It’s the 6th day of December…Christmas time and that means I’ve got to get busy on my cards – I’m seriously behind schedule! There are always oodles of new Christmas papers, but I have been trying to cut back on my hoard of paper, while still trying to keep current with the styles. All things trend and Christmas is no stranger to change. But for this season, I’m going to try to keep it simple. In my last post, I talked about a cute store that we found at the mall – Typo. There were lots of great things that we found for gifts, but one of our favorite finds was a small tin of 50 mini Christmas-themed polaroids in a “Message In A Box”. The vintage-style photos all create a bit of nostalgia. I just love the little faded photos! The pictures aren’t complicated, so I kept the sentiments simple. I also kept the embellishments to a minimum: baker’s twine, buttons, red clothespins and old dictionary pages accentuate the photos without overwhelming the clean lines. A few small dots of glue, with glitter sprinkled on top, gives the illusion of falling “flakes” to the snowy scene. Inking the edges with black StazOn distresses and adds definition. I stapled the photos before I added the foam mounting tape to the back – the staples are just for looks – I don’t like the look of
Make spectacular snowflake tags by adding some chunky glitter to punched snowflakes!
This late posting for Mini Mondays seems to get later and later...better late than never!
Life is tough without a working microwave...just ask my kids!
My random winning of the October Afternoon drawing brought this to my door! Hooray!
Heaven...I'm in button heaven!!!
…and the winner is: Shannan Davies! Congratulations! Please send me a private message via Facebook with your address and I will get the package on its way to you! Speaking of envelopes…I have to admit it – I didn’t watch the Academy Awards this year…at all. I usually don’t tune in until the very end of the show most years anyway, but this year I TOTALLY blew it off. It is rare that I have ever even seen half the movies. This time, I had actually gone to the theater for two – Toy Story 3 and Inception (both of which I loved, for very different reasons) and Megan got The Social Network from Netflix, so I watched it before she sent it back…I liked it okay. Time is in too high demand to spend it (and the exorbitant price of a ticket) watching a movie that I will very likely be disappointed in. I was anxious for Toy Story 3 and resistant to Inception (I don’t always like DiCaprio) but forced myself to go on a date – I am sure that it was at the bargain matinee ticket price – and I was pleasantly surprised at how it kept me guessing. To me, one criteria for “good movie” status comes if there can be animated conversation about it afterwards. Regardless, the Academy Awards hasn’t held my attention for quite some time. So…speaking
Not your ordinary store-bought box of Valentine's!
Help! I need your nominations!