I'm sorry. I know some of you hate to see Christmas stuff this early but if you make soap for gifts you are busy making holiday stuff weeks before.
Everyone loves my gingerbread men but this year they are giving me fits. I even broke the mold trying to pry the blankety blank little fellas out. Now I have to wait until the replacement mold shows up to get the job done. It had been too warm and humid and that doesn't work with this type of soap.
Then there are cards to make for the end of the month holiday giveaway. I wanted to use this adorable Penny Black stamp that I bought last year but I had a terrible time trying to figure out how to make it work.
I was up until 4am one night trying to put together a combination that I liked.
Okay... this works for me but I was out of background paper and a trip to both Michael's and AC Moore proved futile.
What I had to do was make my own snowy backdrop using distress ink and a spray bottle. It wasn't as awful as I thought it would be but it does add a lot of time to the project while you wait for it to dry.
I also couldn't find much of anything in the way of any new holiday cardstock. I like these little 6x6 inch books of it but no one seemed to have any of it either. I was either too early or too late.
In spite of everything, using what I had leftover from last year, I came up with a bunch of cuties. This just might turn out to be fun after all.