I mostly wanted to stay with Christmas-y colors, 'cause I wasn't quite ready to say "good-bye" to all the Christmas supplies.
And since I had some new Sizzix Texturz embossing plates (the Christmas ones) that I hadn't played with yet.... Above is version 1. The thanks is really too small for the journaling block, but I was torn between getting it done right versus getting it done NOW. So, I settled for NOW.
The second picture is version 2. Since I had run out of the Making Memories tree charms, I changed to the holly leaves with an American Crafts large brad. But, wait...... there's more.....
For my dear daughter-in-law, who is a much brighter personality, than old me, I wanted a brighter, fun-er card. (Okay, I know more fun is more proper, but fun-er is.......more fun.) When I make cards for Emilie, I try to use brighter, more up-beat patterns; helps to get me out of my middle-aged contentment.
Thanks for looking.