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Monday, January 1, 2018

Getting Frosty at the 12 Months of Christmas Blog

Happy New Year! It's a fresh new year, and a fresh new start to your Christmas card stash. If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere of this beautiful planet, January is one of the coldest months of the year. If you live in Chicago in the USA, then you have woken up on this first day of 2018 to a frosty, frigid, snow-covered scene as well. The ground might be layered with snow, icicles hanging from the eves and the windows decorated by Jack Frost himself. Of course, with Mother Nature off her meds, tomorrow could well be a moderate 50 degrees Fahrenheit with neighborhood kids riding the new bikes Santa gave them.

But let's say that January remains your normal "dead of winter month" with Jack Frost nipping at your nose. That is why this month the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog offers the optional challenge to have some sort of frosty element on your card (icicles, snowflakes, snow, frost, etc.). If you choose to create with this theme, you will be entered in the drawing for this month's sponsored prize of a $10.00 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs. Please remember to place the letters FT after your name when linking your project so that we know you have followed the theme.

You don't have to follow the optional theme, and if you link up two or more cards this month, you will receive one of the featured patterned papers created by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

For my DT make, I got to play with a Scribbles Designs digi image called Jack Frost. If you've visited my blog lately, I've been making a lot of note card sets, and I don't expect it to go away soon. Today's note cards are again ATC-sized, perfect to add to a gift, slip into a book, or distribute to co-workers or party guests. The inside is blank so I can write personal holiday messages to those receiving my cards.

That's it for today, except to remind you to link up your Christmas cards to the 12 Months of Christmas Blog for your chance to win prizes (and to grow next year's Christmas card stash)!

Happy Crafting!

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