Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

All of the excitement is about to come to a head! Can you believe that it is here? From what I heard, any store was no place to be this past weekend! I am so glad to be done and ready. Of course, there is still some baking to do, but when is there not baking to do?

Hopefully, tomorrow I will be posting some more craft items! I will work on that for you!

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Project Completed!

Here are the boys and I doing one of our favorite things (the other favorite is eating them). They love to help me frost the sugar and gingerbread cookies. I am learning to be patient and let them go. I have been so anal over the years. I guess, in part because I am used to doing them myself! Certain cookies had to be certain colors with just the right amount of sprinkles! But, thanks to my little helpers, I have loosened up a bit and can tolerate a little more exploration in the kitchen!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An Oldy, But Goody!

So, here it is almost Christmas and I am showing you some pretty flowers. Why am I showing you flowers in December, you ask? Well, the answer to that is because I have been working on a bunch of Christmas gifts and I haven't gotten to the Post Office to mail them because we have a blizzard every other day here! I have all of my stuff together and no hope of getting ot them mailed until Thursday. Doesn't that sound painful?

For this card I use my markers to color directly onto the stamp. Then I "huff" a few warm breaths on the stamp to make sure that the ink is moist and then stamp it onto my paper. I have done this card at workshops and the ladies love to see how easy it is to add several colors to one stamp!

Here's hoping that we don't have another snow day tomorrow, but it really doesn't look good!
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Monday, December 15, 2008

A Tango Tangerine Thank You.

Well, we have made it to the 10th day before Christmas, are you ready? If we didn't get back to town for gifts, we would be fine. But, I do have a couple of small stocking type items that I would like to grab this week. And, food is a definite need now. I have to get my menus planned and lists made. Because, after Thursday our shopping time is over!!!

Here is a very simple Thank You card that I had made for my in-laws. It is all done in Tango Tangerine. I enjoy this color in clothing, but have a difficult time with it in stamping. Go figure!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Simple Birthday

Good morning! How are we all doing keeping up with the hustle and bustle? We are in pretty good shape. I have only stocking stuff to pick up and the baking is half done. So, I am feeling pretty good about the whole thing!

This card is a simple card that I made using a set from last years SAB. And, the seeing spots set. Which is one of my favorites, because it so versatile! I matched the colors up with some retired DSP and there you have it!

Don't stress yourself out keeping up! Take it one day at a time and you will be just fine!

Have a great day!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Christmas Frame

Hello! We had our first one hour delay of school this morning. It was icy! What a nice surprise to have 5 kids for an extra hour!!

Here is a frame that I recently made. I was granted a wish on the SUDEMOONLY site for the ribbon. I just love the ribbon. I didn't want to put it on a card and mail it away. So I thought that I would use it for a little home decor. So, with some DSP, Felt flurries adn die cuts from my Big Shot I came up with this frame. The dazzling diamonds really look nice in real life...they look quite dull in the picture!

Have a good day!
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Monday, December 8, 2008

A John Deere Birthday.

Good Monday! We managed to muscle our way through the weekend! Our son turned 8 on Friday! We had family in Friday night for his birthday. Saturday night we had some company and Sunday after church, we had a bowling party for two hours! Kyle had a great weekend and loved everything about it!!

This is the card that I made for him. Tractor Time was the first set of stamps that I ever bought from SU! As other sets have come and gone, this one stays in my collection and it will be there for a very long time. With each new catalog, I hope for a new "real" tractor set, but have had no luck so far! Maybe, next month that will all change!

I am off to check the SU! retirement list!
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Friday, December 5, 2008

My Christmas Card

It is finally okay for me to reveal my Christmas card. 60 of them have been made, mailed and I assume received!

As soon as I saw this set I thought that I would use it for my cards. I loved the design, but didn't love the idea of coloring the whole image in. So, I compromised. I used the image and dazzling diamonds, ribbon, my Big Shot and a cuttlebug embossing folder to dress it up a little!

Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yes, I know it is not stamped...

I do realize that this project is not using SU! supplies. But, I wanted to check in and keep you up to date on what I have been working on. It is hand made at least!

My father taught us how to make these wreaths (and the beautiful bows) when we were kids. My brothers and I used to make them and sell them! Now, we make them to enjoy ourselves!

It has been quite crazy around here as I assume it is for most of us at this time of the year. Added to the holidays we have our oldest sons birthday on Friday and his bowling party on Sunday. I am trying to take it one step at a time to meet all of my deadlines!

Stay warm!
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Another Go At The Ornaments.

Happy Monday after Thanksgiving! By now, we should have the leftovers about used up! We should also be doing some serious thinking about Christmas, which will be here sooner than we think!

Here is another spin on the Christmas ornament that I had made. This one is made the same way, but instead of using a photo, I simply added a stamped image. This makes the ornament extremely versatile. I did this one for a Christmas Exchange that I did with the SUDEMOONLY group that I belong too! I certainly hope that the recipient enjoys it!

Have a great week! The count down is on and there is SO much to do!!!
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