Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cookie Swap and a Favorite Christmas Teapot

The past few weeks have been filled with lots of activity.  Lots of work, and time for some fun as well. I hosted my first ever Christmas cookie swap.  I had 19 friends and family members join us for the fun and we each baked three dozen cookies to share.  I have never seen so many cookies on a table in my life.

I had two of my nieces come and they were a tremendous help.  Little Grace (age 7) even made a Grinch guacamole for the party.  Very sweet and tasty too!

I think the party was a hit, and hope to make it an annual event.

Since it is Christmas week, I decided to take out another of my Christmas teapots.  This one was given to me over 25 years ago by my friend Sherri. Times have changed, as I used to type on a typewriter at my first few jobs, and this teapot always makes me smile to see it.  I wonder if I could still type on one after years of typing on computers!

Today I am sharing tea at:

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry Christmas, Dear!

I have been busy in my stamp room making more Christmas cards.  Today I am sharing a pair of them with you. Both cards were made with a Simon Says Stamp set called Gnome For The Holidays.  I won this stamp set a while back, and find it fun!

Hoping to find some time to make more cards soon.  Really miss having inky fingers!

Until next time!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Cards For Pet Lovers

I was in need of a pair of Christmas cards for pet lovers.  Luckily, I have a lot of stamps perfect for the occasion.  This first card I am sharing was made using a House Mouse stamp. Aren't they precious?  I thought the use of the plaid paper and the touch of Glossy Accents on the Christmas ornament added to the holiday feel.

For the dog lover, I decided to use a new stamp in my collection by Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  I used various washi tapes and Wink of Stella for some shine on the hat.

Do you have a pet? How do you include them in the holiday festivities?  I used to have a cat named Emily.  I had a special stocking made for her and she had treats under the tree each year. I remember waking up Christmas morning to find her sitting on her stocking smelling her goodies.  Such good memories!

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tea Time Tuesday - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

This Friday my husband and I started decorating our home for Christmas.  The tree is trimmed and I started bringing out my Christmas teapots.  Today I am sharing my Santa teapot with you.  He is just so jolly and always makes me smile.

This weekend I started making Christmas cards for my friend Erich to give.  He asked for a dozen cards and he tends to like the humorous or sweet cards.  So the first one I made was this one.  I used a favorite vintage Santa image and a fun stamp from the Hashtag Stampers Anonymous set I won.  Hope you like it!

How are you preparing for the holiday season?  I am attending a Christmas party this weekend, and am hosting a cookie swap the following week!  Lots of holiday cheer coming my way!

Today I am sharing tea at:

Hope you have a tea-riffic day!