Merriest Wishes

Did you notice that this Christmas season Festive Christmas sweaters were super popular?  They were being sold everywhere, even here in Hawaii where sweaters are something we rarely wear.  There were a few that I would consider to be "Ugly Sweaters" but for the most part many of the ones that I saw this year were super cute.  In fact, I was inspired to create a Festive Christmas Sweater card with our Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set.

Festive Christas Sweater Card -

Festive Christas Sweater Card -

The cable knit embossing folder really makes this card.  It has quickly become one of my favorite new textured embossing folders and it works perfectly on this card because it so closely resembles a warm sweater.  To create the ribbed collar I used the simple score board.

I can't believe how quickly Christmas came this year.  Was it just me or did December just fly by for you too?  I can't believe we are only a few days away from New Years Eve?  

 It seems like it was just the start of the season and I was working on cards for Christmas card class such as this card below.

Merry Mice Card -

Merry Mice Card -

This card was created using the Merry Mice stamp set.  I love to color but when I made this card my only choice was to color it with markers.  Did you know that in our new Occasions catalog we will now have the option coloring with Water Color Pencils?  I look forward to sharing them with you.  I am really glad we will have this new option for coloring SOON because coloring is something I love to do.  

Our new occasions catalog and saleabration begins in just a few days, I am so excited.

As this wonderful Christmas Season comes to an end.  I am grateful for all the special times shared with family and friends.  

One of the highlights for me was being on worship team for our Christmas Eve service at the Waipahu campus at New Hope Leeward.

New Hope Leeward Worship Team

New Hope Leeward Worship Team

It was a simple but beautiful service.   As we worshiped together, I was blessed by the heart of the congregation who sang their praises so beautifully.  I was touched by the hearts of my team mates who served so unselfishly with a heart to share their God given gifts and talents.  I was encouraged by Pastor Josiah's message to run with faith towards all God has for us in 2017 and I was moved to see the hearts of people who responded to the message to receive Christ into their hearts and lives.  

Well, no matter how you spent this Christmas season, I hope it was blessed.  

Enjoy the next few days of the year and if you are on Oahu, why don't you join me on New Years Day at New Hope Leeward?  We will be having a special New Years Day worship service and I will be leading the team for an extended worship time at the Kapolei campus.  It would be wonderful to have you join us at 7am, 9am or 11am.  You can find information by clicking here.  If you decide to come let me know and I'll be sure to look for you in the foyer after service.  I can't think of a better way to start the new year!

Until then I hope like me you are doing your best to enjoy the last few days of this very special time of the year.

Merriest Wishes to You and Blessings for a Bright and Happy New Year!