Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ready for Christmas?

Gack, can you believe that Christmas is next week?? Where has December gone? Thankfully I am pretty much done with Christmas shopping. All the packages are packed, wrapped and mailed off. Kev's presents are tucked away waiting to be wrapped. The trees are up, and I might actually make a cookie or two. Crazy huh???

So, I've been in a bit of a funk lately and in an attempt to cheer me up, Kev took me to see Phantom of the Opera last night. Now. my musician hubby DESPISES Andrew Lloyd Weber. Despise being a kind word... needless to say I was pretty excited! It's been at least 10 years since the last time I'd seen the show and the touring company that came to Durham was fantastic! The singers were quite excellent and Kev had a good time! The final verdict was that the first act was much better than anticipated and the second act was as bad/a little worse than anticipated. Overall he said it was slightly better than expected. A success in my book!

So, to celebrate last night's success, how about a few Christmas cards? I made these 2 a while ago using some Hero Arts stamps from Archivers.

The designer paper is from Basic Grey, I believe from the Eskimo Kisses line. I stamped the image in Ripe Avocado ink. Then I colored the balls with a Copic marker. For a little extra glitter I added some gold accents with a gold Spicia pen.

Again with the Hero ares birdy who I colored with my Copics. It's hard to tell from the picture but the leaves in the paper are kind of a sage / light blue color. That's why I paired it with Aqua Mist paper and ribbon from PTI. It's really cute in person and this one went to my grandma!
Alrighty, I think I want to make some peanut butter balls. Wish me luck!