Monday, August 30, 2010
It's Christmas in August!
I think all of us over in The Sisterhood knew it was coming; we just weren't sure when. But Sister Carol took care of that mystery when she issued her hostess theme to be Christmas in August! I was excited because Christmas is one of my Top Three holidays, and thinking "cold" was a good distraction from the sweltering heat. (Can you guess my other two favs?)
I knew I wouldn't be using the traditional red-n-green combo, and these papers from My Mind's Eye were just what I had in mind. I finally got around to cling-mounting the stamps I won from Copic Creations, and it was a no-brainer to use Winter Susan by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.
It was a little nerve wracking trying to color her detailed Nordic-style hat and to add the white dots, but I only ruined two, and I think the white dots made all the difference. I was completely stumped for a layout, and finally decided to wrap the polka-dot panel as a present with some sparkly-edged ribbon, then added a punched sentiment tag. And there you have my Christmas in August card!
Wow, the kiddos are already heading back to school, and that means it's time to start thinking about my cookie baking list. I like to bake lots and lots of cookies, to the protests of The Man who thinks it's too much work:
"Why don't you just buy them?" he says.
"What? I can't buy them!" I gasp. "I'm the only one who inherited the baking gene!"
*sheesh* Silly, silly man! He does have my best interests at heart, as I'm often up until 2 AM baking. But it's worth it, because it reminds me of helping Mum when I was little, and it's really satisfying when someone says they're *almost* as good as hers. Hey, I'm happy with *almost* - hers were cookie nirvana!
This year, I'm going to try making pizzelles. If I start practicing now, I should have the technique perfected by mid-December. Maybe.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Image: Elisabeth Bell Winter Susan
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin Up, Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Bohemia "Bliss" collection
Accents: white pen (Sakura), tag punch (SU), ribbon (Michael's)