Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling!!
Good morning! I woke up this morning with my Christmas to do list racing through my head! Does it seem to you that it gets more stressful every year?! I always cave in and try to do it all, but have decided to try to scale back some this year. I want to enjoy things more and stress less! I want to bake a ton of fun food with my kids because they will enjoy it and not because I feel obligated! I want to decorate leisurely and not feel like such a heel if I don't do a little something for everyone in the world! I mean do not get me wrong! I LOVE to do things for people and wish that I could do a little something nice for everyone I know, but this year I just want things to be a little calmer! In fact, I have decided that rather than try to complete my usual 1,000,000 thing full to do list that I will do much less and try to do lots of little things for people during the upcoming year! That being said! I made a single Christmas card this morning! Just one! I enjoyed it very much! : ) I will be making a few more and will share them once they are finished!
I sponged the So Saffron with More Mustard and paper pierced the border. I dug out some of my scrap booking punches and made snowflakes and holly leaves! I used some shiny baubles for the holly berries and the accents off to the side. These were a find from the Michael's dollar bin! I roughed up the edges of the Handsome Hunter to give it a distressed look and made two corners for color and mounted the top right corner against them. The gold ribbon came from the Dollar store and I used my paper crimper for the strip of Very Vanilla and added some green accent dots with a marker. I colored the stars silver and then added some Stickles shine to them! I love sparkle! : )
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Paper: SU! So Saffron, Handsome Hunter, Real Red and Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard and Handsome Hunter
Stamps: Stamp from Michael's dollar bin
Extras: Punches, Gold ribbon, Stickles, Rhinestones from Michael's, paper crimper and silver pen