Happy Holidays and Happy Wednesday to you all! What does everyone have planned today? Today is errand day for me---bank, post office, grocery store, pet store and then I have to get my daughter's hair cut, lol! A full day for sure and I'm so hoping the wind will die down by then---its horrible getting in and out when it feels like 10 degrees outside KWIM! I have to buy the dogs and cats their Xmas presents today, hee hee---bones and squeakies for the dogs and treats and catnip mice for the cats! This will keep then busy on Christmas morning as they feel "ignored" when we're all opening our gifts, LOL! I also have to pick up ingredients for some baking I want to get done--decorated sugar cookies, fudge and some other yummy treats. I've cut my baking in 1/2 these days because I would bake up a storm and no one would eat much of it---we're not a huge sweet eating family so it always goes to waste. So I only make a bit and give most of it away with a few left for our family. But it doesn't seem like Christmas if I don't do SOME baking and it smells soooooooo GOOD!
But I did mail out all my Christmas cards yesterday and all my decorating is done so I feel great---80% of my shopping is done as well. Hubby and I are going out for a few hours on Sunday w/o the kids to finish it all up. Hubby & I always save all the wrapping for a few nights before Christmas and we wrap everything until we're done and watch movies and eat some yummies along the way. I really don't like the wrapping part, only decorating the packages, LOL--but we've always done it that way since the kids were babies and hubby is a super slow wrapper so if I didn't help out it would take FOREVER, hee hee! It's funny though as the kids get bigger the pile of presents gets much smaller but so much more EXPENSIVE, lol!!
-7 Kids College Fund has some new goodies in the store that you may want for your OWN stockings, lol! The NEW & IMPROVED Ranger Liquid Pearls in fabulous colors (they make pearls w/o points now), NEW Crafter's Companions "Adorables" stamps (and they are C-U-T-E), and all the NEW Cuttlebug Embossing Folders too! USE CODE "NEWSTUFF10" to get 10% off all new stuff in the "Added This Week" section (like what I linked above)!
-Have you read about my Charity Blog Candy Fundraiser---see my post HERE on how to contribute for a great cause this holiday season!
-I've also got a wonderful Holiday Special going on for my online Copic Classes at the Color Me Creative Classroom! See all the details in my post below in the NewsBitz section or at the site HERE (anyone can join the main site)!!
Basic Grey's new "Marjolaine" pad--the papers aren't holiday patterns but I found the colors and patterns created that frosty look! I distressed all the paper edges with my Zutter Paper Distress Tool (love that darn tool) and added some Zva Decor rhinestone swirls for extra sparkle and bling! The bow was done with my Bow Easy and then I added a metal snowflake charm and put a rhinestone in it's center. Wish you could see how glittery this is in real life--I just couldn't get that to photograph very well!
To create this wintry scene I colored the reindeer with Copics and added some stardust stickles to the bow, jingle bell collar and snowflakes (subtle touches of sparkle with my gold Spica pen on the bells). Then I put my fave MS Snow Glitter around the image's nestability circle and the snow in the scene is Flower Soft's Polar White--lots of frosty texture! The aqua layer mat was done with the Nestability Peony shape--such a pretty shape me thinks!
Now make sure to hop over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to see the DT's projects and to join in on the fun with us to win!! Have a great Wednesday and I'll see you back here on Friday!!