Hi all & Happy Thursday to you all! I don’t know where you are in the world but I can tell you RIGHT NOW….it is COLD BRRRRRRRRR here in VA this week, yowzers. I’m not liking it much at all…so for those that love the cold, well pfffflllllttttt to you and I shall GIFT you with it ALL ok? hahahhahaa I’m sooooo NOT a winter type of girl in any way. My muscles do poorly and everything hurts more and I don’t move as fast…I HATE that part most…so much to do and not enough energy some days ugh. But I AM looking forward to the holidays…I have about 75% of my shopping all done and will start pulling out rest of Christmas decorations tomorrow if I can. I hope to have it all done by Monday…12 trees (3 outside), outside decorations up and stockings hung by the fireplace LOL..we shall see how it all goes. There is always the “lights burnt out”, “ornament breaking”, “cat’s in the boxes” fun to deal with every year so I’m never sure how it will all go. But for me putting each tree up is special…the ornaments EACH tell a story and I enjoy the process (minus the lights…lighting a tree the way I like it takes me forever). Saturday after Alexa takes her SATs we hope to go the Christmas tree farm and get our real trees…last year we had a 13 ft tree in our family room..I had to stand on top of a ladder to do top, I didn’t like that LOL. So I’m going for 11- 12 ft this year
For those that know, my daughter Alexa sings in different choruses and she made the All County Chorus again this year. I was in Canada teaching so I missed it (sniff sniff) but hubby taped it and I bought the CD to listen to. Well they did a version of “Unchained Melody” that was BEYOND fabulous…gave me chills. And this is girls from many different high schools that get together for ONE DAY of practice together before the concert the next day…amazing right? So if you like that song or good music…take a listen to them below, it gives me chills to listen to and I adore this song so much (any shaking of camera, well you can blame the hubster LOL) Enjoy!
Shake, rattle, roll…pop, fizzle…wiggle, giggle…open, shut, pull!!
Its hard to tell from my pics but the Let it Snow is a snow-shaker box that tips from side to side…the whole box tips as you move the tag! The “Let It Snow” was cut with my Cameo machine and then I glued it on white cs…created a foam-pop-up frame with a transparency cover and added some snow inside. It tips from side to side with that “old but goody penny trick” LOL! AND Edwin wobbles…he wobbles around on his bum LOL…I used those fab WOBBLE accents to make him do that (see below). So the tag does a couple of things which I think would be fun for any recipient. The large white, snowy trees were cut with my Cameo as well from white shimmer cs by PTI then I added some of my fave MS snow glitter to my trees and pop them up with pop dots. The snowflakes are all a mix of MS & EK Success snowflake punches with Stickles & snow glitter added. The white sprays are from a wedding supply store online..I liked the extra pop they gave!
Cutie pie “Ski Edwin with Snowflakes” was colored with Copics: B18,B28,B24,B21 / E59,E25,E31,E50,E35 / E11,E00,R20 / C9,C5,C3. I added white Doodlebug flock to his furry trim on his clothing & cap. I had to add a bit of snow to the bottom of his bum and skis…hey he fell in the snow right? LOL!
This is the snow shaker box that tips side-2-side…I filled it with MS snow glitter & circle glitter. I love shaker boxes…who doesn’t love a little shake-rattle-and-roll!!
This is a Wobble…it has 2 sticky ends and a plastic spring in between so it will make things on your projects wiggle & wobble around. So much fun and so easy to use! My tag is pretty large so it would be great as a gift tag, just a holiday card OR a fun holiday door hanger…yep I’m hanging mine down in my rec-room since my Christmas trees down there are all in blues and whites