It's time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop and this month we are celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah. It doesn't matter where you begin; just click on the blog buttons and follow around the entire hop. You may have just hopped over from Deb Smart's blog - she's always a tough act to follow! - and I thank you for coming to visit me.
Our mission this month is to showcase the upcoming holiday season using our choice of products from the Annual Catalog, the Holiday Catalog, AND (bonus for me!) anything in our "stash" of old products...and boy, do I have old products!
But let's start with some creative inspiration using current supplies:
Card number two is a fancy fold card:
And now for my stash of hoarded supplies. Why do I do this? I have absolutely no idea. As new catalogs come out, I'm still in love with products from the old one, so I order more -- don't want to run out! Then I can't use them anymore (for demonstrating cards)...and then I fall in love with the new stuff...and my old things get relegated further and further to the back of shelves and deeper and deeper in the drawers.
Until today! Thankfully my friends of the Watercooler understand...and today I'm allowed to bring you some inspiration using my old stuff! Now just for the record, what I have created here, you, too, can create! It will just look slightly different than mine (unless you happened to hoard the same goodies that I did!). So no discouragement please--just get out your stuff and create!
Many of you know that I have recently become a lonely grammy--my grandsons have moved from California (my home) to Maryland! So here is how I will connect with them this holiday season.
The star on top is Gold Foil Sheets cut with Star Framelits (all current)--five of them scored in the middle and adhered over a skewer which is pushed into the top box. And then some Cherry Cobbler Organdy Ribbon (retired - oh darn) is tied in a big bow. Each box opens to reveal a small treat.
Well that's it for me! Thanks so much for dropping by; come back again soon. And now on to see what the incredibly creative Marsha Reed has to offer!