Well how about we move on to something CREATIVE? I know you've been patiently waiting for it, so here is my 2008 Holiday Inspiration Station. I looked all through my stash and I can actually say that I don't have a ton of goodies for the holiday season. I need a few more fun embellishments...sounds like a trip to my local scrapbook store and Archiver's in in store. Oh wait, there's that pesky speeding ticket I need to pay for. I'll make due with what I have!!
I started filling up my divided, wooden drawer with goodies.
I have felt snowflakes from Stampin' Up! (I think the snowflakes are going to be my theme this winter season.) And I scored a bunch of those vintage, blue tags from an antique store this Fall. I can't wait to dress them up. There were buckets full of them!
Then I found some glittered foam stars at Walmart. Some stray ribbon spools and my little tin cup full of goodies.
We can't forget the ribbon. Josey helped me spool it up....gotta put that girl to work to pay for her new, expensive outfits, right? (Karen, it's a Longaberger :) basket) Ribbon will probably be my *go to* embellishment this year. I love ribbon!
And Walmart has a ton of Christmas goodies from Martha Stewart. I purchased this Snow Glitter to use on an upcoming project. Fun stuff!
Let's get glitterfied, girls! Martha also has lots of glitter packs this year. I found this Frosty Gingerbread Glitter Pack at Walmart. I store these in a little, tin drinking cup I found at a junk store.
And the snowflake punches by Marvy. You can find them at Papertrey Ink and they coordinate with Pine's snowflakes sets. They just beg to be glitterfied! They are BIG too. Try punching them while on a hard surface and using the palms of both hands to punch. The details are intricate on the snowflakes so you have to use some muscles!
Patterned paper, need I say more? I actually used a ton of my paper stash up while creating my December Daily Album. I could use a few more sheets.
Buttons Baybee!! Gotta love the buttons!
And here's a little sneak peek of an upcoming project I'll be working on. I got all these goodies from Michael's. There's red and white snowflake cupcake liners, giant white muffin liners, wooden snowflakes, and Martha Stewart baker's twine. And underneath are some Kraft colored boxes. I hope this project turns out as good as I'm envisioning.
And since I'm an experience quilter now (one quilt block under my belt, ya know!), I have to include some fabric finds. I got this pretty candy cane striped fabric at my local quilt shop. And I found the jingle bells at Walmart. These will be used on the project above.
I also picked up some wonderful wool and felt at my local quilt shop. I have ideas just racing through my mind for these fuzzy finds.
And there ya have it, folks. That should be enough to get me inspired this winter. I'm hoping to have a totally homespun-like holiday....lots of handmade gifts, using a lot of the supplies I have on hand, enjoying my family and friends....snuggling up by the fire. I wish you a holiday with all of these things also. Have you compiled your Holiday Inspiration Station yet? Well, what are you waiting for honey?