Seriously, I love the 28th because that is the day that we Calendar Girls post our monthly blog group creations, based on the theme that the Calendar Girl of the month has selected. FUN!!! However, if you notice in my sidebar, there are only 10 Calendar Girls (Miss January through Miss October) so for this month and next, we have no hostess. Instead, we have some simple themes and fun posts to go with them.
For this month, we are simply supposed to post a Christmas card we've made. Easy Peasy! Oh, and also, for those who are willing to expose their workspaces (oh, the embarrasment), we will also be posting pictures of our work desk/counter in all of its glory (or, as in my case, all of its humiliation).
First things first, though. Here is my card...
Santa Claus!!! Woo Hoo! Gotta love the man in red!
After all, when you stop believing in Santa, you get underwear (or so the saying goes).
Because this Whipper Snapper stamp is rather large, I went with a rather weird fold to allow Santa to be used on a regular-sized card and still have a view of designer papers, which you know I love so much. I actually made this card for Barb's (barbaralynn on SCS) Big Guy in the Red Suit card swap, so I couldn't really make it a larger card.
This picture shows the card with both flaps open:
Now for the humiliation - and a DISCLAIMER!
Disclaimer: I moved in June. I left behind a wonderful Hideout - with lots of space and lots of organization for my stamping toys! I moved to a house that is less than half the size and has NO place for a playroom. Sooooooo we created a Cubbyhole in the garage to house my stamping toys. To refresh your memory, you can find pictures of the boxes and stuff in the garage here.
My Cubbyhole is still a work in progress. It is a very VERY slow process, but I do hope to finally be able to find/use any and all of my toys eventually. LOL!
Here is a picture of my stamping desk:
UGH! What a mess!!! No wonder I find myself stamping at the kitchen table quite often these days... oh, it has something to do with the temperature in my Cubbyhole, too... since it is not heated. Brrrrrrr!!!
Just for fun, here are some pictures of the rest of my Cubbyhole:
It will get better! I promise!!!
Now, let's go see what the other calendar girls have to show us............
Miss January (that's me)
Miss February - Kelly
Miss March - April
Miss April - Terry
Miss May - Barb
Miss June - Carol
Miss July - Michelle
Miss August - Debbie
Miss September - Paola
Miss October - Tami
Stamp: Whipper Snapper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black and Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Vendor Unknown
Embellishment: Hobby Lobby Ribbon