Such a great segment....
I remember watching this growing up and it still takes me back. I remember mom making the cookies and the cold... Watching the snow and getting ready for Santa.
It's a little different now, it was 65 degrees today in NC! Not quite the same... (I would LOVE some snow here!!!)
Kev liked the menorah the best so I made 2 of these. One for mom and 1 for dad. The set is Mazel Tov from Paper Trey Ink, I stamped it in Versamark, and embossed with silver powder. The paper is Bazzil Basics, I used the SU! Scallop punch and the ribbon from Michaels. Super quick and really cute IMHO.
This one went to SIL. This one is MY favorite. Same layout, same ingredients, I used the dreidel instead.
Alright, off to make more cookies! Oh, and to straighten the Christmas Tree, yes the kitties knocked it over while we were at work. No real tragedies but Captain Kirk did get dislodged from the transporter. I told Kev I'd fix him tonight.
Love, love, LOVE the gnomes from OBP I thought he looked a little tired of the season, so I paired him with a sentiment from Doodlefactory I used more DP from SU!, ribbon from Bazzill Basics and the cardstock is Paper Trey Ink and SU!. I think this one is going to my brother. I also think his hat looks like a football. Hmmm... (Go Steelers!)
Here's more of the same DP, same ribbon, different stamp. This time naughty penguins from TCP. I like the colors too. :) The penguins were colored with SU! markers and my Copic Markers.
Alright, time to bag up some cookies to take tonight! ENJOY!
Look closely. The one on the right. See it? That only HALF of the lights are lit!! ARGH!!! (see the kitties in the doorway?)
Now I head to another large discount retailer. This one with RED lettering. You know which one. I get new lights and spend slightly more. Take them home to replace the bad ones and in the process step on one of the bulbs and it shatters! AHHH!
But Wait! Plug it in and IT STILL WORKS! Even with the busted bulb! Buyah!!
K, now that's finished, how about something crafty? I made this one using the SCS sketch challenge for last week. The paper is from the Basic Grey Wassail packet and the snowflake punch is Martha. I really love how quickly this one came together. The doggie is from TCP's Deck the Hall set. SU! scallop punch and there you are! So cute!
Alright, off to work on reviews! Enjoy!
I used TCP's Deck the Hall set and colored Sprinke and the tree with my Copics. The DP is from SU! and I played along with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge for the layout. I really like this layout and think I'll use it again!
I made 3 cards last night in a desperate attempt to get caught up on Christmas cards. I also have run to Michaels and get some silver paper and ribbon to make Hanukkah cards for Kev's family. How do I not have any Silver paper?! or silver ribbon??? Crazy.
I have big plans to decorate the live tree, get groceries, do laundry, oh and go to Kev's concert tonight. Wish me luck!
Santa and Sleigh are from Starving Artistamps Santa's Sweet Shoppe. The paper is Basic Grey Wassail and the cardstock is Kraft from PTI. The ribbon is PTI as well. I couldn't fit the sentiment on the front of the card so I guess it will go on the inside instead.
And the other Santa...
Thanks for looking! Shoot on over the Odd Bird Planet and pick up some rubber!!!
The cardstock is PTI Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado. The Ribbon is also ripe Avocado from PTI. I think the red ribbon is from Michaels. A few baubles and I used my Martha Snowflake punch. I bought the patterned paper from a lady at a show a few weeks ago. I colored the penguins with my copics and I added some red Stickles to their hats. Too cute!
Alright, off to update my Facebook page :) Have a good night!
I stamped Santa twice and colored him with my Copics and SU! Markers. I stuck him and the sign on a bed of diamond Stickles. The DP is Basic Grey Wassail and the rest of the cardstock and ribbon from PTI.
The next one is from TCP's Deck the Halls set. Ms. Godiva wasn't even a year old last Christmas, and I fear that this stamp could be a premonition of things to come...
The DP is from and old SU! pack and the cardstock and ribbon is PTI. I colored Sparkle and the tree with my Copics and SU! markers. Then I covered the tree with Crystal Effects.
I think I need to play around with the camera a little more...
Aright, we have a packed evening. Kev and I got an invitation for a free dinner at a restaurant that's opening this week. I think it's pretty cool, 2 dinners, drinks and gratuity not included. They're testing the kitchen and waitstaff before the official grand opening on Wednesday.
Brio is a really tasty Italian restaurant, they're part of a small chain which includes Bravo! and Bon Vie. I've only eaten at Brio once before but I've had Bravo more time than I can count. I used to wait tables there right after I finished grad school. After you've worked in a restaurant and looked at the food for days on end, it shouldn't be your favorite restaurant, but it is! So tasty, so tasty.... The closest one to us in in Greensboro. Needless to say, I was super excited when I saw that Brio was opening.
This kinda threw a kink in my plans though. I wanted Brio for my birthday dinner if they were open, now, I don't know if I want it twice in one week. Hmmm.... I guess we'll see how well they do tonight!
PS: if you ever get a chance to go, and you like cheesecake, theirs is ridiculous! It has a layer of caramelized sugar on top and OMG... I don't really like cheesecake but it is seriously some of the best... I also highly recommend the calamari, the spinach artichoke dip and any of the steaks.
Update: YUMMMM!!! We just got back from Brio... They chose the appetizer for the participants tonight and they brought us the calamari! Mmmmm.... Smaller menu to choose from for the training dinner, no steaks, which makes sense I guess, it was free. I had the Brick Smushed chicken (not its real name) and for dessert you could choose from any of the desserts which were served in espresso cups. I had the tiramsu and Kev the cheesecake.... We did make reservations for Weds... Happy Birthday to me...
The card stock is PTI and I got the DP from a lady at a show last weekend. So cute, I stood him on a bed of sparkly snow Stickles.
Alright, really have to go now,
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I also decided to take the plunge and make my first Christmas Card. I used Santa Riley from Hanna Stamps and this time the DP is Basic Grey – Wassail. If you look closely, you’ll notice the presents are upside down. Not intentional and I thankfully don’t subscribe to the thought that inverted things are evil. If so, I can’t imagine the ramifications. All those little packages filled with nasty? Perish the thought!
I stamped her on cream PTI cardstock and I paper pieced the white apron and hat. I tried something a little different too. I colored her pants with SU! markers and then I pulled up a little bit of color with my blender pen. Pretty cool if you ask me! I also sponged the edges with Tangerine Tango ink. I'm not sure if I care for the effect. What do you think?
Well, that's enough for tonight, Enjoy!
Thank you Carrie for suggesting the card reader! My pictures are back!
What stinks the MOST is that I lost the cord to my camera and now my images are sitting on the camera with NO way to get to the computer. Ergh! I have to use the scanner instead and it just isn't the same. Sniff sniff.
So, I used my TCP stamps and the sentiment is from Starving Artistamps. I also used up some of my leftover Halloween DP from Stampin Up! I think it turned out OK, but the picture is WAY better.
This year I brought the camera to take pictures of all the delights of this year's fair. First stop, the chicken tent. Not being a "country girl" I've never seen animals or livestock up close before. TV sure, but I'm pretty sure the petting zoo at the park only had a goat and some random ducks.
There were other decorated chickens throughout the fair. There may have been other animals, not really sure, but I "know" there was at least 1 giant decorated chicken.. Inside the chicken tent we saw this guy. Apparently he is the best that turkeydom has to offer. He isn't on my table filled with oyster stuffing, so he doesn't rank terribly high in my book. And he hid behind the sign. bad turkey.