Stamps: Penguin Hug from Motivet. Sentiment from retired from SU
Paper: oh gosh...I can't remember right now
Other: Gold Embossing Powder; Martha Stewart snowflake punch
and snow flake border punch; Nesties label die and snowflake die;
Gold Ribbon; Iridescent Gold glimmer mist; Kaiser White pearls; other gold pearls
Card Measures 6" sq
Hello Friends! Thanks for coming by today!
Wow another week is gone. One week until Christmas. Where has December gone? Remember as kids that December seemed so impossibly LONG...why now does it seem to be over in a blink? And why is it that now instead of feeling excited, I feel jaded?
Christmas is so magical as a child. Orla is eight this year...it is bringing back memories of the Christmas that I was 8. I think that was my favorite Christmas EVER. I remember that we had sold our house a few months before and was waiting for a new house to be built...so in the meantime the 5 of us live in a 3 room apartment. A kitchen, a bedroom and a living room. Usually we had lots of decorations around the house. We use to go cut down our tree every year. But that year due to confinement and stuff being packed away we just had a small "faux" tree. But we had lots of laughs. And Santa was extra good to us that year. It was 1983 and I, like most other little girls wanted a Cabbage Patch Kid! (hmmm...I wonder if that is when my desire to adopt a child some day began!?) I really wanted one with a pacifier too. :) Also on my wish list that year: Michael Jackson's Thriller cassette tape...um, and a something to play it on I got all three! I know there was other stuff too...I can't imagine a Christmas went by that I didn't want and get some Barbies. I LOVED Barbies. I also remember that my little sisters got Cabbage Patch Kids too. My mom now tells me that she got lucky and on several occasions had walked into a store and they had just gotten a shipment of CPK dolls in. So she would get what she could and even got some for her friend's kids.
It was only a few months later that I found out the truth about Santa. :( I hope that Orla still believes for a few more years. Speaking of Orla...she does not have much interest in dolls. Not even Barbies!!!! I am not sure if she is my kid. LOL! She, at the same age that I was hoping for a Cabbage Patch Kid, has dreams of Ipods and her own cell phone!! ACK! No way is she getting a cell phone!!!!!! I went back and forth about the Ipod. Finally I caved and bought her one. She has been told that she is not responsible enough for Santa to bring her an Ipod and that she should not expect one. So I think she will be SO EXCITED to get her pink Ipod. That and a few small things. She has never been much into toys. She has always preferred a pad of paper and a pen and writing her own stories or reading about polar bears or geography. She likes facts over fiction. I did get her a 2010 Guinness book of word records that I think she will find interesting. And a kids book about Barack Obama that I know she will love....she loves politics! :) I certainly wasn't thinking about Ronald Regan when I was her age and listening to my Thriller tape! LOL!
Enough of my blabber!! Today's card uses the Penguin Hug stamp from Motivet. And Oh my gosh...I LOVE IT!!! They are just so stinkin' ADORABLE all snuggled up together! I think this would make a cute card for a friend or your snuggle-muffin. Heehee I can see a valentine with this or a for a winter Birthday. I just love it!! Anyhoooooo, this card was made for this week's challenge over at the Motivet blog. Stephanie has a FABULOUS sketch this week! You can check out the deets HERE.
The patterned paper that I used has a really pretty shimmer to it. SO although I was happy with how the coloring of the image turned out...it looked a little "blah" when I but it in front of the shimmery paper. So I dug out my Glimmer Mist and sprayed it on. Ooohhh...aaaaah! Now I was happy! I took a close up of the the image trying to show the shimmer and Glimmer....but glitter and shimmer and sparkle don't translate well across computer screens. This is always so sad. But click on the picture to see it larger and try to get the effect. :) I definitely have to use my Glimmer Mist more often!!
Ok...well it is nearly 3 am. I still have to make Orla's lunch for school tomorrow. And iron school clothes before I go to bed. So I better finish this up.
>>>>>But before I go, I would love if you'd leave a comment and share your favorite Christmas memory. Or a beloved childhood gift. Or something that made your Christmases special as a child.
I always love reading your responses.
And I think it's fun to take a few minutes to remember the magic!
Have a Stupendous Weekend!!