Monday, October 22, 2007

There. That's better.

What a wonderful start to a brand new week. I got A LOT done today. But, most importantly, I finally finished my altered paint can for the Christmas in Afghanistan project.

For Blog

A soldier's mother over at scrapbook.com put together the idea for this program. Her son is currently deployed to Afghanistan (although, not with the same unit as my husband), and she wanted to make sure that all the soldiers in his unit had something for Christmas. So, she asked that fellow sb.com members donate as many altered paint cans as possible. Each can is also filled with all kinds of goodies for the soldier. Mine is packed with gum, candy, an electronic hand-held game, a sudoku book, baby wipes, some funny little toys, some hand sanitizer and chapstick. Hopefully, whoever receives it will enjoy it. I wish that I could have made tons more. It was so much fun, and I always try to find one charitable cause to donate to at Christmas time (usually something military-related). Plus, I just love how the can came out.

That 12 Days of Christmas patterned paper line from American Crafts ROCKS! It is my fave holiday collection so far. I totally busted into a lot of the product that I had been hoarding. And, for what a wonderful cause! You can't tell, but the snowflakes on the can are covered with beautiful glass glitter. I just spent all afternoon in the craft room, rocked the Christmas music, and got stuff DONE! I'm totally in the holiday spirit today!

I also got some more done on the assembly line that is my Christmas card design. Hopefully, I'll have some finished product in the next couple of days. And, I definitely need to crank out my entry for scrapjacked. But, for now, I'm off to upload more 365 days photos to Flickr. I've been a little, um, shall we say "lazy" about uploading for the last couple of weeks. I think I'll pop The Holiday into the DVD player while I'm at it. That's a good Christmasy movie to keep the mood goin'! Hope everyone else had a wonderful Monday!

10 comments:

Jill Deiling said...

aww, cute project girly! Youre gettin me into a christmasy mood! :) im glad you feel better about your hair :) thats so funny your dh wants a ps3 too, are you guys going to get one?? I like it because it keeps john occupied at night, lol. he came home from work yesterday and played it for 4 hours, and he's all excited to come home and play it all night again! haha, what a dork. i hope you have a great tuesday, ttyl! :)

Lizee said...

im lovin ur paint can!!
ur making me want to start xmas projects!!
i think its great ur sending this paintcan to a solider, its gonna make his/her day!:)

dani j. said...

you've totally put me in a holiday mood with this post!! I actually think I will get off the net and go make something!

Latharia said...

Oh, just gorgeous! And just the jumpstart I needed after telling a friend over lunch that Christmas is only 9 weeks away!!

Melonie said...

Wow! Beautiful! I have been slowly starting some Christmas projects. Thanks for the inspo!

Michelle said...

cute paint can! I love it! he he..and I just watched the Holiday the other day, just cuz...=) yay, Christmas!

Greta said...

your can turned out beautiful..
they will love it!

Dina said...

One of the cutest things ever. They will love it.

Zoe said...

damn your one crafty momma!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute! =0)
~k