Welcome to my blog!
For those of you who don't know me yet, my name is Traci. I am an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant and I am THRILLED to be a Guest Card Maker for the CardSwaps Sugar Crash Blog Hop.
I am so happy that you are visiting today. Are you ready for some fun? I sure hope so.
My Christmas Memories
I LOVE this time of year! It always reminds of special times of my life. Some memories are magical - like Christmas Caroling in Sun Valley Idaho, some are bittersweet - like going to my grandma's funeral just a few days before Christmas. But the message of Christmas always fills my heart with joy! I think back to when I was about 8 years old and there was a new family that moved into our neighborhood. They really didn't have much and my family wasn't rich, but we never went without. I remember my mom washed and ironed some of our Sunday dresses that didn't fit anymore and carefully put them in a box. It was our plan to to secretly leave them on this family's doorstep - and since they were new in the area they wouldn't know who the dresses had belonged to. We drove to their home and I don't remember who put the box on their doorstep, I just remember how fast we got out of there!! And I do remember how warm my heart felt every time I saw one of those little girls wearing one of the Sunday dresses we had given to them. It's funny how when you give a gift you receive the most!
Sugar Crash "Peace on Earth" Christmas Card
And this is my card:
The tree is from the stamp set: D1376 Holiday Warmth
The papers are from the Jingle Paper Packet
and the ribbon is Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon.
I embossed the tree and text with a green glittery embossing powder. The sparkley "ornaments" are Twinkle brads.
All products are from Close To My Heart and you can buy them HERE.
ALRIGHT!! Are you ready for more hopping? If you came here from Jane's Blog then you are on the right path. If you haven't done so already you will want to visit my good friend Lora's Blog so you don't miss any of the fun (You should START AT LORA'S so you don't miss anything). When you are done on my blog you can go to Angelina's Blog. HAVE FUN!
There are 17 stops (see list below) on today's blog hop and you really should visit ALL OF THEM!! WHY?!? Well you wouldn't want to miss out on a chance to win a prize would you? Or you wouldn't want to miss FREEBIES! There are some sketches and digital images FOR FREE! So don't miss out!
All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog and you will be eligible to win the prize on that blog!
We like to hear your nice thoughts, too. (Who doesn't LOVE comments? not me!) We LOVE IT! Please say hi! I don't bite.
I am giving away a mini-stamp set called Memories, so versatile, you can use it ALL YEAR ROUND!
The set includes two leaves, one acorn, and the word "Memories"
REMEMBER TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MY GIVEAWAY!! One winner will be chosen.
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