Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cricut, Vinyl and Tile

Here is a tile made with my Cricut Expression. After making this tile and using different cartridges, I realized I needed the Cricut Jukebox for Christmas. It does make life easier.

There are pretty simple to make, you just have to be patient when you are doing the transfer and make sure all your lettering is sticking really well to the tile.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Santas and Grinches

These cute little Santas and Grinches were another craft show item. Also, not a big seller. You just never know what people will buy. Things I sold a lot of at my first craft show didn't sell at all at my second craft show. But the people at my old work place enjoyed them. I went to work Christmas Eve and gave all the ladies I used to work with little gifts.

These were made with Stampin' Up punches - scallop punch, word window punch, square scallop and the 1/2 inch circle punch. They were kind of time consuming but easy to make. They are wrapped around little hershey bars.

Have you noticed all my posts lately? Like 4 days in a row? It's because it is actually Christmas Eve as I'm typing this and I just schedule these to post on different days. Pretty cool huh?

If you are wondering why I'm on the computer on Christmas Eve, it's because my husband is napping, my shopping is done, my presents are all wrapped, and I've done all I can do ahead of time for tomorrow's brunch. Christmas Eve was always set aside to go to Mom and Dad's for Christmas. My entire life (until my parents passed away), we always opened presents at my parent's on Christmas Eve, even as an adult. That was just their day. And now with them both gone (this is our third Christmas without mom), we've just never seemed to find anything to do to replace that.

So here I am scheduling posts for next week. This is one of my goals for the new year (I don't do New Year's resolutions), to post on a more regular basis.

Thanks again for stopping by,

Friday, December 26, 2008

Jesus - does a soul good!

Here is another picture of some of my craft show projects. These little mini milk carton were filled with chocolate. The oval on the front says - Jesus, he does a soul good.

Remember all the milk commercials - Milk, it does a body good! Get it?

Anyway these were not big sellers, but I still think they are cute. If you don't have the pattern for these milk cartons, just let me know and I will be happy to share.


ps I hope Christmas was relaxing and enjoyable for you all.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa was good to me this year!

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas. I must have been very good this year, because Santa was good to me. He brought me a jukebox for my cricut, the new deep cut housing and blades, round-it-all, punches and a couple of nestabilities. I also got my favorite perfume, new pj's and a robe.

Now just finding time to play with all my new toys. Tomorrow I have to get my tree down and start getting my house back in order. I hope Santa was good to you also.

Good Night

Glory to God in the Highest

Our younger children also participated in the Christmas program. They did a short children's choir musical called "Glory to God in the Highest".

As you can tell we are a small group, but they sang their little hearts out and did a wonderful job. Even the boys behaved themselves, which was a small miracle in itself.

This is our littlest member, Tommy. He is actually smiling in the picture, although it's hard to tell.

The last picture is of our teens who performed the puppet skit.
We appreciate all the hard work the kids put into the Christmas program.

Ask the Animals

Our church had our Christmas program last Sunday morning, followed by our Christmas meal and the giving of the treat bags to the kids.

The teens in our church did a short puppet skit called "Ask the Animals". The MC (the peach colored puppet) asked different animals the following question "What is Christmas really all about?" They gave the following responses:

Dinky Donkey - money
Mrs. Cow - food
Woolly Lamb - music
Camel - gifts
Chris Mouse - responded that all of these things were a fun part of Christmas, but Christmas was really about Christ, being born as a baby in Bethlehem so that he could grow up and be our Savior. And that's what Christmas is really all about. Please remember this today.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This years Christmas Card

Here is this years Christmas card. I used the new Stampin' Up set "To You and Yours". The paper is always artichoke and Riding Hood Red. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I've also added a lot of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter so it really sparkles.

I hope you all have a Merry and Blessed Christmas. Try not to stress over the food, presents and whether your house is clean enough for company (if it's like my house it may start clean, but it doesn't last long anyway). Just enjoy your day with family, playing with kids or grandkids, and remember to thank the Lord for all your blessings.

Merry Christmas,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Love You Much Bundle

Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405). The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Love You Much stamp set

Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)

Heart To Heart punch

Bundle Retail Value

Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)
This bundle is available from December 23, 2008 - January 31, 2009.

***Remember orders of at least $70 will qualify for free shipping until December 23.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Craftshow Pictures

I've tried several times to upload more pictures, but I keep having problems with blogger. So hopefully it works this time.

Here's a picture of my table that I had set up in my house. This just sort of gave me an idea of how to set my table up. Don't mind all the stuff in the background. This is an extra bedroom that also doubles as my puppet room.
The cans in the picture are filled with chocolates. The Santa pin is made from a dominoe - I sold a lot of these. I also did them with snowmen and baby Jesus.

I ended up doing 2 bazaars. The first one was at Marshall and they didn't have very many people through. The seconded one was the following weekend and they had a much better crowd, although they did say their numbers were down from previous years.

I did make a few new friends, and got a couple of new stampin up customers so it was worth it.
Now I need to get cracking on my Christmas cards.

Friday, December 5, 2008

More Craft Show items...

Here are some more pictures of the items I made. I used my bind-it-all and made some recipe books, notebooks, and post-it note holders. I thought the recipe books would be good to put in all those recipes that we usually only fix around the Holidays. For instance, at my house Party Mix and Muddy Buddy's are two things we really like, but I only seem to fix them around Christmas time.

My dad used to always make Pin Wheel Sugar Cookies at Christmas and my mom would make fudge. Then I have an aunt who makes divinity this time of the year. What are some things that you only fix during the Holidays?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here's what I've been up to...

Busy again! It's hard work being retired. Between cleaning house, cooking, (not so much)Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping and grandkids I have been pretty busy. But I have also been busy trying to get ready for a Christmas Bazaar.

I've made Snowman Soup and Poop, Bind-it-all books and Post-it note holders, Dominoe pins, Cork boards, Etched glass blocks, Tile magnets and coasters, covered peppermint patty candy, Christmas Fudge (hershey bars), Paperclip bookmarks and more... There are a lot more things I would liked to have made but I've simple run out of time. The bazaar is Saturday and I will be gone all day Friday to the Children's Hospital and I still need to make business cards and price everything so I'm out of time.

Anyway, I've took some pictures that I will be sharing with you over the next few days. But for today I'm going to show the Tile coasters I made. I used the retired set Peaceful Wishes. I love this set and I think they retired it too early. I also made the box for them to fit in. The bottom of the box is Old Olive paper and the top Very Vanilla decorated with retired Stampin Up paper. I'm trying to use up some of the stuff I have stashed. I lined the bottom of the box with chipboard to help study it up. I think it turned out pretty well and if you would like the dimensions for the box, just let me know.

Update on Hydi...

I've had a lot of people ask how Hydi was doing. So I thought I would give you an update and post some more current pictures.

She is doing well so far. The medicine is working. As you can tell from the pictures, most of the birthmarks on her face are gone. The ones on her hand are getting lighter in color also. We go back to St.Louis Children's hospital on Friday and they will ultrasound her liver again. The last time she had it done, there wasn't any significant change. This is a good thing, because these birthmarks can continue to appear and grow until she is about a year old. So while her liver might not be getting better, it wasn't getting any worse. And right now the hemangiomas on her liver doesn't seem to be affecting anything.

There is also a picture of Ryan in front of our Christmas Tree. He loves to get his picture taken. And I couldn't leave out Gracie. She is snuggled up with Steve (my husband) taking a nap.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...