Friday, December 18, 2009
Baking cookies (gingerbread) with the kids. Cut out a piece of brown card stock and apply small paper pieces representing the icing.
Decorating the tree: paper piece the layers of the tree with different patterned papers.
Lighting the Menorah: cut a base for the candelabra, silvers of paper for the candles.
Making ornaments: cut out the shape of an ornament and lay on the paper layers.
I think you all know what I mean. Here is a link to some paper piecing ideas.
Monday, November 30, 2009
sorry they are uneven, I tried to straighten them out.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
What am I Thankful for:
My husband and boys. They bring me such happiness and joy. I love you all very much!
My parents, I love and miss you. Hopefully next year at this time we can come for a visit.
My extended family (husbands side), being with such a large family at the holidays makes missing my family not so hard. They are such a warm bunch of people and quite fun to be around.
Good health, especially this time of year.
My friends, I have made so many new friends (online) over the past couple of years. I feel as though I have known most of them all my life.
I could go on and on but then it would get either silly or sappy..
So I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe, warm and healthy!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The next thing I made was a set of coasters. I took out my tumbled tiles and sprayed them with Workable Fixativ by Krylon. This allows the coaster to take any kind of ink, paint or any other kind of coloring medium. While that dried (not long), I stamped my coffe cup onto a piece of tissue paper, colored with Bic Mark Its, cut out and Modge Podge'd onto the tile. I then sponged some ink around the edges and sealed afterwards.
The last stamped part of the gift was stamping on fabric. I stamped the coffee mug onto a piece of fabric I had made and filled it with some coffee, that I placed in a dark brown coffee mug. I threw in some store bought biscotti so he could have a snack with a cup of coffee.
My package was all wrapped by sheets of you guessed it coffee cup stamped tissue paper.
I was really happy with the results of my project and was honored to have been in the final 7. Congrats again to Nancy. Angela, Jenny, Kristen, Courtney & Randi you are some of the most talented ladies I have seen. You all are winners in my book!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Now is the worst part of all the wait.. lol... The winner will be announced on November 19, 2009... All I have to say is "Good thing I don't spend the money on having manicures done!"
Good Luck to the other 6 participants.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Congratulations to all the other winners!!!!
Now the pressure is on!!!! I'm stressing about it all ready. lol.
The Challenge: Make An Altered Item or Gift. Hmmmm... Now where is that thinking cap???
Friday, November 6, 2009
I love Fall. I love the cooler days, the smell in the air, the color of the leaves and the fall harvest. This weeks challenge is to use the colors of Fall on your layout. Plus I want you to tell us what Falls means to you. You can do this in your own words, a song or a poem.
I am working on my sample. It will be posted this morning.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Oh I was notified this afternoon from Pinky regarding the Stampin Bella challenge from last week. My Addy Seeing Spots card won.
Can you tell I'm excited????
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Today's Splitcoast Variety challenge is all about Pumpkins. Pumpkin paper, pumpkin embellishments, embossed pumpkins, pumpkin overlays or pumpkin lace.
Simple and easy.
I am still working on my page, so I will upload it as soon as I'm done.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I started by cutting my Chocolate Chip cardstock to 6 x 4. I roughed up the edges with my Making Memories Distressing tool.
Next I stamped my All Santas Reindeer image onto a piece of Vanilla cardstock. I used my Aqua Painter and Creamy Caramel ink to color the reindeer. Then I sponged around the edges with brown Stazon ink.
Finally I printed my recipe onto a piece of Vellum. Sponged around the edges. Lastly I adhered the Vanilla & Vellum layers to the Chocolate Chip cardstock by using four brown brads.
You can find more information about their weekly challenges here or here.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Every week Favorite Grandma a.k.a Peggy brought us some fabulous ideas for the Scrapbooking Variety Challenge. Peggy has since taken a Design Team position for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. I wish Peggy the best of luck on her endeavors at Scrap Attack.
So when I heard Splitcoast was looking for someone to fill the Variety Challenge Hostess slot, I was hesitant at first and sent my name in. I am now the new Variety Challenge Hostess.
Every Wednesday I will be posting a new challenge for you all.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Day 57 - Each week I my trip to the pet store to buy crickets for the frogs. Today the boys were with me and we saw this peacock walking around outside the building. It is a scrappy looking peacock. Do they shed their feathers??? Or is this one just old or sick???
Day 58 - Kyle had an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. They took one digital x-ray and it was on the screen in seconds.
Day 59 - I sold a few of my handmade recycled grocerys bag through my Etsy shop. So today I decided to take a picture of my packages being mailed to their new homes.