Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday greetings!

Morning everyone!
I hope you all had a great Christmas! 

With  my oldest kids and grand kids living so far away and unable to travel right now we had a quiet Christmas here at home with our youngest daughter.
It was a little sad not seeing the rest of the family but I did get to talk to them so I enjoyed that!

Bring on to the New Year!


Speaking of the New Year...
I was doing a little blog hopping and came across this incredible giveaway!
You are not going to want to miss this one!

Melissa over at Creating from the Heart is a very generous girl!

I am not going to list everything she is giving away but I will say there is a gift card involved and a set of markers that you won't want to miss!


Have a great week everyone!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas tag

Hi everyone!
Hope all your holiday preparations are all winding down. 

I am done with my baking and have been cleaning.
Since I was able to find my work space this morning I decided to sit down and make this tag tonight.

 The Santa image is from Bella Creations 

The tag is from the box my tape runner came in. 
I ripped the printed side off giving it a little texture.

Added some Peeled Paint Distress stain, then I used a music note stamp on it but it wasn't doing anything for me so I covered it with Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber and sprayed it with a bronze pearl mist I made up. 
I love the background I ended up with.

I used Platinum Stickles around the framed Santa, the tag and on the little roses.

Here is a close up.....


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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Warm Wishes

I have been out to the Post Office already this morning and I hope to be back there later today with what I hope is the last things I need to mail for the holidays. 
I am a little later than I wanted to be but better late than never right?

Actually the fact that I made it out today at all is a good thing since my back is giving me a lot of pain today. 
Hasn't been this bad in a while.

After watching the weather station this morning I was determined to get these things going today because tomorrow we are expecting snow all day and into Wednesday. Don't know how much but I don't want to have  go out with packages in hand, walking to the post office, or anywhere else for that matter, in any snow.

Upon coming home I decided that, in this cold wintery weather, I deserved a warm cozy drink so I am sitting here with a hot cup of 
Paris blend tea!
Oh so yummy!!!

And because it is so cold out I am drinking from my mug that I bought from 
Ron Jon's down on Cocoa Beach in Florida.

What could be better on a cold blustery day than sipping a tasty blend with visions of 
beautiful sunshiny weather, 
warm ocean breezes, 
the sound of the sea 
 to reflect back to the memories I have of time spent with my brother who lives down there. 

Along with my tea I am nibbling on a few of the holiday cookies I made the other day.

I am linking up with 

Warm Wonderful Holiday Wishes to everyone!!!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Early Christmas Present

There it is...

sitting next to my printer...

I got a Silhouette Cameo!!!!!

I am a little excited! 

~ heehee ~


My problem now is to find time to play with it!

Presents to wrap, cleaning to do, cookies to bake...

This is the first toy I will be playing with when the Christmas craziness is over!

What did you ask Santa for?

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Image fun

The other day my internet went down and since I am addicted to sitting here with my computer I decided to play in GIMP. 

Heather, over at the Oh la la Group, 
gave us a Gecko Galz image to play with. 

This is what I did with it...

To see the original,
 hop on over to Bella.

The poinsettia is also a Gecko Galz image.

The little snow girl is a Graphic's Fairy image.

Here are a couple of cards I made this morning with these...

The Santa image is from the Bella Muse challenge this month at Bella Creations as well.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

I almost made it...

I have been cleaning and rearranging all day in my scrap room.

Shortly after finding my table top I found a photo I printed last year 
 forgot about.

Let the distraction begin!

I took the picture and made this Christmas card for my sister.

The picture was taken from her back deck last year when they were getting hit with lots of snow. 

I think the shot looks like a Thomas Kinkade.

I covered the picture with clear UTEE.
 I love the icy look it gives the photo.

Back to finishing the cleaning of my scrap room tomorrow!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

How yummy are your ornaments! 

Yup, that's right! 

Apparently my puppy likes my ornaments!

Anything made of paper or fabric is not safe.

I wouldn't count anything plastic safe either but paper and fabric are easier to chew on! 

Here's a look at my tree as it is now...

Oh, the lights don't work any more now either!
My hub's says he can fix that though!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I joined the team!

Most of you know that I like to play over at 

I love the challenges,
I love the laid back feeling 
friendly atmosphere.

Well the other day Lacee asked me if I would like to join the DT! 

Of course I said "yes"!

I am so excited!

Also joining the DT is Misty Christensen

She is a very talented artist. 
Come on over to Bella and see the mini albums she has made 
and you can stop by to check out her etsy store here.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cropping good fun!

I have been playing over at Bella Creations this weekend. 

There is Christmas Cinema Crop going on!

I am having so much fun! 

Puzzles, quizzes, games and challenges.

Here are a few of the pieces I have made so far...

I'm linking the card above and tag below to
 Brag Monday at Graphics Fairy.

Come on over and join in the fun!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

More ornaments

Here are more of the ornaments I started making yesterday...

I painted them all with gesso. 

On the mitten, I added a some peeled paint distress stain.

The "jingle bells" was stamped with 
jet black StazOn, 
then I added some platinum stickles all over.

This bell has broken china distress stain all over it and vintage photo distress stain on the edges
(my stains are a gift from my online bestie Heather).

I used fired brick distress ink all over the stocking.

This is a close up of the pearl sprays. 

I sprayed all of the ornaments to give them all a shimmer. 

You can't see it very well on the burlap but you can see it on the holly piece above. 

I would say that the stamped seam binding was inspired by my friend Cindy, but to be honest, I downright copied her, right down to buying the same stamp she has! I'm pretty sure she's okay with that though, she told me where to find the stamp! 
I love it, it's my new fav!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Making ornaments

Every year I try to make a different ornament because I like a variety on my tree. 

Here are a couple I've made today...

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