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Grouphug_2 Image Credits:  Group hug (Stamping Bella), Snowflake Trio, Simple Snowflake (A Muse Artstamps); Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Ice Blue, Soft Brown, Chestnut Roan (Clearsnap); Coloring Tools:  New Leaf, Pale Porcelain Blue, Sand, Prawn, Orange Markers (Copic); Card Stock:  Natural Cream (Stampin’ Up!); Patterned Paper:  Fruitcake, Stella Ruby Collections (Basic Grey); Ribbon:  Gingham (American Crafts); Other:  Antique Copper Label and Mini Brads (Stampin’ Up!), Giga Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), Square Epoxy Sticker (Sticko/EK Success)



My very last Christmas card design for 2007!  I immediately fell in love with this snowman image called "Group Hug", illustrated by Julia Stainton for Stamping Bella.  There is something about this image that tugged at me and I just had to have it–prolly the fact that I wish I could reach out and group hug all of you that stop by my blog here, and touch my life in so many wonderful ways . . . yeah, a bit of sap there, but, hey, the world could use a bit more of that, couldn’t it? *warm smile*

I wanted to give the illusion of peering overhead, through the snowflakes swirling and twirling down atop this happy group, but, it was hard to pick up with the camera, due to the paleness of the blue ink.  But, you get the idea . . . Simple Snowflake, one of my all-time favorites, is highlighted inside the copper label holder, and I wrote "joy" over the top, with a little heart dangling off the end of the "y".

Just wanted to wish you peace, love, and the Merriest of Christmases!  And, leave you with my all-time favorite Christmas song!   Have a joy-filled holiday!

Christmas Vacation (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Soundtrack), performed by Mavis Staples


  1. Julie
    This is the perfect opportunity to say Merry Christmas and happy holidays and all the best! Health, Prosperity and lots of fortune!
    Thank YOU for all of your inspiration, your eye candy, but MOST of all, that sense of humour of yours
    big fat MWAHS to you and yours

  2. Merry Christmas, Julie!! ~Love your adorable card!

  3. Love it! Hugs back and a wonderful Christmas Day! All the best n the New Year!!

  4. Merry Christmas to you too, Julie!

  5. That is such a cute card! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Oh Lordy that is a super cute card. Wowzers! Merry Christmas!

  7. Mele Kalikimaka! with love

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family Julie!!

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