Friday, January 4, 2013

Sweet Dreams and Christmas Cookies

I finally dug myself out of 12 loads of dirty laundry, packed away the Christmas decorations, got all the ironing finished (did I mention I hate ironing?), cleaned the house and discovered white flies have been devouring our gardens while we were away.  (did I mention I hate white flies too?)

My homemade stuff isn't killing them so until the organic stuff I ordered, that's supposed to send them to white fly heaven, arrives, I thought I might dig out the paper and ink.  The mojo has definitely been on vacation with the rest of my body, I'm afraid.

I love the serenity of this room from the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge, Sweet Dreams.  The crisp white, the mix of patterns and the punch of red (I would never think to do that!), plus the touch of  natural wood on the bench legs and floor all beckoned.

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

 I'm not entirely happy with the black pearls but since I colored them with Copics, removing them would leave a mark, so they had to stay.  I embossed PTI Lemon cardstock then rubbed over it with white ink.

Cardstock - Neenah, Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Baby, Background Basics Gingham
Ink - Amuse; Stampin Up Craft White; Copic black marker
Other - May Arts Satin Hearts,  May Arts lace;  Cuttlebug Impressabilities embossing folder; Papertrey edge die; white stick on pearls; corner rounder

Some of you may know the saga of the oven.  My oven element burned out in the middle of  Christmas cookie baking and there wasn't one to be found locally so we had to order.  We really didn't think it would arrive in time but the Saturday before Christmas it arrived.  Needless to say, Sunday was an all day baking day. 

Here's a peek at some of the trays that went out

 Tied with May Arts 1.5" Striped Grosgrain, of course!

 Gingerbread snowflakes in each one.

Some of the cookies...not as many this year as a few batches got ruined by the faulty oven. 
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