Wowsers - I have been MIA for nearly a week! I figured if I didn't post at least once this week I might get put on the "Naughty List"! It wasn't completely intentional; I'm sure everyone can attest to the craziness that surrounds this time of year. I'm not yet done all my Christmas prep but I'm close; there are still a few cards and projects I need to finish up along with decorating some Christmas cookies and wrapping presents. Eek! Putting a to do list into written words sends me into panic mode!
My son's last day of school before the Holiday's was yesterday and I made little gifts for his classmates and teachers that I thought I would share with you today. These little high heeled shoes have been floating around for a while and make the perfect gift holder for any occasion during the year. I downloaded the template at skiptomylou.org - you can find the base template HERE, and the inside liner template HERE. I made them in a few different colors and used leftover Christmas paper from last year's Holiday catalogue to make the inside liners. After assembling them I added a bow with a large pearl to the toe. Super cute, super easy to assemble and a hit with the teachers!
Stamp sets: N/A
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana, Snow Festival DSP
Accessories: Large Pearls, Sticky Strip, Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Paper Snips, Large Oval punch, My Digital Studio (for the gift tag)
For the kids I wanted to give something that might come in useful during the Holidays when parents are faced with the "I'm bored" conversation. I stumbled upon some great recipes for scented Playdough on Pinterest and had an ah-ha moment. I whipped up a couple of batches of the Gingerbread scented variety and added a Gingerbread man cookie cutter to the outside of the package, along with a recipe card I made in My Digital Studio. This Playdough smells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! So good in fact that my 2 year old assumed it was the real deal and popped a piece of it in his mouth. Let's just say that by the look on his face it doesn't taste as good as it smells! Thank goodness for homemade, non-toxic, edible recipes!
If you'd like the recipe here's a copy of the tag I made in MDS
In light of last week's Grinch week I thought it might be appropriate to share one photo of some baking I've been doing this week: Whoville Pinwheel Cookies!
Until next time...