Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Sweet Treats…

December 27, 2007

Hope everyone had a Christmas filled with beautiful moments, pleasant surprises, and sweet joys.  Here are just a few of our “sweet treats” of Christmas…






Happy Christmas to all…

December 25, 2007

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…

Not a creature was stirring, only my computer mouse…

The children were nestled all snug in there beds, while visions of nanos & wii games danced through their heads… 

Well, you get the picture…I really can’t believe it’s Christmas Day.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with family, good friends, delicious food, photos to treasure and warm memories of Christmas past.

If Christmas means anything, it means that all life is filled with glory and melody and joy, and that fear has forever fled (Hugh Thomson Kerr).  Take a moment today and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.  I hope you can take a few minutes and listen to the video below….it’s the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.  It truly is amazing…just like this day (and the joy of having each of you in my life)! 

Here is a reason to use your scrap tools again…

December 21, 2007

Since I started “digi-scrapping” this past June, I haven’t used any of my old scrap supplies at all. I am totally in love with digi and have crossed over to the “dark side” forever (thanks to the divine Miss Jessica Sprague). However, I dug out my corner rounder, some ribbon, a few eyelets, an under-used paper trimmer, and my new favorite tool the Crop-A-dile (which is now available at Costco, btw) and made some Christmas tags.


I actually saw something similar at my local card store with a price tag of $4.50 and I said to myself “I think I can make these!”  So, my daughter Taylor & I created some cute tags using Photoshop Elements and we have posted a freebie on 4shared as our Christmas gift to you!  There are 6 tags (each one is 5″ x 2 1/2″) and are done on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ LO…all you need to do is print them out, laminate the page (gotta love your laminator!), and trim using your paper cutter.  You can leave either a small white border or clear laminated border around them if you want.  Then just punch a hole,  use an eyelet (if you have any), and thread some ribbon through the hole…and voila! you’re done. 

Hope you enjoy the tags!


Whimsical Winter Freebie…

December 12, 2007

The “ta-da” elves have been busy at work creating some new additions to the Whimsical Winter kit!  Hope you enjoy them and use them to design some “cool” winter/holiday LO’s on those frigid winter days (unless of course you live where the temps are not quite so low & the snow doesn’t fall…in that case, you can work on them on those warm, sunny days)!!!

 Included in this part of the kit is 1 pink paper (with the word SNOW written in glittery letters), 3 postage type stamps, 3 word tags & 5 gel dots.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

November 29, 2007

It’s hard to believe that just one short week ago it was Thanksgiving! Our house has gone from “fall” to “holiday” in a matter of days. We put up & decorated our trees and set up the “Snow Village” and train set! We have 7 trees of various shapes & sizes (all artificial because of some allergy issues). Can you tell we LOVE Christmas!!!  Everyone helps out and it’s so much fun…but not so much fun, or help, when it’s time to take it all down.

Just a quick LO of some of the trees. (Thanks to Katie Pertiet for the papers & elements).

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I found a great centerpiece idea in the “Southern Living Christmas at Home” magazine that looked really pretty…and easy to do (one of my main requirements)!  You take a large glass jar, some beautiful cut branches and add a product called “Snow Real” to make the artificial winter wonderland.  I was able to find the Snow Real at Linens-n-Things , but the magazine suggested a website called  Probably any craft store would also carry it.  I haven’t made mine yet, but here is the photo from the magazine.

On your mark…get set…SHOP!

November 24, 2007

Now that Thanksgiving is over and maybe we’ve gained a pound or two…it’s time to start Christmas shopping to work some of that turkey, stuffing & apple pie off!  I think shopping is great excercise, even if you do it from behind a computer screen (just get up & run in place for a minute or so, okay maybe not)!  Anyway, one of the best things about shopping is when you can save some $.  Probably most of you know this already, but when I took my Mom to some stores earlier this week it was news to her…so I thought I’d pass this along.  She didn’t know that you could use JoAnn Fabrics coupons at Michaels and that you could use Linens-n-Things coupons at Bed, Bath  Beyond!  Some stores will let you use their competitors coupons to get the discounts, so it can’t hurt to ask them.

I’m always looking for gift ideas and it seems like alot of people love to get gift cards.  At my local food store they always have a rack of various gift certificates you can buy to stores like Nordstroms, Old Navy, KMart, Best Buy, etc..  Now don’t get me wrong, they are all great stores but nothing really unusual.  However, I did see a couple of gift cards that I thought were just a little bit different and would be great to give especially to any guys in your family that are hard to shop for.  They had gift cards to,, and even Ebay!!!

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