a perfect sparkly, glossy card to end the year! And a new bundle of joy to fill your Christmas with extra love and happiness, he is an adorable little Santa xx

Marianne said...

Congrats on becoming a grandma. He looks gorgeous!
Love your card. I have been meaning to colour up this same image (and the others in the set) for a long time, but my Christmas card production has been extremly low this year. Well, at least there's room for improvement for next year. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas and congratulations, Loll ... or should I say Grandma (!) ... Cooper's just a perfect Christmas gift! Such a cute card ... all festive and fun! Anita :)

ursula Uphof said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Loll and congratulations on the new little bundle of joy. What a lovely Christmas surprise. Hugs Ursula

Gerry said...

What a beautiful baby. He will make Christmas even more special. Nice of him to arrive early...he's a tax deduction.

Marie B. said...

Awwww, what a great Christmas present for the whole family! Congrats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

Susan said...

Lovely card, Loll, with the glitter and shine. I've sent you a congraulatory email on the arrival of your grandson.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful grandson Loll, I love your terms DDIL and DS, Will he be DGS? Have a wonderful christmas, Cathy x

MaryH said...

An especially lovely card to end your last post of this year; it sports your usual clean & sparkling style and I really liked the gleam on the ornament. Also thanks for sharing a picture of your very special early Christmas gift..he's a sweetie for sure. Looks like a very blissful good sleeper and what joy he shall bring to your family. Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones, and thanks for all your kind comments over this past blog year. See ya in 2014. Hugs

Bonnie said...

And the stockings are hung beautifully! It's going to be pretty hard to top baby Cooper! Merry Christmas, my dear friend, and a healthy, blessed New Year!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your beautiful new grandson, Loll! I'm sure Santa is going to treat him very well!

Love your sweet card with all the sparkle and shine, and of course your CAS design is just perfect! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Even though that is one of your cutest and most awesomely executed cards ever, Lolly, it doesn't hold a candle to Cooper!! I can't believe that healthy little guy was three weeks early!! Blessings to you all! Holly Hugs! Dolly

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas to you, Loll. And happiest congratulations on the new Grandbaby! What a wonderful Christmas present to your family. My youngest daughter was born on the 23rd. Makes the month of December special. Special thanks too, for all your inspiration; see you next year.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo Loll - your new Grandson is gorgeous!
Wishing you and yours a Peaceful and Happy 2014.
Sylvia xx

Di said...

Love your card Loll - and am totally IN love with baby Cooper. He's adorable :)

Hugs, Di xx

Karen M said...

Congrats on your new grandson Loll - he is just beautiful:) I hope you all had a lovely first christmas together - hugs xx

Susie said...

Congratulations Loll! Welcome to world of being a grandmother - it's the very best. Cooper is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad everyone is healthy and I know exceedingly happy! The best is yet to come. : )

Hugs,
Susie ~

Julia Aston said...

Oh Loll! congratulations on the arrival of sweet little Cooper! what a wonderful gift for your family!! Love your jolly little stocking card as well! Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year's eve - and a crafty 2014!

Teresa Kline said...

sweet card Loll, but I was taken more by the sweet face of Cooper...aaahhhhh....congrats to you and your family!

Happy New Year!

enjoy *~*

Deepti said...

Loll I am so glad to be back after the break, especially loved to flip over to ur posts while I was missing. you are so terrific and Cooper is sooooo adorable. Have a very happy New year Loll !!

Linda Callahan said...

The perfect Christmas gift! Cooper is adorable! Enjoy that little guy! Looking forward to your 2014 creations! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

OMG, what a doll baby! He is darling. Love the card and hugs to you and congratulations to your son!

Mau xx said...

Ooooh How wonderful!! what a sweet darling baby, Welcome to the world Cooper xxxxxxx
I can read his thoughts from here Loll...."They didn't think I was going to miss Santa ..did they!!!!
Congratulations to you all, Good Health and Happiness to your little one always.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Barbara Murphy said...

So cute,,,card and baby!