We had a great Christmas. I can't believe it's already over. All that shopping, and baking, and wrapping, and creating. It's done in such a frenzied pace, and then, it's all over.
Here are some pictures from my birthday:
The. Best. Cake. Ever.
The pictures just don't do it justice. It is white cake with raspberry and lime jello and frosted with Cool Whip. And, you can eat it on a full stomach and not feel a bit of pain or guilt!
Onto a holiday greeting that I had planned to post on Christmas Day, but just didn't make it. I used one of Tim Holtz's new holiday texture fades - super cool. Then I used my signo white pen to color the raised "December" and "25". The patterned papers are from Bo Bunny and Webster's Pages.
This morning, CB sprang from the bed at about 6:50 am - which is out of the ordinary. I heard the garage door open and close; Either he was picking up Brad Paisley at the airport for my birthday surprise or he was off to Dunkin' Donuts for my birthday breakfast. When he returned 10 minutes later, I knew I'd have to settle for a donut, although Brad covered in sprinkles would have been preferred.
Today is officially the 10th anniversary of my golden birthday...
I am still creating Christmas greetings. Here is one made with papers from Basic Grey's Jovial collection.
Have a great day! I know I will - I'm really looking forward to my red and green jello birthday cake!
Do you hear what I hear? It should be the sound of complete crafting exhaustion and relief as I am ALMOST finished with this year's ornament. I try every year to make one to give to friends and relatives and for our tree. It isn't what I originally planned, but it turned out great all the same. By the time I finished in the studio today, it was too dark to take pictures. So I promise I will put some up tomorrow.
I also got my first Christmas card made! It was sheer and utter heaven - I took the Mac downstairs and was streaming Christmas radio from ITunes all day long; Without commercials and I heard some really great tunes like, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," sung by Judy Garland.
How can you NOT be in the spirit of Christmas after a day spent like that?
I'm for sure going to be on Santa's "Naughty List" this year. With only 12 days until Christmas, I still haven't done any Christmas cards!
I was in my studio today working on this year's ornament and cards for gifts. I usually make an assortment of 10-15 cards and give them as gifts. People really like them because when they need a card, they don't have to run to the store to get one.
And, I have discovered I hate doing the clean-up after a day of creating. That is the least fun part of the whole day.
Here is a birthday greeting I sent a week or so ago...
I used some of My Mind's Eye paper and cut my shapes from the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge.
I stamped a cake image on some coordinating paper and cut around the image for the inside sentiment:
And, here is another thank you that has a bit of a vintage feel. The paper is a mixture of Webster's Pages, GCD Studios and Studio Calico.
Yesterday, I posted a super-yummy cookie recipe. While I was making them, I pulled out the old Nikon to photo the progress. Enjoy! This is how the dough looks when it's all mixed together... Supervising the event...sniffer going 90 miles an hour...
I wrote in the recipe instructions to drop the dough by rounded tablespoons, but I remembered while doing it, it's actually easier to do it by hand.
The warmth of your hand will soften the butter holding the dough together...