Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day 30

Quick post tonight. Another one going live a little late. Today I went shopping and finally checked out the Boxing Week sales. I wanted to add something to my friend's birthday gift, and I had a gift card of my own to use. It was one I got for my birthday in late October.Bought myself a cute waterglobe (not specifically the one I was wanting originally, but cute nonetheless), picked up matching paper plates & napkins for my Christmas party next year, and went to the Body Shop. I can't resist when they have great scents on sale.

 I still have one more for Chapters (a bookstore chain, for American readers; I'd equate it with Barnes & Noble, probably) but I didn't get there today. It was too busy. As friends who go shopping with me will tell you, I can't go places and not run in to people I know. All the stopping to chat resulted in me being in the mall longer than planned. 

Tonight my mom had me and my friend over. We had Chinese food for dinner and then watched The Sound Of Music Live. I confess my friend S. and I both wanted to watch it with the thought that we'd get to snark all over it. In the end, though, we both really enjoyed it. I actually liked it more than the original movie. I'll grant you that Carrie Underwood is not Julie Andrews; I think the key to enjoying the performances was to not compare. They are just such different performers, and the show itself is not really the same as the movie. I personally love live theatre and I hope that this show leads to more. 

These are the last two Christmas cards that I sent out this year. Tomorrow and Wednesday I'll do year in review posts. I'm cheating and doing 2012 tomorrow and 2013 on Wednesday. Thursday I'll be having a little crop here in our common room, so I'll have new stuff then.On Jan 2, I'll also post my crafting goals for the year. 

I made both of these cards at a Stamp a Stack in November. I'd already decided I'd get the ornament set, but that day also made me decide to get the set used in the second card, too. It's also when I realized I do like the Season of Style DSP.

Card Details - All Products Stampin Up
Christmas Blessings
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles

Merry Little Christmas
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gumball Green, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Other: Rhinestones, punch

1 comment:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

These two Christmas cards are so lovely. Great colors. Wonderful images. Creative.