Sunday, December 21, 2014

Home for the Holidays - Pilin' on Christmas

Our current challenge at Pile It On is Christmas/Holidays. We have three great sponsors lined up, and you have until January 3 to link up.

I've never lived anywhere with a lot of relatives close by; and even though we live in the U.S.A. now, we have to travel to be with our families during the holidays. So for me, the phrase "home for the holidays" has always tugged at my heart. My folks taught me that wherever we are together is home, but I am very grateful that we are able to join my folks in Arizona this Christmas holiday. I found this great paper from Carta Bella that had both the sentiment and knit-patterned background, so I pulled out some travel-themed ephemera and made this simple card:

Add a Little Dazzle: Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge: Vacation/Travel (hoarded items: wooden globe and twine)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December Challenge: AG with DP background
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Winter
Digi Choosday Challenge #50: Last Minute X-mas
Hambo Hoedown: Winter
Simon Says Stamp: Winter inspiration
A song in your He{ART} #22: I'll be Home for Christmas

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  1. This is such a cute creation. It reminds me that no matter where I am, I can always go home! Thanks for joining in this challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Very cute card! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Hambo Hoedown for our Winter challenge.

    Jeannie T.

  3. Wonderful card and great sentiment, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  4. What an adorable piece you have created! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Fabulous image! Such a sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Have a wonderful Christmas! Jane xxx

  6. So cute. Love the vintage look of this. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Winter Inspiration Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  7. This is such a sweet card! I love those retro bits of ephemera you added! Glad you got to spend the holiday with your family! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Such a sweet retro image on your card! Thanks for joining us at CHACB.

  9. Love the retro image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  10. So cute....Thanks for joining us at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  11. Love this retro design! Simply adorable! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva Challenge!

  12. I love how you combined your elements for this card. Thanks for sharing your work at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. So sweet!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HEART challenge!! Hope to see you again for our very last challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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