It always amazes me at how grumpy people can be during the “Season of Love and Joy.”  I just heard on the news that some lady (with her three kids in tow) pepper sprayed other shoppers so she could eliminate the competition for a game.  Years from now, the kids will be telling their children, “Yeah, I remember the year Granny used her pepper spray at the WalMart so she could get the last X-Box 360.  Good times!”  Knowing it happened at WalMart makes this story a little less surprising and sensational.  Still, though, what’s wrong with people?

Mike & I are spending the holiday at our mountain house, and we realized part of the way through cooking dinner that our potholders are gone.  We used to have a bunch; now we have one, and it has a hole in it.  (I found this out the hard way.)  The house is a weekend rental at the ski resort, so I guess some of our renters have decided that part of their payment covers whatever cool things we have that they’d like to take with them.  Like potholders.  And a dog bowl and leash.  And spare light bulbs and DVDs.  We lock up most of our things now when we’re not using the house, but potholders?  I guess we’d better buy two sets – one for us and one for the renters.  It’s kind of sad, actually, this “entitlement” mentality.  (“I don’t have one, but you do, so I should get yours.”)  I love to give things to people, and I love to share – but I do like it better when it’s my decision.

Ah, well.  To remind myself that this is the season for giving (hopefully voluntary giving!), I made this little card with My Digital Studio.

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This is fairly simple.  I created the card base from Cherry Cobbler, then added a layer of Always Artichoke and a layer of River Rock using punches.  For the strip along the bottom, I punched some squares, resized them and recolored them (Riding Hood Red and River Rock).  The stamps are from the Tree Trimmings set, and I used punches to color them.  I added some rhinestones to the ornaments, and snowflakes (from Winter Post) to the River Rock layer.  I recolored the snowflakes to Always Artichoke, then pulled back the opacity.  The tag is a punch (perfect label) with the sentiment stamped inside.

Don’t forget if you order the MDS Express from now until Wednesday, you can get $40 in downloads free!  There are 3 bundles you can select from.  Of course, there are lots of other deals, too.  Check out my web site to see what’s available.  And don’t forget about the clearance rack.  There are so many retired accessories there that are being offered a ridiculously low prices.  I’ll guarantee you – unless you have a pepper spraying maniac living or working with you – you won’t be sprayed or tazered while you shop with me!  Physically and “cyberly,” it’s safe and secure.

I just remembered a pepper spray story that doesn’t involve a nut.  (Well, maybe…but a sweet one!)  Some friends of ours had gone shopping, and Pam remembered when she got out of the car that she hadn’t checked her pepper spray for awhile, so she gave it a little shot.  At about that same time, her husband was walking around the car, so he walked right into it.  Thankfully, he was ok (eventually).

Have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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