Sunday, December 12, 2010

I HATE DRINKING ALONE!

Yep, seems like everyone is busy these days, preparing for the holidays!  Not that I have time to sit for hours sipping on (in my case) a hot cup of tea, but I miss meeting a friend or two for afternoon Starbucks. 
Some Odd Girl's challenge this week is "Girlie", and what better way to tell someone to miss them than to send a darling little SOG card!  They are also having an Early Bird Challenge, with Flowayz! So if you can hustle it, you can get in on that challenge, too!
These little SOG gals are so darn cute! 
I actually tried my hand at paper piecing for the challenge over at Totally Papercrafts! I am attempting to add more techniques to my rather limited knowledge. Boy, those TINY little pieces can really drive a gal to drink (Oh, yea, here we go back to the tea again!)  I found the paper for her little leggings in my scraps, so I have no idea what line it is. I just liked the satrburst pattern!

The background is Co'Ordinations cardstock, run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and sanded; flower, Stampendous (Petals Plus); Some Odd Girl, "Coffee Kaylee" image partially colored with Copics; silver t-shirt and barrettes colored with Sakura Silver Star pen. You can't tell in the picture, but her shirt is very "sparkly".

This card has also been entered in the following challenge:
In Style Stamps (Purple and Silver)

Tea-Time Snickerdoodles!

I have had a long-time favorite holiday cookie that my great-grandmother, my "grandma", and my mom all made when we were growing up.  Nothing fancy, but they would simply add a bit of anise extract to a regular snickerdoodle recipe, and it would make them SOOOO much tastier with a cup of hot cocoa or hot tea!  I am told by my coffee-drinking friends that they are delicious with that, too!
Digital Delights is sponsoring a challenge on the SNR blog that requires a favorite "sweet" treat recipe for the holidays, combined with a [project using the adorable little gingerbread image (provided by Digital Delights!) 
Here is my project that I made to give to my mother. She loves to remember the old days and her mother's recipes!
I love the 50's look of the papers and doilie. The sketch I used was from this week's challenge over at Skipping Stones.

The papers used were the Paper Studio's, Heartwarming Holiday; Doily is from Sunny Side Up; Bazzill scalloped edge; and the adorable little metal cookie cutter and rolling pin is "Dress It Up".  The Digi Delights image , "Oopsy Daisy" is colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles and white fabric paint for icing. The "buttons" are from The Stamp Doctor.
This project is also entered in the following challenges:
Easy Crafts (Christmas)
Your Next Stamp (clean and simple)
Penny's Paper Crafts (Merry Christmas)
Stamps R Us
Crafty Ho's (Red and Green)
Oh Alice in Wonderland Challenge! (Red, Green, and in my case, Brown)
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