Happy Thursday everyone! How’s your holiday preps coming along! I’m hoping to get some more of my prep done today and then be 100% finished by Sunday evening I’m hoping (shhhh let me live in my happy delusion ok). I am choosing my holiday recipes with Alexa solely off the Pinterest site—I kid you not that site has the yummiest recipes. WARNING—do not go looking at that site when you are hungry trust me on this. You will be left drooling with yummies floating around in your head YES the holiday season is all about the tummy yummies of course….its not a great holiday if you aren’t groaning with happiness after each meal and then SQUISHIING into your pants the next day right? Ahhhh the joys of fudge, eggnog and ham and fudge and turkey and fudge….yeah you get where I’m going with that LOL! So enjoy—it only comes once a year so you gotta live it up!!!!
And this morning we are off to the orthodontist with Alexa—yeah she’s super thrilled about that—uh huh….NOT! But she has to have them for at least 7-9 mos to straighten up those top teeth so she’ll have them off by her junior year of high school. Let me tell you this is a hot topic of tension in the Dean household, yes it is…she is not a happy girl about it but oh well. Gotta do what we gotta do and sometimes life isn’t always what its cracked up to be and isn’t always fun! Santa is bringin’ Alexa a brand new set of braces this holiday season LOL (hahaha yeah she won’t find that very funny)!
Ok so I’ll keep it short for ya today since we all have lots of holiday stuffs to do hee hee! I will be back tomorrow with a long BUT fun post for y’all so please stop on back by!
-Remember all classes over at the CMC Classroom are on a Holiday Special Sale right now so hop on by!
-If you are in California or will be for CHA this January I’m teaching my Copic classes on Jan.28th and all details are at www.cmcroad.com – I’d love to see you there!
-My super Holiday Extravaganza CMC Challenge is going thru Jan.5th with fabulous prizes…including a NEW Cricut Mini machine, a Kindle and other sweet goodies! So hop on over---there are LOTS of ways to enter and donate to a great charity too!
Today the Gina K DT has a fun blog hop planned for you using a new Stamp Kit called “Nature’s Greetings” (you get the stamp set, papers, ribbons & brads & DVD when you purchase). If you have been hopping you came from sweet Michelle’s awesome blog, so make sure to continue on your hop below! I also have some yummy blog candy to give to one lucky commenter—so leave a comment on this post by Sunday, Dec. 18th!!
I decided to keep my colors to silver, black & whites. I used two stamps from the set to create a fun background paper in black and silver inks. Then if you look closely there are crystal polka-dots on the paper too---I made those by dotting on Stickles (in stardust). I put the tip of my Stickles down on the paper each time to create a perfect uniform size polka-dot throughout the paper. The silver cs from PTI was embossed and then I added a border made with a MS border punch. The main image was embossed---for a fun look I stamped the butterfly from the set in silver metallic ink and then embossed over it with white EP. So the silver shows thru the white just a bit. Then I used a Spellbinders Nestie to cut it out and dotted along the nestie shape (with the cs still in the die) with my silver Sharpie pen.
So that’s all for me today BUT REMEMBER if you leave a comment on my blog post (by Dec 18th) you will be entered to win a NEW Gina K “Make a State-ment” stamp set! Now that’s some calorie free holiday goodness