Thursday, December 12, 2019

December Birthdays

     My favorite DIL has one of those December birthdays so close to Christmas that it often gets lost in the holiday shuffle.  Each year since she joined the family (a long time ago!), I've tried to make sure that she got both a birthday card and a Christmas card along with separate gifts for each.

     Then, this year, I found this really fun image at The Paper Shelter and knew I could use it for a joint Birthday/Christmas celebration.  See how Mama Snow has both a birthday present and Christmas stocking for Little Snow Boy?  Perfect!  (I'll probably return to my separate cards and separate gifts for DIL but this year I couldn't resist!)  :-D

Color/ shading enhancements w/ ProMarkers
Cut with QuicKutz die
Hand tied, polka dot bow
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     I have a pre-scheduled post tomorrow for my QKR Stampede DT inspiration and then several which are already pre-scheduled for the week-long, annual, Christmas celebration at Catch the Bug.  After that, it may be a bit hit-and-miss as I spend time with family and focus on the joy of holidays surrounded by them.  If I seem to be MIA when it comes to visiting your blogs, my apologies, but my focus is more apt to be on family than friends through Christmas and the New Year.  Once we get to January, I'm sure my return will mean all is back to the normal routine.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

A beautiful card the image is perfect for a birthday/ Christmas card

jimlynn said...

Brilliant! She's going to love the card. So pretty.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the snowmen. She will absolutely adore this card.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

This is so adorable! I love that sweet image and how you make a special celebration for her birthday. I know she'll love it!

Anne Buckingham said...

Fun image with older snow person leaning over. Adorable. I share your concerns with people whose birthdays are near the holiday, how to give them the attention they deserve. Great card.

Karen Page said...

You are a fabulous MIL to make sure your DIL's birthday gets recognized separately! I too have a December birthday and remember years of getting a birthday/Christmas present from relatives. Now I have an amazing husband who makes sure I get a real birthday. Though I rarely get a birthday card from him, LOL. He could just pull one from my stash! And I think everyone will be understanding of bloggers being MIA in December. We're all spending less time online this time of year :-)

Patsy Long said...

Stunning card. Such a cute image. So glad you could join us at The Paper Shelter blog hop - Patsy

Alina Florea said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it over at Scrapy Land Challenge! Alina DT

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Connie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

Lori Kobular said...

Those snowmen are adorable! Love the die you used to cut them out too! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Monica C. said...

That is so cute! I love that image.
Hugs Monica

Sammy said...

What a great way to use that image from The Paper Shelter for both occasions in one! And the colouring is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Sammy-x

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

This is a wonderful Christmas and Birthday card. What a great idea to combine the two in such a lovely way. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

Donna Walls said...

Aww, so cute and your DIL will get a kick out of it for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

Lilibet said...

Great card -Thank you for joining in at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Awesome showcasing of this great image! Thanks so much for playing along in our 9th Birthday/Celebrations Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter Challenge, hope you enjoyed it and come back soon! Hugs:) Audrey DT

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What a great card! Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

Sybrina K said...

Hi Connie! Happy 2020!!! This image is absolutely delightful, and I can only imagine how much your daughter-in-law loved receiving this special December card. Thanks so much for playing along with our last W2CB challenge.

Rae Ann said...

Such a sweet image and so perfect for a December birthday!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our 'Tis the Season challenge.