Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's Christmas Eve!
Have you been following the Advent Box Project on the A Muse blog? They have featured a box each day designed by one of the Muses. I chose to do the 19th because it's my birthday. I used the Party Chick and made the party hat into a Santa hat ( I even flocked the rim and pom). I stamped it in black ink onto the Vintage Red scalloped square then stamped again on white paper and colored it in with Copics. I cut out the body, then 3D mounted it over my black stamped image. Inside the box I put a holiday cupcake ornament and added the sentiment "Merry Birthday" using 2 different stamps. The picture doesn't show it but on the other side of the box, I stamped a cupcake to match the ornament using the Cupcake Builder set. I added a hanger to my box by wrapping a thin piece of cardstock around it and pleating it at the top so I could punch a hole and add a ribbon hanger. I think these would be fun to hang from the tree or string across a fireplace mantle.
It is definitely going to be a white Christmas in the Pacific Northwest. We already have over a foot of snow and I woke up to the flakes falling again this morning. It is very beautiful but doesn't make getting around for holiday shopping and family gatherings very easy. I am hosting Christmas tomorrow and sure hope we don't have to postpone it because nobody can get here.
I know the snow won't slow Santa down though! (I wish I had a flying sleigh to get around in this stuff)
The kids love playing in the snow but Cadet's not too sure what to think about it. We dug him a path and a "potty pad" so he could go out and do his "business" because apparently there are some jobs too big to do in a foot of snow.
Wishing you all a joyous and peaceful holiday!