Monday, December 04, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The ornaments from the Cake + Pie ornament swap that I participate in are starting to arrive and I am amazed at each and every one...these ladies are CREATIVE!! These are the ones that have arrived so far -

OH I didn't realize the lighting was so horrible tonight:(:(

From Tanya - the most amazing birdhouse made from an egg shell!!!

A beautiful little notebook from Lacy that will be put to use after the tree is taken down:)

A sweet little owl from Arawa

And this cool grapevine wreath from Alison. Do you think I could have cleaned my desk up a little first? Heck no!! This is my life right now - complete and utter chaos.

This weekend wiped me out. I left the house at 8:15 on Saturday morning and did not return until 6:30 that night. I spent 6 hours crafting at the church with a bunch of ladies, then hit the open house at my favorite local stamp store, did a few errands and almost collapsed upon arriving home. Miss S was such a trooper with me that day! At the LSS she bonded instantly with the owners 7 year old daughter - the two girls had a little make and take table in the back for making snowflakes and they had so much fun together:) Here's what I came home with and the two make and takes that I made.

A gold embossed Christmas tree tag - embellished using the Home Pro machine - do any of you have one?? I think I might just HAVE to get one. The crimped corner mounts and the little stars atop the trees were a breeze to do with that little machine. The Santa Claus is colored using encaustic wax - a new technique for me - fun to do but probably not something I would do again.

Some of my purchases:) The little stamp says "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart"

Some more of my purchases:)

And one more ornament - Em made this beautiful ornament from an antique chandelier cyrstal, swarovski crystals, meal and glass beads. It is GORGEOUS!! And I love the little card she made to accompany it:)

And finally for tonight - I participated in MaryAnn's card challenge and here is what she made for me with the random 10 items I sent her. I love it so much and I think I am going to frame it and hang it in my office instead of using it as a card:) Thanks MaryAnn!!!


jen b said...

Wow you really got some great ornaments in the cake + pie swap. My sister tried to talk me into to joining but at the time 10 ornaments seemed overwhelming. Wish I had looking at these

norththreads said...

Wow you really are the swap QUEEN!!!!! Thanks for popping by!

MaryAnn said...

WOW! That was a lot of fun stuff in one post! I loved it all!