Confessions and Obsessions of a Paper Crafter

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree!

First of all, I apologize for the quality of this picture. It looks a little like a mug shot. That being said, I know I COULD retake the photo, upload it, and start this again, but it's 10:30 pm, I have to be at work at 7 am tomorrow, and if I don't write this blog now, it's not going to happen for another few days. So here is my picture.

This is one of my table decorations for Christmas. It is actually a box, filled with candy. I'm sorry you can't see the boxiness (I think I may have just made up another word!) of it, but mug shots are not renowned for their depth of field. I downloaded the pattern for my Silhouette, and have made 6 of these little trees.

I was planning on using up some of my Christmas paper from last year, but soon realized that I didn't have enough of any one pattern, so had to go out and purchase more paper, and also the cute little poinsettias. I already had the leaves and twine, and I just punched out the mini tags, and inked them.
Everything is hot glued in place.

It was quite a decision as to what to put in the boxes, originally I thought I might put in chocolate, but I have been informed that 2 of my guests don't care for chocolate. (I know, I couldn't believe it either!) So I have settled for some hard candies, which they can throw in their purse or glove compartment in the car in case they are ever stranded or hungry when out on a shopping trip.

Until next time.....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Daily...

Last year I partook (not sure if that's a word, but I'm using it) in the December Daily challenge seen on so many blogs. I thought I would try again this year, and then realized it had already started, and I was BEHIND before I even began.

So then I thought I'd do a "December Weekly", but now here it is , the 8th already, and I haven't done a thing.

Well, that's not exactly true. I have been working on some Christmas presents, and that has taken a lot more time than I expected. I'd like to tell you what I'm working on, or include a photo or two, but with my luck, one of the recipients would suddenly decide to check out my blog, and the surprise would be ruined.

Who am I kidding? I don't think my kids even know I have this blog. I find my children don't always pay a lot of attention to what I'm doing, which is sometimes a good thing. I can work on projects for them while they are in the house, and they don't even realize what I'm up to.

Anyway, about the December Daily, or Weekly, I guess that's not going to happen this year. Maybe next year. For this year, I'll just cruise the blogs, and ooh and ahh, and get ideas for December 2012.

And I promise, as soon as it's safe to do so, I'll post some pictures of my Christmas Creations.

Until next time....