It's official, we got snow, snow and more snow yesterday... it's a veritable winter wonderland out there. Driving home last night was quite an adventure so I'm happy that I've got no where in particular to be today. It might even be the perfect day to get in the kitchen and do some Christmas treat making. I found a recipe on Pinterest for a mix called Christmas Crack that I've been anxious to try so that is on the top of my to-do list.
Ok, so I don't usually delve into world events here on the ol' blog because I try to keep it pretty crafty/stamping centric around here. But it is hard to separate the two today because the entire time that I was making this card yesterday I couldn't help but think of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. My heart breaks for all of those who have lost their loved ones so senselessly. I found myself drawn to this Pure Innocence Angel and as I colored her those sweet babies in the news were constantly in my thoughts. I can't help but tear up even now as I type this... I just can't even imagine. So even though this isn't really any different than any of the other cards I've made this season, for me, it has a bit of solemness to it and a hope for peace. Peace for those who lost their lives and peace for their families too. Sorry to bring down the tone of things today but I was compelled to share so I wasn't going to fight it.
Big hugs and love to everyone, the world can always use more of both. ♥
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Aspen Frost)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Angel), Martha Stewart (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versamark, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things doily die
Spellbinders poinsettia dies
Studio Calico gold Mr. Huey
Kaiser Craft gems
Martha Stewart gold embossing powder
EK Success gold pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, YR30, YR31, E55
clothes- BG0000, BG000, BG11, 0, E40, E41