Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kindergarten Snowman Soup

I know I made these last year for my husbands staff, but why dropped a good idea. This year they are for my daughters Junior Kindergarten class. I did change the design a bit and glued the labels onto the front of the bags. Made things very quick and easy. Gotta like that.

The snowman/puppy frame was found here, made by Barry Meyer. I removed the Merry Christmas and in it's place is Snowman Soup.

The poem reads:
Was told you've been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to war the spirit.
So here's a little snowman soup,
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow,
It's sure to do the trick.

Throw in a package of hot cocoa, some mini marshmallows and a mini candy cane or two and there you have it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ba Humbug - Cards!

I have not been in the Christmas spirit this season. To makes matter worse, every time I tried to do something for this years X-Mas card, I hit a major roadblock.

After much hard ship I gave up and didn't revisit it until last night. Ditching my original plans, I went online and grabbed a pre-made photo-card template from

You would think that printing your own photo cards would be cost effective - NOPE! My brand new ink cartridge is more then 3/4 gone, at $60 bucks a pop for a replacement cartridge, not cheap, not to mention the matte photo-paper which I already had on hand.

Oh well. Here it is, this beautiful template was created by Jen Wilson . Much nicer then what I have ended up making.

To make matters worse, when I dropped my cards off at the post office this morning, I checked and in order for the USA bound cards to make it to their destinations before Christmas Day, they needed to get into the mail YESTERDAY. Can you Say BA HUMBUG!

Oh and another kicker, posting this card was a hassle too. For some reason my newly installed Photoshop CS4 wouldn't allow me to save to web, even though I verified that the file was 32bits/channel and not 8 or 16. Had to email it to my hubby because his save to web feature wasn't greyed out. Apparently changing it to 8bits/channel was the solution - the exact opposite of what it said to do online.

Now I am off to make snowman soup packages for my daughters Kindergarten class, wonder what problems I will run into there.

Hope your Holiday preparations are going more smoothly then mine.