Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh! Christmas Tree...

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.


  1. Loved your post. How nice of you to make the tree for your husbands office, its adorable and Im sure he appreciated it. Adorable dog too! I have a big German Shepard he wouldn't look so cute in a bow.

  2. What a fun tree, Wendy! I love all your photo's, the cookies look yummy and the poodle is so cute. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  3. Such a fun post! Love your Xmas tree and those cookies would not last long at my house... Good luck learning your camera, maybe I should get my manual out too!

  4. such a fun Christmas tree, love the garland and tiny boxes, so sweet! and I too love when my girls smell fresh with sweet bows in their hair when they return from the groomers! :)

  5. I love your tree, it is fabulous. Your doggie, sooo cute too.

  6. That tree is fabulous! And it won't shed it's needles all over your husband's work area!!! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at CQC! Thanks for sharing your other pix too!

  7. Fantastic Christmas tree, and those cookies look delicious! It looks like your dog is having fun, too! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ!


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