Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve

Happy New Year's Eve!

I can't believe Christmas is already past! But I am so happy both my kids made it home Christmas Eve night and woke up at home with me Christmas day. The festivities began around 7:00 a.m.with Dana waking me up and then her brother. Then on to my sister Vonnie's house for a great dinner and more holiday festivities.

 It seems one little lady was plum-tuckered out from good food and celebrations!
 Now plans are being made for the new year celebration! Not for me though. I'd rather stay at home - in my jammies - and celebrate with whatever TV station has the best coverage - heehee. Most likely it will be ABC - I love Dick Clark and his Rockin New Year's Eve celebration. Did you ever go to New York for the famous ball dropping? I have not but would love to some day.

I'm still slowly packing away my Christmas decorations - very slowly. I have way too much and don't unpack all of it. This year I'm weeding out stuff and will be donating it to the future 'garage sale' of 2012. More to come on that subject!

I wish you all the best for 2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merriest Christmas Eve

Hi all,
Merry Christmas Eve! Are you all ready for the big day? I am! Surprise! All I have to do is make my famous Texas Sheet Cake to bring to my sister's home for our big feast tomorrow. I did buy some last minute gift cards to put in my children's stockings...yep, still filling those stockings hanging on the mantel even though they are 23 and 25 years old! 
Of course those gift cards need a holder so I've been whipping up some gift card holders that I had learned to make a few years ago in a Stampin Up class.

All you do is cut out a 4x5 piece of card stock, adhere a piece of pattern paper on top. Take a smll envelope and fold it in half. Cut the right side of the top of the flap off and glue the left side down. There is your opening to slide in your gift card! Then take another piece of card stock, decorate it with your favorite embellishments, weave a strip of ribbon through the bottom and wrap it around the envelope before adhering the envelope on top of your pattern paper. Easy Peasy! This is a good way to use up those scraps of card stock and pattern papers left over from other projects.
Well, the post man just delivered a package for me from Two Peas in a Bucket!! Yippee - now my October Afternoon "Holiday Style" is complete. I'm off to start a holiday mini scrap album. Or two...
Merry Christmas to all

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh Joy

Hi all,
Just poppin in real quick tonight to share some more christmas cards I've made. Too many bits and bobs for these cards to go through the postal service! I have been hand delivering them!

The ribbon in these pictures looks black but actually it is green! And the trim is a new die I just received from Papertrey Ink along with the sentament stamped onto a tag. That cute little snowman in the corner is an older Hero Arts stamp. The pattern papers are from the St.Nick Vintage Collection but not sure who the manufacturer is!
This card uses white card stock from Michaels (I think), pattern paper from S.E.I., stamped image and sentament from Papertrey Ink, ribbon from MemrieMare Etsy shop and pearl is from my stash.
I have a few more cards to show but I'm super tired and need to go to bed. But I will be back tomorrow to post some more cards for you.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

coming up for air...

Hi all
I have finally taken a break and am coming up for air long enough to write this post! I guess when you get your mojo back, it's good to keep going for as long as it lasts - kinda like the engergizer bunny! I have been making nothing but Christmas cards and tags. I have been visiting  lots of blogs, going through magazines and getting tons of ideas. I actually took some to work today for a co-worker who asked me to bring some in. I brought in a whole shoebox full. She ended up purchasing 12.

This card (pic taken from an IPhone) was made using kraft cardstock (Michaels Craft Store), pattern paper is from Graphic 45, holly berries and leaves from Petaloo and ribbon from MemrieMare Etsy shop.

This card uses Melissa Francis pattern papers and die cuts. Ribbon is from Stampin Up and the button and pearl is from my stash.

Now I need to switch gears and start making a couple of birthday cards for the December birthdays in my family and some friends. Then I'm going back to making more Christmas cards, tags, and some mini albums. I have so much paper pads and die cuts that I'm dying to use!

Enjoy your Tuesday!