It is Saturday … and all 3 boys are out at the Sydney V8 Car races (early Chrissy pressie) … gone ALLLLLL day …. and I am sooooo looking forward to a nice day at home with the girls. Skye’s all day rehearsal has been put off until tomorrow (some clash) … but she has school work to catch up on. (Her full week – 14 hrs rehearsals / week means there is always school work to catch up on … even when school is almost over for the year!) Sheree is taking grandma shopping to buy all the grandsons’ Christmas pressies this morning … then … we are going to decorate the tree … wrap Chrissy pressies … write Chrissy cards … watch Chrissy movies. Doesn’t that sound like a lovely day. The only thing missing is the snow!!! 😀 NO … not really … here in OZ … our Christmas is always sunshiny summery … and usually really stinking hot!!!
Anyway … before I get distracted with all that fun stuff … would you like to see what I made last night???
This was created especially for the latest Bizzy Becs challenge … and I had lotsa fun! The challenge was “Make something for Christmas … Include snowflakes and lots of sparkle/glitter”. Alot of the samples on the Bizzy Becs blog had lovely snowflake embellishments … but I couldn’t find my left overs from last year (I think I need to clean up my shelves a little) … so had to make my own stamped snowflakes. I also made the most of the snowflakes on the DSP I used by adding some Chunky Sprinkles with Crystal Effects. It’s just a shame the sparkle doesn’t always show up so well in the photos. But … I was quite pleased with the final result … and I am hoping to create some more gift bags today. It’s always nice to have these under the tree … makes for a very pretty picture! (I will show you once the tree is finished!!!)
So … you can see that I have used some of the border stickers and bauble stickers PLUS the sensational DSP from the “I Wish” Stampin’ Up! Scrapping Kit. This kit is CHOCKA BLOCK full of textured card/stickers/DSP and I am planning to make some lovely Chrissy gift tags … some more Chrissy Gift Sacks … and finish my Chrissy cards using more of the supplies from this kit. So … scrap kits are not just for scrapbooking!!! They are such a great way to coordinate a number of projects and … so quick and easy (especially with those yummy stickers & tags!) You just need to think outside the square a little! 😀
Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest creation … off to do some more … And … I will try and remember to show you my Christmas Tree once all the gift bags are made … pressies wrapped … and all are under the tree! Have a happy day!
Added: DEC 6 – As promised … here is my gift bag under my tree. (Not all my pressies are wrapped yet … so it is still looking a little bare!) Check today’s post for pics of the extra 4 Gift Sacks that I created using the “I Wish” Simply Scrappin’ Kit.