Well I just haven't had the time to blog lately and haven't felt like it when I have had time. Trying to get all the Christmas things in before time runs out. Anyway here's a glimpse at my Christmas Cards for those who I didn't send one to. I used the darling premade cards by Meredith Cardall using the fabulous kit by Krystal Hartley. Premade- that should tell you how much effort it took me. But hey they are cute and I always like easy. So if I don't blog again for a while, have a great Christmas.
Well I made this cute Christmas countdown for my friend Brookes birthday last month and was all stoked to make some more and just realized I keep giving myself too many projects to do. So sorry to my sisters and friends who I was planning on giving them to. But you can look at this one and see how cute they were. LOL!!! Sorry that was mean, but I have a birthday party, a baptism, getting Xmas cards done and sent out and my sons baptism book to do all this week and of course a house to dejunk and clean(big barfarama!) I'm in freakout mode right now. So that's why I'm at the computer playing on my blog to get the stress all out. I think it may have worked. On to my list!
I just noticed you might not be able to tell what I did. Well I used a mini muffin pan with 24 holes. I put little things on the bottom of each hole like "Make Xmas Cookies" or "Be a secret Santa for someone you don't know", etc. You get the idea. I mod podged the activities on the pan as well as some patterned paper on the top and added a few Xmas stickers and punched holes with a nail and hammer and added the ribbon. Then I made circles with green cardstock and numbered from 1-24 and covered it with diamond glaze to make the top shiny and to give it more strength. Then I hot glued magnets on the back of each circle. So for each day of December you take the number off you do that activity until you get all the way to Christmas.
Yes I'm one of those crazy Twilight fans and saw the midnight showing with a bunch of sisters and my daughter. Then after a few hours of sleep went with my whole family to see it again. Just as good the second time. And I'm a big Jacob fan- what a hottie!
Well for Halloween I made orange pumpkin pancakes and I suggested green eggs but no one wanted them until the next day Nick said "you know that thing you talked about? I want that." I said green eggs and he said "Yes, Green Eggs and Ham!" So I pulled out my handy green food coloring (I use my colors to add that perfect touch to a favorite treat or meal) It is a trick my Mom taught me when I was a kid. I remember for my birthday getting green cream of wheat and pink milk (my favorite colors at the time- come to think of it- they are still my favorite colors) Anyway I cut up some ham sandwitch meat and added to the gorgeous looking green eggs and Nick was as happy as a clam or should I say as happy as Sam.
Well we've had fun picking and carving pumpkins, going to see the Witches at Gardner Village with cousins, going to church parties, school parades and the good old Trick or Treating with friends in which my kids have all graduated to "the pillowcase" and are all on their own. They even went for about 2 hours and got more candy than they sould eat in a year but I'm sure they will manage to eat it within the week- except for Sydney who saves it forever. We actually had to clean out her room and get rid of last Halloweens leftovers and some Easter candy too. So this will be a long post with tons of picks. I haven't had time to play with scrapbooking for awhile so it's just photos for now.
Well I made this altered/hybrid cookie jar with the great new kit Giving Thanks by Meredith Cardall and AngieKovacs at ES. You get some free quick pages this week if you buy the kit (yeah!!!) Anyway I created the design and then printed on photo paper. Put the insert inside and then added ribbon, flowers, brads, etc. This is a cookie jar I got at WalMart for about 6 bucks and then you can make new inserts for each season or holiday. It would be a great gift too,
Just had to share with you the newest kit from Meredith Cardall and Bella Gypsy coming to ES on Monday the 19th. It's called Mr. Cuddle Monkey. I used Meredith's darling Quick pages that you can purchase or are free with the purchase of her kit.
Well I made a fun game for primary with little felt hats I got at the craft store. I used the new kit Boo 2 U from Meredith Cardall to make the cute bands(digital paper cut in strips and then inked) and the fun elements and numbers I attached to them(LOVE THESE!). I tried glue and glue dots to adhere the paper and then just ended up stapling the band to the hat. I used foam squares to adhere the elements and after punching out the numbers with a circle punch and gluing on the circle cardstock I added eyelets and ribbon and used the cutest little safety pins from Making Memories to hook the number to the hat.
Click on the photo to see it larger and much clearer.
I then had the primary kids I teach music to pick a hat and each number matched a song that we would sing. I added a little candy corn element and placed it underneath one and the child who picked that one got to choose whatever song they wanted. I can use the hats for any choosing game. I absolutely love Halloween and all the fun colors and costumes. I will definately have to use this cute digital kit to create some fun pages with the cosutmes I'm sure to see this year(my kids are on the lookout for that perfect costume.) I'm usually a witch every year to scare the kiddies who come to my door but I may just change it up this year and find something new.
Did I get your attention. This photo is just a sample of what's in store. So if you want to get some fun freebies that I made with Krystal Hartley's kits you will have to go check out her team blog HERE on Sunday Oct 4th to find out all about it.
Well I don't know if any of you have gone on the settings and clicked on the new updated image editor or not. Basically it's suppose to make adding pictures so much easier. Well I use MSN and when I went and changed it to the new update I suddenly couldn't do anything on my blog. I went and switched it back to the old way and still nothing. Well I went on the search to see if there was any info about it. I saw something about going to Internet Explorer. Well when I go to my blog from IE it works just fine and the new photo uploader is fabulous. But alas when I'm in MSN(my main homepage) it doesn't load so it just gives me that little rectangle box at the bottom right of the screen but it doesn't load. If anyone knows how to get it fixed I'd love some help. I'd hate to have to go over to Internet Explorer everytime I want to post on my blog.
Well you probably don't remember the peaches song but Hey, I do. Anyway I had 7-8 buckets of peaches off 2 of my 3 little trees and I have been frantically trying to take care of them. Sunday I made peach muffins. Yesterday I froze about 12 bags with 4 cups in each,bottled 30 jars for our food storage. Today so far I have made 3 peach pies- yes with homemade crust YUMMMMM! and now I am getting geared up to make about 8 peach cobblers- in which I will be giving to friends and neighbors as I don't want to see another peach for a while. So if any more peaches come off our trees I will be handing them out to anyone who drops by.
Well I am just unpacking from last weeekends trip and I realized I forgot a few projects that I made. Last year after Halloween I bought a bunch of foam pumpkin cutouts on clearance. I figured I could make some albums with them. Here's a few with just a hint of what I will do with them. No pictures are on any yet.
Well I did finish a few things this last week. I decorated some mini mailboxes, I finally put the photos in my "I Am" album but I still haven't figured out how to bind it properly. And I used paper, paint, mod podge, ribbon and flowers to dress up a naked album. I also made a mini album for visitors to sign in for our condo but of course I left it up there and forgot to take a picture of it(and it was the cutest of all) Well I will try to remember to take a picture of it next time I'm there.
I know, I know enough of the scrapping lingo attached to everything. Very cheesy but hey that's me. Anyway I got back from my scrapbooking retreat yesterday and fun was had by all- well I guess I can't speak for them all- but hey, I had fun. I organized my zillion pictures that I saved up for the past year and they spanned a two year period(yikes). I went for a two hour walk with my sister. I tried not to eat anyone elses snacks---I brought some healthier choices-raw almond, craisins, yogurt covered raisins and a few dark chocolate bites. Finished a mini book. Used paper, paint and mod podge to redo an album. Made a mini album for the condo so visitors can sign. and then I made some Halloween albums out of fun foam.(I'll post pics of these later) While watching some of the best movies ever made. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Ferris Buelers Day Off, How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, well it goes, on and on. You get the picture. I took some pics of the fun girlies that came to the retreat- hope I didn't get someone with their mouth open- just kidding.
I'm getting ready to head out of town for my first scrapbook retreat weekend at our condo. We have about 20 crazy girls ready to get some scrapping done along with eating a lot of snacks, watching a ton of 80's movies, telling tons of crazy stories an NOT getting a ton of sleep. I'll take some pics to share with you on Monday. I will be doing more retreats with this same group in Feb/March but if you live around the SL area and we have enough we can start another group too. Well, off to the gym and then endless errands so I will be ready to leave tomorrow. TTFN that's "ta ta for now" for you non speakers. LOL