I finally got the Cheery Lynn die that everyone has been using - I love the thin spirals and cute little leaves. I couldn't wait to make a card with it when it came in the mail. I ordered mine from Our Daily Bread Designs.
This card is also made with a stamp set from Our Daily Bread that was a birthday present from my sweet friend Sue Worthington. Sue went thorough my comments on various Our Daily Bread cards and tried to find the stamp set I wanted the most before she ordered it. What a sweet friend! This card was made using the sketch provided on the ODBD blog - it was the challenge for last week.
I included this card in a Christmas package for my supervisor - she loves purple so we all got her lots of purple things. Our Christmas party was last night after work. Our supervisor cooked us all dinner, and it was so yummy. We had all selected a name out of a box, and we exchanged gifts. The group bought the best gifts, and it was so fun to watch everyone open their presents. I love to watch people open presents when they get all excited and yell. It usually happens with children, but last night I saw it in several people (of course they got some really cool shoes and a purse). I started thinking about that joy. I think it is the kind of joy that the Lord wishes He saw in us when we praise Him and thank Him. He hates lukewarm attitudes and believers - He says that in scripture. I heard the word "joy" several times yesterday so I am thinking that there was a message being sent to me. I think I need to be letting my Joy out more!
Hugz and hope your weekend is really special. I will be baking dozens of cookies so if you are anywhere around on Sunday, stop by!
P.S. Added 12-19-11 - this card was selected for the Shining Light Award - isn't that wonderful? I am so proud!!! Hope you all have something fun happen to you today too!