Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cutting files

Just cutting away at some Christmas projects not much going on today.

Christmas Cards 2013

Getting ready to get them Christmas cards out I have decided to make them this year on my new pazzles.  I am very excited about the cut I have found at extreme cards.  It is soooo very pretty.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

It seems these days that the traditional things we used to do with our kids have gone by the wayside.  I want to keep these things going in my family for my 9 grand children so here I want to post the old familiar poem:  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, this is supposed to be read on Christmas Eve to all the little kids sitting around the Christmas Tree.  Let's don't lose this too.  Let's try to keep this whimsical little tradition to carry on to their kids.  I always thought it was so much fun.  I am not sure if Mom read it to us on that day but I know she read it to us many times.  I will always carry that in my memories and hope that my grand kids get to do the same.

Silly animated mouse'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,        
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
Santa in his sleigh

More of my creation with my Pazzles Cutting Machine

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Nephew's Birthday December 2nd.

I cut this card and created it for Aaron for his 19th Birthday.  I didn't get to see him to give it to him, but I am sure he will get it soon.  I hope so anyway :)

Christmas Shopping

I typically have most of my Christmas shopping done by this time but for some reason this year I have not even started yet.  Today is the day, I will accomplish some gift getting today :)