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Let the Holidays Begin!


This weekend, while Mickey Mouse was leading the charge down North Michigan Avenue, setting the Christmas Lights aglow, I was getting ready to start the second leg of the holiday season -- Christmas. Even though we're not past Thanksgiving yet, I've been giving a lot of thought to decorating the house and preparing for our annual holiday party. We didn't hold it last year, due to too much life getting in the way, so this year I'm back with a vengeance. All sorts of new goodies from Crate & Barrel and Ikea and my own homemade party invites.

Invitation Arch

These postcard invitations (the actual info and the addressing is on the other side) were inspired by a set of stamps from Hero Arts called "Holiday Ribbons". The nice thing about these stamps is that they do most of the work for you -- they have a nice textured background, and, when used with the right ink and paper, really do make you think of ribbons. While I'm not as inspired or impressive when it comes to card making as some of the examples Julie has shown me from the Hero Arts catalog, I also think I did okay coming up with a design that I could make about 50 times -- I don't have a very long attention span when it comes to repetive things. I'm also not much of an artist, so it's usually easier for me when I stick with good geometric shapes and simple lines.

Holiday Greetings

Let the party countdown begin!