Saturday, November 28, 2009
O Come Let Us Adore Him
Hi friends! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and full of blessings. This year we had Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad's family at my cousin's house. This was the first time that this side of the family has been together since my Grandma passed away. It was so good to see everyone and catch up! My Dad's side of the family is German so in addition to making the traditional Thanksgiving day food we also had some great German dishes that my Grandma used to make.
I wanted to do something nice for my cousin for hosting the day so I made her a set of Christmas cards in the design above. Don't you think those 3 little wise men are so cute? I just love them! This stamp is from Stampendous and it's called Nativity Wisemen. I looked though my Christmas paper and found that great argyle print, it is from an older Karen Foster line. I ran the purple cardstock through the Swiss Dot embossing folder on the Cuttle Bug and matted the little wise guys in a dark green. They are all colored using water color pencils. I have also found that blending them with mineral spirits instead of water gives better blending. Finally I added the little jewels to bling up their crowns!
Did you hit any of the black friday sales? I made a list of a few things that were good prices and decided to go to Target. I set the alarm for 4:30 and laid there for a while just getting myself used to the idea of getting out in the cold and bracing the crowds to get a "good deal". I laid there for a bit and said to Mike...I must be nuts...he laughed and rolled over. I got dressed, brushed my teeth, made some coffee and hit the road. I got to Target at 5:20, found a parking spot way out in the North 40 and walked into the building. I had never seen so many people in all my life! The lines to check out snaked every where. So I pulled my list out of my pocket and decided what I really wanted to get today. I had a gift for my brother and sister in law in mind so I went to the isle where they were and surprisingly there wasn't but 2 people on that isle or even in that department! Probably because everyone was in the electronics department! I made my way to the front where I found a check out line with only 5 people ahead of me and managed to get out of the store in 20 minutes. Can you believe that? I was feeling pretty good about myself so I decided I was going to go to check out Walmart...you know they had those Cricut Expression machines dirt cheap! So I parked...in the boonies again...walked into the store and...oh my! There were double, maybe even triple what was at Target. The check out lines went all the way from the front to the back of the store! There were people everywhere! You couldn't even get into certain isles because all the people in line to check out and they weren't very friendly when you would say "excuse me" to get through. Needless to say they were all out of Cricut Expression machines...and really it didn't look like they had too many to begin with. The display box where they had them was very small. So at that point I just decided to be happy with the purchase I made and go home and get back into bed! I did get up early this morning to go to JoAnn's, they had their Cricut cartridges on sale for $27! Now how can a girl pass that offer up? Yep...this girl ended up with 3 new ones!
Thanks for peekin' in. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!