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!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Half way there

Well this is a good start at cleaning up The Studio.
Actually, there is much more clean than these 2 pictures show but I ran out of time to post more.
I even cleaned up my computer desktop and hard drive.
Wow! This is a great way to start the year!
Someday, I will give you a walk-through with some details
as to what all is in here.
I LOVE my place. It is a dream come true!
Well, gotta take my daughter to the doctor today so, TTYS! XO, Mimi

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Annual Santa Shots

Every year I take the girls down to the local mall for photos with Santa. They try to dress similar and Katie helps Maggie do her hair and treats her to a little mascara and lipstick.
I love this tradition.
I have a little book that I keep all of the Santa shots in so that I can look back and see how much they have changed from year to year.
This year, we waited a little long. Since Katie doesn't live at home anymore, it is harder to get together at a good time.
We tried to get her boyfriend's little boy to sit with Santa but he would have no part of that!
Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday season.
XO, Mimi