Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thank God It's Thursday!

It is time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday!

Are you ready for this one?????

This time we are asking you make a card and gift set (coordinating please!)

I made mine using Meet Me Under The Mistletoe.

I made the card for my husband and will put a gift (not tellining cause he reads this)
in the coordinating bag. 

TIP:   If you are coloring matching images, it is better to do them at the same time...
then everything matches!

I also wanted to take this time to wish all of you a wonderful holiday...
no matter what you celebrate.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, being great friends
and for all the support I have received.

HUGS and LOVE to all of you!


paper is from Echo Park, die cuts are the spellbinders iron works, colored with Copics, and embelly snowflakes are from recollections


Crafty Boot                                                     Christmas
Critter Sketch                                                  Let It Snow
Hooked on Craft Challenges                        Christmas
Make It Monday                                            Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday                                         Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday                                           Christmas
Paper Take Weekly                                        Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2011

It Freebie Time!

Thank God It's Freebie Friday!

It is time for another fabulous freebie from Sassy Studio Designs!

This time the challenge is to make anything but a card!

I have been on such an ornament kick I decided, why not?

May as well keep the theme going.

So here is my ornament using "Waiting For Santa" (the boy version)

I used invisible thread to hang the 2011...I may add a little charm to give some

weight to seems to want to turn a bit...I have the date on both sides but the image only on one.

Don't forget to go get your image on the SSD forum on PCP!

Hurry it will only be there all day today!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Next CDAC Challenge

It is time for the next challenge at CDAC Progressive Freebie!
This time it is "Make It Your Own".
I got to use this cute image from Crafty Ann's!

Hopefully you have received your newest images!
This challenge has been extended until the 15th of January,
due to the holidays being so crazy. It will give you more time to use all the images!
Use CDACPC9 followed by the initials of the image!
If you are wanting to get started with CDAC you can buy in for a dollar!
I wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday!
Whichever one you celebrate.
I wish you a new year filled with good health, lots of happiness and loads of love!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Guylou's Inimitability is having a sale starting Dec 26th!
Yes that's right...A SALE!

I have seen "Boxing Day" on my calendar for years but
never knew what it meant. With having so many new friends
that are from Canada I figured I better learn!
Boxing Day was traditionally known as the day to open the Christmas Box
to share it's contents with the poor. The actual box was a wooden or clay
box where people would place gifts. Over the many years
these boxes were used in many different ways:
An Alms box that was placed in church on Christmas day

A box that was put on every ship...put there by a priest and
the crewmen would put money in it to ensure a safe was sealed and
only if the ship came home safely, it was given to the priest for saying Mass over the voyage...
the box was saved for Christmas and opened for the poor

As a present to workers...many workers had to work on Christmas day and
took the 26th off for family time...upon leaving for the day
on the 25th owners would pass out boxes. Land owners
would even box up left overs and put them in the boxes for the laborers.

Today people still carry on this passing out
tips or bonuses to people like the mailman, paperboy, gardeners etc..

You learn something new everyday!
Thank you for spending time reading my blog!
Enjoy the sale at GI!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jenna's Winter Formal

Hiya everybody!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
My in-laws have been here since Tuesday and we have been having a wonderful time.

Last night was Jenna's first high school dance.
She was a bit ervous at first...had a few butterflies going on.
But after a few minutes and the first song started she was fine!
Here are a few pictures:

I think she looks beautiful!
Dave gave her a hard time about her "boyfriend", but what are dad's for!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Some Trays I Made

These are some other projects I have been working on....

The first one is for my mother in-law. I choose the
Lord's prayer (found the image from McMahon 5) and
did a little bit of changing to it...I wanted a different font and copied
the flowers to have them on both sides of the prayer.
I tore up some papers from Prima Romantique added the flowers that
are also from the same collection.
The other tray is for my mom...I colored a scene I created from digi's
from Make It was a lot of coloring! LOL
Added some sea shells and a cherish quote.
I used modge pode for paper to seal and glue it all in and the added
"Qucik Water" from Michael's over the top.
After I poured the "water" I check on them every of
the time I went out to check on them, the paper had landed on the top of my MIL
and stuck to it. I fixed it the best I could and hoped for the best.
After 12 hours it was still tacky on the top...after 29 hours it was
stil tacky on I added some modge podge on the top
and Viola! It worked!
The tray for my mom I figured she could use in her bathroom to
hold some of her bottles and makeup stuff!
The one for my MIL I figured she could put it on her coffee table
for remotes or whatever.
Jenna has her dance tonight so I will post some pictures tomorrow!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday!

WHEW Finally have something to show for all the work
I have been doing! LOL
I got all 4 Angels from Scrapper's Delights...
check them out here.
When I saw them I fell in love and immediately thought
of my step mom. She has always loved angels!
So I decided to make her a swag for Christmas.
I have colored probably a dozen before I decided on colors and style.
Then it took me a few days and a lot of ribbon before I decided on the layout.
Here is what I came up with...there are 2 swags....

 I choose red:
and Gold:
I really hope she likes it! Now if I can only get it wrapped and to the Post Office! LOL

I used prismamarkers for coloring, the ribbon was from Target and the snowflakes from Michael's.

These are the challenges I would like to enter:

Colour Create                                                            Red White and Green
Dutch Dare Challenge                                           Winged things
Southern Girls                                                         Ribbon
Flutterby Wednesday                                           Things With Wings
Crafts and Me                                                        Snow/Snowflakes
Inky Impressions                                                   Ribbon
7 Kids College Fund                                             Christmas Decorations
Whimsical Wednesday                                        Holiday Sparkly

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Just Dropping By With A Hi

Wow time has just gotten away from me.
I am trying to finish a few gifts and can't seem to find the extra hours in the day!
This weekend is not only my daughters and step sons winter formal...
bought the dress yesterday!
But it is also our family Christmas. Dave's parents come out a few weeks
before Christmas to have a dinner with the whole family! They stay with us.
So Saturday after work we are going to a resturant and meeting
Dave's brother and his family, Dave's ex wife and her husband, a friend of the family
and his family, our three kids and of course Dave's parents.
I am hoping to finish a few thing tomorrow...I have the day off and
no dress shopping on my schedule! LOL

So hopefully I will post a project soon!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We've Got A Winner!

Thank you to all who participated in Guylou's Inimitability Blog Hop!
Hope you all had fun!

The winner of "Dorothy Puts A Star On The Tree" is....



Please email me at so I can get your coupon sent to you!

See you all on the flip side!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Guylou's Inimitability Christmas Blog Hop!

Good Morning!
Hopefully you came here from the lovely and talented Trina's blog,
if not, make sure you go back to the begining and work your way through!
The entire list will be at the end of the post!

There is a lot going on today and you do not want to miss anything!

It is with the greatest of pleasure that I introduce our newest DT member:


We are all excited to have Chana join us and cannot wait
to see what creations she has in store for us!

We have a lot of fun surprizes going on:

First, one random person from each blog will receive the image they are showcasing.
I chose Dorothy Puts Star On The Tree!

I cut the image out and added some sparkle! Can't see that in the picture though!

Second just for participating Guylou is giving away the Wreath image (which is actually 2 images)
Isn't she just the bomb! One blog hop, so many freebies!
Those you will find on the challenge site!

And third we are having a secret phrase game!
Hopefully you have been writing them down from the begining.
You need to have the correct phrase and have commented on each blog
in order to go into the drawing, 2 people will be randomly selected to win!
And get this, the grand prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to GI
and the second prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to GI!
You want to email the answer to Guylou at
Here is my secret word:  WE
Are you getting close to figuring it out yet??

Make sure you leave some love for all of the DT members and please make Chana welcome!
We will be back with another challenge after the first of the year!

Here is your hopping order:

Kim  that's me!

The hop will end at 9 pm est tonight!
Happy Hopping!