My desk this week is an absolute mess and I am ashamed to show it but that is a continual condition lately. I still haven't moved rooms so everything is a clutter and it takes forever to find anything. I think I will forgo showing a pic and just show you what I made as a gift.
I had a lot of fun at a Christmas party and a Secret Santa/Sister swap at my local scrap book store on Sunday. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share but a group of us got together and spent several hours just visiting, eating, and enjoying one anothers company. I had a blast and think everyone who attended did also!
I made my secret sister a box made from a tutorial I saw on the Grapic-45 blog that Clare Charvill created for the 12 Days of Christmas Day 5. There is a video tutorial that makes it all seem so easy peasy and it was...mostly! I really enjoyed making the box cause it is something I hadn't done before so it was a challenge of sorts. Go check out Clare's blog and see the other fun things she has made.
|Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas paper, stickers and chipboard pieces|
The box holds a pillar candle that I altered with some of the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Stickers. I made the box topper from a wreathe and small tree from the Tim Holtz alterations trees that I sprayed with Dylusions ink and made 'balls' with Stickles glitter glue.
My daughter Heather and I made a whirlwind trip to Dallas today to do some Christmas shopping and to pickup some things we can't find around here and Oklahoma City. We left Norman about 0800 and made it back home about 2130 after traveling a total of about 6 hours and visiting IKEA, Container store and several other stores. WOW! I am one tired puppy and I am off to bed after I show you a few pictures of some of the lights we saw at a Festival of Lights in Ardmore on the way home!
|over 20' tall display of lights|
|Santa scores some soda!|
|20' tall letters|
|Arch across the road|