Friday, December 13, 2013

Day 12/13 - Choirs & Christmas Closets

Ok, I don't know about merchandise, but hey... I like alliteration.

I cannot tell a lie. I intended to post yesterday, but I didn't get to it. My card reader was acting up, Blogger was giving me fits, and I just wasn't up to fighting technology.

 Yesterday I went to watch my friend's daughter perform with her school choir. It has been a tradition for the past few years, since her older kids started in it. This Christmas project is a great program; it is a fundraiser for the school. The mall actually makes a donation to the schools/groups who come and entertain - or at lesat they did in the past. I don't know if that was the same this year. I know that in previous years they set up the stage in the shape of a tree, but this year, it was just a regular one. I was disappointed in that change - it made the children harder to see. Still, I was lucky enough to get a good view, and my friends who were there took the camera for me, since they could move around and I couldn't. They're also just generally more adept with regard to knowing the best settings to use. 

Today I helped at the Christmas Closet. It's a great event. The children are always so proud of the things they find for the two special adults in their lives. They come in with their $2 and they put real effort into finding the perfect items. No child goes without - if they don't have the money, we give them a token for the two gifts. I believe the school then gets reimbursed for that amount from a local service club, or the PAC, but I'm not sure on that. I didn't have my camera with me today, but one of the staff got a couple pictures of the room between groups of shoppers. As soon as she sends it to me I'll post. 

After that a friend and I went up to say goodbye to the current location of my favourite scrapbook store. It was bittersweet; sad in that it's moving further away from a friend of mine, who lives in the town where it was located, and sweet in that it's going to be 5 minutes away from me when it reopens in January! I'd intended to get a picture of the old location but again, no camera (stupid batteries!).

Then tonight I went to another choir performance. This one was a local youth choir performing with an adult choir in town to do a night of Christmas music. It was lovely! They had nice combination of all age group numbers and performances of the 3 individual choirs (jr youth, senior youth, adult). My friend's daughter was part of the senior youth, and then when I got there I was pleasantly surprised to see 3 women from my church were part of the adult group.

And now a couple Christmas cards... no challenges until tomorrow, though. 

Plus a bonus birthday card... I've had this one for a while... I actually made to that are similar to each other at a card class one night (it was one of those make 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs, classes). But the original picture isn't as good, and this one is a tiny bit different. Can you spot the difference? I will tell you that in both cards, the tab pulls out to reveal the phrase Happy Birthday.

Card Details - All products Stampin Up

Merry Christmas
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
DSP: Be of Good Cheer
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes,
Other: Ornament punch, Modern Label punch

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
StampsJoyous Celebrations
Other: Embossing folder, rhinestones

Birthday card
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Stamps: Circle Circus, Create a Cupcake, Curly Cute
Other: Cupcake Builder Punch, Tab punch

1 comment:

Winnie said...

Sounds like you are having a fun holiday season with all the music performances etc. Great way to take a few minutes and enjoy it. Your cars are lovely. I love the ornaments, and the embossing!