okay... I finally managed to get batteries for the digi camera and upload some pictures.
Exhibit A: Advent calendars. They are not quite done yet. Well, they are, but the boxes are not quite level on the bottoms so the tape that I used to stick them to the back is not, well... sticking. So I have to get out my trusty hot glue gun, before too many more boxes fall off. Especially Trouble #2's calendar is a bit glue challenged and can only be displayed laying down.
Notice how I employed the ever popular German "napkin technique". Ughhh, I tried it once, dismissed it as "not my thing" and swore I would never do it again.... yeah, try wrapping 48 round boxes in pattern paper. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! So, napkins it was. And I swear: THIS TIME I MEAN IT! NO MORE NAPKIN gluing!
Exhibit B: even I could not resist doing at least ONE christmas altered item. When I saw these paper mache letters I had to have them. I used the lovely MME Bohemia christmas papers from last year. Still love them. Wish I could get my hands on more. No such luck so far. But if anyone has a source, please let me know.
I displayed the letters on the heater in my dining room bay window.
Last but not least, yes, I am among one of the almost 1000 Christmas Journalers in Shimelle's class. We are officially on day 3, and I am only two days behind. Yeah for me! Wink. I am using an 8x8 7gypsies gated album. It's been sitting in my mini album box forever and I never knew what to do with it. It seemed perfectly suited for this purpose, though. We shall see. Of course, first thing I had to do, was disassemble it. As I am still painfully low on christmas papers (just didn't think that far ahead when I was shopping in NY in October, duh!) I am using up my scraps of MME Bohemia Christmas. Like I said, if anyone knows where to get more, I'd love to know.
Now I am off to bed, have a good one.