It’s Sabbath Sunday and today is a little different than most Sundays. Since Christmas is right around the corner today is a catch up, clean up kind of day for me. Last night was the Open House so I will be cleaning a bit and then taking some inventory. It’s time to clean out the Christmas craft fair inventory and begin for spring and Valentine’s Day. I will put some work in today so I don’t have to tomorrow or Tuesday.
It’s Management Monday! There’s still plenty going on through Saturday and then I will slow down until New Year’s.
On Saturday I will be at the Farmers’ Market in 29 Palms. Come get your last minute stocking stuffers and vouchers for the new year. I will also have the new catalogs available.
Come on out on Saturday, December 22 from 4-7 to pick up your new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! There will be snacks, a FREE project, and of course the new catalogs. Please remember no kids, no hubbies, and no mess to clean up. RSVP by Thursday, December 20 so I have a project prepared for you. See you Saturday!
If you would like to order please use host code DWKV37QG by tonight at 9 pm. This will help me to re-stock the rewards basket. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.
It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. It has been brought to my attention that one of our local places that gives so much back during Christmas (and the rest of the year too) has been hit hard with some changes recently.
Food For Life is accepting donations for toys for the kids. This year Toys for Tots is NOT donating toys to any local non-profits. Therefore any donation of toys would be most welcomed. I am most happy to collect and then deliver so please contact me.
If you know a family that is in need of Christmas toys, please have them call Reach Out Morongo Basin to sign up for one (760-361-1410). The toy will be picked up at the Christmas meal. The first 300 names will be getting toys.
Food For Life will be serving Christmas dinner at Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road from 3-5 on Saturday, December 22. I am sure they can use all the help you are willing to give so please contact me.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Since last night’s Live was about the sale and I didn’t create, I made something new this morning. I “quilted” a card for you. I used the Tailored Punch, Cookie Cutter Stamp Set with punch, and the Classic Label Punch. Pick any Christmas paper (here I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper) and get punching.
I started in the middle and worked my way out.
After covering the entire mat, I flipped it over and trimmed the excess with scissors.
After trimming the excess I was left with a mat that looks like this.
To finish the card and pull the color of the mat in, I stamped santa and the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. Santa is popped up by dimensionals. Everything else is glued by snail adhesive. Don’t forget the metallic pearls to finish it off.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! The swipe is not a hard technique but it does take some practice. If you push too hard you get too much ink or you could damage your pad. If you push too lightly then you don’t have enough background and have to start over. There is definitely a sweet spot.
So the first few that you do I would encourage you to do on a scrap piece of card stock. It needs to be similar to your final product otherwise it will soak up the ink differently and your practice will be for nothing. Here’s a photo of some finished cards.
For the video on how to do this please go to Swipe Video (https://youtu.be/VFxKQka_HV4).