Monday, December 26, 2011

one last christmas hurrah!

hi all!

ahhhhhhhh christmas - DONE!  hahhahhahh!  we had a great christmas but i am ready to move on!  here are a few highlights:

pezza was up at 3:45.  NOT because it was xmas - she didn't even remember.  nope just because some days thats how she rolls (lord help me).

we gave trevor money.  hubby put it in a justin bieber folder, wrapped it in pink snowman paper and had me write the to/from across the front with pink stickles - awesome! hahahhahhhaha

1 of my presents for pezza and hubby was a set of nerf guns.  silly me did not think of getting anything to defend MYSELF with.  as i was cleaning up the wrapping paper and such i hear pezza mumbling behind me "i've got my gun...i've got my dart...i've got my extra darts...i've got my momma target..."  HEY!

then trevor arrived and immediately goes for one of the guns and starts chasing his sister around and they run upstairs.  after awhile me & hubby are getting suspicious - sure enough an ambush arrives.  however trevor has BOTH guns with pezza following behind.  he tells us she has been demoted to "ammo mule" - ahhh older siblings....

she got a bejeweled game for her nintendo DS - hubby and i are totally addicted.
i have two more christmas cards i wanted to share - really i wanted to share them BEFORE christmas but things got a little crazy!  i posted my pearl mist video and talked about using the perfect pearls and water alone but you can also make shimmering colors to match your projects easily!  all you need is to do is add a few drops of your DYE reinkers to the water and perfect pearl mixture - any dye based reinker works.  this means you can adjust your shimmer color AND mist color!

On this card I used the Perfect Pearls and water on the polka dot paper and then added some cranberry reinker to mist a piece of white paper for some shimmering red.

here you can see the gorgeous cranberry color mixed with gold shimmer - i love that i can control just how much color i will have this way too - most pre-made mixes have a bit too much color for me!  i used a crafter's workshop stencil and gold viva decor modeling cream to add the leaf design.

this image is from lala land crafts - isn't she adorable?!  i colored her with colored pencils and then added some twinkling H2Os for extra shimmer.

I also made a pale blue shimmering mist

on this background i used viva decor crystal gel sprinkled with ultrafine glitter while wet and got some amazing snowflakes!

my image is a Peachy Keen i have had for several years - i just LOVE him.

he is also colored with colored pencils.  the embellies are cut from felt (from Felt On The Fly - ALWAYS) using spellbinders dies and then a fabric yoyo in the center.

here are some xmas pics for ya:

 sibling love
 christmas cat
 the haul
it will take pezza all week to get to all her presents i think!  so far what she has played with, she has played with for a long time so i think that's a good sign!

i hope you all had a wonderful christmas and i am really looking forward to spending another year with you!  i have been so blessed through this little blog of mine and am so grateful for the friends i have made and the opportunities that have come my way!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing some of your controlled-chaos Christmas with us. I felt right at home, lol. Great card, too!