Year: 2008

A New Year’s Eve Wedding

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones, family and friends! We had a really fun family Christmas Eve and day at home, then on to my sister’s and then my mom’s house for a few days after Christmas.   I even got to see my big brother and his family at my mom’s, as they drove in from Stratford Ontario, and we all had a great visit!  The boys had a great time, especially with their cousins.  It’s really fun to see everyone together,  and having fun.  I only wish we could do it more often! I am so looking forward to tomorrow evening!  It will be the first New Year’s Eve, in quite a while, that we will really  celebrate in style!   Our friends are getting married!!  What a party it will be!   We are staying over at the hotel after the reception, because it will be very late and next to impossible to get a taxi home.  So we are really making a night of it!  The boys will …

Here comes Rudolph!

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose…and if you ever saw it you would even say it glows (like a lightbulb)!!  All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio); they wouldn’t let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games( like monopoly)! At the head of Santa’s sleigh Rudolph says….Now who’s laughing?  heehee  I get such a kick out of this image! I think Des will too…so this one’s for him! Tonight’s the night…the kid’s have been so excited they are going a bit coocoo!  We’ve all been listening to a lot of Christmas music and my youngest loves filling in the “extras” to the Rudolph song. Stamps: Holiday lineup SU, background Stamp by Stampin’ Up! Paper: Crate Samantha collection, Whisper white , Red Riding hood SU! Ink: Jet black archival ink Accessories: versamark, red tinsel ep, red glitter gel pen Techniques: heat embossing I wish you all a wonderful Christmas !!

Snowglobe Tags!

I love snowglobes!!   There is simply something magical about them!  I like to stare into them and watch the snow swirling, it always makes me think dreamy thoughts of past Christmas wishes, and childhood moments.   Can you resist shaking one when you see it?? I can’t! My love of snowglobes inspired me to make these  gift tags. I made the little snowglobes using self laminating sheets fro business cards.  I had bought them a while back at the dollar store, thinking I would find a purpose for them, and I finally did! I used my clear snail adhesive (SU!)  on the bottom side of the sheet (the top sheet is already sticky).  Then, I sprinkled the glitter on top, laid down my punched tree and snowman, and placed the top adhesive sheet over it all.  I cut the circles with my circle cutter.  I was actually able to use my circle punch, but decided not to since it was a bit stiff to punch through. For the base I used my SU! tab punch, and …

Wrappers and Ornaments

I made these quick Candy cane wrappers for my Son’s class.   I wanted 24  of them for Friday’s Christmas party. The challenge on SCS  tonight was to make quick last minute gifts, so this is it! I got the idea for these wrappers from Paper Craft Planet.  They were so easy to make! I also made these ornaments inspired by one I saw on my SBS sister Bridgett’s blog.  You can see a simple video for these by Chicn’Scratch here. I am almost ready for Christmas! Yeah!! I just have to wrap, wrap  wrap now!  Oh, and go grocery shopping, so we’ll have some yummy food over the holiday. I’m so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your kind comments!! You are fabulous!! Have a great day!!

Mitten Gift Card Holder

I saw a lovely mitten garland in Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, and I had the idea to make a mitten gift card holder. I drew my own template.    It is approximately 41/4″  at the widest point x 5 1/2″ from top to bottom. EDITED TO ADD TEMPLATE LINK mitten-template The gift card is tucked into the palm of the mitten (front panel) I used SCS‘s tuesday color challenge for my color choices, so the base mitten is basic gray, as is the ribbon. The snowflakes are baja breeze cs, and the scallop trim is kiwi kiss cardstock by Stampin’ UP! Here’s How: I cut out 1 base mitten, and 1 top panel cut  to the bottom of the cuff of the mitten. I glued the top panel to the bottom but just around the edges and bottom so that there is room for the gift card to slip inside. Then, I cut one more mitten outline up to the cuff in decorative paper and covered the top panel. I embellished it with kiwi kiss …

Give a gift or two!

Hi everyone!  How are you making out with Holiday preparations?  I still have so much to do.  I haven’t even started wrapping gifts, in fact, I still have a few to buy!  I’ve been really busy, but I’ve been having fun too! This past weekend was great.   The boys wanted to make a movie, so they came up with their own story about a boy, and Santa, and I shot it with my small digital camera.  It turned out to be so cute and the boys were so happy with it, that they watched it over and over!  It’s about 3 minutes long.  Now we have to make copies of it, for their Grandmas, who will love it!! Des, my husband, is off work now, so the running around and last minute stuff is much easier to do!  He also gets to enjoy the excitement of the boys before Christmas, and their ever mounting hyperness too!  heehee!   I love having him around during the day!! This week’s Crafty Creations challenge is “GIFTED” so I thought …

A Green Christmas

There is a LOT of SNOW here, so I am not talking about that kind of green Christmas!  No, the limited supply challenge on friday on SCS was for us to go green, meaning reuse, or recycle something and use it on our cards.  Now, I keep my Christmas cards from one year to the other for sentimental reasons, as well as for recycling bits!  🙂 I pulled off three die cuts from one card, and made three new cards with them.  I am pretty pleased with myself. 😉 hehehe I also reduced wasted paper by simply complying with the rules of Sharon’s Stamp Simply Challenge.  She asked us to use only a 2 inch strip of decorative paper on our cards.  So that is exactly what I did, using Flourishes beautiful glitter paper. Simple, green, cards.  I love it!! Stamps: Take Three sentiment Stampin’ Up! Paper: Kiwi Kiss cs, Flourishes glitter Ink: Ruby Red Stampin Up! Thanks for stopping by!   I really appreciate it, as I know how busy everyone is during the …