Hello friends & Happy Hump Day & Thanksgiving Eve to you all! For those that celebrate Thanksgiving--are you traveling or having dinner at your house? I'm thankful that my brother is having Thanksgiving this year, because I am woefully behind, hee hee. I'm not a huge fan of Thanksgiving I have to admit (gasp--sorry but I'm not, lol)--it's more of a holiday to get thru to get to my favorite holiday--Christmas! I do enjoy the food & being with my family, but if the holiday went away I wouldn't be sad about it! And I am NOT a Black Friday shopper either (are u disappointed hee hee)--ugh--I hate massive crowds of people, totally gives me an anxiety attack--so going out spending hours waiting in lines & looking for parking is just not my cup of tea! Instead, hubby & I are going to Washington, DC to see the Broadway show "Jersey Boys" on Friday---THAT I'm definitely looking forward to. My parents are keeping the kids and we'll have a nice dinner & see a great show--I'm super excited! Then we'll return home on Saturday to "hunt" down our 2 live trees that we put up along with 8 fake trees! We get our trees from the same wonderful Xmas Tree farm every year & it's always fun--my favorite thing to do in the cold (umm..the only thing I enjoy doing in the cold, lol)!! So I'll have lots of pictures for you next week! I've got 3 trees up already, so 7 more to go along with the outside decorations---slowly getting there but enjoying each moment of it!! So wherever you are & whatever you're doing for the holiday--I hope it's a safe, happy & joyful occasion for you & your family!! (I will have posts up on Friday & Saturday for you that I've pre-posted if you're bored & want to stop by!)
-My Blog Candy Winner from the Magnolia-licious "Accessories Make the Card" Blog Hop is....Jessica G of "Jess' Obsession"!! Congrats Jess! Email me for details on how to claim your goodies :o)!!!!
-I will be having a Crafter's Holiday Open House on December 5th at my home from noon until 5 pm!! If you are in the area & would like to come I'd love to have you---just a fun way to meet other crafters nearby, chat & have some holiday sweets! I will be having a Mitten/Hat Giving Tree, so if you'd like to bring a hat and/or mittens for a child under age 12 that would be fab! I will be donating all of them to the local Shelter for Domestic Violence Sufferer's Children! If you think you'd like to come just email me and let me know, and I can send you my addy!! It's sure to be a fun time--so just drop by for an hour or three!!
stardust Stickles and her fur trimmings got some of my fave Sparkle Fluff! Lots of texture on this card and I also added some flatback snowflake buttons to the scene topping each with a pearl (Kaiser Bliss).
Pop-Dots & Scor-Tape are a girls best friend I tell ya!! Hope you liked this card today---this one is headed off to someone special for Christmas!!
Tin Tie Frosted bags for both of my projects, this is the smaller size & they're from PTI--I love them and they come in packs of 10, perfect for packing up holiday gifts! I filled this one up with candies (chocolate is ALWAYS a great gift) and created a small 3x3 card, matching gift envelope & bag topper using all the same supplies from my Scrap Bin!!
Tin Tie Frosted Bag from PTI--perfect sized for fresh baked goodies like cookies or muffins! The bag toppers are super easy to create--for this kind I just layered my cs & dp and attached with Scor-Tape to the front of the bag (the ribbon was wrapped around & tied with the card attached & then a bow made w/ my Bow Easy attached to it). So there are a couple of cute AND quick ideas for holiday packaging this season! (If you need, have to have, must get this cutie pie mouse stamp remember to use the Coupon Code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your ENTIRE order!!!)
Hope you & yours have a fabulous holiday & don't forget to stop back by on Friday & Saturday for some new projects!!