Sunday, December 22, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas Final post

I am so sorry but time has gotten away from me and I haven't posted for a week again.   Sooooooooooo since last weekend was my crafting weekend with my 2 grand daughters I thought I would share pictures of how we spent our 2 days together.   We had so much fun and I think the pictures show it.    So here we go------------
On Saturday morning we all got dressed and ate a hearty breakfast before heading to the mall to attend Jacobs holiday concert.  He plays the violin with a group of orchestra students at his school.   Here are pictures of the kids after the concert.   Pretty good looking bunch aren't they?
Grammy (as they call me) is soooooooooo blessed!

Then we headed back to my house to get some serious crafting done.   The first thing on the list to "to dos" was to frost and decorate the cut out cookies I had made earlier in the week.  Unforturnaately I didn't take pictures of them doing them but they had fun and got them all decorated with VERY LITTLE MESS.   Horray!!!!!!
  And here are pics of the girls doing their projects.
 Here's Alyssa coloring snowmen on shrink plastic to make into earrings.     Fun stuff!
 And here she is making her snowman soup in a paint pail for her teachers Christmas gift.

Here's Freya coloring snowflakes she stamped on shrink plastic for earrings.   They turned out really cute.

Freya working on the snowman for her snowman soup pail for her teachers Christmas gift.

and here she is holding her snowman soup gift for her teacher.    The  girls  did a great job on these paint pails.   And from what I heard this weekend the teachers loved them. 

I want to thank you for following my blog these last few weeks.   I hope you enjoyed the pictures and ideas I shared.  Next year I will do 4 weeks of Christmas instead of 7 and will definely not have it run into the week of Christmas.    Have a wonderful holiday season everyone.    Merry CHRISTmas to you all.   I hope Santa is good to you and brings you everything you wished for.   I know I will get everything I wished for cause my wishlist consisted of all of my kids, thier spouses, and grand kids being here with us on Christmas eve.   It is always the highlight of my Christmas.

7 weeks of Christmas day 43

Today I have a cute little snowman tealight I made last Christmas.   Isn't he just the cutest?   And very easy to make.     His nose lights up.     I found the pattern here
Tomorrow I will share some pictures of my girls getting crafty at Grammys house.  Until then take care.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 42

Today is a busy one for me because I have my 2 grand daughters ages 9 and 11 here with me for a crafty weekend.    Watch for pictures next week of what we did.   But today I wanted to share a few pictures of the cards  I made to send out to my stamping friends.    I must admit these are all totally cased (copy and share everything) from stampers on the net but they were so lovely I just had to duplicate them.  
and here they are-------------

I am not sure where I found the original cards I cased, but it might very well have been Pinterest.   Hope my students like them.  
See you tomorrow with a cute little tealight snowman I made.    Until then, God bless.

Friday, December 13, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas days 40 and 41

Last weekend my 2 young grandkidlets spent the weekend with me.  I showed you yesterday what my 13 yo grandson and I made.  Now here is what my 9 yo grand daughter  did over that crafty weekend. First I want to share a picture of her after she finished decorating a purchased gingerbread house kit.   I think she did a pretty good job.  How about you?

and then I had some glass ornaments in my stash so I got out some clear glue, and glitter and she made these ornaments.    And did a very good job of it too!

   See you tomorrow with pictures of some of the cards I made to send out to my stamping friends.  See you then.  :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas Day 39

This past weekend 2 of my grandkidlets spend the weekend with me.   We did crafty things for Christmas (pictures of that tomorrow)  and my 13 yo grandson and I made this to munch on during the Packer game.  Everyone (including my fussy hubby) loved this and said I should make it again------soon!  
not sure where I found this recipe but it MIGHT have been posted on Facebook.   Here is the recipe.

1 pound block of white chocolate chopped into small pieces
3 cups rice chex
3 cups corn chex
3 cups Cheerios
2 cups thin pretzels 
2 cups peanuts 
12 oz package M and Ms 
Melt white chocolate.   I used a double boiler but you can do it in the microwave.  Just watch it very closely as it does burn easily.

In a large bowl, mix all the other ingredients together.   Slowly pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture and toss gently so it is evenly coated with the chocolate. 

Spread mixture onto waxed paper and let cool.

When cooled, break into small pieces, and store in an airtight container.    Refrigerate to keep fresh.

Thats it for today.   See you all tomorrow for another holiday post.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 37, and 38

Horray    I am caught up with this post.    Hopefully now I will keep up with the daily postings.   Today I am sharing a couple more items that I had on display at my holiday open house in November of 2010.     Hope they give you some ideas of things  to do for YOUR holiday gifting.
The first picture is an assortment of holiday gift bags/boxes I made.   I used the Sizzix Bigs Fancy Favor box die.   SO easy to create fun boxes/bags with it.   IT cuts and scores all at the same time.   And there is NO limit as to what you can use for cardstock, could be plain white, colored, embossed, or even designer paper.    With these, I used just plain white cardstock and just did each one differently using different techniques.
Aren't they sweet.    and big enough for small gifts such as candy treats, a gift card, jewelry.

Now this has always been one of my favorite projects.   And oh so each to create.   First I started with an inexpensive wine glass.   Using a piece of vellum and this pattern-------
I created the lampshade.    I used a scalloped scissors (could use any border punch instead) and a tiny round hole punch to create bottom border.   Using a blue marker, I colored the back of the vellum with blue ink, but first I masked off a circular area for the moon.   Then ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE VELLUM,  I stamped the tree line from SU using Versamark.   I used white embossing powder over the versamark.   Then I removed the mask, and using a dauber the yellow ink (a marker would work just as well),  I colored the moon.
I used sticky strip to hold the vellum together at the back of the shade.   Now just set it on top of the wine glass, add a battery operated votive candle and watch it glow.  I also tied a little ribbon bow around the stem of the glass and added some die cut snowflakes.
Well thats it for today my friends.   Hope you are enjoying my trip down memory lane as I share items I have made for the holidays with you.   See you again tomorrow with some pictures of my grand daughter and I  creating some fun Christmas gifts.

Monday, December 9, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas Days 34,35 and 36

Hi there.  Still playing catchup with the 7 weeks of Christmas.   Today I will share more pictures of the items I had for display at that holiday open house in Nov of 2010.
This first picture is a pretty little box I made, sectioned off so there were 4 compartments.    Inside each compartment were git tags I created using Stampin Up stamps.   Made a nice little gift for a friend.

and this is a mug I made from the Sizzix pillow box die.   I filled it with cocoa, hersheys kisses, mini marshmallows and a candy cane.   Another sweet gift for a teacher, hairdresser, or anyone you wish to give a "little something" to.
Here is another fun little item to make for a little gift.   I punched out 6 white circles, and 6 scalloped navy blue circles.   Stamp them with snowflakes and mounted the white circles to the navy ones.    I created a snowman face on 2 of the white circles.   Then I sandwiched a York peppermint patty between the 2 face pieces, and did the same with the other circles.    Then I just placed them in a narrow cellophane bag so that it looked like a snowman.    Tied it off at the top with a little piece of ribbon.
Well I hope you enjoyed my shares for today.   Tomorrow I will be showing more 3 items I made for the 2010 open house.    And that should catch me up with the postings to day.  See you tomorrow.   :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

7 weeks of Christmas day 31, 32 and 33

OMG  I have reallly gotten behind haven't I.   Well I will try to catch up over the next couple days.  It has been very hectic as I am sure you can all relate to.   This time of year is just crazy. WHY oh why do we pile so much on  ourselves at holiday time?
Anyway I will include 3 days posts today.
The first picture I am sharing is of a card buffet I offered in my home in 2010.   We did 5 cards that night.   The stocking is actually a gift card holder.  
for the 2nd share of this post,  I am showing a picture of a free make and take I offered in a holiday open house in Nov of 2010.   Everyone was treated to homemade cookies and hot cocoa.    I had tons on samples out for them to view as you will see in the next picture.   It was a fun day for all of us.
The last picture for this post is one of some of the samples I had made for this open house.   I am HOPING to have another open house NEXT Nov, 2014 as I enjoyed doing the one in 2010 so much.  
Click on any of the pictures for a close up view.    Until tomorrow when I will do days 34, 35,  36.
have a great Sunday,   GO PACK GO!