Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What a christmas!

Well, we all got spoiled--how about you?? This year was so much fun with the boys! Santa brought them both so many presents--and Logan was most excited that Santa ate his cookies! So now that I'm full of fudge, sugar cookies, and caramel I can say I've had a delightful holiday! We're trying to decide what to do for New Years--maybe it's party time!!

I've got a couple cards for you today--here's my CPS card for the week. Go check out the sketch and play along with us, it's so much fun!!

Hero Arts stamps
Making Memories Paper
Memories ink
coluzzle circle template
gems by Hero Arts
Scenic Route paper

I've had all these little scraps around my desk lately and thought I should make some mini cards--here's one with a new 2009 Hero Arts Stamp--yea, I got lucky enough to get some!!

Brandon got me a huge box of K&Co. papers and I've been dying to dive in and create something with them--another sneak peek at some 2009 Hero stamps--isn't that owl too cute????

cardstock: Coredinations
paper: K&Co. and Pink Paislee
journaling tag: Colorbok
flower: Making Memories
gem heart: Hero Arts
stamps: Hero Arts
ribbon: Micheals
other: machine stitching

Have a wonderful day--I've been trying to think of my New Year's Resolutions. What are yours?

Monday, December 22, 2008

'Tis the season

To be jolly! I just love this time of year--as does everyone, I know. But making fudge in my tiny little kitchen while my homemade rolls baked in the oven was almost like heaven. Logan kept asking for a bite of the fudge before it was even done! I found the old Fantasy Fudge recipe online here. Instead of nuts, I added crushed Oreo's and I drizzled white chocolate on the top with more crushed oreos--super fun cookies and cream!! Tomorrow I'm making Rocky Road fudge, cream wafers (a family recipe),peppermint bark, and sour cream sugar cookies. Sorry to all my neighbors who now know what they are getting!! hehe We're also going to mail Logan's letter to santa at the Museum tomorrow--that is if we can get through the snow. Feels like we may never dig ourselves out of it!

I totally forgot to post these fun projects I made a couple weeks ago for the Hero Blog. We were to come up with some last minute gifts for Christmas. Here's the ornament I made:

I also made this hot cocoa holder--perfect for neighbors or teachers. Plus I always have extra cocoa packets on hand, so this is great for a last minute gift!

And here's some cards I made this week with goodies I had laying around my scrap room--gotta get this place clean!!

Have a wonderful night! Dream of sugarplums and candycanes!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dum dum da dum...

Just finished baking all the cakes and tomorrow I start the decorating--really fun!! I hope it all works out and looks beautiful. Ali so deserves it! We all went and got manicures together. I chose 'I'm not a waitress' red. Don't think I've EVER painted my nails red. and surprisingly, I LOVE it!! I'm soooooo going to buy this color next week!

Got a little crafting done this week--here's some fun cards! I've been trying to whittle down my scrap collection--but alas, it's still very very large. What's a girl to do---make more cards!! hehe
I hope you have a wonderful night--sweet dreams!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ring -Ting -Tingling...

Have to keep the Christmas music going all day long! Totally keeps me in the mood for some festive fun!

I have a couple cards for you today--first one is a happy birthday card using my Basic Grey Cupcake paper pack. Other product: stamps by Hero arts, flowers by Heidi Grace, buttons by Blumenthal Lansing Co., paint by Apple, ribbon by Micheals.

Aren't you sooo into the birdies too? This little guys are from Hero Arts--just stamped them with chocolate brown. Paper by Making MEmories and Scenic Route. Brad by Bazzill.

Now, I'm off to get some cleaning done around the house. It's snowin' outside--don't think I'll be leaving!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

'Tis the season...

to be stressed....

Well, I'm trying really hard not to be. The only thing that's stressing me is that I'm making my SIL's wedding cake for this saturday. So this should be a busy week. After saturday--I get to enjoy Christmas, especially all the fudge!! I'm done shopping for the boys and now I just need to finish up the stuff for Brandon--he's a little harder, can't make him happy with Hot Wheels!!

I was able to make a light box this weekend and that made me really happy--no more standing outside in the cold while my cards get blown away for some bad pictures of my stuff. Unfortuntely I think I'm going to have to upgrade my photoshop so it supports my RAW pictures to make them even better. If it's not one thing--it's another!! hehe I had fun making these couple Christmas cards--using up some scraps and feeling the holiday cheer!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Polar Express

We just got home from our preschool field trip to a local home. A retired man had his house filled with Christmas villages and trains. There was so much to see and watch--the first room was Disneyland and he had mini versions of the teacups, roller coasters, and all the characters. Logan was probably the most excited out of all the children, he kept making train noises and pointing out all the characters. He even got to leave with a candy cane in his hand--what a great morning!! Did you know they actually have a Polar Express that leaves out of Park City, UT? The kids get to ride and have hot cocoa until the end where Santa comes to meet them! How cool would that be??

I've finally had some time to make cards--and I had so much fun with this little owl by Hero Arts. Isn't she cute???

Leslie asked me to make a card for her Color Challenge week over at the Hero Blog. She always comes up with the greatest color combos--head on over and play with us and enter in for a prize!!

Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Have you started one?

I've been watching everyone start their Christmas Journals with Ali Edwards this last week. I knew I wanted to do one, but couldn't come up with any ideas. Then I saw Nicole's--what an amazing girl! I tell you, everything she does inspires me!! Once I saw her sweet album, I started on mine. I decided to go with green, red, white, and black with Kraft paper accents. The pages are 6" x 12". Now, I've got to play catch up!! Here's my first page: (I don't know why it's so small!)

Cuttlebug embossing
Making Memories Patterned paper
Coredinations Cardstock
Kraft Paper
Jennie Bowlin Bingo Card
Hero Arts gems
Cricut Expressions snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's sixty Degrees

in our house.

Furnace is not working--I'm freezing. The only energy I had was to wrap up in a blanket, drink hot cocoa and read a book this morning. I hate cold houses!! Repair man comes tomorrow--couldn't be soon enough! Logan's loving all the cuddles and hot cocoa though! Makes for great Christmas memories, I just don't want to get frostbite!

I had fun with some old vintage pins that Brandon's grandma gave me--aren't they pretty with the Amy Butler papers. Too cute!!

Have a wonderful night!!