Sorry! that that there has not been much going on over here. Maybe this post will make up for it just a touch. I have been spending lots of time in the kitchen this month. More than I ever have on any past Christmas Season. I am not complaining. I think so far this month I have already made over 200 cookies. It was a lot of fun. The first bunch I baked for my boy's Cub Scout Pack. My kiddo's had a blast helping me. Do you like the little Tree above? I made it for my hubby. I was visiting his office and it made a little sad to not see one little Christmas decoration in the whole building. I got some green poster board to create a Christmas Tree similar to one that I saw in this month's issue of the Family Fun Magazine. Then I made some little presents to put under the tree with my silhouette. I really like how the little presesnts came out. I used plain copy paper to create a template with a design from the Silhouette, this tree is about 18 inches high with the star, so for the template i had the tree cut in two parts then piece it together to use as an stencil to draw the tree on the poster board to then cut by hand. I then used the circles that where inside the Christmas tree design to make the garland you see on the tree. I am submitting this to the Wee Memories Challenge # 78 and also to Color Q Challenge # 114.
Just for fun I also wanted to share some of the other things a have been to, so here are some of those cookies, this sugar cookies are the best cookies i have ever had. Can't find the recipe on line but is from a Betty Crocker Baking Basics book. Every recipe I have tried from this book is delicious!
My first time making a box with the Martha Stewart Scoring board. It was so easy. I made this one to gift with cards. While I love the way this looks. This made me realize that I reallt need some wider ribbon. My friend loves purple.
Having fun with Paper Smooches.
and lastly I've been playing around with my camara and for the first time after a few years of having it. I am looking at the manual and learning what some of the buttons on the camara are for. How crazy is that? mostly I have been practicing taking photos in low light, and turning off the auto focus.
Our doggies had just gone to the groomer. Love how they put little bows on them. Hope that you enjoyed my very long post. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.