Sparkling Winter Wishes – TTTC #192

Have you made many or any New Year’s Resolutions?  I always make (and break) a few each year.  This year one of mine is to be more intentional.  I’ve never chosen a word for the year but this year I’ve chosen “intentional”.  By this, I mean that I want to slow down and give more meaning to the things I’m doing or even thinking about doing.  Now that I’m retired, I find myself wanting to do more than is possible and this is causing stress and frustration.  So, I’m trying to be more selective and intentional, even in my crafting.  I’m going to be creating cards and projects with the intention of actually gifting and sending them.  While the creative process is fun and relaxing, what good are the results if they’re just sitting on a shelf?  So after all this rambling, I’m sharing a card I created to give to my elderly next door neighbor.

It’s difficult to see in the photo but there is a lot of pretty sparkle on this card.  The centerpiece is actually called Sparkling Mandala (Spellbinders).  The sentiment is from the Tagged Elegance stamp set (The Greetery) and is heat embossed in Pool Party embossing powder (retired SU).  I also used some silver metallic embroidery floss and stitched part of the Mandala.  I love stitching dies as they marry my two favorite hobbies:  card making and cross stitching.  The embossed panel is Dainty Diamonds embossing folder (SU).

The inside sentiment is from the Happy Thoughts (SU) stamp set.

I’m so happy and excited to be joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Design Team.  I’ll be joining Team O.  However, I’m playing along with Team X’s challenge board HERE.

I chose diagonally: Embossing, Free, Stitching

As always, thanks for stopping by today.  

Take care,





  1. This is a wonderful card for your neighbor. I’m sure they will be thrilled to receive it. Enjoy your day, Rosanne.

  2. I love the stitching on the card and I’m sure your neighbor will too! I really like your idea of a word for the year instead of making and breaking resolutions. I am actually getting back in to stitching for a little bit just to make a dog collar for Bo.

  3. I love this card. Did you find it hard sewing on the white cardstock?

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