December 23, 2008

Christmas Stockings

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there"... well in my case they are hung on the wall with 3M removable hooks (no fireplace!)

I love traditional red fuzzy Christmas stockings, and after a few years of us all having different ones, I decided to buy us all new ones.

My only concern with buying these lovely fuzzy stocking was how was I going to put our names on them? Glitter glue doesn't work (yes I tried it...a few years ago actually and it was awful).

Luckily for me, this year I own a Cricut! I used the Mickey Font Cartridge and the Cricut Design Studio to weld the letters together.
Once our names were cut, I outlined the letters, starting with the last letter and working backwards (to make them look like they were overlapping). I then used Glue Dots to adhere the names to the stockings and walla! My creations:

a close up to show how the lettering looks like it is overlapping:

Merry Christmas Everyone, Happy Scrapping and Paper Crafting in 2009!

December 9, 2008

Where is the time going?

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, I find myself with less and less time to do the things I want to do.
Take for instance this weekend coming up: the company I work for is having our Christmas party, no big deal right??....WRONG, it is a 2 day event being held this year at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge.
We are going up on Friday afternoon with the kids, then attending the "PARTY" on Saturday evening. "What are the kids going to do while you are attending your party?" Well they will be attending their own party until midnight.
So anyway back to things I am neglecting....first off my Christmas shopping, nope not done, anyone who knows me should be taken aback by this information as I am usually on top of that little chore. Secondly...Christmas baking, this was going to be the year I was going to attempt to bake a variety of things my mom usually does...not going to happen folks, maybe next year? next, my beloved crafting, placed on the back burner, this one makes me sad, as I love doing my crafts, and yes I am staring at my Cricut, listening to it call me to come and cut papers, make cards and homemade gifts, sorry my friend, not now. And lastly my blog, yes I am going to be putting a temporary hold, but I will be back and hopefully full of some more wonderful ideas. After all New Year's Eve is approaching, there must be something I can make for such an event...right?!