December 19, 2011

How about some Cookies???

Wowee, only a week left until Christmas!!!  Are you all ready???  I don't think I will ever be ready.  But, that seems to be how it goes for me lately. 

Today we have a brand new challenge over at Belles 'n Whistles.  We'd love it if you joined us.  I know this time of year is hectic, but luckily the challenge runs for two weeks.  All you have to do, is create a card or project using "Warm Colors" and of course make sure you are using ANY of Elisabeth Bell's adorable stamps. 

I have a darling cookie tray to share with you today. 

I had so much fun painting, and then decorating this tray, I also brought it to a craft fair, and believe it or not, it was one of the first things that was sold.  I know the girl who bought it, so I know it's gone to a good home. I really hated to part with it, but you know how it is... How many things can I really keep???

I have found that after applying a good coat of Modge Podge, and allowing plenty of drying time, that I can then spray a thin coat of Shellac on it, and it will no longer have a slightly sticky feel. I also tested it out, and used a damp cloth to wipe it, and it works wonderfully.

I just had to put it to the test of "Cleaning"... Obviously, this is wood, and you wouldn't want to submerge it in dish water, but wiping it with a dish cloth that is damp doesn't do it any harm.

This tray was such a hit at the craft fair that I was at, that I ended up needing to make 2 more trays for someone else, because they also fell in love with it. Gotta love getting a special request, right?

I have also shared this tray on the Belles 'n Whistles Inspiration blog for today's "Advent" celebration.  You could win a holiday stamp from Belles 'n Whistles, if you stop over there, and enter your name.  It's that simple.  =)

I thought I would also enter this cute Christmas Cookie Tray into this weeks Challenge over at...
7 Kids College Fund - "Christmas Decorations"
Delightful Challenges - "Anything Goes"
Cute Card Thursday - "Stripes"
Anything Goes Challenge - "Anything Goes with the option of tags"

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today...  =)

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