Only 5 days until Christmas Eve... when all the festivities begin... and we are so excited! Even though we decided to cut back a bit this year with extended family gifts, the joy mounts and we are counting the days until we get to celebrate.
I love just being with my family on Christmas-- eating, laughing, and reminiscing. I love the lights and the smells. I love Christmas Eve service at my parents church, where the children ring little bells during the hymns and during the singing of "Silent Night" everyone lights a candle. Then it's just us, the candle glow in the pretty church, and a reaffirmation of our faith. It's magical. It tugs at my heartstrings and brings a tear to my eye. So wonderful... and I really don't need much more to celebrate Christmas than that, because it fills up every ounce of your soul with joy.
Sniff, sniff.... okay on to other things or I'll just ba a big old ball of mush for the rest of the day ;-)
So, I bet that you want to know who the winners of the last giveaway is. Did I say winners not winner? Yes, I did. It's so so so hard for me to pick only one, so I added one more to the drawing.
Amy Duff who posted Dec 12 @ 9:11 pm -- your prize is some Pink Paislee Tinsel Town blocks that I made. Remember these?
You'll get a little something scrappy too!
The other winner is Jeanne Hill who posted Dec 15@ 9:20 am. You win the Pink Snow Princess from my last post plus something for scrapping. So ladies, please email me your mailing address so that you can enjoy the snow art before the season is over. Thanks!
Thanks also to everyone who posted. You all are really the best blog readers. I wish that I could answer every comment, but when the numbers get up there it becomes a little overwhelming. I read every single one though and appreciate all of you.
Someone asked how to make the Pink Snow Princess. I used 3 sizes of styrofoam balls, painted them light pink, sprayed on adhesive, then sprinkled on the Pink Paislee Pixee Stix Cotton Candy glitter. I used a 12" silver pipecleaner to connect the balls. Just add a dab of glue to the top of the largest ball and push the pipecleaner into it about 2 ", then string the smaller ones onto the pipecleaner. (I didn't have to make the holes first, but if you feel more comfortable doing that you can.) Then add the other embellishments. Oh, and the silver pipecleaner that is left sticking out of the top of the head is used to hang it with. Just make a little hook or curl with the pipecleaner.
I've created a few more Snowmen since I last posted. I just love snowmen. They make me smile and they add the sparkle that I need to get through the winter without getting cabin fever. Sparkle can do that you know;-)
This snowman is made from Sculpy clay. I used some Pink Paislee "Jack Frost" paper for the background, then added some other sparkly embellishments and lots of Mica flakes. Mica makes me swoon. Although, I must admit that it is a little messier to work with than glitter, but I love it anyway.
This one is made from paper mache and sits on a candlestick pedestal. I finished it by painting it black, adding crackle medium, then white paint and again, lots of Mica flakes. Maybe it is a little too sparkly. It'll lose some of it when I pack it away, so then it will be perfect, right?
Okay, I need to go get ready for Cort's Holiday Concert at school . That is always a fun experience. I already realized that he forgot his shoes to match his outfit. I found them in the closet when I pulled out the vaccum this morning and it was too late to run them to school before the morning concert.
Yesterday he double checked his backpack to make sure that they were in there -- even after I had told them they were. I said, "Don't you trust me?" He said, "I'm just making really positive that they're there." Oops, I am in BIG trouble when I bring them to him before the afternoon session. I'll use the excuse of, "Since when do you decide to put your shoes away in a closet? -- I thought that they were in the backpack still." Think that will work? ;-)
I will probably be back once more before Christmas. Well, I'll have to be, because I'm going to do another "Winter Cheer" giveaway!!!!!! Yep. More cheer...YIPEE!!!!!
I'm going to make another one of the Framed Snowmen and you may just be the one to win it. Can't wait to see what you think of him.
Have a joyful weekend and check back on Monday to see who wins,