So October is over. How did that happen? This has been a really tough month. I lost a cousin to covid and my mom got it a week later. It was pretty stressful to say the least and my creative juices just got up an walked out the door. In order to keep my stress at bay this month, I found myself doing a lot of coloring. Then all of a sudden the month was almost over and I had a stack of colored images mostly from Warm Winter Friends – I also got the dies for these and it was so so simple to get them all cut out. I won’t replace my fussy cutting (which is also relaxing somehow) but it sure will supplement it.

I dug through my basket of backgrounds and paper and found inspiration for all of my sweet friends. I turned on some Hallmark Christmas movies and got a batch of cards that I really love but what do you think?

My First Warm Winter Friend is the owl. I had a background with a tree made from dots (Texture Tiles 8) I added a gift under the tree and a sentiment from Christmas Wordfetti. This one is pretty fun.

My second friend is a sweet bunny. I found an embossed/watercolor background using Folk-art Snowflakes and a piece with a circle and a piece I could use as a hill and a banner for my sentiment… This one is so sweet!

My third card uses 2 friends (a fox and a deer). I found a stamped sentiment in my stash from Winter Hugs that I thought would be perfect for a die cut hill and some snowy digi paper I found. I think this is my favorite

Finally, I had a colored poinsettia left on my desk so I created a circle focal with the poinsettia and a sentiment from Christmas Wordfetti. The background was created with a discontinued stamp set but it was in my stash so it had to be used right??

WOW! It took me all month to make these but I am really loving them and can’t wait to send them out to some special friends! I hope you were inspired. If all you have time or creativity for today is coloring, just color! You will find that when you are ready to create, it is really nice to have pieces in your stash to support your ideas!

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