Welcome to Everything but the Kitchen Sink’s sixth challenge! This challenge is so fun because it is to use wrapping paper! I bet you guys have a lot of that hanging around!
I decided to make these pom pom flowers that are oh so popular right now. They are so fun to make. I had fun creating them in front of the TV. I am definitely keeping them in mind to put on presents in the future! The letters are Making Memories and SO glittery. Messy but super cute!
The ribbon is also off of a present I received. The patterned paper is from the Torendi Modern Red kit. I am in love with it! Don’t you just want to make a wish on a Dandelion now? 🙂
We have a wonderful prize this week : A $25 gift certificate from Verve Stamps! How cool is that! The challenge will run until midnight CST on Jan. 8th and the winner will be announced Jan. 12. Don’t forget to go to this post here to find Mr. Linky. Also check out all of the other EbtKS girls! Their links are to the right! 🙂
Tomorrow the hubs and I close on our first house! We still can’t believe it! Then the day after is New Year’s Eve! We are going to be celebrating our new house, the new year and 10 years of Mike + Kelly! We met when we were 18 and 19 and haven’t been apart since. I love my Mike and am so excited to spend the next million years with him :). Okay, enough sap from me :).
I promised to tell you guys about Cuban New Year’s Eve traditions. They are so fun! At midnight we eat 12 grapes with each gong of the clock (I never can quite eat them that quickly). These grapes signify the 12 months of the year and help bring you luck for those months. The other tradition we do is throwing water over your back shoulder. The water represents all the bad things from the previous year and by tossing them away backwards you are moving on with a fresh start. So you can imagine all the New Year’s kisses, toasts, drinking, grape eating and water throwing going on at once is madness, but it is so fun!
I wish you all a healthy and happy new year filled with endless joy. If any of you eat grapes or throw water, let me know! 🙂
Card stock: Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm)
Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup – from Torendi’s Modern Red kit
Stickers: Making Memories
Flowers and ribbon: From a lovely Christmas present!