December 25, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

We opened gifts yesterday because hubby had to work today. But today I baked my heart out to help out my family. My parents were in a car accident on Christmas Eve and lost all the baking my mom had done. So today I took on the task of replacing the lost treats. I made toffee squares (our family's all-time favorite, but I forgot to take a photo of!) and shortbread. I had made the chocolate covered cherries and peanut butter cups a few days ago and I also made fudge today that hubby took to work to give to his coworkers. Then just as the baking was finishing I whipped up Caramel Apple Porkchops and Lemon Butter Pasta for Christmas supper. Aren't I a good wife??? :D

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Blessings and peace to you and your family.

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! We celebrated our little family's Christmas this morning as we will be quite busy the next few days. Santa was very good to all of us. :D

I saw this on the internet this morning and just had to share it with you all! I love this paper wreath and think I will try to make one...maybe several in different themes....Easter, Summer, Fall..... Oh, how I love paper!!! I've included the link to the tutorial on how to make this in case you are interested yourself!

December 16, 2009

A Few Christmas Items

I made a few gift bags this year for the teachers and the bus driver. I put homemade jams and jellies in the bags. The tags are made with stamps and heat embossing. The "Merry Christmas" is stamped and then heat embossed on some and glittered on others.

Here is a small sampling of the cards I made this Christmas season. Enjoy!

I really love that deer stamp that I got from Stampin' Up!!! :)

December 13, 2009

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

I completed the following versions of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. ( I had to improvise A LOT as I have only a few of the products required, but I think the final results aren't too shabby. Have a look:

Day 1
I ended up using a resist technique on the snowman as I discovered
that I don't have any black embossing powder. What's up with that???

Day 2

Day 3
Apparently I don't have an evergreen tree stamp either....oh well....
this tree worked fine.

Day 4
This tag has glitter on the star and the tree but it's hard to see in the photo.

Day 5
Again, no evergreen tree stamp....I see I need to make a purchase
in the new year! ;)

Day 6
So far, this is the favorite of the ones I have created.
Though I again had to improvise on products, it turned out rather
vintage and I really love that!

Probably the coolest thing about this is that Tim used a stamp for the truck.
I had a stamp but mine was miniture and facing the wrong way. So I stamped it in black archival ink.
I photocopied and enlarged it to the size I wanted.
Then I cut it out and temporarily adhered it to cardstock.
I cut it out, flipped it over, covered the cardstock in black archival ink,
let that dry, covered it in Versamark, then heat embossed clear powder on it.

More tags to come as I complete them.......

December 8, 2009


Today I did the thing I said I would never do.....I started a blog.

I want a place to share my artwork with friends, family and followers, so here I am!!! Enjoy!