Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

As promised, this is my 2014 Christmas card.  I kept it simple this year.  Stamps are Impression Obsession. The die cut ornament is Sizzix.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks.
I also said I would post the shaded version of yesterday's Zentangle page from my art journal. After making a couple of batches of caramel corn and some toffee, I finally sat down to finish it.
May you have a warm and very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Some Doodles in my Art Journal, and a Christmas candy rescue mission

I didn't feel like getting into any of my myriads of projects,  as I was feeling really tired. But there was my art journal, beckoning. So I grabbed a couple of my Zendoodle pens and sat down at the dining room table.  This is what emerged....
That was Friday night and I finished it up Saturday morning before shuffling off to Buffalo to see Granddaugter #1's Christmas dance recital.  It is now Sunday night, and I'm even more exhausted.  We had a great time at recital and with the kids and grands today.  Played games, read stories, watched a movie, and this afternoon Faith, the girls, and I rescued a batch of Christmas toffee that had gone terribly awry.  I'm awaiting the verdict as to the success of this rescue mission.  It's amazing what you can do with some melted chocolate and crushed candy canes.  I gotta say, I was not just a little intrigued with this challenge.  I love a good fixer-upper!  I'm wishing for a piece of it right now!
I will add some shading to this as soon as I can string two words together coherently and keep my eyes open longer than ten minutes.  I will post the shaded version on the blog tomorrow, along with this year's Christmas card.  I think everyone has theirs by now.