Saturday, December 17, 2016

snow far, snow good

we had the first significant snowfall of 2016 here in central new jersey last night, though thankfully today it has warmed up enough to turn to rain and melt most of our accumulation. i'll tell you somewhere that i always LOVE to see snow, though, is on a papercrafting project, like these giftbags:

i stenciled the flakes with modeling paste on dark blue store-bought gift bags; then added sparkly ribbon and some stacked snowflake diecuts i made using a few more "surplus" color burst panels i made over the course of the last few months. for one reason or another, these guys weren't quite right at the time, but i never chuck them out, because i know that i will find a use for them!!! 

another place that snow is popular just now is the simon says stamp monday challenge blog, where they say, "let there be snow", so i'm linking up with them. 

in other news this week, the outside lights are on our house...

...we visited the annual gingerbread contest at peddler's village in lahaska, pa...

...had a most scrumptious christmas tea at teaberrys in flemington, nj; and made a few more eyelet outlet washi quilt cards, in order to call my 2016 xmas card production FINISHED and get the last few cards in the mail!
(can i get a, "WOOHOO"?!)

how has your week been, darlings? i hope you've found time for a treat or two! ♥♥♥


  1. Your giftbags are fabulous and love the background you 've prepared! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  2. You definitely get a WHOO HOOO! Love the bags and the cards and great job getting the cards done.

  3. Super gift bags, a good crafter never throws anything out 'it may come in handay one day!' We all use that one 😊. Lovely to see your other photos too.

  4. beautiful gift bags Lauren and it looks like Christmas has arrived early in your neck of the woods...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  5. Your packaging is your quilted cards too.
    Your home is so fun and festive and yum to tea.
    I haven't sent out a single holiday card yet. Hope to tackle them today.

  6. Those bags are great and the cards............AWESOME!!! Aw it's a shame your snow is gone...ours is still here and it's back to a wind chill warning.

  7. Great picture of you home with the moon and the lights! Love those layered snowflakes. What a wonderful way to use those "experiments". I'll have to try to remember the gingerbread festival for next year. Teaberry's - LOVE!


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