Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry, Merry Christmas!

With the help of a couple of friends, I’ve drummed up enough spirit to share what they sent me on my blog.  While I sat in front of my webcam wearing a Santa hat while chatting with my very good friend Dee in St. Louis, I opened the box she sent me.  In it was a darling (and unbroken) glass ornament of a little silver schnauzer.  Dee knows how much I miss my Lady girl.  Also in there was a glass canning jar (also unbroken) full of the makings for barley soup!  Then a tin of spritz and butter cookies, the ones with powdered sugar on them!  Last but not least, was this gorgeous Christmas card with a silver embossed snowflake and embossed brushed silver CS.  Very classy!

Dee's 2010 card

Dee is coming in early January and will be my guest at the Creative Images shoebox swap.  Can’t hardly wait!

That same day, my fellow demo friend Diana Gibb in Arizona heard my plea for one of her little owl calendars.  I had commented on her blog, here, that I’d love to have one and she sent it to me!  Here’s a pic I swapped off her blog.  Mine has different colors, but her pic is better than my scan.  The back is covered in a magnet sheet to go on the fridge.  The eyes are little jewels.

Owl calendar

Di also sent me one of her Christmas cards.  I’ll have to borrow Pam’s Northern Flurries embossing folder to CASE this someday.  I love how she stamped the date in red and punched it out with the small oval.  You’d think SU would’ve made a punch to fit perfectly, but nope.

Diana's 2010 card

Yep, it was Di’s card on her blog here that I learned her tip:  “To get that Real Red Decorative Label punch layer behind the white punched out image, cut the punched out red label in half and then glue it under the white punched one, it gives the "look" of being layered but its really the same punch.”  I used that idea on a make and take for Helen’s workshop and my Christmas swap tags.  Di’s blog is one of my favorites that I visit almost every day.  If clicking on the “here” links doesn’t work for you, copy and paste this into your browser: 

Well, that’s it until Creative Images’ shoebox swap on January 8.  Ya’ll have a very Merry Christmas.  See you next year!

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are always welcome.

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Diana Gibbs said...

Well honey bunny, all the help you and the GuRuss have given me with computer questions, sending you a little calendar seems like nothing!
Big hugs and love,

Deelite said...

You deserve those gifts and more. I can't wait to see you in January and stamp with you for the first time. You are so lucky to have 2 Diana friends that realize what a good gal you are. I love that calendar. I am thinking of trying one or 2 myself, if Di doesn't mind. See ya soon.