Shopping done, the gifts are wrapped, the house is decorated, the Christmas letter sent....now I need to think about baking. Thankfully my friend Leesa gifted me with a Wonderful lemon poppy seed cake ( Weight Watcher points 7 per piece) and pumpkin bread. I did make peanut brittle, but do need to make more and maybe if I get the lead out.....I'll make cookies. When you are trying to watch what you eat, you tend to keep baking at a minimum.
I spent hours on this little gift tag. It started as a Graphic 45 Challenge, which I did not finish in time, so, I kept working on this little piece and I've got to say.....I like it. The graphic is from Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium Collection 8x8, the sleigh is a Spellbinder die that I don't use often, but love it when I do. The little gift box that fell from the sleigh I made...Gotta say, I like it! I cut the toys from the Graphic 45 paper and placed them in the sleigh along with tree branches and candy canes. My intent was to make a tag that would be saved and used in later years as an ornament.
The girls are taking a break from Christmas prep and we're doing our morning walk. Today Rosie, Carolyn's puppy is taking her virgin walk with the group. Shasta, Marsha's dog, will be her mentor. Shasta is the best behaved dog and we are hoping she will be a roll model for Rosie. Mind you, my two aren't going. They are not good roll models!
I'm hoping to spend my evening with a cup of hot chocolate (or two) and a visit to all the folks participating in the Stamping-Ground WOYWW. There I always find incredibly talented folks that play along every week.... if you have time....check them out here.
Off I go for now. I don't think I'll be posting again before Christmas....so.....I'm wishing each and everyone a most blessed Christmas and a very, very Happy and Healthy New Year.
A quick update. We took photos of Rosie's first walk, like a proud Auntie, I just have to share them. She was sooooo very good, and Shasta is a very good roll model. I'm so glad the walk went well, it will make Carolyn's life much less stressful knowing her little girl had a good time.
Meet Rosie and her mom, Carolyn.
Later....Hugs to all,
Mary AKA: Glitter Grammy