Don’t Get a Your Tinsel In a Tangle : Mixed Media Card
What Do You Shop For?
It’s time to start thinking about the holidays. I am amazed that despite it being on the same date every year, I still feel unprepared. To be honest, I am a last minute gal when it comes to gift ideas. I never know what to give and I feel immense pressure to make it perfect if it is handmade, not to mention that it takes more time. I admire the people in my life that always give a gift that is uniquely me. I wonder how they know what to choose. They just say,” I saw this and I thought of you.” Of course I am thinking that I must not pay attention to my friends because somehow I don’t know what they like to the point where I can go shopping and pick them out from a group of items.
I found THIS article that has a lot of great tips for giving gifts. The one I never thought about was to pay attention to what they buy for themselves. What a great idea. I rarely go shopping with other people so perhaps that is something I will have to work into my friendships.
What are your tips for gift giving?
What is your favorite gift to give or make?
Creating the Card
I started with a PaperArtsy stamp in the background and layered vintage paper on top. I stamped another PaperArtsy stamp on top and outlined it with a white pen. The Christmas tree image is a Jofy stamp that was colored with Distress Markers. I used a tea bag to frame my sentiment and some pom poms on the edge for texture.
The card was finished off by brushing on some gesso with the edge of my finger. It really helped to soften the lines.
Today, I am joining the T ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. It’s a miracle but after 3 weeks it is nice to be back to blogging! I am sharing a Coconut Oolong tea that I purchased on our visit to Colorado Springs this summer. It is yummy but can be strong if not steeped properly. I have to be in the mood for this tea but when I am, it is delicious!
I am also sharing a picture of some filled biscuits that I made a few weeks ago for a church event. I didn’t taste them but I thought they looked pretty. I found the recipe from a recent read. It has so many pretty pictures and yummy looking recipes. If you are throwing a tea party, give it a try.
Happy Tea Day,