Good morning everyone! Sorry I was missing yesterday but I sure did get a lot of pressing things done! I got the entire stack of gifts tha's been sitting on my craft room floor wrapped and under the tree! Our tree still doesn't have any decorations on it yet, but ...
I made six of the stocking gift card holders using the template on Splitcoast stampers, and I also decorated some hot chocolate tins that I got to give to our mailman at home and at work.
The stocking gift card holders are sure quick to make! If you have last minute gift cards to give anyone, I'd highly recommend making those! Not only are they quick, but you can make them all different and as simple or as fancy as you like!
I found these round tins of Cadbury hot chocolate mix on clearance last week, so I picked up a couple to give to our mailmen. I simply covered them with designer paper, added some punched snowflakes and a topper made with Robin Willi's circle sentiment snowman from Squigglefly, and they look pretty cute!
I added some snow tex to the hat pom pom and brim to give it a little texture. The designer paper is from Brenda Walton Christmas collection.
Did you all see the new images released at Squigglefly yesterday? There are so many that I love. By popular demand there are some new Shy Bears from Lynne Stansbery. and some wonderful new images from Susan Spiller, Cheryl Alger, Jane Beljo, Robin Willis, and Chesney Young! You really should swing over and take a look at the phenomenal talent that's there!
On a personal note, we took Riley out in the woods on Friday afternoon. She just thoroughly enjoys being out there sniffing for mice, moles, and squirrels. She checks out ever tree and hole there is and then goes back and does it again. She spent a long time inside this hollowed out dead tree and finally ran a mouse of it. He ran to the top of the dead tree and then a flying leap off and got away.
anyway, later when we got home we noticed her eyes looked all squinty and upon closer inspection we saw that both of her eyes had a lot of tree bark flakes in them. We tried to flush them out, but there was just too much of it so we ended up taking her to the vet. They got them flushed out and showed us how we could do it ourselves more easily. She just gets so involved in the hunt that she doesn't let a little old thing like tree bark in her eye slow her down a bit!
Brock was saying he didn't want to let her go back in the woods and hunt anymore, but I really hate to deprive her of something she loves to do so much. If we had a child who loved to ride bicycles and they fell and got hurt, would we say no more bicycle riding? We've tried to use the dog goggles to protect her eyes, but the grasses and brush that she runs in just pushes them off her head. They are great for wind and sand, but aren't much good for the stuff she's hunting in. It's a dilemma; we don't want her getting hurt but I sure don't want to keep her safe but have her be un happy!
Well, I'm going to make out my grocery list and menu for the week and then I hope to make a card for Vicki's Saturday Spotlight challenge as well as a featured stamper card! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, and thank you for looking!