Happy Tuesday everyone & Happy Holidays & Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate…I think I got everything yes? LOL! I hope you had a wonderful weekend…I know I did but I’m still recovering a bit I think from all the fun & excitement mixed with real life GOT-TO-DO-LISTS right now hahahaha. I’m asking Santa for a personal assistant…its not too much to ask don’tcha think and I could really use one! Not sure how you wrap one of them but I’ll take one any ole way! We had a great weekend staying in National Harbor at the Gaylord Resort…we had two rooms that adjoined cuz’ now that we have teens and one is really TALL LOL we have to get 2 rooms most of the time unless it’s a suites hotel. The ICE show of “Shrek the Halls” was fantastic…colder than you-know-what…but probably my favorite of them all in the past 4 years that we’ve gone. Then we went and ate at “Ketchup” because we are all ketchup freaks LOL and yup the best part is the Trio of Fries and 7 different ketchups (my fave is Coca-Cola ketchup go figure right hahahaha). On Saturday we just did some shopping and sight-seeing and then headed into DC to see the National Christmas tree and the windows at Macy’s (loved the windows this year as they were based on DC sights). I have a photo slideshow below of some of our travels & adventures for you. Then Sunday we went to the Redskins vs Ravens football game…it was COLD and RAINY…hmmm seems to be a repeating pattern for me whenever I go LOL. But we had tickets right in the endzone and we had a BLAST. We had some great people around us and the Redskins vs Ravens rivalry is really friendly since we don’t play in same division and we had Ravens fans sprinkled around us including Alexa. And MAN WHAT A NAILBITER OF A GAME OMGOSH….I literally went from screaming, to laughing, to crying, to jumping up with excitement to almost puking from nervousness LOL. If you saw the game on TV well you know what I’m talking about…but the REDSKINS WON WHOOOOOOT in overtime. They tied it up in the last 2 mins of the game…almost impossible to do when you are 8 pts behind but we did it and it was AMAZING. The noise at FedEx field was NUTS…it was so loud and people were going CRAZY, it was unreal. This game was sold out so you have over 75,000 people who were mostly rooting for the ‘Skins and screaming OMGosh. I high-fived & hugged more people I did NOT know LOL but what a game, one for the memory books for sure! Truly one of the craziest best games we’ve ever been to. But I was ready for WARMTH and came home and got in my fuzzy-wuzzy jammies and turned on the fireplace & got my heated blanket out LOL. I think I might have been a frosty snowwoman at some point ugh. But a wonderful weekend of fun, food, memories with my family…you can’t ask more for that!
-The 2nd Challenge is up at the CMC Holiday Bash! You have until Jan 4th to finish every challenge and there are a TON OF PRIZES to be won! And with each challenge you enter you get a chance to win the NEW Silhouette Cameo too! And please check out our charity this year as well…it’s a great cause!
Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I dreamed of this weekend LOL. Yes on occasion I have a dream about a creation and I’ll jot down what I remembered so I can use it as inspiration later. In my dream I remembered lots of creams and a soft aqua with a ton of snowy glitter! So I pulled out a favorite Lockhart stamp to use called “Snowy Tree with Birds”. SCACD has a gorgeous selection HERE of Lockhart stamps to choose from. I love the elegant look they give to your projects! And if you have never used them the Itty Bitty stamps are FANTASTIC to use on tags, envelopes & small cards…so much fun & so cute!
I used some older paper from DCWV “Linen Closet” that is some of my fave-of-all-time and distressed the edges a bit. I embossed my cream cs with a CB folder (holly leaves) and added some glitter as well. The frilly accents were made with the La Rue Flourish by Memory Box (see a great selection here). I love Memory Box dies because they cut so cleanly & they are so beautiful to use on your cards/projects. All that glitter…well I used tacky glue and painted it on my flourishes, around my main image, in the embossed cs, on the snowy parts of tree and on edges of card THEN added my FAVE DecoArt Glamour Dust. I love the diamond-glittery look it gives! Then I used Ranger Liquid Pearls in Bisque to add small pearls to the tree as well for more texture. The sheer ribbon is from PTI.