Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Sweater Party & Cards


Tweaked the mantle before the party.


Just some cards I made. Some are from a "stamp a stack" from Stampin Up and the rest are my ideas.

I'm only going to share our photo from the Christmas Sweater party...it was a small turn out this year. A good time was had by those who attended. We played the dice game and a Christmas trivia game. I can see  from the photo, that I WILL be changing my eating habits & lose some unhealthy weight!

A busy week ahead. Tomorrow is my duty day at Auntie M's. Tuesday is eye dr appt and then working at the "cottage". Wednesday is also working at the "cottage". Thursday is BSF and then I'm being a Santa helper at a local school. Wrapping gifts for children in the community that may not have otherwise gotten a gift. Friday is my work day at the "Cottage"... I'm tired already!

Merry Christmas!
Warmly,
deb

32 comments:

Kim K. said...

Darling photo of you in your Christmas sweater. Your mantle is fabulous too.

NanaDiana said...

Deb- Love the Christmas sweater party- I haven't been to one in years- they were always fun! God bless you during your upcoming BUSY week- xo Diana

Protector of Vintage said...

Great sweaters :)
I purchased one recently for my daughter. Her school designates a day in December for students to wear Christmas sweaters!!

I need to make it out to the "cottage" one of these days!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Girlfriend, that is one ugly sweater LOL Oh, you have to get a closeup of the hankies. I hate that you did not have a good turn out, I find as I get older that people all think a party sounds great, then when the actual date comes, they think of anything to be able to stay home! KId I would have been there! Take it easy on your big week!!

Carol

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Deb I really love that hankie mantel! You look cute in your Christmas sweater! I know the first of the year I have to change some eating habits here also! Take care this week, you are on busy gal! Hugs, Linda

Debby said...

You look great. Love the sweaters. Ywa, you have a super busy week but sounds like a fun one.

My Vintage Mending said...

I think your party sounds like a blast...glad to see you had a chance to relax...Enjoy your busy week. Smiles..Renee

ImagiMeri said...

You two look adorable, and I don't see any weight issues, you look very svelte.

Hugs,
Meri

Lynn Stevens said...

Your decor looks lovely Deb as does your sweet sweaters!!! and those cards are amazing. your such a busy little elf!!
How wonderful to be donating your time to the kids, Bless you.
Hugs Lynn

boopnut said...

Sounds like a busy week! What is BSF? Wonderful to wrap those gifts!

vivian said...

christmas sweater parties are starting to be a big thing Ive noticed! lol!
have a great week!
xoxo
vivian

Theresa said...

What a fun party!!! I think you are beautiful:) Love the mantel and all of those sweet cards! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

craftyles said...

Deb, you look great in that photo-love that Christmas sweater.LOL! I wish I'd saved some of mine. Your mantle is really nice. I am in love with your Christmas cards. Someday-I'd love to make mine. Glad you had a fun party.

chris mckinley said...

Love the picture of you in your sweaters!!! What a fun idea. And I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at your mantel!!

chris

Stephanie said...

Love the picture of you in your sweater - so very cute! And you mantel is simply stunning!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Deb, the mantle looks great. You guys look cute in your sweaters!! Your party must have been fun.

Sandy Camarda said...

Fun party idea. You look great! I think I need an ugly Christmas sweater too..lol! Enjoy all the holiday festivities.

Sandy xox

GardenofDaisies said...

OH that party sounds so fun! I just emptied out my old Christmas sweater drawer last month. Maybe I should have kept one and come to your party! :-)

Joy said...

So pretty, I have not had time to do anything like that with Lil staying with us but I am going to a small class this month at the library. Love your photo!

Creative Breathing said...

Deb, You absolutely make me smile. What a good sport your husband is to wear a Christmas sweater.
I am the happy recipient of one of your Deb's originals! You are so sweet to me, it is such an honor to count you a friend. Your tag is wonderful, and your tuck-ins are so very beautiful. You know they will find a good home here!
Wishing you a happy week. You have made mine! Elizabeth

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your mantle looks so pretty Deb and I bet the sweater party was fun. Cute photo of you and the Mr. in your holiday sweaters. Hope you have a great week.

xo
Danielle

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ok, your hubby in that sweater gave me the best smile I have had in ages!!!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Deb! What a fun idea for a party. Your husband is such good sport. My hubby wouldn't wear a sweater like that. So fun! Love your cards, and mantle too!

Hugs,
Debbie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The sweaters are fun! Enjoy your week and this busy time of year! Take some time for yourself if you can! Sweet hugs!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

You look great! Love your mantel too...so lovely :)

Jacqueline said...

Good morning!
I'm just getting to know you and I you look lovely at your sweater party. What a fun idea! I used to be a manager at a thrift store and we had a whole bin of ugly sweaters and people bought them up like crazy.

I'm thinking this cottage you are talking about is where you have a booth? I'll have to read back in post to find out what you sell! I have a booth too, I sell vintage cute adorable toys from my childhood...born in 1959 so that explains everything...Barbies, Kiddles, coloring books, and by the way, I have the time of my life doing it and always make a few fun bucks!

Merry Christmas Time!
Jacqueline

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

As usual your mantel looks great. Aren't those hankies spelling out Merry Christmas? You did that before I believe and I love the look.

20 North Ora said...

Mantel looks great. Sounds like a busy, busy week! Take it easy.

Judy

Cheryl said...

Your Merry Christmas hankies are such a cute idea! I have C, H & M... I guess I could do the same one day lol
big hugs,
Cheryl

Lisa said...

What a beautiful mantel. You have a lovely blog!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Deb, what fun going to a sweater party. I have not been to one in many years. Love the pic of you and your hubby. My goodness your cards are beautiful. So talented!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Pendleton Primitives said...

I adore the card you sent and I hope you got mine. I love those sweaters! Very festive and I sure would have liked to come to your party. I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!
~Christina