Here are three of the LTC's I made while snowed in. If you would like one, let me know via AQ mail :) This one is called "The Pirates of Teddy Bear Cove". The stamp, along with two others, was a gift to a good friend in Washington. The matching teddy bear is destined to become an LTC later today if this snow continues. Getting the twine on the sides for the frame was the most difficult. I tried 3 different attachment methods and finally had to call Marmalade for advice. Every LTCer should have a Marmalde. She is my "technical advisor". What that basically means is that when I'm banging my head against the wall trying to do something, she will tell me what I need to do, and does it without making me feel like a moron. She's a great person and my LTC's wouldn't be half as creative without her encouragement and advice. Thank you Marmalade!
This is my Nightmare Before Xmas card. The background is hand drawn. It seemed like such a simple idea, but I'll tell you what, by the time I got done making 15 of them, my hands hurt and I was DONE! The image of Jack is embossed. This stamp is destined to be a HH in its very own screaming coffin container. Look for it in a letterbox near you.
This card was made *just* before being snowed in. I made it with the ornament stamps that I put in the ornaments for the ornament exchange. The stamps should be on a letterboxer's tree somewhere :)
And that is that! Looking out my window and seeing the heavy snowfall, I'm sure there's more to come!
Monday, December 15, 2008 Hooray! It's a snow day. As everyone knows, or should know if they just thought about it for a second, teachers love snow days. The only thing better than a snow day is a snow day just before the holiday break. An entire day to myself. I think I'll do some laundry and then make some LTC's. What a perfect day, a cup of tea and a good book. Oh the possiblities! Maybe I'll carve a new stamp or go out and play in the snow with the children. Maybe I'll add some more letterboxes to my tree, or do some baking. (Did you see that people, big ole fat hint, the 12 Days of Christmas boxes are on my Xmas tree, along with 8 other boxes.) What kind of cookies should I make? I've got everything I need to make peanut butter cookies, oatmeal raisin, sugar cookies, or gingerbread.
December 16th, 2008 Tuesday Wow! Another snow day. What a gift from above. Today I'm going to get some great photos of the dog and kids outside in the snow. I'm going to make hot chocolate from scratch. Maybe I'll clean the kitchen before I start baking. Oh no, I'm low on sugar. I have brown sugar, but no white sugar. What can I bake today that does not use white sugar? I'm sure there's still plenty of things I can make. But I want to make fudge. It will be fine, so fudge, but I have a full day off to do with as I please. But, I really want to make fudge. No sweat, I'll go through my cookbooks to find the perfect recipe, maybe try something new. Oh look, peanut butter fudge, molasses cookies, vanilla fudge, dog biscuits, double chocolate fudge, rice krispie treats, peppermint fudge. It's a conspiracy! ACKKKKK. Breathe Melanie, breathe. It will be fine. You are snowed in and there is no way you can go and get anything. Find something else to do, it will be fine.
December 17th 2008 Wednesday Stupid snow days. I've got presents to buy, I'm out of sugar, flour, and milk. There's nothing to bake and I want to see people. I'm done with this stupid ice and I'm sick of hearing ridicilous reporters talk about things they don't understand. Someone rescue me!
December 18th, 2008 Thursday I'm going out and I don't care what it looks like. Woo hoo! Look at me, I'm shopping, I'm driving, I'm OUTSIDE! I think I'll deliver the Christmas presents that I should have been giving out today at school. A shopping we will go, a shopping we will go, hi ho the dairy oh, a shopping we will go! Oh heck, more snow!
December 19th, 2008 Friday Darn snow. I'm going back to bed.