I have to tell you, I have really enjoy rediscovering all the Christmas decorations stored so carefully away each year. This little Santa waking up from his slumbers has been part of our family for almost 35 years and we all love him. His little bed houses all sorts of goodies, chocolate mainly! You can’t see it, but to the right on the end of the bed, there is a little sleeping puppy. This is so cute.
I have been lucky to be able to take the month of December off from my classes, so have enjoyed finishing off some projects, not least of which has been all those Christmas cards we made in classes this year. I have written them all, made envelopes for some, and they are now on their way, just a few stragglers still to do, but it is a load off my mind. Stampin’ UP! envelope punch board and envelope paper have been some of my favourite things this year.
My most popular class project this year would have to be this Book Box. I combined the box with handmade flowers which I purchased on etsy. You can stand this book box upright or it lays flat as shown. It makes a lovely decor piece placed on the table for an afternoon tea. Some of the happy Book Box ladies pictured here too.
My most popular Pin on Pinterest (which has been repinned over 50 times) is this trio of Stampin’ UP! “Christmas Cuties” Cards. Initially I thought this stamp set not to my usual taste, however, I’m so glad I bought it and it just goes to show that it is worth stepping out of your box sometimes and trying something different. And just a heads up that this stamp set is being retired and is on the Stampin’ UP! End of Year Sale at a great price. If you want to check it out just click on the Shope online button above and have a browse. There is a lot to check out.
Some firsts in 2015 –
- I ran my first Stamp-a-stack classes this year.
- I started a blog – this is going reasonably well, but requires more planning for more regular posting.
- Created a Business name – Create With Barb
- Started Pocket letter swaps with friends in USA and Australia
- I won a prize in a facebook competition – a beautiful 2016 planner. Thank you Notemaker.
All in all it’s been an interesting year so far, and it isn’t over yet. I hope you are anticipating a fun Christmas with family and friends, and more crafting in the new year. I shall be posting a list of upcoming classes and workshops very soon. Hope to see you there.