Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
This one is my favorite!
My other favorite. "You working for ME!"
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
*My children get to decorate sugar cookies and they each get their own tray. I have been doing this with my family since I was a child. It was always something I looked forward to.
*This year I made fudge, divinity, and white almond bark popcorn to give to friends and just eat. This I am going to do every year. My DH usually doesn't eat chocolate but he just loves my fudge. He told me that it is his favorite treat ever. Of course, I made 5 more batches after he told me this. He usually doesn't enjoy treats that much so when I find one I go crazy with it.
*On Christmas Eve we act out the Nativity as a family then we have "Make your own pizza" night where each of the children and both of us have our own dough and add the sauce, cheese and toppings. The kids absolutely LOVE it! Sometimes I make the dough from scratch and sometimes I just buy it at the store ready to go. I might just do that this year, too, since I want to make things very simple.
*The children all get to open one present on Christmas Eve which has been matching jammies for the past 3 years. I love this tradition but I think the kids aren't sure about the jammie thing anymore. I think they would rather open up a toy or something. They will appreciate it when they are older.
*Tonight my DD's wanted to start a new tradition on the Eve of Christmas Eve. We all stood around the tree holding hands and sang Christmas songs with all the lights turned out in the house and just the tree lights on. We ended up just sitting on the floor around it after awhile. We are going to make this a yearly tradition. It was very sweet and I think my oldest 4 are actually old enough to look forward to this.
I can't think of any others right now but it seems that we have a lot this time of year. I would love to hear all about yours, too, if you have a minute! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! I have a very exciting post coming up in the next two weeks so please keep your eyes open!!
Have a great night!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Have a great week!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This year I kind of went crazy with my new hobby of jewelry making. These are some of the bracelets that I have made for the Young Women whom I serve in my church. I am giving a lesson tomorrow on Cultural Art and I thought I would end the lesson by giving them each my gift to them. I believe that my hobbies are all about art. Some people draw their own image and some like to stamp it or cut it out. Creating is an art all in itself! Hope you enjoy these!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, & Whisper White cardstock. SU's Designer Series paper
Ink: Basic Black & Stampin' Write markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU red mini brads, Michael's large scallop scissors, SU's tag punch, Celery grosgrain ribbon
For this card I used a half sheet of Regal Rose folded in half as the base. I took my 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 strip of Bordering Blue cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I stamped my Bella using Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored using Stampin' Write markers. I backed with Real Red and finished by using the Birthday stamp set from Stampin' Up! in Bordering Blue ink. The mini brads are also from Stampin' Up! Super simple!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
*I'm sensitive (I take things really personal, even if it is not intended)
*I never want anyone to feel left out
*I enjoy simple things in life
*I love to learn new things
*I say whatever is on my mind (anyone who knows me can tell you that)
*I wear my heart on my sleeve (if I'm sad, happy, mad, grumpy, etc. you can tell)
*I don't like awkward moments of silence so I fill them up with whatever I can think of
*I dance when noone is watching and when everyone is watching
*I embarrass my kids a lot!
*I want to do the right thing all the time (I struggle with this and being too hard on myself)
*I'm easy to get a long with (at least, I think I am. :) )
*I LOVE to laugh and joke
*I want to be the best mom and wife in the world and I know I fall very short!
*I take on too much but I get it all done! I want to help everyone with their "projects" and sometimes other things in my life have to take the back burner.
*I love doing things in the spur of the moment but I also like to stay at home
Well, that's a little bit about me. I am just reflecting today on myself and how I fit in in this big world. :) It's all good and I am very happy with me. That is the only person I ever want to be!
The kids had so much fun at our family "party".
Thursday, December 06, 2007
My baby turned 1 today!!! Here he is....
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
White Chocolate Covered Popcorn
1 bag of microwave popcorn, popped
4 squares of white bakers chocolate
Melt the chocolate in the microve for 90 seconds, stir. Microwave for additional 10-15 seconds, stir. Pour over popcorn in a bowl and mix well. Pour out over wax paper and let harden. Then eat and enjoy! YUMMY!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Girls, thanks for playing! Watch your e-mail boxes today for more information and for your Elfee's information!!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
If you posted a comment that you would like to play please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your home address & blog address. Betty, I can't get into your profile to pm you. Thanks!
I was just thinking of the Christmas season and how much fun it is to get surprises in the mail. I thought it would be fun to get a Secret Elf Group together. Here are the details......
I need 10 Secret Elves and I will be one of them. This is what we will all do.....
*Send one fun "secret" package valued between $10-20 without disclosing your identity to the person you are assigned.
*When you receive your "elf" package post on your blog what you got.
*After everyone gets their packages I will post on my blog who had who.
I thought the way to do this so I could be involved without knowing my elf would be to have one of my friends draw the names and then e-mail everyone for me.
Okay, so here is your part! Post on this message if you'd like to participate. You do have to have a blog and be in the US this time. I'm super excited and ready to go! I'm going to start working on stuff for my "secret" elfee now!!
For the craft we made Christmas ornaments. I went and bought the stuff at Hobby Lobby yesterday and it was all on sale. How lucky was I??
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I am so super excited about Black Friday this week. I am going to get up at 4am like usual and head on over to Walmart. From there I will go to Target, then Toys R Us, then Bath & Body Works, then to Michaels if I have time.
Did you know that one of the 5-11am specials at Walmart is a Cricut for just $119 and it includes an extra cartridge?? I already own both bugs so I don't need another one but I would highly recommend it if you don't have one already. You will love it!!
Well, I'm off to bed. My kids will be home for the next 5 days and I am going to be super busy. I am speaking in church on Sunday & teaching. I need to finish preparing for both of those. Fun, fun, fun!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This next challenge was to make a non-card item using a font cart. I chose to use Mini Monograms. I covered a tin that I got from http://www.papertreyink.com/. The patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby and the cardstock is Chocolate Chip & Old Olive.
This challenge was to make a card using a shape cart. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More to make my card base. I used the mirror feature using a tag cut. The snowflake is from Accent Essentials, the ribbon is narrow white organdy, the patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby, & the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The cardstock is Purely Pomegranite from Stampin' Up!
For this challenge I did two in one. First I was to make any brown & orange card and second I was to use a shape cartridge with a cuttlebug embossed foler. The cartridge I used was Animal Kingdom. The colors were all from Stampin' Up! I used Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Creamy Caramel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.