Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Countdown

We decided to try out the new Christmas Countdown calendar from Stampin' Up!
It took my daughter and I less than an hour to assemble it (including extra bling like glitter & tinsel).
My husband really liked how the mini-catalog one was displayed in the window, but alas, our window wasn't deep enough to accomodate the calendar and the blinds.
It went on an adjacent wall along with some vinyl wall decor made by yours truly with the Big Shot and Snowflakes #2 die.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh Chocolate...

I have to share this blog I recently discovered, as I googled "Frango history": http://www.gotchocolate.com/
I am sooooo loving this blog as I consider myself a chocolate lover/chocoholic. This gal's got me beat though -she's got a way with the chocolate & words that makes me laugh, want to bake, and eat a ton of chocolate 24/7. Okay, well, maybe I do all that anyways.
She has a giveaway going on right now -check it out, and maybe you'll win some free chocolate (magic words!).

Now if you're here for the crafting, and now you want the chocolate, check back at one of my older posts that has the best of both.


A few more card ideas!

Here are the last of my holiday cards I designed for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stacks this year.
I'm looking forward to sending my share of these out in the next week or so!

*It's a little hard to see, but Dasher has a little pearl on his nose.

*I wish I'd done this card with my September batch! It's so simple, elegant, and is my favorite of the year. I would have made dozens of them. Again, a little hard to see but there is a pearl in the center of the medallion and a couple little ones by the greeting.