Thursday, December 29, 2011

Late Christmas Gift

My sweet husband came home today! So glad to have him home for New Year's! We did our gift opening tonight and I was ecstatic when I opened mine!

I've been wanting one of these for quite some time!

I can't wait to start using this! It's going to be so much FUN! Just had to share this with ya'll! Have a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More scrapbook pages

Am so glad to be back home. Had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and am looking forward to a great New Year's!

Got lots of storage items for my craft room and can't wait to finish organizing it!

So my aunt and uncle absolutely LOVED their album I made for them! My aunt even started to cry, which truly meant a lot. Here's a few more of the album pages I made but forgot to share with ya'll.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all of ya'll a very merry Christmas! In Austin for the holidays...will be back next week sometime.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Scrapbook Pages

My bestie graduated with her Master's degree on Saturday! Such a GREAT accomplishment!

I've been working on a scrapbook that I'm giving as a gift for my aunt and uncle. They will be adopting a baby and will have to show an album to the birth mother/agency. I'm nearly halfway done! Here's the pages I've completed (They will be inserting the pics themselves):

Have a fabulous Monday!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Favors

Can you believe there are only 10 more days til Christmas?... Where does the time go and why do the holidays have to go by so quickly?

I'm having lunch with the girls tomorrow and I made them all these cute little favors.

The inside is filled with a couple Ghirardelli Squares, Mini Candy Canes & cute little gifts!
Treat Box - Stampin Up "Box #2" Die
Cardstock & Patterned Paper - Stampin Up
Sentiments - Michael's
Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Organized my scraps!

Have been working on organizing my craft room and when it's done I'll be sure to post some pics! I did figure out a neat way to store my scraps and it makes life so much easier for me!

Snapware! (On sale at JoAnn's right now!)

Also tonight was our monthly card swap and gift exchange! Wonderful time as always! Here are all the goodies I left with:

Have a great evening all!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Gift Tags

Have another swap just around the corner...time it just whizzing by! Christmas will be here before we know it!

This time we had to make 3x3 gift tags. I had fun with these and they are super easy to make! Just like a miniature card!

Card Base - 3" x 6"
Patterned Paper (My Paper Studio) - 3" x 1"
Cream Cardstock (Stampin Up) w/Border - 3" x 2"
Inside Mat - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Ribbon & Twine - Michael's
Scalloped Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Stampin Up "Petite Pairs" Set
Inside To & From - Pink By Design "Tags & Treats" Set

Be back soon! Have a wonderful evening all!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas is on it's way!

Evening all...

My card class was wonderful, as always and I learned some new tricks! Patsy always delivers in her classes and she is so talented!

Reindeer Treat Box (Holds 4 Hershey's Nuggets)

Card Box (Holds 4 Christmas tags and/or a gift card)

The tag we made to go into the Card Box

Snowflake Card

Be back soon! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Paper Ornament

Just a Christmas shopping away over here! Almost done, yay! Here's a make & take we did at my last card swap and it's oh so cute!

It's a paper ornament! And the best part is that if you want to ship it, it lays flat!

How to make this ornament:
1) Cut six 4"x4" squares of your favorite patterned paper
2) For each square, fold/score in half each way and then once at a diagonal

3) Fold diagonal line in

4) Using adhesive, adhere all 6 together.
5) After all 6 are adhered, take one of the end caps and add a strip of adhesive to it, then place down a 1/8" ribbon.

6) Now tread the ribbon through the button and repeat step 5 for the other end cap.

7) If you don't want the ribbon to show just take a 2"x2" square and adhere it right on top of each end cap.
8) Congrats, you completed the ornament! Now you can just place in on your tree or onto a gift!

Have a card class tomorrow and can't wait to show off what we made!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Special Request

Evening all!

Got a special request in for a Christmas card. A gal I work with had ordered some other cards from me but wanted to know if I could make a "Nightmare before Christmas" card. As always, I of course said YES! Used the characters Jack & Sally on this card.

Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Mat - 4" x 5 1/4"
Cardstock - Stampin Up & The Paper Studio
Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Michael's

Monday, November 28, 2011

Home sweet home

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Am back, but not quite back to crafting... been putting up all the Christmas decorations! It so nice to be back home!

Here's a few pics from my Thanksgiving! We went to Medieval Times and had a blast!

The Knights of the Realm

Am working on my Christmas tree with all my paper ornaments... once I get it finished I will must certainly must it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dallas Bound

About to Dallas to see the fam! Hope every has a blessed turkey day! Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's some make-n-takes I made at Archiver's the other day... they are super cute! Can be used for tags or even ornaments!

Be back soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November Recipe Card

Finally completed all my recipe cards for my swap tonight, YAY! They turned out pretty good for a last minute design. My sweet hubby helped me get these finished so that I would have them all ready!

Here it is...My November Recipe Card!

For this month's swap we also have to bring the recipe as well. It's a Pecan Pumpkin Dessert and it is to die for. My new favorite by far!

Hope ya'll enjoy!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

March Calendar Page

Finally am getting started on the remaining 6 months for my 6x6 calendar. Not quite going in order, but hey they will all get done still!

Here's what I created for March and I decided to go with a St. Patty's theme.

Not sure if ya'll noticed from the picture, but I got an early Christmas present from the hubby! I have been wanting one of these for quite some time. So excited for my new Ott-Lite! I love it!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Just love the Snow Much Fun stamp set from Stampin Up! It's too cute! Plus Snowmen are my favorite!

On my card today I used a spotlighting technique using a snowflake punch and it turned out so cute! Got this card idea from Stampin Up demonstrator, Dee Slater. Am making these cards for my monthly card swap as well.

Card Base - 51/2" x 8 1/2"
Blue Mat - 3" x 3"
Brown Mat - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
White Mat (x2) - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Cardstock - Stampin Up and Recollections
Stamp Set - Stampin Up "Snow Much Fun"
Northern Flury Embossing Folder - Stampin Up
Snowflake Punch/Markers - Stampin Up

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Back and with a new look!

Morning all!

I'm just starting to get back into the swing of things. When your gone for nearly a week it kind of throws you off. I had a blast at the German Fest though and got to help my friend out with all of her wedding stuff. So it definitely was a fun 4 day weekend!

Well, I finally got my hair done and it looks pretty cute! I'm a red head now!

Here are a couple Christmas cards I made that I just had to share with ya'll.

As always, enjoy! Be back soon!