Wednesday, December 08, 2010

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...

I know... it's supposed to be "It's beginning to LOOK at a lot like Christmas" but here in my home, it's finally starting to FEEL like Christmas is coming. I spent yesterday looking for the perfect little tree to put by the fireplace. It took a half hour or so to actually decorate the tree but the process of looking for the darn ornaments and lights took about an hour. I am still missing a least a dozen ornaments.

But the children came home from school and were so excited to see the tree! Here's a picture of my youngest looking at his first baby ornament.

The Christmas cookies have been baked and decorated (thanks to Mima)!

I have started shopping for the small stuff and will probably finish the rest between tomorrow and Friday. Christmas cards might go out this year... or not. I have already received quite a few cards online. LOL! I might go digital this year. It's not the same but I'm quickly running out of time. Where did this year go?!

I am planning on taking the boys to see Santa on the 18th. I usually go the day after Thanksgiving but of course, that didn't happen this year. Hopefully I will be posting my annual pictures of the reindeer antlers up on the rooftop and Santa with the boys. Wish me luck!

Have you been naughty or nice? What's on your wishlist for Santa?

PWC131 - Punchy Love Birds

Hi everyone!

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog! This week the challenge is to get punchy. To be more specific, it's time to pull out your punches. I don't know about you but I have a relatively large collection of punches. :)

Today the Paper Pretties Design Team are featuring the new Love Birds stamp set that will be released along with 6 other stamp sets this coming Friday 10th December.

For this card, I wanted to try coloring the image in Sepia tones so that I have a pretty sample for my Black/Sepia Copics class this Saturday. I decided to keep it CAS by using the heart punch from Stampin' Up! to decorate the cardbase. I also used the Scalloped Oval punch (Stampin' Up!) to punch out the image.

Come play along with us!

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC131.
Don’t forget to include a link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Friday 5AM EST 10th December, starting on the Paper Pretties Blog.

  • New Release Stamps available in the Paper Pretties Boutique from 7AM EST Friday 10th December.

  • Don’t forget to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see who else is previewing the new stamps today.