Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ready for 2011 Christmas?

Well, here we are just a few short weeks from Christmas...or days.....are you ready? I am getting there at a snail's pace. It is time for some Christmas card crafting. Why is it I choose to make Christmas trees?
Wired fancy "Fuzzy Cord" ribbon from Walmart's Holiday Time collection fit the bill. Add a few gold bells, a red top with button and gold bling. Martha Stewart's cup cake punch for the bottom of the tree. Side panels of poinsettia ribbon and we are done with this model.

White fuzzy cord for this tree on the blue background works. The topper is a ready made white rose that came in some pack I bought some time ago....hey, it's about using what you have!
The 3rd model is made with fancy paper from Graphics 45. Fold the top edge and secure with flower. The flower was made from 3small flowers -Martha Stewart punch, and a Tim Holtz flower die cut (smaller 2 of the lot) for a total of 5 petals, secured with a small black brad. The tag punch is Creative Memories stamped with blue ink scripture from Luke 2:4.

Our Christmas family card was made the Sunday after Thanksgiving under the oak trees. Douglas set up the tripod. We did not attempt to film the 4 dogs with without our extended family...

Merry Christmas to all.....and to all a good night!

P.S.  A recipe for you: Cherry Salad
From: A Taste of Victory ( Our church women's ministry cookbook)
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 can crushed pineapple in its own juice
1 can red pitted cherries in water, drained
1 12 oz. container Cool Whip
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Combine first three ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add remaining ingredients to the first mixture next day before serving. Garnish with extra nuts.
A friend of mine from Bartow makes this every year for her family. They love it! It is addicting and will quickly become a favorite dish! Joyeux Noel!

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