I am staying on task preparing for the Christmas holiday and my company. My brother and his family are coming from Iowa to stay with us for five days. They haven't been to Arizona for a visit in 7 years, so this trip is much anticipated! I will be taking a two week blogging break so I can prepare my home, food, Christmas, etc. then enjoy their company while they're here (unless, of course, I find some free time to participate in a SCS challenge!). It'll be difficult to stay away from stamping, but am looking forward to getting things in order and having things "just so" for their visit!
If ... if ... if I don't post again before Christmas, please know that I wish each and every one of my readers a joyous holiday! I am so grateful for all the connections and friendships I've made this year through blogging. THANK YOU for checking in each day, THANK YOU for your kind comments and words of encouragement, and THANK YOU even to those of you who read and don't leave comments! I know you're there, because my counter keeps going up and up to unbeliveable numbers! Most of all, remember the Reason for the Season; the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. See you in 2008, if not before!
Remember the altered Junior Legal Pads and tutorial in THIS POST using Dashing DP? I made several more using Wintergreen DP.
I found the Wintergreen DP a little more difficult to coordinate two different patterns than the Dashing DP, so in some cases I chose to use Certainly Celery Prints DP.
I made 15 of these notepads and gift pails as teacher gifts and friends' gifts. I purchased the white snowflake pails at the Target $1 Spot, and used my Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in the front of the pail for the ribbon/cord to loop through. I tried to find items that coordinated with the Wintergreen DP (not an easy task!). Some things I did come up with: CO Bigelow Spearmint and Mint Lip Glosses from Bath & Body Works (a perfect match!), Candy Canes, and candies wrapped in silver wrappings.
MERRY CHRISTMAS my friends !!!!