Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Santa's little helper

Well I have finally done all my labels
I've kept them really simple - just chose a fancy font and am adding glitter to make them festive.  I start off enthusiastic and by number 18 I'm in a very 'Bah Humbug' kind of 'next year someone else can do this' mood!  Which is why I've streamlined them this year!  I seem to have acquired rather a lot of buff luggage labels and this has been a good project to use a few of them up.  I do like the idea of using labels on layouts and had no idea you could get them in so many shapes and sizes ;-)
We had only two little trick or treaters this year which was very disappointing, and has left me with two bowls of sweets which I suppose I will have to eat myself.  I am currently eating my way through a bag of candy shrimps and bananas.  I don't even really like them, why am I eating them????
Trying desperately hard to think of a story for Sian's storytelling Sunday but am lacking inspiration ... still, I have a few days to go to come up with something.  I have 53 years of memories, surely there must be something worth sharing!
Tomorrow will be a very different day at school.  School closes at 1.20 and all staff have been invited to the home of the Chair of Governors for a celebration afternoon.  Our exam results were simply outstanding this year, we are officially the 4th highest girls' school in the whole of the UK, and this is a thank you from the Board of Governors for all the hard work in getting such good results.  By all accounts, it is a huge house.  It is definitely a listed historic building and the word 'mansion' has been mentioned.  I can hardly wait!  Sure beats sitting at a desk all afternoon.  If there are any photo opportunities I will be sure to share them!

13 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a fun newsy post! Congrats on your school's accomplishment, and I love your current blog header.
Rinda

Cheri said...

The tags are beautiful Deb - I hope your co-workers appreciate the amount of work you put into this. And congrats on the rank! Enjoy your afternoon!

Sian said...

Mmm.. I love what we call "sweetie bananas". Delicious! Those are amazing results - and you play your part helping everything to run smoothly :)

scrappyjacky said...

And I love the shrimps....wish I'd thought of buying them....as we were completely devoid of trick and treaters....and I don't even like the candy we have....though maybe that's a good thing!!!!
The tags are looking great....If you want to stop being asked to make them....you better stop producing such wonderful ones!!!!

Alison said...

Great job with the tags...and what a lovely way to spending a Friday afternoon...enjoy!
Alison xx

Gem's Crafts said...

Your tags are fab! And such a nicer way to pick out the secret santa names :)
We only had two trick or treaters too... our twin nephews!

Amy said...

Jacky is right, if they are that good you'll be asked forever!
I'm stuck for something this Sunday too ... why don't you tell the story of the visit to the mansion?

Beverly said...

love the tags and I'm sure they will too! What are candy shrimp, they sound disgusting?! Have a glorious time at the "mansion"!

boysmum2 said...

Labels look so good and christmassy

Sandie said...

These tags are simply gorgeous, Debs. What a lovely idea and a good way of using up some of my old Christmas papers that I seem to hang on to - probably because I don't like some of them. I have just discovered strips so I have an inkling what I will be doing now! ;)
Have a wonderful time at the Chair of Governers home; and congratulations for such amazing exam results. That is something to celebrate! Hope to see you on Saturday at Eclectic.

Cheryl said...

Fab tags Deb. I am sure they will all love them. I too am sitting here with a bowl of sweets due to a lack of trick or treaters x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I LOVE the tags, Deb, and the way you photographed them is lovely too. I have to laugh when you say that someone else will do them next year - you KNOW that won't happen. Who else could create such lovely little pieces of work?

And, I did laugh out loud when I read that you have 53 years of memories and can't think of a story for Sian's monthly feature. I am the SAME way!!! (Ok, you have an extra three years on me, but who's counting...)

PS: What in the world are "candy shrimps and bananas"?

jennifer said...

I always make sure we buy candy we like for trick or treaters, just in case we get stuck with it, after this happening to us a few years ago. If you'd like to post me your candy shrimps and bananas that would be acceptable :-)

The tags look gorgeous. x