I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season! Ours was VERY BUSY, and very wonderful! All 6 of our kids were here for Christmas! We had a house full! It was noisy, and chaotic, and wonderful! We were busy every day!
My husband's favorite movie is Despicable Me. He surprised us all by having a "minion party". He ordered a cake and special pajamas for all of us, and then we watched the movie. It was hilarious (especially the cake he ordered! The grocery store that made the cake must have misunderstood that he wanted a "MINION CAKE". This is what we ended up with - ha!)
We also took a ride on the Christmas Train of Lights through Niles Canyon. The entire train is covered in Christmas decorations. They said it takes an average of 2500 volunteer hours to decorate the train! It is covered in lights on the outside and lights and decorations on the inside. They play Christmas music and have hot chocolate and cookies. It is a fun family activity, and the tickets sell out months in advance!
One of the last days with everyone home, we took a trip to the coast. We went to Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay. We love this beach because our dog can go out on the beach with us. It is his favorite place in the world! He loves to dig in the sand (thankfully, he doesn't do this at home!). You can always tell where we have been because there are holes all over (which we fill in before we leave so that people don't trip in them!)
Our last daughter leaves tomorrow - very sad! But with the end of the holidays, and the beginning of the New Year, comes our biggest sale of the season - SALE-A-BRATION!!
Just to give you an appetizer, here is a card I made using the Hey, Chick stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure!
To create this card, I used Basic Gray card stock as my card base.I stamped this card stock with the Hardwood background stamp using basic gray ink. I created a banner using the triple banner punch for both the "chicken wire" paper from the Moroccan Designer series paper package, and the Very Vanilla Card stock. I stamped the chicken with Basic Gray ink, and colored and added shadowing using the new watercolor pencils. I used Calypso Coral as an accent color for the "hey, chick" saying, the baker's twine, and the small punched Designer Paper from the Succulent Garden package. The "have a happy day" saying was stamped with basic gray ink onto the Succulent Garden Designer Paper, and then punched using the Classic label punch.