Another day closer to Christmas.
Wow...the holiday is creeping up, and it is time to get into the holiday spirit-the holly jolly mood.
There is a bit of hope too...maybe the roads will be bad enough Friday morning and I can get the day off!!!! That's what I really want right now, a snow day so I can have some play time...I am definately too worried about getting ready for the holiday. I need to get past that because the holiday is going to happen whether I am all prepared or not. And it doesn't matter if I do all those things they say you're suppose to do.
Funny it feels better just to say that.
I am writing this Tuesday night-totally unproductive since I spent until after 6 at the VW garage- hence the stress- and Katie and I are watching Bridesmaids, which is just as good time 2 as time 1. That is cheering me up! Dave is driving home from a meeting and when he called he was far away in Vermont-and tomorrow is Wednesday and I left sub plans because I want to stay home but I really shouldn't and I tell myself I can make it just a few more days. But it felt good to write the plans.
So here's some holiday journal pages.
I love this October Afternoon paper from their Holiday Style collection. I love this design and couldn't cover it over with a photo. And I wanted to show how the museum is half in Boston and half in Cambridge so I just cut out the words from the not so great photo anyhow...and I added the stickers to show the day, plus I put little dots of Viva Paint Pen in silver.
My bread baking adventure-and it was yummy. I used an old book page and some diagonal striped paper under my photo, as well as a scrap of flowered paper. And I used a big flower sticker from October Afternoon and the phrase sticker also from OA. I stamped the cute little birdie-(Hero Arts) and colored him with Copics and I stamped the hanging heart 5 times (Stampotique) and colored them and then I die cut the bookplate (Sizzix/Tim Holtz) and used some distress stain to darken it and to color the inside. The I doodled in the word and I used some tiny little Making Memories brads too.
So here's some green paper that I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and some red ink on. Then I added a bunch of strips of 7Gypsies paper tape and I used a new embossing folder from Couture Creations and cut out the clock-on this brownish paper which I then brushed red ink on. The shopping flash card is from October Afternoon and so is the shopping days left sticker-I added the number 7 and the number 17 stickers. I made thr ound little tags 2 ways. Some of them I stamped with a Hero Arts found holiday tag stamp and punched a little hole and added the yarn string. I also used some Cavallini round stickers in the center of these tags. I made the Santa tags too, punching out a circle, outlining it in red and green marker and added a little Cavallini Santa face.
And finally, here's my Yankee Swap page. I started using the Hero Arts Ho!Ho!Ho! stamp and stamping it all over the page. Then I added the little red striped paper and the black paper tape (kind of to get a Santa suit feel). Then I added the 2 photos and the journalling. I outlined the title letters, colored them in with red Copic marker but then used red Stickles over them. I added the Santa metal pin top from October Afternoon and I stamped the words (Hero Arts Holiday Circles) and punched them out and attached them. Oh yeah- and I added a little chipboard "&" sticker.
So now I am posting this on Wednesday a.m. and hopefully I and you will all have a great day.
Merry Wednesday-the 21st-
winter is arriving in just a few hours too!