Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Surviving the Winter Blues

It happens every year to me in January.  I am flying high during the holidays, I soar through the first two weeks of January with the new year filled with such promise.   Then like a ton of bricks, I come crashing down.   The end of January and February are my least favorite times of the year.   In the Low Country, it’s the only months where the days are short and the weather is cold.   Spring and Summer feel far away, there’s not a whole lot of indoor activities for us around here.   So I asked our design team member Jennifer Holmes to create some cards to lift people’s spirits during the dark and cold winter days.   So use these ideas as inspiration and send them to a friend to help them survive the winter blues!  (Or just enjoy them from here yourself.)

This bright and cheery card may just lift the spirits of someone special in your life.  I love the flower stamped in different colors from PSA Life’s A Beach.   Jennifer’s colored them up to make them really stand out.  She’s stamped the “h” from PSA Gigi Monogram H Peel & Stick, and the “i” from PSA Vanilla Peel & Stick pack. 

To further brighten spirits, Jennifer created this “hello sunshine” card.   She’s stamped the sunglasses from PSA Life’s A Beach and colored them up with pink and green markers.   She’s used a bright and cheery yellow cardstock as the base, and framed her sunglasses and sentiment in a scalloped cut magenta cardstock.   I love that she’s tied yellow and white twine around the card – which is just an extra touch and adds some dimension.  

Hope you have a bright and cheery day! 


  1. Both are lovely and so bright and cheerful x

  2. So fun and cheerful!! I love the colors!! So much fun!!