Just a little bit of country

I’m not a big fan of country – music, decor or otherwise – but a little bit never hurt anyone:

Country Pines and Poinettias

  • Pines and Poinsettias and Delightful Dozen stamp sets
  • Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red card stock
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series paper
  • Real Red Classic ink pad
  • Early Espresso, Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Big Shot and Perfect Pennants Bigz L die
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Dazzling Details

This card reminds me of my mother-in-law.  She loved things with a country feeling – her house was full of bunnies wearing glasses, big dried flower arrangements, and figurines of little girls carrying baskets.  I can just see her smile as she would show me her latest little girl, pointing out a charming detail and telling me something about the artist.

She REALLY loved Christmas, and her home was decorated from top to bottom.  She had two big trees, and a vignette in her kitchen window that lit and moved.  My father-in-law would put an enormous tree of lights on the roof of their house, and people would stop by just to say thanks for the lights.   And the food – I can’t begin to tell you about the food!  Oh, I miss the two of them.  I was richly blessed with wonderful in-laws.

And isn’t that what the holidays are all about?  To me, December means sharing our blessings and spending time with those we love…even if it’s just in our memories.   Let’s all make time for the important things!



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