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Friday, December 18, 2015

Hershey Nuggets Snowman

Hey friends!  I have a quick project to share with you today!  It's a really cute snowman made with Hershey Nuggets, Avery address labels, the Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends framelits! We made these at my workshops and my daughter and I made 30 of them to give to her classmates!
Here they are ready for her to take to school!
Here's a close up!!
...and here are directions!  I can't take credit for this ADORABLE idea...I saw it online!  I'm posting from my phone though...not from home and I don't have the site with me....so SORRY!  I hope you'll give it a try!!!

I'm gonna be hit and miss at posting for awhile!  I want to just ENJOY having my kids home for a couple of weeks!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Today's Thought





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OH Christmas Tree

Good Morning friends!  I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend!  I'm sorry I missed yesterday...I was getting ready for my workshop last night!  My plan was to get ready on Saturday after getting our tree, but we had such a great time hunting for the perfect tree, playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate...I just didn't want it to end so we watched The Grinch as a family and a couple of other movies...it was WONDERFUL family time!  I was glad I already had a plan...I just had to do the cutting yesterday!

Today I have a FABULOUS project to share with you!  You all know that I love to make Burlap Twine out of my Burlap Ribbon by taking it apart. I had bunches of the left over pieces so I decided to make a Christmas tree out of it...I had to dye it green first though...so I put it in a bowl of water with 50-60 drops of green ink (I used Garden Green) and let it soak over night.  The next morning I laid the scraps on a piece of cardboard to dry. It drie really quickly and within a a couple of hours I was able to put it together!






I just love it!  My daughter, Kate, came in after school yesterday and just went crazy....mom...I LOVE IT!  It was so simple!  Once I dyed the ribbon remnants I just glued it around a cone shaped styrofoam base and fluffed it up!  I added a Glimmer paper star that I cut with my star framelits and tied a bow from Real Red 1/4" cotton ribbon.






Kate loved it plain, but I had to try one decorated up a bit so I wrapped some of the Real Red Pompom trim around it!  It's so FESTIVE!  So don't throw away your scraps!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I know that it is such a busy time of year...it makes me happy to know that you take the time to see what I'm up to!  



Here we are getting our tree...in the snow! It was a beautiful day!!  It sure was weird with only two kids at home...but oh so much FUN!
 ~Today's Thought~











Friday, December 11, 2015

More Curvy Keepsake Boxes Christmas FAVORITES!!!

Good Morning Everyone! It's finally Friday!  I hope I get to my workshop this weekend...I have workshops next week to get ready for!  Today I'm off to the grocery shop...tomorrow we're gonna go hunting for our Christmas tree...hopefully in the snow and Sunday is church and a 4H dinner party! Does life EVER calm down?

I just wanted to inspire you with a few more of my FAVORITE Christmas Curvy Keepsake boxes from last year! I will never tire of them and they look SO CUTE on my tree!







Aren't they FUN!  I hope you'll take time to make some! They are addicting!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

~Today's Thought~
( I need to remember this...often my day runs me!)


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Curvy Keepsake Boxes Galore!

Howdy Friends!  I'm hoping all is well with you!  We are getting lots of MUCH NEEDED RAIN and hoping for snow!  I'm enjoying EVERY minute of it!

I haven't had time to create..I haven't even made my Christmas cards yet...so I'm gonna inspire you with some of last years creations...still current...still FUN!! These make me want to go make some ginger bread cookies!



The Curvy Keepsake die is a MUST HAVE!  If you don't already have it be sure to get it!  I hope SU never retires it...but eventually they will!

I'm so glad you stopped by today!  Hopefully I'll have lots of NEW creations for you next week!  Thanks bunches for following me!

~Today's Thought~


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Curvy Keepsake Boxes....A Christmas Review

Hey there everyone!  I'm so sorry I've been so hit and miss the last couple of days!  I've been working at my part time job...my husband is home...my computer has been acting crazy...and I HAVEN'T gotten out to my workshop for a few days!  I MISS MY HAPPY PLACE!

That said...I've been thinking...what can I share with my followers?!?!?  I thought and thought and realized my Curvy Keepsake Boxes were a HUGE hit last Christmas so I've decided to highlight my FAVORITES! 




I just LOVE this die!  It's so versatile!  I have a page FULL of ideas of things I want to create with it! NOW....I just need to find the time!  I have a snowman tutorial on the top left side of this blog (IT'S FREE!!).  I hope to be adding more in the near future!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll give these boxes a try!  You can fit a bunch of Hershey Kisses inside! 

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Tags

Good morning friends!  I hope all is well with you and yours!  Did you have a FABULOUS weekend?  Are you ready for Christmas?  Have you even started? YIKES....it's a crazy life sometimes!  I had to have a root canal last week because I had a fistula...because I let a tooth go playing the insurance game last year...I should have just taken care of it right away!  LEARN FROM MY EXPERIENCE!!! Don't put off until a new insurance year what needs to be done RIGHT NOW!  Oh well...LESSON LEARNED...again the hard way...and the expensive way!  Yesterday...I was back at my regular dentist getting a temporary bridge...I feel sick to my stomach...why...WHY...WHY didn't I just have it done right the first time?   Today I have JURY DUTY...and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping, put up my tree or made my cards! Do you ever feel like LIFE IS OUT OF YOUR CONTROL?

On a good note...my husband and I had dinner with my daughter Sarah, her fiance Andy and his parents Saturday night.  YEP...we met the new in-laws...and they are GREAT FUN!  I can't wait to  spend more time with them and getting to know them better!  The wedding is in June...SO EXCITING!  We are all so excited about it!  

....enough about me...I have some Christmas tags to share with you!  Last night myself and other members of my Stamper For Others team had a tag themed Facebook Hop...and these are what I created.  I love making tags and couldn't stop at just one, so I have a few to share with you!




I stamped the wreath in VersaMark with the Festive Fireplace stamp set and cut it out with the Festive Fireside Framelits (along with a Whisper White cat).  I ran a 2" X 4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock through my Big Shot using the Brick Wall embossing folder.  I added some pearls and bows to the wreath, some Chevron striped ribbon to the top and a bow I cut with the same framelits to the cat, along with a metal rimmed pearl.  I also inked the bricks with Whisper White ink and the cat with Soft Suede ink. I really like the cat addition!  






This tag was made using the Wonderland stamp set and the watercolor technique I shared a week or so back.  I inked up my watercolor paper using my Aqua Painters with Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow ink.  While still wet I shook Kosher salt on top...set it aside and let it dry. When it was dry, I shook off the salt and stamped my image in Memento Black ink and matted it onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, added some ribbon, twine and a wooden snowflake to finish it off.  BEAUTIFUL!!!







This tag comes together so quickly and uses just scraps of designer paper and glimmer paper.  I simply cut 1/4" strips of designer paper into different lengths and adhered them to a piece of tag size Crumb Cake cardstock.  I added a trunk made from Early Espresso cardstock and ran through my Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  To finish it off I punched 1/2" and 3/4" circles and two different sized stars out of glimmer paper...add some ribbon to the top and you are FINISHED.  So simple...so cute!






That's it for today!  Please bear with me...my computer is really acting up!  I hope to be back tomorrow with another FUN project so stay tuned!

Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!!

~Today's Thought~





Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hospital Gift Shop

Good morning!! I've been busy getting ready for our hospital gift shop bake sale and bazaar!  I made a bunch of cards and some snowball cookies!  Here's how I packaged my cookies...they turned out so cute...and YUMMY!!

I hope it's a great success!  The money goes to support the Skilled Nursing Facility (where my father-in-law spent the last year of his life) and other areas of the hospital!  I'll keep you posted!

Have a GREAT day and THANK YOU for following me!!!  You're the BEST!!!