Monday, December 27, 2010

December Blog (late!)

Well, I'm even late with my once a month blog. But December 27th still qualifies for a December entry!! Needless to say, things were busier than usual in the month of December between attending craft sales and preparing for Christmas. I didn't get much done in the way of baking this year but my shopping was started in November and finally completed the week before Christmas, or so I thought. Turns out I should not let myself go in the stores once I think I'm done shopping as I still tend to shop. Let's just say a little boy in our house did get somewhat spoiled this year. Can't help myself, I love him!! In addition to Christmas shopping and craft sales, there was some Christmas crafting as well. The pictures show some of the projects that we did in stamp club. The wine glass luminaire is so easy and so very pretty. The shade was cut out of vellum using a template and stamped in olive stazon. Add the pretty pearls, a wineglass and a battery operated tea light and you have a lovely luminaire. The Christmas tree luminaire was one that I put together and decided not to use in class as it takes a little while to get all the steps done. Cute project though. The cards were all made using stamps from the holiday mini and some of my favourite color combinations. The tag is made from my favourite Christmas stamp - Dasher and my new favourite bling - glass glitter. These tags were used on my gifts to my club ladies and my coworkers. All of these projects have been CASED from other sources and I cannot take any credit for creating anything original here. I thank the various sources for their inspiration.

There are some exciting events coming up soon. The new Occasions mini comes into effect January 4th and Sale-A-Bration starts towards the end of January. Check out my Stampin' Up! website for additional information. My next posts will include samples from these new catalogues; maybe even something pertaining to Valentine's Day!

I hope Santa was good to everyone and that you had a very merry Christmas.