|This seems to be the most popular of my vignettes ... |
likely because we all feel the same around this time
of year ... dreamy, sleepy and exhausted!
Thank you, all, for your kind comments about the Disney vignettes I made and donated to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Seashore House, as part of Shawn and Melissa's fantabulous Disney Pixar Blog Hop.
I'll be announcing the winner of my blog candy later in the post ... but first ... here is a Christmas project on which I've been working:
Like so many Americans, money is very tight in the CardMonkey household this year. John's been searching for full-time work for almost a year now; and, my job covers more things than it ever did -- including our family's health insurance. I'm blessed to have the coverage, so believe me, I'm not whining.
Where Christmases of the past were extravagant in terms of spending, I need this one to be one from the heart. I made these Christmas Cheer Containers and plan to fill them with homemade cookies, or Hershey's Kisses.
The jar on the left is a recycled jelly jar. I've been saving these all year long -- I love their shape and the gingham lid. I used a Waltzing Mouse Stamp for the label, added two eyelets on the sides to secure the ribbon. I hole-punched the holly add-ons, using a Martha Stewart punch, and accented with Glossy Accents and seed pearls.
On right, is a tube that I purchased a while ago. The label inside is also a Waltzing Mouse Stamp. It's embellished using Martha Stewart punches (Laurel leaves), baker's twine and upcycled ribbon off a package.
Now for my blog candy winner from this weekend's blog hop: CATHY from MN, who said:
"Ellen, I love your wall art! I bet it really brightens up the children's day when they see it. My favorite (and it was really hard to pick because they're all so wonderful) is Roo flying the kite because he looks so happy to be doing it and he looks so carefree."