Friday, December 9, 2011

Hoiday season is upon us!

Well, it's that festive time of year again. I hope you all have been good this year, or you'll be getting a beating from Krampus! I've been super stressed & super busy, but I did want to do a quick post. First of all, Christmas came a little early for me this year. I decided in October, that I wanted to get an Ipad, so I went to Wal-Mart and put one on layaway. This upcoming week was suppose to be the week that I paid it off and brought it home, but I couldn't wait! I got it last week, and let me tell you, it's a remarkable piece of technology. I even found this great vector app called 'Inkpad', and I've been playing around with it a bit. I made this cute mouse:

Many of the tools are kind of like Illustrator, so I was able to pick up using it straight away. I'm still trying to get comfortable using it, but it's exciting!

Now I wanted to tell you all about 'The 13 Days of Creepmas', if you don't know about it already. I really meant to post about this BEFORE it started, but I didn't get the chance.

'Creepmas' is a new holiday blogging event, much like the 'Countdown to Halloween' that many of you are already familiar with. Here is the Creepmas manifesto:


A reaction to the continuing incursion of Christmas into Autumn and Halloween,CREEPMAS is a good-natured chance for Halloween lovers to exact revenge by bringing some spooky good cheer into the holidays or, more appropriately, the Hallowdays.

I thought this was a neat idea and I've been looking at some of the blogs that have been participating. When I go on Christmas break, I'll have more time to look through all the blogs. I thought briefly about taking part, but I really have not had the time. And I'm actually not a big fan of holiday intermingling. Christmas has it's own charm for me, just as much as Halloween. Even though I like Halloween much better. If they do this again next year, I would like to take part if I have time. Christmas has it's own creepy, without having to borrow from Halloween.
The Creepmas celebration also comes with it's own badges by Tom Krohne. This Krampus one is my favorite (of course).

And finally, I saw something at Target this past weekend that might appeal to those with a taste for the dark side of the yule. This is a 6ft. dark pewter tinsel tree. It's like shiny black. Imagine the possibilities. I'm a big fan of the tinsel tree, in fact my tree is a 4ft. silver one. But, if this one happens to be around when it's time for Christmas clearance, I may have to get one!