Wednesday, January 6, 2010
What did you do today?
Ya wanna know what I did today? On January 6th?
I made Christmas Gift tags.
Yes, you heard me right.
Every year, around the middle of December, I start scurrying around. Digging wildly through all of the beautiful Christmas papers and embellishments that I have horded over the years. I start frantically looking at ideas that I have saved throughout the year. I start trying to come up with something pretty to adorn the presents that I have put so much thought into making and purchasing. At no avail, I give up, I throw my arms in the air in defeat because I do not have enough time to make what I want to make.
Well, not this year! This year, I decided I am going to make some pretty gift tags before putting away all of the Christmas stuff. So, this is what I made today when I was trying to find something productive to do.
First, I cut a bunch of pretty papers with my Stampin' Up! Top Note die for the Big Shot.
Then I cut those pieces and layered them and added rub-ons, stickers, ribbons, eyelets and brads.
Sure, I have lots more to make and hopefully, I won't wait till the last minute. But, if I do, I will still have all of these pretty tags that were NOT made in a frenzy but rather made with lots of love and care in my stress free mode. All I really have to do with them now is tie them on with a pretty bow.
I am so proud of myself.
Geeze, I sure hope I don't lose them before next Christmas. Argh!