Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wonderful Wednesdays and a Merry Christmas!

Hah!  And you guys thought I probably forgot about you this month.  Well, to be very honest it was touch and go as to whether I'd actually get the items for the December kit created and posted while it was still December!  However, fate stepped in and gave me just enough time to be able to create this post and get it out to you.  Now since it is Christmas Day, I am counting on Blogger to uphold its end of the bargain and publish this post as scheduled.  I hope that for those of you who celebrate Christmas, you have enjoyed it immensely.  I say 'enjoyed' because I can't see too many people popping in today.  However, if you are here today, I hope that you are having a splendid day and I thank you for coming by to see what I have available; and, on that note, let's get to it shall we?

This month's kit is called...December Delights

I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas so if you are one who doesn't, I hope that there will at least be an item or two that you can use.  I also know it is too late for this year but since people work on their Christmas cards all year long, I know that some of you will be able to make use of a few of these items, real soon!

First up, I'll start with the usual, some Lovely Lettering wordart depicting the name of the month...

These word art creations are all made with fonts free for commercial use.  They are in png format and published at 300 dpi.  The three bottom ones have been altered with layer styles from Shelby Kate Schmitz of

Okay, it is time to move on to some Paper Play...

I don't know about you, but I have always really liked the combination of black and cream.  While they aren't traditional Christmas colours, I still wanted them to be part of the December kit.  I have provided you with three different papers all variations on the same theme.  You are welcome to one or all, it is up to you!  The picture of the ornament is from George Hodan and is available over at PublicDomainPictures.netEach of the above papers (actually all the papers presented today) have been altered with layer styles from Shelby Kate Schmitz.

Next up are a couple more papers, this time with traditional colours...

As usual, all of these papers are 3600 x 3600 pixels (i.e. 12 inches) and are published at 300 dpi. 

I've created a couple of Radical Ribbons that work with the above two papers, on their own or with anything for that matter that you can make them work with!  You can see the detail better if you click on them to bring them up into the lightbox.

That leaves me with just a few minutes to add a couple Fantastic Frames.  A few people really liked two of the recent frames I showcased in creations posted last week so I thought I'd re-size them and throw those into the kit as well.

As usual, everything is published rather large to accommodate scrapbooking.  You can always reduce the size without distorting the image. These particular frames have been created using shapes and altered using layer styles from --you guessed it--Shelby Kate Schmitz.

I can not believe that a year of mini kits is done.  I've gone from a complete mish mash of objects at the beginning of the year to kit names and a bit more of an organization, towards the end of the year.  Incredible, the difference a year can make in design, learning, or life in general.  I hope that you enjoy the last kit of the year.  I'll be back in January to start building on last January's kit.  Of course that is just for Wonderful Wednesdays, I'll be back in general in just a few short days.  I've been working rather hard this past year and I think that I've earned a few good days away from the computer spending some quality time with the hubs and other family and friends. 

Until next time,

Credit Notes For This Creation:© 2013, Lisa L. Décosse.  PUO.  However, you are allowed to use the above creations on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale basis provided credit is given.  You also need to include a credit note and a link to this blog should you use any of my images in your creations and post them on your blog.  If you would ever like to post a copy of these creations on your own blog or another location you MUST USE A WATERMARKED VERSION that I would be happy to supply you with.  Just drop me an email using the link in the right sidebar to request one.  Please be sure to familiarize yourself with my full terms of use found in the copyright tab at the top of this page.  I have included a quick summary below.   

Additional Credits:

The templates I used to create the gift and word papers, and the two ribbons, are all from Marisa Lerin, a designer with  These templates were purchased with a commercial use license.  Under this commercial use license, It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to give away and or sell any elements I personally create using said template, according to the terms of use I have set forth (please see full terms of use for what you can and can't do with this digital creation).

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Bonus: If you've actually made it to the end of this post I have a little bonus item for the December kit.  It is a date stamp in a red shade that should complement other offerings in the December kit. Hmmm...I'll have to put my thinking cap on and figure out what next year's bonuses will be. 


Desire Fourie said...

Bet, you did not expect me to pop in here on Christmas Day. Well here I am and I totally love your awesome Christmas themed goodies. There are so many versatile items one can use.
Thanks so much.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

MonkingsMusings said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa!

D- said...

Merry Christmas!
Enjoy your family time.
Crafty hugs,

Suze said...

Thanks Lisa. I'm sure it won't be long before you see at least one of those papers appearing on a card of mine!!! Of course, because we are ahead of everyone else timewise, I'm on here on your Christmas Day. Everyone else is in bed at the moment recovering from Christmas Day but I was awake so I thought I'd do some crafty stuff. Hope you are having a wonderful break with family and friends. Hugs, Suze

Edwina said...

Merry Christmas! I hope your day was special in every way for you . Thank you Lisa for all the goodies. I love everything. Get some rest but don't forget to come back. We all love you and the joy you spread. Edwina Brown

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are lovely, Lisa! Thank you and Happy Holidays to you!

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW thanks so very much for all these beauties here. They´re all just gorgeous and will be very useful next year, but I must admit, I think, I´m done with Christmas creations for this year now, and will look forward to soon get on with some springthemes he he he.
Hope you´re having a wonderful Holiday and is enjoying it with your loved ones around too and just relaxing and having fun for a while now.

Karon said...

Merry Christmas - hope you had a wonderful day and wishing you a Happy New Year.

Jennifer said...

Thank you Lisa for all the goodies that you have posted for us. You are (as always) brilliant at posting things for us to use in our card making. I love your blog, there is always something different to look at and you always make it interesting. I wish I had your knack of making things look and sound as interesting as you do. Good luck for 2014, although I know that you don't need it, as you will produce as you always have, great and good work with something for everyone. You are such a great friend to have and one who supports people who can't do things for themselves. Thank you for everything that you do for us, it is so much appreciated. Hugs, Jen xx
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Crafting Vicky said...

wow more beautiful stuff! Thank you very much. Loving all these and hopefully one day will get to craft more with them!

Donna said...

Thanks Lisa. I hadn't seen these before. Love the frames.