Good Saturday morning and Happy December, everybody! Do you have all of your Christmas decorations up and all of your holiday shopping done? Not me. I don't have a single decoration up yet, my holiday newsletter and photo of the kids hasn't been written/taken, and I've bought a few gifts, but not many. In other words, I'm slacking.
One thing I did prepare for: I bought Carter's Star Wars Lego advent calendar a couple of months ago when I first saw it at Target. I hid it in the attic, and yesterday he reminded me several times to get it out and set it on his little desk in 'his area' (a bay-windowed nook off of the kitchen where a play table, toys, and his video game/DVD center resides). He woke up at five a.m. this morning to open the first window. My bedroom is right off of the main room in our house (see photos from yesterday's post), and somehow, the acoustics are such that if a pin drops anywhere on the first level of our home, it sounds like thunder in the bedroom. Which means? I woke up at five a.m. this morning.
Anywho - enough about me and my mysterious ways. It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a brand-new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY, created for you by The Sketcher Herself, JEN DEL MURO! This month, our sponsor is noneother than the #1 stamping website in the world...
Yay! We all love SCS, do we not? Splitcoast is generously donating a free Fan Club membership to the winner of the BIG SFYTT DRAWING taking place on Christmas Day (Jen will notify the WINNER on the 25th).
I shan't (<--- hmmm... I think I'll try to see how many times I can use this word today, just for kicks & giggles) keep you in suspense any longer -- here's this month's fabby layout:
Hang on, little dude! TCP's penguins are great images to use when you're not feeling like investing a whole lotta time in coloring. Plus, they're cute & fun, don't you think? Here's a close-up, in case you need further convincing:
See the fussy cutting around the main image? Fussy! See the Stardust Stickles used to embellish his snowflake? Sparkly! See the heat-embossed sentiment? Texture-y! All of the papers [with the exception of the pre-scored card base (bought when I first started stamping, and for whatever reason, I'm now on a mission to use them up when I can) and a wee-bit of Copic's X-Press Blending paper for the image] are from Echo Park's Winter Wishes 6"x6" pad. The three vertical panels behind the image are constructed from felt (TCP), ribbon from my stash, and a paper panel edged-out (is that a paper-crafting term of art or did I just make it up?) with one of TCP's new HOLIDAY TOPPERS CutUps dies. A bit of Purple Plum Divine Twine finishes it off.
You'll definitely want to head over to Jen's blog to see what she and this month's delightful Designer of the Month, TANGII CRANE have put together using this month's sketch. Then, you'll need to pass Go, collect your $200, and take a ride on the Reading Railroad to see what my spectacular SFYTT Sisters have created to inspire you.
- Amber Hight
- Amy Sheffer
- Becky Carafa
- Jodi Collins
- Susan Liles
- Jen Tapler
- Megan Lock
- Kerry Johnson
- Tracy Shultz
I'm off to try to get a little bit done today before a big shindig tonight. Which reminds me: gotta practice my Gangnam-Style-horsie-dancing, dust off my Cupid Shuffle, and stretch so that I can properly Dougie. I'm pretty sure it's also going to have karaoke, so you know I'll need to break out a little 'Love Shack' and 'Tik Tok' (because the party don't start 'til I walk in). I'm open to requests if y'all have any!