Monday, November 19, 2018
Home for the Holidays Tour de Freaks
Welcome once again to the monthly Tour de Freaks! This month we are celebrating all things warm and cozy - Home for the Holidays! You may have landed here from Debbie's blog, Debbie's Designs. Weren't her projects awesome? There are ten of us on this month's hop, so click the button at the bottom of each stop to hop on to the next stop!
When I think 'home for the holidays' I think of families gathering together from near and far, eating together, lots of laughter, and making new happy memories. Sadly, our own offspring won't be able to come this year, so it will just me and hubby and the fur kids. So, I built this little Dawn of Christmas Day scene and imagined the goings-on inside.
Dad woke up extra early to get the fire going in the fireplace while Mom hurried into the kitchen to start breakfast. The dog is hanging nearby, but not exactly under foot, hoping a treat will fall. Meanwhile, the cat is weaving in and out of her legs, demanding breakfast. (Sound familiar?) If Mom was smart, she'd have started a crock pot breakfast casserole the night before so the house would be smelling heavenly already, and she could relax. She's got the coffee pot going and now is settling down in the living room next to her honey to enjoy the fire.
Soon the kids are awake and running down the stairs to see what Santa has brought them. Chaos ensues, with many exclamations of happiness, wrapping paper flying everywhere, the cat pouncing on the ribbons & bows, and the dog is hoping one of those packages has treats, since nothing fell in the kitchen.
Well, that's how I imagined it, anyway. *smile* What really happened in our house was the kids would be awake long before dawn and would wake us up.....right up until they became teenagers. Then we'd be up and finished with a whole pot of coffee, with rumblings in our stomachs demanding breakfast, and finally at round 10:00 a.m.or so, we'd be waking them up, LOL.
Three stamp sets were used to create this card - Farmhouse Christmas for the house and bare tree, Nature Sings for the evergreens, and Hearts Come Home for the greeting. A scrap of Wood Textures DSP built the fence, with Poppy Parade bows to decorate it.
The Shimmery White background was sponged with Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Balmy Blue. After figuring where the snow was going to be, I stamped the evergreens on the background and filled them in with a Shaded Spruce Stampin' Write marker, then built the rest of the scene.
Up next is Melissa over at Rubber FUNatics - she's sure to make you feel right at home!