Saturday, November 30, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 30

and the last day of November.  Where DID this month go?   Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?     Me?   nope   I have a long way to go yet.   But I have 3 1/2 weeks to get it done along with the cleaning, baking and decorating.    I will get it all finished in time, I always do.  :)
Today I am sharing a picture of a project we will be making this coming Tuesday at my Hobby Lobby cardmaking class.   It will be the last one for 2013.   This box contains snowman soup.   A packet of hot cocoa mix, a bag of marshmallows, some snowman kisses(hershey kisses) and a peppermint stirring stick.   I found this idea on Splitcoast Stampers website and pretty much cased it.    Isn't it cute?  and what child (or adult for that matter) wouldn't love to receive this cute little gift?   All the goodies are contained in a plastic card box which I purchased from Gina K Designs.  
There is still room in both the morning and evening classes on Tues Dec 3rd  at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon if you wish to attend.  Just email me at to reserve your spot in class.  
See you tomorrow with another holiday post.  

7 weeks of Christmas day 29

Today I want to share a couple gift card holders I made for a class I am having next week.    These were fun to make.  It is always nice to present a gift card in something pretty and fun.   AND they can be reused next year.
The first one uses retired designer paper from a Stampin Up.   It folds like a tri-fold wallet.   and the gift card pops up when opened.  Click on the pictures for a close up.

and the other gift card holder we will be making is this scalloped circle card.    It has a pocket inside to slip the gift card into.

thats my share for today.   See you again tomorrow with more holiday ideas and memories.  

7 weeks of Christmas Day 28

Hi everyone
Today I am sharing a picture of Mr Frosty.   He was our outdoor decoration for a few years.   As you can see, he WAS huge.   But alot of fun.  He got lots of looks as people drove by.   Anchoring him down so the wind would not move him was quite the trick.  As you can see in the window behind him,  that was when I had the store yet.   OMG   alot of years ago.  
I will be back tomorrow with more holiday ideas and memories.  Hope you'll join me then.  

7 weeks of Christmas day 27

Today I am sharing a picture of our Christmas tree 2005.   What made this one a special memory for me was the rocking chair you see in the lower right of the picture.   I purchased it unfinished and painted it for my then 2 year old grand daughter.    I had so much fun painting and decorating this chair for her.   I added her name using a stencil and stamped roses across the 2 white boards on the back of the chair.   White polkadots covered the seat.   Do you think I got it bright enough? LOL What a labor of love it was.  

and here is a closeup of the chair.
 Be back tomorrow with another Christmas post.    

7 weeks of Christmas day 26

Today I want to share a picture of my grand daughter making cookies.   We had so much fun creating these adorable reindeer cookies.  Can you tell she is having fun?  
she is putting on his raisin eyes and cinnamon redhots noses.     Such precious memories.  
See you tomorrow with yet another holiday share.

7 weeks of Christmas day 25

Today I want to share a picture of a popcorn box I created a few years back.   It was an item I offered in my store  at holiday time.    This box was quite tall (about 11  1/2 inches) so it left alot of room for stamping.    Here is what I came up with.
see you soon with another holiday share..

7 weeks of Christmas day 24

Today I am sharing a picture of our living room Christmas tree.  Jack puts it up every year and then puts on the lights.   This year he decided we needed more lights, or off we went to Menards for 2 more sets.   I DO like it better with the extra lights though.
After he gets the lights on, I take over and place the spiraling ribbons, and ornaments.  Then the big bow at the top.   After thats finished he spends a couple days rearranging  and adding more ornaments.  
Well here are the pictures.   I love this tree, especially at night.  It glows the most beautiful shade of blue.  People slow down as they are driving by to look at it.   Kewl!
Here's the tree master setting up the tree-------    Notice Buddy is supervising.  LOL
and here it is all decked out with blue lights, ribbons, and all blue baubles.  I LOVE this tree and will have a hard time taking it down again come the middle of January.  

That's it for today.    Be back with more on Day 25.

Monday, November 25, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 23

Today I want to share a picture of a candle I altered for a holiday stamp camp.  A simple project, but what we did to decorate the candle made it special I think.
 You don't have to spend a lot to give a beautiful gift.  The candle holder was something I picked up at a rummage sale,  and i just added a pretty ribbon and bow, and stamped a tag.  
See you tomorrow with more projects from that holiday stamp camp.    Have a great Monday.

7 weeks of Christmas day 22

Today I am sharing a gift card holder I made for a class I am offering a week from tomorrow.   Paper is from Stampin Up.  

I added a small die cut and embossed panel to the lower part of the insde that says Merry Christmas.   See you tomorrow with another Christmas share.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 21

Today I am sharing another card we did last year for the holidays.  It is a card and gift in one.   The card folds up and when opened makes a cute little desk calendar to be enjoyed all year.  

See you Sunday with another holiday post.  

7 weeks of Christmas day 20

oops  got a little behind here.  Yesterday was a very busy day and I completely forgot to put up my post so today I will do 2 of them to catch up.  
Today I want to share a card I offered in a class last year.  It uses cut and tuck and fold dies to create the strip on the left.    SO easy to do but such a pretty accent to a card.   Will have to get those dies out and use them again.   Its been a long time.  The rest of the card is pretty much die cuts too.   It was a fun crd to do though.
Well thats my share for Friday.  Hope you liked it.  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 19

wow  my hubby has been busy.   Look what he set up today------my favorite blowup holiday decoration.   Isn't it just sooooo cute?    The Let it snow ball spins around on the snowmans feet.   Once there is real snow on the ground instead of all that nasty brown grass,  it will be even cuter.   Will take another picture of it later in the season when there is snow on the ground and at night so you can see it all lit up.
so that's it for today.    See ya tomorrow with another holiday share.   Until then, God bless you all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 18

Today I want to share a gift item an old friend of mine made for me.   She also taught me how to do these and I will be offering a couple class sessions for these in the next few weeks.  
The plate is glass.    I have decoupaged some fabric to the back of the plate using Mod Podge.  The fabric has gold threads in it and is so much prettier than what you can see in the picture.(unfortunately the picture doesn't pick it up)
I don't have any dates yet for making these, nor a price for the class.   But I will have that information posted by the end of the week.
And thats my share to today.    Hope to see you back here tomorrow for another holiday idea.  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas Day 17

Good morning my friends
Today I want to share a picture with you of my favorite bird.   This bird is often associated with the holiday season although I don't know why.  They are around my home all year round and I see them at my feeders several times each day.  
Such  beautiful birds arent they?   The female, although she has very little red, is pretty in her own right.    We do enjoy seeing the cardinals at our feeders all year round.
See you tomorrow with another holiday post.   

Monday, November 18, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 16

  1. today I am sharing pictures of a project I did for a blog hop years ago when I was a SU demo.  This is a small box all made from cardstock.

When you open it you see a ribbon.    
and when you lift the ribbon this is what is inside.   You can remove it from the box and hang it on a wall if you wish.
thats my share for today.  Hope you liked it     Will be back tomorrow with yet another Christmas posting.   See you then.  

Sunday, November 17, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 14

today you will see an assortment of gift tags I created a while back.   I love gift tags----not the sticker kind you can buy in the stores, but tags like these, that say I love you enough to make a special tag for your gift.   and here they are-----------
See you tomorrow with another holiday idea.    Make today a happy one!

7 weeks of Christmas day 15

Today I would like to share with you a picture of some holiday gift items I made a couple years ago.
At the top is a glass plate.  To make it I stamped a winter scene onto white mulberry paper.   I colored it with colored pencils, then decoupaged it to the glass plate with mod podge.   The scene shows through the plate and although its hard to see in the picture, it is very pretty.
Next are 2 cards, the one on the left is a clear acetate card, the one on the right is a spring card.   
Then in the middle of the pictures is a jar filled with the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies.   I made a tag to add to the ribbon holding the holiday printed fabric circle.
In the left front is a candle I made from a drinking glass.   I covered it with vellum which I first stamped and embossed with gold ep.  Then I colored it on the back with markers.   I attached it to the glass, and added gold ribbon around the top and bottom.
  In the middle is a little gift packet for holiday S'mores.   It includes 2 graham cracker squares, a marshmallow snowman, and a miniature hershey bar.   
And last but not least, in the right front, is an acetate box from the little stamps the Angel company used to sell.   I wrapped Hersheys Nuggets with holiday paper, and placed them in the box, then added a puffy ribbon bow with a tag.   
Well thats it for todays post.   Hope it might have given you some ideas for little gifts you could make for teachers, hair dressers, crossing guards, or that somebody special you would like to remember with a little something for the holidays.  See ya'll tomorrow.

Friday, November 15, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas Day 13

Hey all     hope this post finds you all having a wonderful day.  Looking forward to the weekend too I bet.    Today I am sharing some pictures of 3 of the cards we will be doing on Tuesday at my Hobby Lobby Christmas Card Making class.    We will be doing 5 cards but I want to keep the other 2 a secret for the ladies attending.   We will also be doing an OPTIONAL project that day, this adorable little Santa treat box with Hersheys kisses tucked inside.  The cost to make this box including the kisses is $2.    And now  here are the cards

and here is the Santa treat box.
hope you enjoyed my share for today.  See ya tomorrow.    Have a grrrrrr8 Friday!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 12

Hey again
Back with another Christmas idea for you all.    This is an item we did last holiday season in a  class at Hobby Lobby.   It is a gift card holder.  An adorable snowman.   How cute is this!

See you Thursday with another holiday share.    Have a great day!

7 weeks of Christmas day 11

Hey everyone   sorry I didn't get the post out yesteday but was feeling a little under the weather.   Today I will post both day 11 and 12.  
Today I am sharing a picture of a card we did last holiday season.  It is a calendar card.  a Christmas card that keeps on giving all year long.

See you tomorrow with another holiday idea.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas Day 10

Today I am sharing a picture of one of the cards we are going to be making on Tue Nov 19th at my Hobby Lobby Cardmaking class.    This is a step card and was fun to make using lots of die cuts and punchies.  
I will be back tomorrow with more Holiday shares.  See you then.  Have  a wonderful Monday!

7 weeks of Christmas day 9

Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday.  I started cleaning my stamp cave and just got so involved everything else fell by the wayside.  So here is todays offering.   I had a Christmas card class on Saturday and took some pictures of the ladies hard at work on their 10 cards.    Here they are--------
June Schaeffer, Janice Cayemberg, Kathy Johnson, Jackie and Cathy Luxton.

Denise McGinnis, Brenda Bryant, Sarah Johnson, and Barb Bergh

June Scheaffer, Jackie, Cathy Luxton, and Wanki Meighen

Kathy Johnson, Rita Moore, Susan Hoffman, Sherry Hoffman, and Denise Mc Ginnis

Saturday, November 9, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 8

Today I am sharing pictures of my grand kids and me decorating gingerbread houses.   I just picked up a couple kits with the gingerbread pieces all  ready baked but we sure had fun making them.

See ya Sunday with more Christmas memories and ideas.