Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend + December Blog Candy!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wow . . . we've had a packed weekend, as I'm sure the rest of you have also. Here's the four of us, at Thanksgiving. We made all our family favorites, so we felt the love of loved ones. Funny how the boys taste buds are getting more refined, so they're now liking the dressing, cranberry salad, and pumpkin pie. Oh boy are they!! :o)

On Friday, we only had to work a 1/2 day at work (the day after Thanksgiving we always close @ 1:00P). After work, we drove to Dad & LaDonna's house, to spend some time with them and winterize the camper.

Clinton, MO has their lighting ceremony & holiday parade on Friday night . . . none of us been before, so we drove to the square and enjoyed the lights and watched the parade. Longtime friends of LaDonna's spent the Thanksgiving weekend with them, Bob & Linda, and they went with us to the downtown square too. This was a mini version of the Kansas City Plaza lighting ceremony, but beautiful just the same.

There is a group of 7 of us that attempt to together (we try monthly) and scrapbook/crop. We've decided to have a little holiday swap, the only stipulation we made is
that it has to be homemade. Here's what I've made . . . but I'm not telling you what I'm filling 'em with! :o) That part has to be a surprise for the girls! I just love these 'lil jars, can you tell? I think they're so versatile with any holiday, to fill them with candy, etc. I can't wait to make these for Valentine's Day! We just might have to do something at the January workshop with these, for Valentine's Day! Whatcha think?

I've also been playing with our Christmas card. The embossing folder I want to use has been on back order, but should be here on Tuesday! WAHOO! Here's a mock-up of the card so far . . . I've got some tweaking to do (like change out the ribbon and use the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder). I used the new Simmer Paint too, that I applied with a Sponge Dauber.
If you click on the picture you can see the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint better, around the outside of the tree. I just love the little extra this adds. I didn't want to cut my embossing folder, so I cut out a tree in the center of some dense foam . . . this way it doesn't emboss where I want the tree to go. I got the idea from Patty's Stampin' Spot . . . except my shape is a tree (instead of an oval). I'm really liking the way the card is turning out.

Don't forget . . . the Online Extravaganza ends tomorrow evening! You can either order directly off my website or e-mail me your order, before 9:00P tomorrow evening . . . either way, it takes about a week for the order some come in.

Starting with this blog post . . . here's some December Blog Candy (for the snowman jar on the left)! The drawing will be on December 19th @ 12:00 CST. So be sure to 1. follow me (on the left side of the blog) and 2. leave comments often! Limit is one comment per post . . . who ever leaves the most comments wins (in case of a tie, will pick the winner)! Good luck!

Hope you have a wonderful day . . . thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you and your family have a most joyful Thanksgiving Day!

May your upcoming holiday season bring you good health, absolutely no stress, and wonderful memories!

Thank you for stopping
by my craft room . . . Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Huge Stampin' Up! Sale

Stampin' Up! is having a huge sale, starting today through November 30th @ 11:50 pm (MT).

Visit my website, to see the great deals . . . card making bundles, scrapbooking bundles, accessories, 30%, 40%, and even 50% off!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Craft Show Yesterday . . .

Theresa & I were at the Eagle Glen Elementary School craft show yesterday. We had SO much fun, meeting new gals that stopped by, got to spend quality time with my Sissy, and hootin' it up with Jennifer. Jennifer now refers to us as her "Partners in Craft". Cute huh? :o) Here's the picture Jennifer took of us yesterday.

Thank you to all the ladies that stopped by the booth! Congratulations to Elizabeth H. from Raymore, MO on winning the stamp set drawing! WAHOO!

Once I got back home, Terry had dinner made (the Chicken & Rice with Celery Soup) . . . and the he helped me move everything back to the basement. I attempted to unpack the "Green Coffin" . . . but by the time I got home, we had dinner, I made a little jar for Theresa (for her to give to the teachers for Thanksgiving), and then I was starting to get a migraine. I took my medicine and poof . . . off to went to bed! Patrick came and snuggled with me . . . nothin' better than snuggling with one of your kiddos is there?! :o)

We're going to the Chiefs game today, with Theresa and Bruce. Even though the Chiefs aren't having the best season this year . . . I just LOVE the energy out at Arrowhead! I look forward to this day with them each year! GO CHIEFS!

I hope you have a wonderful day . . . thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Little Jars

Happy Hump Day! I hope your day has gone well.

I had seen this idea on Angie Juda's website and just fell in love with it! I e-mailed her, to find out where she got the little jars . . . and bingo . . . I was hot-tailin' it out the door! Luckily, I'm married to a great fella that understands the "urgency" to go get crafting stuff! :o) I think the snowman one would be cute with some homemade hot chocolate in it . . . perfect for a neighbor gift, during the holidays!

I'm going to make some of these little jars for the craft show that Theresa and I are going to be at on Saturday . . . Eagle Glen Intermediate School (from 9A - 4P). We're going to be close to Jennifer Goode too . . . the gourd gal that we met at the last craft show! She's so much fun! On her website, she's come out with ornament gourds . . . oh my gosh! This will be detrimental to my profit margin, on Saturday! :o)

Well, the little turkeys were a hit last night, at the workshop! I can't believe that
Thanksgiving is just a week away! Where has 2009 gone? Since this is one of Terry's "firsts", without his Mom . . . he was wanting to just spend Thanksgiving at home. We'll (of course) be watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, during all the dinner preparations! :o) What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

We're having a Thanksgiving Tiger Cub Pot Luck Dinner tomorrow night. My DH is making his Mom's cranberry salad. I'll have to take a FoodNetwork picture of it and post it. It's very tasty, even with nuts, and it's a beautiful color . . . very festive!

Have a wonderful day . . . thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Workshop Cards

Tonight the boys and I went up to a local pizza place and met a girlfriend for dinner. They make the best pizza! YUMMY! Terry was supposed to go with us, but decided that he needed to stay at home and racked leaves . . . did I squeak out of that deal or what? We got some BIG trees in our yard too! :o)

We got what they call a "King" pizza and between the three of us . . . there was ONE piece left! The boys snarfed it down like they hadn't eaten for days! :o) I had to get another whole pizza, just to bring home to Terry! Oh my, I can only imagine what it's going to be like 10 years from now . . . to feed these two fellas!

Here are the last two cards, for the workshop! I hope you like the fall colors as much as I do! I love this time of year!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day, to all who serve(d) in armed forces! Without you, we wouldn't be able to have the freedom, and luxuries, we have in the great USA! Thank you!!

Okay . . . here's the 3D turkey, for those coming next week! Now tell me he doesn't make your socks go up-n-down!? I dare you! Is this the cutest 'lil turkey or what? Theresa forward me the link to the gal I CASE'd/scraplifted this from. Even though he's got a Hershey Nugget, for a body, I still don't think I'll eat him . . . he's just way too cute!

Wouldn't these make just darling place holders at your Thanksgiving table?

Don't forget to mark your calendar for either Tuesday or Friday night @ 6:30P! I'll be uploading the other two projects . . . so stay tuned!

Thanks or stopping by my craft room!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Comment problem is fixed?

I went out to the Blogger help and I believe the issue with you leaving comments is fixed (I hope)! Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Sneak peak for those of you coming next week, to the workshop . . . this is using the Autumn Traditions Designer Paper . . . I just LOVE the colors, don't you? Just wait until you see the 3D item! It's gonna make your socks go up-n-down, I promise!! :o)

I hope you're having a lovely day/evening! Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bookmark + Kids Crop Pictures

This is the bookmark that all the little Tiger Cubs made the other night . . . it's made with the Sizzix Two Tags Bigz die and the Scallop Circle punch. Pretty easy little projects for 6 & 7 year old kiddos. I was pretty proud of myself, letting go of my anal-retentiveness on that one?! :o) Honestly, he did really well on his bookmark, didn't he?!

Yesterday was the Kids Crop . . . there were a total of 5 kiddos. A couple of them still have a few pages left to do on their scrapbooks,
but I saved that part for last just in case of that. They all did really well and had fun dressing up their Build-A-Bears . . . I think that was their favorite part. Thanks to all the 'lil crafters for coming yesterday! I sure enjoyed spending time with all of you, AND your Moms too! :o)

Today, we had a downline meeting at Jeri's house. It was alot of fun spending an afternoon with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. We had a mini-regional seminar . . . we watched a video with a few WOW demonstrations on it (you know the type that made you go "WOW" once you see how they did it), had our own card swap, and then created 6 projects from one stamp set! What an afternoon! :o) I'll have to upload all the pictures of our projects, they really are cute. There was one scrapbook page in it too! WAHOO!

Just a reminder, I'm having the November workshop next Tuesday & Friday evening. I'll finish up the samples and upload them, so you can see 'em!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kids Crop Card

Here is the card that the kiddos are going to make, at the Kids Crop this Saturday.

This will be easy-peasy for kiddos to do! The card is the Movers & Shapers Curly Label die and the Build-A-Bear is a die too. I sure hope they like dressing up the Build-A-Bear on this card! (That's kind of an oxymoron isn't it?) Heck . . . I even enjoyed dressing up this 'lil bear!

Terry and Nathan had their Tiger Cub meeting tonight. Terry asked for me to come up with a craft project for them to do . . . okay, he REALLY had to twist my arm on that one! :o) I came up with a bookmark, that they can all use in their Tiger Cub handbook. Terry said that the boys all had a good time . . . I'll upload the picture tomorrow, to show you. It turned out really cute.

One thing that I've had to really let go of not to try and sway them on what (or how) to do a craft my way. At first, it was really hard to do, but I've had to learn just to let go and let the boys do the crafting the way they want to. You know, it comes out very cute and their proud of what they did. Did you have a hard time with this, when you had kids?

I hope you had a wonderful day today . . . thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Licorice Leg Santa

I went over to Jeri's house last night and worked on these 'lil fellas. They're made from Stampin' Up! punches and a set of Twizzlers. I'm going to do another craft show, on the 24th, and I'm going to make some of these up. Aren't they the cutest?!

I'm having a Kids Crop on Saturday . . . they're making a Build-A-Bear card, a scrapbook, and a little 3D scalloped bag. A few of the Moms have mentioned how they're going to ask for a electronic die cutting machine (did I stay politically correct there?) for Christmas . . . but they're apprehensive to let their kids touch it. Well . . . I'm not! What can they do to it . . . we'll be right there? This is the scalloped bag their going to make . . . along with some stamping (of course). They'll get to fill it with Starburst candy too . . . what kiddo wouldn't like that?! :o) I hope all the kids have a good time.

Today is bitter sweet, since it would have been our Mom's 70th birthday. This is one of my favorite pictures of "GiGi". She was holding Nathan, when he was about a month old (in 2003). Mom named herself "GiGi" when Jackson (Theresa's oldest) was little, which stood for "Goofy Grandma", and the name just stuck. Patrick, our youngest is named after her (as her name was Mary Patricia). She passed away about one month before Patrick was born (in 2004). She had a contagious laugh and was an absolute wonderful Mom, wife, friend, and very proud of all her grandsons! We so miss our 'lil ray of sunshine, but know that she touches us somehow and someway everyday.

Thanks for stopping by my craft room and be sure to tell someone you love them!