First of all -- I had a delightful "spontaneous" evening with some girls from my church the other night. One of them called and said she wanted to have us over for some scrapping...then the weather turned bad and we decided not to do it...and THEN -- the weather seemed to pass north of us -- so we went anyway! Because by the time I knew I was going I just needed to "grab and go," I took my tool bag, a handful of pictures and a small bag of random things that were sitting on my scrap table (ok -- one of them was a kit from Jenni Bowlin) and went. It was good to sit and chat with the girls -- scrap a little and laugh a lot. What an unexpected blessing. I finished the layout titled, "It's Good."
I have also discovered the BEST stamping tool ever! It is called a Stamp-a-ma-jig. It is the perfect tool for placing your Stamps exactly how you want them. I have been intimidated by stamp sets that required "perfect placement" like this PRECIOUS vintage stamp (by Pink Persimmon) set I used above...but with the Stampamajig (what a name right?) I was able to put that Christmas tree into the wagon perfectly! Here is a tutorial on how to use the Stampamajig, if you haven't used it before.
And these fun gift tags....so easy to make -- punch a scallop oval (or let your Cricut do it for you) in red, also punch a plain cream colored oval at least .25 - .5 inches smaller. Cut three small strips of ribbon (green) with angled tips. Use glue dots to secure them in place onto the red tag as shown here in the picture. Layer the cream oval on top and secure with adhesive. Use three self adhesive red crystals -- placed as close to the ribbon as possible. Cute, cute!
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas season!