Team Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

It’s been so crazy around here that I haven’t been able to post about my recent TEAM Christmas get together. I’m truly blessed to have such a wonderful down line and we have such a great time together – they are simply the best. So our Christmas party and gift exchange was no different.

Here are the three of us together –

Christmas Party team photo 2012

Now on to the wonderful gifts – this first photo is of one of the beautiful ornaments that Cindy made. Aren’t they beautiful? I especially love the way that Cindy decorated them using our Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Holiday Ornament Framelits, and Shrinky Dinks®. Remember how much fun those were when we were kids? Cindy just celebrated her first anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in November, but she has been stamping forever.

Cindy gift swap 2012 ornament

This second photo is of the gift that Janie created – don’t you just love it! Janie used our Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper to make these trees. What a beautiful table centerpiece this makes. I love the little bit of bling on top from the Real Red Glimmer Paper – Janie is always thinking out of the box so I always love seeing her creations.

Janie gift swap 2012 trees

And here is a photo of my gift (shhh… don’t tell my family and friends since their getting these too). It is a peppermint stick sugar scrub that I made. I just love these homemade scrubs and even take them into the shower with me! Since I have such sensitive skin commercial products can be a problem, but these are great since they’re all natural!

Peppermint Stick sugar scrub gift exchange 2012

To decorate my peppermint stick sugar scrub I used the Scentsational Christmas Stamp Set. I just love this set with its coordinating Holiday Collection Framelits , and did you know they’re only available until January 3rd? So there is still time to get your own and if you want them both why not get the bundle discount.

Want to make some Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub for yourself? Here is the recipe.

Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup extra light tasting olive oil

3 -4 drops peppermint essential oil (I got mine at the health food store)

Place the first two ingredients into a bowl and stir. Add 3-4 drops of essential oil. Mix well. Place into a jar or container that seals.

This recipe makes enough for a pint jar and this scrub can be used anywhere on your body. The peppermint is both refreshing and energizing.

Just moisten your hands, scoop out a spoon full and rub in a circular motion on your moistened skin. Rinse and enjoy. Be careful if you’re using this in the shower since the olive oil will make the floor slick. You’re going to love how soft this makes your skin feel! I use mine 2-3 times a week and the scrub should last for weeks and weeks if you are careful not to get water into it.

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Gingerbread Cookies – mmm

I’ve had a slow start with my baking this year due to some family emergencies. But I’m happy to say that now my daughter has gotten her CT I’m ready to get in the kitchen and distress while I wait to hear the results.

While I’m cranking the tunes and baking I thought I would share this fun gingerbread card. I’m sorry to say that the demo who gave this to me didn’t include her name.


Stamp Set: Scentsational Season

Inks:  Early Espresso, Gumball Green

Paper: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Holiday Collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Jewelry Tag Punch, Owl Builder Punch and Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce Mat

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