I recently reached out to my past guest designers to let them know I would love to feature them again on my blog, revisiting the set they designed with. The first person to reach back was Allison Cope, with this beautiful "Hand in Hand" sample, how precious (and appropriate!) is that?
"A friend is a hand always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be."
This white, cocoa and olive combo is so pretty, and her coloring just keeps getting better and better! I love how she stamped this in a tan ink to make the outline more subtle, feel like I could reach out and grab hold of these hands! Instead of patterned paper, she created this beautiful embossed resist background with the holly vine from Theresa's "A Very Merry Christmas", and I love the sparkle she added around the round die cut, adds an extra bit of magic to the image!
Pleas be sure to visit Ally's blog and see what she has been up to lately, her blog is always full of crafty inspiration! Thank you every much Allison for taking the time to make this beautiful work of heart!
I also thought it was very appropriate to share this card with you on Thanksgiving! How very blessed I have been to get to know so many amazing people around the world, build lasting relationships and share a hobby we are all so passionate about! I am very thankful for the craft and the technology that brings us all so close we can ask questions, request prayers and just learn more about and from each other. The Lord is doing so much in my life and I look forward to sharing a lot more about things I've been reading that have touched me and things that have been on my heart. I look forward to deeper friendships with all of you in the coming year and I hope to hear from more of you and get to know some of you better, (those of you who are anonymous or don't have contact info!) lurkers, I know you are out there! :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, be safe and count your blessings!