First up- a quick "Thanks" note to go to each of the wonderful ladies who ordered something from my Pampered Chef party a couple of weeks ago. I was able to get a lot of AMAZING things, and perhaps spark my interest in cooking again... (yeah, right!)
Item number 2 on the agenda: my mom's birthday card this year. Pretty simple with the paper (my last Little Red Scrapbook Kit)- I love love love this bird from Reminisce Accents. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink, saying "Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." I thought it to be quite appropriate for my dear mother.
Pictures three and four are from Thanksgiving Day. I cooked some chicken to go in the dish I was taking to my aunt's house (and burned it terrible, I might add) so I had to open up another pack. Since I had some leftover, I went ahead and cooked it... and created the most delicious meal I have EVER prepared. This was seriously the best chicken I've ever tasted (using Smoked Applewood Rub-or something similar- from Pampered Chef). Picture Four is my Chicken Nacho thing... not sure what it's called but its gorgeous and tasty. It is prettier draped with sour cream, but I don't like it, so it's a no-go on this one!
Here is a surprise package I got in the mail from Kymberlee. My school kids LOVE the packing material (these quickly became "reading buddies" in one of my workstations) and the crayons will come in handy next semester when I tell my kids to get out their new supplies and they ALL say "But I already used mine!" lol... happens every year! Anyway, the big item is that shelf/box thing laying flat beside Nemo. Just wait to see what I made...
Ta-Da! I didn't make you wait long. Here is the cutest little Advent Calendar I've ever created. My dear husband spray painted the edges of each box for me so that I wouldn't have to hand paint them all. I did paint the shelf dark red (then mod podged for safety!) and added all of the freakin' cute embellishments. The paper is last year (or the year before's?) Recollections Christmas. I love it. My husband loves it, too. He will enjoy it even more next year when there is a treat each day of December.
And next time I shall have a birthday card for a dear friend whose birthday is in December... that time of year when the only paper sitting on my table is red, green and/or involves glitter. How can I possibly NOT use such things on her card!?!? Lucky for her... only the dark green made it on.
Oh Oh Oh! Anddddd I got my Christmas present from Channing in the mail a couple days ago... my very first set of Copic Markers. I've been practicing and watching you-tube videos like CRAZY to learn. All for now!