Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy new year! Thanks for reading my little ole blog, your comments make my day!


Monday, December 19, 2011

A card and a treat

Can you beleive I actually made a card? My brother needed a card for a gift so I whipped this up quick for him. Everything is from CTMH and it's hard to see in the picture but the trees are super glittery irl.
I also made hot cocoa on a stick topped with homemade marshmallows and on some added some crushed peppermint and on some Christmas sprinkles. They make the most awesome creamy hot cocoa, just google it and you can find a recipe!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

A little seasonal decor

I just love those projects that are virtually free don't you? My best friend just delivered me a silver frame from the dollar store that she could not use, so I had to put it to good use. I knew I wanted to add it to my Christmas decor in my dining room and I am in love with silhouettes right now so I borrowed my sweet friend Linda's(Hi Linda) A Child's Year Cricut cart and cut out this adorable winter scence out of black cardstock and just attached it to a piece if Colonial white cardstock that I stamped with my Universal backgrounds music note stamp from CTMH. I adore how it turned out and can't wait to make some more that will stay up year round! FREE=AWESOME don'tcha think?


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peppermint Bark popcorn

This stuff is amazing, so eat at your own risk it is addicting, popcorn, almond bark, peppermint extract and crushed candy canes equal=pure yumminess. I packaged up these little treat bags for my wonderful group of girls who come to my card classes every month. Last night was our last for this year so I thought we needed a treat. I just packaged up the popcorn tied it with some baker's twine and added a tag I cut out of the Cricut using the new CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge then I just stamped a small sentiment and that was it! We may of also had some cranberry walnut oatmeal and chocolate peppermint kiss cookies. It was a celebration of a whole year of being crafty!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vintage Sheet Music

I am in loooove right this minute with vintage sheet music and I bought 100 sheets of vintage hymnal pages from Etsy and have been playing. We recently bought an old beautiful piano for our daughter and so I wanted to make a sheet music wreath. It is not what I had pictured when I started out but it evolved and I kind of like it, there is so much character.  You can find tutorials all over the internet if you are interested, i started and my wreath sort of took on a life of it's own. The picture is really blurry I could not get a good one. I also made a small banner today with it and spelled out JOY in some Martha Stewart Red glitter and all I did was use some negatives of some chipboard letters and filled them in with glue and then the glitter, punched some holes and tied with Jute. I am really happy with how it turned out, it is very simple. I have been missing the old blog here lately, so you just might be seeing me around a bit more in the New Year.

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Home Stories A2Z



 Well here I am again, I am very sporadic these days and I am sorry but life has taken over. I wanted to share some pics from Thanksgiving. We hosted at our house and had 20 people and I love it, Thanksgiving is my favorite, maybe because I have so very much to be thankful for. I added pictures of some pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust and homemade whipped cream and caramel sauce, mini butterscotch pumpkin pies, pecan pie, and pumpkin roll! There is also a picture of the adult table and the kids table. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Cute little gift boxes

Here is a set of three gift boxes I made for my next class. I used the amazing new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from CTMH!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Treat Holders

I feel like I am making up for lost time with so many posts in one day lol. Tomorrow we will be away on a field trip so there will be no crafting . The 1st is a take out box that I cut from the Cricut with the new Art Philosophy cart and the flower as well! It was super simple and I think we will be making these at my next class. The next is just something from the dark corners of my mind- It is however a little pouch that I will probably put a treat bag in filled with mini cookies! Again I am working on pictures so I have quite a few!


Post number 2

Wow I must be on fire,  this is my second post today-go me! This is a super simple cutesy little fall bag that I cut out using the new ART Philosophy Cricut cart from CTMH. I stamped my pumpkin and pop dotted it and then finished it of with a little jute and a button! This is what we will be making at a gathering this weekend and I am pretty sure it is going to be filled with something yummy! Have a great day!


I am on a roll

Well it actually seems rather nice to have another post except for the fact that I can not take a decent picture to save my life! It's always either dark and dreary or way to bright or midnight! So I apologize in advance it is what it is! I got a bunch of great old wooden stamps from a lady over the summer who was selling off everything stamp related for dirt cheap! This adorable snowman was calling my name. I added some liquid glass for some shine and the snowflakes are covered in glitter! The paper is from CTMH and is called Believe.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Well looky looky who made a card

I am sure after my long abscence most of you must have assumed that I had been kidnapped by aliens and was somewhere in space sharing my crafting skills with the extra terrestials. Wait-what you did not assume that, oh okay anyways I have just been super busy and the ole blog has not been top priority. I did however manage to make a card today using this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and a most adorable little House Mouse stamp. I am going to spare you all the details but if you have any questions ask away! Hopefully I will be showing up around here a little more often. Till we meet again I hope you have a lovely!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Buck

Today my little buck turns 7, wow how did he get so big? He is the most legalistic 7 year old you will ever meet he is very concerned with rules and regulations. He is also about as BOY as boys can get, he is an outdoorsman and he is very mechanically inclined. He is also a big softie, a hard worker, an awesome big brother and as handsome as his daddy. We love you buck!

To celebrate we had a birthday party Sunday after church it was supposed to be a smores themed party at out camp. However thanks to the hurricane we had tons of rain and wind so we improvised and had it at the house instead. I made a smores cake which was fabulous if I do say so myself the recipe can be found here at Annies-eats just type smores cake in the search box! We also made him his very own reading tent. I found lot's of inspiration on Pintrest but in the end my hubby just looked at a picture and went with what he thought would work best! The tab top curtains were ingenious and I got 4 of them at a yard sale for a buck-score! I also picked up some solar system fabric at Wal-mart and covered a chunk of extra foam I had floating around from another project. I think it turned out adorable and my boy LOVES it in fact him and his brother slept i it last night!

I think though we are going to have to re-do the bedroom set up and I might steal their desk and put the tent their instead! Only time will tell, the whole thing only cost about $25.00 but that was because the solar system material was $10.88 so if you had material on hand it could cost you next to nothing! I would also like to figure out a way to hang a little lantern from the top, always something to do! Have a great Wednesday!

P.S- don't be scared of his new cap gun, the only thing it can hurt is your eardrums!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Will wonders never cease?

I have cards to share, can you believe it? This post is going to be short and sweet but I did want to show you I have not completly forsaken papercrafts. The 1st set is 3 cards that we will be making at my September card class they use the brand new Elemental paper pack which I adore and the Remarkable Wreath stamp set and those cool flowers were cut out of our brand new Cricut Cartride called Art Philosophy- it is amazing I tell ya! Next up is the card I made for my dear sweet husband who celebrated his 35th bday yesterday! I used Roxie paper and the stamps are a sneek peek of an upcoming SOTM set which is AMAZING and yes I am yelling and I also used the new Cricut Cartridge for this too, matching die cuts and stamps make a beautiful team! I promise once October gets here my posts won't be so sporadic! Have a great night!