Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let It Snow!

It's been awhile! Don't worry. I'm not secretly stamping and not sharing. I truly have not been stamping in weeks. I thought I had better stamp something before I forget how to!

I had been wanting to try out my homemade Flower Soft (shaved Styrofoam). I had bought the least expensive piece of Styrofoam I could find and shaved the whole thing and put it in a jar. Now all I have to do is stain some of it with re-inkers if I want colors (as I was experimenting with it I found that it was very important to let it thoroughly dry before applying.).

This go-round is easy since I wanted to use some for snow. So I just glued some down, no dyeing needed. It's a lot messier than real Flower Soft, but it's so much cheaper that the hassle is worth it, IMO. If you'd prefer the real thing you could just get the white Flower Soft and dye it. I presume you can anyway. Can't speak from experience, though.

I know it's snowing in many parts of the country, but we've not had any yet in my part of Northern Georgia. There was the threat of it this past weekend, but none fell in our area. I was actually thankful for that as our two youngest daughters were in a local Christmas parade Saturday and I was a tad worried they'd get damp. It was quite cold with a blasting wind, so that would not have been good. Instead, we got to enjoy beautiful sunny weather, albeit a bit frigid.

So snow is on my mind - fires in the fireplace, hot chocolate, the smell of wood smoke, bundling up - I love these things. But I neglected to bundle up my little cuppy on my card, I'm afraid. Should I make him a little scarf? I hope he's not too uncomfortable surrounded by all that fake snow! ;)

Did you catch the reindeer theme? I used some reindeer paper from Basic Grey's Blitzen collection and carried the theme with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Cuppy. hee Wish I had some tiny bells I could add. Wouldn't that be cute?

So, are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? Me, neither. But I am pretty much done with the gifts I have to mail. So I feel fairly accomplished there. This Christmas seems to be bounding up at breakneck speed! I won't remind you about how many days away it is because I doubt you want to know either!

Well, hope you have a lovely Tuesday, and if I don't get any more posts put up before Christmas, may it be a merry one for you and your family! TFL!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Season's Sweetings and Home Sweet Home

CS: Ruby Red, Basic Grey Blitzen collection, black, white

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Other: Nestabilities Labels Four, Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, homemade white Flower Soft (shaved Styrofoam), Flower Soft glue, black gingham ribbon, 3D-Dots, red gem, sponge mat, paper piercer, ticket corner punch