Here is the detail shot:
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Here is the detail shot:
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I am hoping to get my tree and decorations taken down today after work. I usually have it done a few weeks into the New Year, but I am going to make a new tradition to have it down before the New Year. LOL
Monday, December 29, 2008
I found out that my nephew and his wife are expecting a son sometime in March. I haven't heard what they have decided for a name. I am excited for them despite their ages.
Cody and I have been having fun playing MarioKart. I have been kicking his behind when we play against each other...LOL.
Don't forget to check out the ATS blog, it's my final Monday as their December Guest Designer. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that they did too. Thanks once again Amy and Christine for the honor and the opportunity!!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
ETA: Please pray for Allison and her new baby, Avery. You can read the story here.
Just a quick card for Jen's SFYTT this week. The only stamping is the flowers and sentiment on the top Rose Red panel.
Yesterday we took Cody to a field to ride his 4 wheeler, he's still really cautious (thank goodness), but he is starting to explore a little further away from us. We've talked with him about scouting an area before taking off to play. So far, he seems to be listening to our advice.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
My attempts at sponging the edges are improving slightly.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Here is the detail shot, hopefully I stayed in the lines. I always love to accent the bellas with stickles or some other form of sparkle. Hopefully you can see the stickles I put on the brads.
Well, just some wrapping tonight and waiting as impatiently as Cody for Santa. We also have to bake the cookies. It brings such joy to see him smile!
I hope each of you has a very Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The image is from CC Designs Sugarplums Snowmen available at All That Scraps. I didn't wrap paper around the flag, too hard and I never get it right. I used the Curly Label punch for the flag. I tried not to go crazy with the ribbon as my mail person is a man, not sure he'd appreciate all the frou frou!
Woot! Woot! Only today and 1/2 a day of work tomorrow , then off for 4 days; I hope to get lots of time with my family. Just veg and stay in our jammies.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Don't forget to check out the ATS blog today for another Monday feature as their December Guest Designer.
Very short work week this week, then preparing the house for Santa. I have cookies to bake and carrots to ready for the big guy and his reindeer. Plus we have to sprinkle the Magic Reindeer Dust all over the yard.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
A little shopping is in order later today and then the rest of the weekend to finish some projects and stamp. It's been a while.
Only two and a half days of work next week, yippers!! Then spending the time with my boys and their new toys!! LOL I just found out last night that Cody is getting a 4-wheeler on Christmas. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I got my new camera last night and am trying to get used to using it. It's a Canon XSi!! Definitely not a point and shoot, so I'm having a little difficulty with the settings, etc. I hope to have the basics down before Christmas.
Our work Christmas luncheon is today; should be lots of fun!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Trying to wrap up on the Christmas shopping. Going to get the last few for the boy and then that's it. Are you done yet?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Got all but one of the Christmas gifts for work delivered yesterday. Still have to do something for the publisher. I'm thinking ice cream cups with all the trimmings for he and his family. Then, onto something for Cody's teacher and his bus driver. Not much time, so much to do.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here is the newest post from the ATS blog with me as their December Guest Designer.
Hopefully, this week will go by quickly, I am ready for the holiday and the time off! I have only a partial week next week, yippee. Then off for New Year's Day!
You can check here for some more exciting news. I didn't make the Pink Cat Studios DT, but am scheduled to be a Guest Designer in the summer.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Don't forget to check the ATS blog today, it's my third week as their December Guest Designer.
I participated in Taylor's Cupcake challenge for this week. I used snowmen from CC Designs, Sugarplum Snowmen and Snowy Scenery sets. And, lots of stickles, it's really sparkly!
I managed to get all of the stuff bought on Saturday; going to try to get all the gifts wrapped and packaged for my co-workers this week. Nothing big or major. There are still two folks left that I am clueless as what to get them. I'm thinking homemade banana muffins or something similar.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I tried the same colors as a card I had done earlier this week, just love the Aqua Mist with Dark Chocolate, so pretty. While they may not be typical Christmas or holiday colors, I think they exude a feeling of warmth and coziness.
I get to finish the Christmas shopping this weekend, yay for me! I'm not entirely excited about the thought of shopping with the mobs, but at least it will be done and I can rest for the next two weeks. This is the closest to Christmas I have ever still needed gifts, normally my shopping is done wayyyy before now. I hate it, but my life is far busier than in the past, gotta face it.
Hoping my plans for the weekend come to realization. I have some projects that I need to get done, fast. The folks that I work directly with are off for two weeks at the end of next week, so I gotta get cracking on their gifts. I am so far behind, but it's stuff like this that motivates me.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
We're almost done with the magazine at work, probably going to upload late on Friday. Yippee, another one down. Then, somewhat quiet for the mandatory 2 week vacation for the folks that I work directly with. I'll still be working, lots of stuff to update and get ready for the next issue.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Don't forget about checking the ATS blog for my feature this week.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Got my car cleaned out yesterday, man that feels good. I also had to make some more Christmas cards; Duke took all the ones set aside for my co-workers to his. So, starting over and now I have about 15 more to make. Thank goodness I have adorable Christmas and Winter stamps to use.
Cody and I made some Banana Nut muffins yesterday for breakfast and they were delish. Just picked up the little box of Jiffy mix at the store yesterday. I wasn't expecting much since they are so inexpensive, but they were quite good. We had to add the nuts to the mix because they sell it plain. I usually try to dress those up anyway.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Well, last night was Duke's last night of work for a few months. He's officially laid off. He is hoping to get some work done around the house during this time, and maybe even catch up with family and friends. Working that awful shift has really done a number on us and on him. He has to sleep during the day, not great on family life.
Will have to clean my car today sometime, it's filthy and I am totally embarrassed about it. It's supposed to warm up a bit, either way it has to be done.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Not much going on today, hoping to get some stamping done. Finish up some handmade gifts and watch some holiday tv with the boy.
Today is the day that the card I had published will be coming out. You can check it out here. So excited.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I am hoping for a nice quiet weekend to finish up making some ornaments as well as a few gift tags for the office gifts. The two sales gals that I work for/ with are buying the coffee mugs and a small little something to go inside of them; I am in charge of the tags. I hope I can handle it. LOL
Cody and I will be going ice skating with one of my friends from work and her granddaughter. Cody has talked non stop about ice skating since Sunday, so I am taking him again.
Duke has been threatening to paint the inside of the house; hopefully it'll be done before I get home as I hate to paint. Love it when it's done, but hate to be part of the process. It'd be great to have the house looking fresh and new before the Christmas holiday.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Oh, and in case you didn't know; go here for some great news for me!
I have a couple of big days at work coming up. A huge mailing has to go out tomorrow, then updating the database to record who we send the letters to. FUN!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Go here to see some exciting news! I am still super thrilled!!
I let the colors in the dp determine the color scheme which is super bright! The cupcake is from Cookie Crumbs called Cupcake Occasions; available at All That Scraps. I just love this set, super versatile with a cupcake for nearly every occasion. I coated the pink frosting with Diamond Glaze and some Martha glitter.
Well, my boss has sent on the Guest Designer announcement to our home office with the hopes that it'll be in the monthly company newsletter. Too exciting.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I was, and still am, really excited to have been asked to be their Guest Designer for December. In fact, I may have squealed and been unable to quit smiling for weeks. I have had, and still am having, a blast working with these stamps, hope you like them too. Thanks Amy and Christine for this most wonderful opportunity.
Ok, so the image was colored with copics and then cut out with the Labels One Nesties, love them. I really like Aqua Mist with this Dark Chocolate color. Can you believe no ribbon or brads? I just added a bit of stickles to the cap for the embellishment.
So, my nephew's birthday party was great. Cody had a fun time on the ice and then wandering around the ski lodge. Of course, he wanted to be with the BIG kids but he's still too small, poor guy! All in all, it was nice and tomorrow we face the harsh reality of returning to work and to school...yuck!! Ah well, won't be long before the Christmas break is here and we'll have some more extended time off. Cody is out of school starting on the 19th of December.