Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from Christmas with you.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so very thankful for all you who check my blog. Have a fabulous Monday!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I am happy to say that my office is cleaner than it has been in years!
I made this USA card last week but hadn't had a chance to take a picture of it. The folk stars and mini film strip are both from Magistical Memories. All that yummy paper is from Melissa Frances and you can get it from Emma's. I found that fabulous star garland at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I know if I write everything down it really helps me feel more relaxed and under control. As one of my Lime Tart projects for this month I made this little organizer.
You can find step-by-step instructions on how I made it on the Zest Blog.
I just have to say that even though my girls have been bickering a ton this week (I blame it on Christmas-why else would they bicker?) :) that they are just the sweetest. I have been working on organizing my scrap room. That sweet baby in yesterday's layout will be claiming this room as hers next week. My oldest DD came home from gymnastics and sat in here with me helping for over an hour. She went through all my scraps and organized them for me and put them into a new organizer for me. Now this may not sound like much but believe me, I have been needing to do this for years!
OK, enough procrastinating. I need to find a dust rag...maybe we could teach my niece the ABC's by writing them in the dust! what do you think? :)
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
First I want to announce the winner of my stamp RAK....
I have so many great Christmas memories, but probably the best was about 3-4 years ago. Hubby made me open and read my card before I opened one particular gift, and he'd written a sweet message inside, ending with "I finally found something that sparkles as much as you do, open the box". I opened the box, and inside was a gorgeous diamond ring, much more than we could afford, but he'd found it and didn't get it, couldn't quit thinking about it, and went back to buy the ring later. Obviously I love the ring, but I love the card, what it said, and that he loves me that much, even more! Merry Christmas!
Congratulations Becky!!! Please send me your e-mail and I will get you your goodies! :)
Another quick post today so I can spend some time with the girls before they have to get on the bus. This is my sweet neice. I took these pictures of her last Christmas at my in-laws' house. Isn't she the cutest? :) I have to admit, it has been nice to do a couple baby layouts here and there. Pretty much everything on here is from the December Lime Tart kit.
I created the stars from the chipboard that came in the kit to support the pattern paper and cardstock. :0) I simply used my star punch and punched out the chipboard. It does require a lot of pressure though. I placed it on a hard floor and stepped on the punch. Probably not the best for the punch but it worked great. After painting them red, I added red glitter. I used brads tohelp hold the ribbon in place and attached the stars to the tops of the brads for dimension.
Thanks for stopping by and have a safe, warm and wonderful day!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Anyway, it is project day over at Emma's and once again I am awed and inspired by the creations everyone made. We were asked to make quick and easy gifts. I made these quick little bag toppers. I actually made two, one for each of L's gymnastics coaches.
Um...yes, I did use my doily punch again. Can you blame me? It is just soooo pretty. Cindy did tell me that they are sold out of it now but she will be getting more in after CHA so make sure you check the store then. It is seriously awesome! A list of all the other supplies are listed on the Emma's Paperie Blog.
Did you notice the Ghiradellis chocolates inside? Have you tried these? They are seriously yummy! They are special edition for the holidays and I got my box at Michaels.
OK, I am off to pick up more Christmas cards...um, I mean slave away creating hand made cards for all 80 people on our list. :) And then start on our bedrooms. Oh joy! Have a wonderful day!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Hope you have wonderful week and are able to enjoy the peace of the season instead of the hustle and bustle that we usually create for ourselves.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tonight is K's party and I am actually looking forward to it. I don't know some of these girls quite as well and I would like to. I know I will not always be able to know all of her friends but I can try. :) I am also spending the day in the library at school. I don't usually go in until 9:30 but they need extra help today. Before I go though I wanted to share the VERY quick and EASY recipe for these prezels.
White Chocolate Pretzels
Melt the chocolate for approximately 1-1 /12 minutes in the microwave. Use a spoon to pour chocolate into the center of each pretzel. Place an M&M in the center of the chocolate. Allow to cool. It helps to do this on wax paper for easy removal. :)
That is it. Easy peasy as the girls would say. :)
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Just a quick post today. I have more Lime Tart projects to finish up and 12 little girls coming over for Christmas parties in the next two days. There are still Christmas decorations on my dining room table and the tree is half decorated!
Speaking of Lime Tart...I fell in love with the products from Little Yellow Bicycle this summer at CHA. I am so excited to have a chance to work with some of them in this month's Half Tart kit. Oh they are so very yummy!
Now I tag my sweet friends Audrey, Linda, Melanie, Roree, and Linda
Thank you so much to Scrappermom for this award. You are such a doll! I will nominate my people in the next couple of days.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Take yesterday for instance. My sweet friend Mary, asked me if I would help her go get a VERY large present for her DH. Now, if I am being completely honest, the thought did run through my head for just a second to say no. I mean, I have SO MUCH to do right now. But there was no way I could let her down. So we headed over to Menyards to rent a truck because this large gift would not fit in her mini van. Just in case you are thinking of renting a truck from Menyards, you might want to check and see if it actually has knobs to adjust the heat. Or maybe check to see if there is green fuzz in the cup holders. At least check to see if you can adjust the seat. Ummm..yah, it was that good. Anyway we get to the store where I also bought a rather expensive gift for my DH and Mary comes out and says, "I think you might want to check your receipt for your husband's gift. I think they have them marked way down." Sure enough I actually have the receipt (I never carry receipts with me) and they give me $85 back!!! Can you believe that? Now here is my point. Yes, it could just be a coincidence. But the fact that I actually was there with Mary, that she HAPPENED to notice that my present was on sale and that I just HAPPENED to have my receipt with me. It just seems that "Someone" had His hands in this. :) And if not, I am very happy thinking that he did. :)
OK, so now that I have gone on and on about my day yesterday how about a project. I want to share a little gift box that I made for the color challenge this month over at the Emma's Paperie Blog. Our color this month was Sage green. I have really started to like green. Something I never thought I would say. May have something to do with that lovely grass green carpet that was in my room as a kid! LOL Anyway, here is my creation.
I made this little gift box for one of Katie's swim coaches. You can find all of the supplies on the blog. Make sure you jump over there to check out the other wonderful creations. While you are there make sure to leave a comment. Cindy is randomly drawing a few names to win some Emma's gift certificates. Good luck!
Have a great day!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I don't usually post on weekends but I just had to post some exciting news. :D Yesterday I got the wonderful news that I will now be a part of the very talented Magistical Memories Design Team. If you are not familiar with this company you definitely need to head over to their site. They have the CUTEST chipboard and I can't wait to start designing for them.
The second bit of good news is that my oldest DD had a meet today and she did an amazing job. She has taken another 5 seconds off of her backstroke time AND finally has a qualifying time in the breast stroke. She has been disqualifed three previous meets and she worked so hard to do this. I am so very proud of her.
On a down side, we are all supposed to be at church night participating in a program they put on every year called Journey to Bethlehem. It is absolutely amazing. Guides lead visitors through different stations of the birth story. This year DH is one of Herod's guards, my oldest DD is one of the villagers, my youngest was supposed to be one of Herod's dancers and I was also supposed to be a villager. Sadly L came into our room early this morning complaining that her throat and ear hurt. She complained about her throat yesterday but I thought it was just a cold. Well, this morning during the meet DH took her to the doctor and she has an ear infection AND strep throat. :( So tonight, I am home cuddling my sweet girl.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I have a layout to share with you this morning. I made this layout a couple of months ago. I absolutely love these pictures of the girls. They make me feel so happy.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
For this first project Cindy asked us to create something using these cute little glass jars. Here is what I came up with.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
If you checked my blog last week you may have seen that I went with a good friend of mine to several antique stores and hit Goodwill, as well, looking for goodies to use on projects. I was thrilled with some of the fabulous things I found. I am giong to have to make time to go do that more often! Anyway, I found some amazing postcards at one of the antique stores here. I used one of them to create this gift box.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Yesterday after we got home we the girls were excited to see that we got snow-nice, wet, soppy snow. The stuff that is perfect for making snowmen. All in all, the perfect weekend.
Please check back tomorrow. I have some projects I would like to show you. Until then, have a fabulous day!