Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I was given this award from my friend Chris in Michigan. Thanks so much Chris!!!

To accept this award I have to do the following:

1) Thank and link back to the person who awarded me

2) Share 8 things about myself

3) Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered

4) Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

8 things you {may} or may not know about me:

1) I am a true Floridian.
2) I have 20 pairs of flip flops.
3) I hate menopause.
4) I'm going to miss Oprah when her farewell season is over.
5) If I could listen to Christmas music all year, I would.
6) I very rarely will eat a hamburger at a restaurant.
7) I am addicted to facebook.
8) I hate coffee.

Here are the 8 blogs I have picked that you should go check out:









Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Dalton!

I made this for Charlie's grandson Dalton who's birthday is today. The image is a digital image I got free but I can't remember where.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Made Christmas cookies with Emily

before she went back to school. She had to make 39 cookies, individually bagged in cute bags for her sorority sisters tomorrow. They are having a cookie exchange so she will get 39 different goodies. Not all will be cookies, she just chose to make Christmas cookies. I love these baking pans I have. The shapes are already in the cookie sheet so all you have to do is press the cookie dough into the shapes and voila, they bake real cute. Here's what we made .... All I need is a big glass of milk to go with them :). Mmmmmm!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to my godchild Mindy

I've sure made alot of purple cards lately. Mindy loves the color purple too!!
Main image by Mo's Digital Stamps

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mo's Dream Team DT call

When Mo from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop said she is looking for a few new design team members, I knew right away I wanted to apply. I love all of Mo's digital images and have quite the collection. This is my favorite all-time Mo image.
This image is called Jack Waiting. I printed this image twice then I cut one out to make a mask so I could airbrush the sky without getting ink all over the rest of the image. I also used my very small circle punch from Stampin Up and punched out a moon so I could mask that out also. I colored the image using Copic markers and I sponged around the edges of Mo's image. I also punched out 3 snowflakes using one of Martha Stewart's punch and added those to the card as well. All paper is by Bo Bunny. The inside stamped image is from: Penny Black. I thought it was the perfect sentiment for this card. Isn't this little boy adorable waiting for Santa?

Friday, November 19, 2010

I haven't stamped in a few days

I found this tutorial here and tried it on this card. I used regular Momento Ink and its super easy to make this as a background behind a stamp. I actually had a hard time finding a good stamp to use for this purpose but I think this card came out pretty cute. I did not spritz mine with water. I didn't like how that one came out so into the trash it went.
Stamps by: Unity

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to my stamping friend Jan in Alaska

I would love to meet Jan one day in Alaska.
Images by Inky Antics

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Its time for my annual Christmas gift tag swap at the Shack

This is where I hold all my Christmas gift tags, in this big wicker basket.

Here I have everything sorted out by each ones tags. Then I swap each one out and each one gets a different gift tag.

There are 20 of us in this swap. I think we will have the best dressed presents this holiday, do you agree?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm sure you're thinking I'm crazy to have Christmas music on my blog already

but to be honest, I have been searching high and low on the internet and finally found my playlist from last year so I added a few new songs and thought I would go ahead and put it on my blog. I have it where it will not play unless you tell it to play so its up to you if you want to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving or not. You know, Thanksgiving is JUST 2 weeks from today. Are you ready? LOL

Sun and Moon Glaze

I got the Sun and Moon Glaze from:

I highly recommend her and her service is super fast. I get it in just a few days. I also got the bales from her too :).

My first washer necklace tutorial

Even though Christmas is 1 1/2 months away, I asked Charlie for a Sony Bloggie video camera. I wanted to try it out to make sure it works ok since we only have 30 days to return it. We got it at Sams and so far, I love it. I made this video today. Let me know what you think.

Finally posting my pics from Angola

Sorry its taken me so long to get my Angola pics up but I kept forgetting. We went to Amish country and saw 2 school houses with cute Amish kids playing outside. We went to an Amish bakery and got all these goodies in the photo above. Everything was delicious!! We made smores inside using an embossing gun. If you watched the video, I'm sure you are laughing at me laughing!! We had a super weekend and can't wait to do it all again in April.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Have you tried digital paper yet?

OMG - its wonderful!! Jessica Sprague has One Buck Wednesday every single Wednesday at her website. She picks a great variety each week and they are normally priced $2.99, $3.99 or up to $8.99 and she prices them at ONLY $1.00 each!!! This week there are 4 awesome papers I had to have. You just put them in your cart, download them and print when you need them. They are great!!! I love love love the Echo Park paper the best!!!

This is the other Christmas card I made

while I was in Indiana. All of my Christmas cards are done!!

Stamps by: Memory Box and TAC. I copic airsprayed the sky and used my cuttlebug to make my background underneath. I then used Martha Stewart tinsel glitter (I love that stuff!).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How "crafters" make smores inside when its raining outside

Who knew a pickle factory was in Angola, IN?

We went to this Pickle Factory in IN today. Pickles in all flavors and relish in all flavors. Here is the pickle bar ....

2 more ATC's ...

1) Mrs. Claus
2) Under the Mistletoe

Friday, November 5, 2010

Another ATC I made

I made this for my Santa ATC swap. I CASED it from here. Isn't it the cutest?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stamping + good friends = Fun times

1) Its a Wreath
2) Christmas Cookies
3) Under the Christmas Tree
4) Hot Cocoa

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!

I am headed to Angola, Indiana today to meet up with 9 stamping friends from: Ohio, Michigan, and Utah. Its about a 9 hour drive so by the time you read this, I will be well on my way (I typed and posted this earlier)

I am going to be working on my Christmas cards - I do 2 sets of Christmas cards. This year I decided to make a card using stamping and a photo of our house taken last winter for my non-stamping friends. I will make 50 of these. (I totally copied this idea from my friend Mary in Mooresville) I will post the other card I am making another day.

Supplies used: Basic Grey paper, NOEL stamp by DRS Designs (the triangles look individually cut out but they aren't).

Monday, November 1, 2010

Friends are the marshmallows in the cocoa of life

I love that saying. It comes in a rubber stamp (I think) but I wrote it freehand. I got the digital image of hot cocoa here.