It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I absolutely love Christmas so when Heather sent me a seriously cute little gingerbreadmanstamp I knew I had to start making my Christmas cards. After running myself ragged trying to find gingerbreaddough-colored paper to make the gingerbredmen out of I got down to business. Here are the fruits of my labour so far.

Gingerbreadmen on parade!

Gingerbreadmen in the making. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show their glittery buttons too good. Oh well, it's like with everything, it looks good in real life.

Runaway gingerbreadmen!

All cards were made using the gingerbreadmanstamp which I stamped on brown cardstock in black ink. Using a scalpel (no Heather, you are not allowed near the scalpel!) I cut out the gingerbreadmen. I figured I could use the "holes" too so I cut out a dough-shaped piece of paper and glued it to black cardstock. White crayon was good to make "flour" on the men and the dough. Glitterglue in assorted colours and a white pen decorated the men.

I have one exam and three keywords to write so making more cards is strictly off limits right now. If I can keep myself from it that is... :) I am still tired from the two exams last week. Oh well, I'll catch up on my sleep when I get old.

Ta ta for now!



Things I have done

I nabbed this from Heather's blog. Thought it would be fun.

Highlight the ones you've done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with wild dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain (it was a very small iceberg)

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath

08. Said I love you and meant it (I tell my family and friends all the time. No point in waiting until they're dead right?)

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby's diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope (a bit disappointing really, but fun to have done)

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (in the middle of class once...)

27. Had a food fight (I was very little then)

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight (I live at the North Pole...)

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse (but I wasn't supposed to be looking at it)

34. Ridden a roller coaster (I LOVE roller coasters!)

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (that happens fairly often actually)

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was too drunk

42. Had amazing friends (I have them. All of my friends are amazing. I don't socialize with un-amazing people)

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs. (Why? I don't have that many. Now books...)

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke (Every chance I get!)

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Posed nude in front of strangers

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain (any volunteers?)

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played a Computer game for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch (how else do you make cookies?)

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo (Nope. Never. Ever!)

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"

83. Got flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Had a one-night stand

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone (but it hadn't been one in ages. We went to Napoleon's old battlefield at Austerlitz when on class trip to Czech Republic.)

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city (several times)

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds (and gained them again and am now losing them again)

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane (both a glider plane and one with an engine)

109. Petted a stingray

110. Broken some one's heart (how should I know? I think so though)

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a T.V. game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (OUCH! Not happening!)

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (does air rifle count? If so, I am quite good at it.)

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (Since I have been in several foreign countries, but no US states I guess that would be a yes.)

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days (Nope, just two-day trips)

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi (I would do it again too. If someone would join me)

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed some one's mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school (I seem to be doing that a lot...)

131. Para sailed

132. Petted a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad (parts of it so far)

135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school and read something by them (Arthur Conan Doyle)

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions (give me one good reason to attend)

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (several times actually. It seems to happen in foreign countries)

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream (last week I thought so. I still do. I love it at uni.)

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair (but it wasn't my own booth, it was a lottery for an organization and I volunteered. Come to think of it, it wasn't a street fair either. It was indoors.)

146. Dyed your hair (Yep, several times)

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head (no, but I thought about it)

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved some one's life

It was fun!!




I knew I should've never tried this... :)

You Are Spaghetti with Pesto

Compared to most people, you have complex tastes. You're a bit of a walking contradiction.

You like a little bit of everything, even if the things you like don't go together.

You aren't picky at all. You can find something to like about almost anything.

You don't judge on appearances alone. You like to experience something before you judge it.

And this one was fun... And probably true also. :)

You Are Strawberry Cake

Fresh, sassy, and romantic.

You're a total flirt, who never would turn down a sugary treat.

Occasionally you're a bit moody - but you usually stay sweet!

Now what is it with me and pesto?

Pesto Pizza

Adventurous and hedonistic.

You live for new experiences and tastes

And you're not the type to have your pizza the same way twice.

If they can put it on pizza, you're up for trying it!

He he he...

You Are a Powdered Devil's Food Donut

A total sweetheart on the outside, you love to fool people with your innocent image.

On the inside you're a little darker, richer, and more complex.

You're a hedonist who demands more than one pleasure at a time.

Decadent and daring, you test the limits of human indulgence.

Those were fun! Now on to more important things. Like laundry.

Ta ta for now!