Good morning! Thank you all so much for the encouraging comments and emails. I really do appreciate it. You ladies are the best! I finally made something ! About time huh? I posted the Deck the dog page a while ago, and at the time I didn't plan on doing the rest of the pictures from that Christmas since most of them were so blurry. I finally decided to scrap them anyway since that's all I have from that Christmas. So it looks a little funny that the dog is the focus, but it is a really cute picture.
Do any of y'all ever do the Chinese Gift Exchange? It is so much fun! You really should give it a try. You just put numbers in a basket (1through however many people you have). Everyone brings a wrapped gift of a set amount. We keep a few others extras handy in case some one forgets, or didn't know so they can play too. Everyone draws a number. Number 1 grabs a gift from the pile. Number 2 can either get one from the pile or they can take number 1's gift. Number 3 can get one from the pile, or they can take number 1 or 2's gift, and so on. If your gift gets taken, you get to pick a new one from the pile, or someone elses. After a gift has been taken 3 times, it's frozen and no one else can take it. That year was the first time we played it, and we ended up with way to many female gifts. My husband Sam got a manicure set, and our friend Moose got a bath set . We've gotten better in our shopping since then, lol. We've been playing every year since. It's always so much fun!
When I made this page, I started off with the word exchange in the same font as the word gift. Well, I didn't realize until after it was glued down that I left the letter C out of exchange! I had to tear it off, which left the paper there looking pretty bad. I had to use a pretty fat font to hide most of it. That's why there are 3 different fonts on this page, lol. All letters were cut with my Cricut, and the scallops are just 1 1/4 circles.
-Paper-River Rock, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Red, and Dashing DSP
-Accessories-Cricut, Red grosgrain, Sewing Machine, 1 1/4 circle punch.