Saturday, December 31, 2011

Six Word Saturday 12/31/11





Ready for a brand new year!


Happy New Year!  Wishing everyone only good things in 2012!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Six Word Saturday 12/24/11





Ready for our Prime Rib Dinner!


It happens only once a year.  I would have it more often but I am not spending $70.00 for a roast!  I am a bit frugal when it comes to some things...  (crafts not included)  :)   This makes Christmas dinner even more special I think. 
We are going up to the snow in the morning for some tubing, which should be a blast!  Hopefully nothing gets hurt on this old body of mine so that I can cook dinner when I get home.  I am already planning on laying in bed not moving much on Monday, I have a feeling that my muscles are going to be a bit annoyed with me for bouncing down hills in the cold!

I hope your holiday is everything you want it to be and more.


Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Six Word Saturday 12/17/11






2012 word for the year is...


Change.  I need to work on changing many things in my life.  Some basic like attitude, from not exercising to actually working out etc.  Some a little more complex like, to change jobs, move, go back to school.  Major decisions need to be made for health reasons so I am anticipating a year of change and I know a few others are not going to like it.  They will have to embrace change in 2012 also!

Merry Christmas,

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Version of Tim's day 4 Christmas Tag


This was a fun technique to do.  These new stains are great. I tried to do this background with just the stamp pads and a spritz of water but it just didn't do what the stains do.  So I ran to the LSS and bought some more stain. I am really starting to like the glossy accents glue also used inside the number 25. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Celebrate the Season Christmas Tag



I was checking out the Tim Holtz blog about a month ago and he had a link to Tammy Tutterow's post with a really cool technique with De-bossing and Crackle paint.  I will be using this technique again for sure!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sparkle Christmas Tag



I visited Impress Stamps last week and they have sample cards, tags etc. on their end-caps. I saw a card and KNEW I had to try it. I think this is my favorite tag so far!




Friday, December 9, 2011

Silent Night Christmas Tag




While surfing Pintrest I came across this printable Christmas paper which was the inspiration for this tag!








Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Celebrate Christmas Tag



I really like the look of this tag. Kind of a vintagey (is that even a word, it should be!) feel.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Deck the Halls Christmas Tag


I wanted to try out some of the new(used) stamps I bought a couple of months ago and this tag is what became of that play session.



 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Most Wonderful Time of the Year Christmas Tag



With the 12 Days of Christmas Tags coming up (I made this over Thanksgiving weekend)  I wanted to start playing with my tag punch so I grabbed some scrap paper and this is what I came up with.




Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Tag Day One


This my version of these two tags: Tim Holtz and Shelly Hickox

They both have excellent instructions on their sites so check them out and give it a try!  Leave me a comment and a link to your blog if you make one, I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting,




Saturday, December 3, 2011

Six Word Saturday 12/3/11



Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas!!!!!


It's that time of year again.  12 days of crafting genius.  If you don't know or haven't seen his stuff visit his blog.

I am almost finished with the first tag.  I should have it posted tomorrow so come back and check it out.  I don't know if I will get them all completed but it is fun to see what he comes up with each day and what new technique there is to try.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Follow Friday 12/2/11





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This week’s statements:


1.       I can’t believe_____
2.       ___is my favorite Christmas song
3.       If I don’t have my ___________ in the morning, I cannot make it through the day.
4.  I love my __________ dearly but wish ______ .

My statements:
1.       I can’t believe it's December already!  This year flew by.
2.       Do you Hear what I Hear is my favorite Christmas song.
3.       If I don’t have my latte in the morning, I cannot make it through the day.
4.       I love my cats dearly but wish they would throw up in the litter box!


Hilary is always looking for statements so head on over and join in on the fun!  If she picks your statement you get to co-host the hop!
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Six Word Saturday 11/26



Still full from Thursday's Thanksgiving Dinner...


I really need to get out and get some exercise but all i really want to do is curl up with a book.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Follow Friday 11/25/11



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This week’s statements:

1.       I love when I see ____
2.       I am _____
3.       I ___ shop on Black Friday
4.       After a big holiday meal I ____ leftovers




My Answers:

1.       I love when I see people walking their dogs.  It makes me smile and want a dog even more but alas the other half says no...
2.       I am tired from all the cooking and standing and etc...
3.       I don't shop on Black Friday (I used to do it for fun but it's not so fun anymore((too competitive and too many angry people))...)
4.       After a big holiday meal I like leftover.  We usually make soup and enchiladas from the turkey.  Yum!


Hilary is always looking for statements so head on over and join in on the fun!  If she picks your statement you get to co-host the hop!
 
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Five Question Friday 11/25/11




 


This week’s questions:


1. Is there a special dish you prepare that you are famous for?

2. Are you (did you) go Black Friday shopping ?

3. What are your strangest holiday traditions?

4. Pecan or pumpkin pie? (She actually asked "Apple or pumpkin?" I just T-giving'ed it!)

5. When will you put up your Christmas tree?


My Answers:

1. Is there a special dish you prepare that you are famous for?
I made Sweet Potato Souffle!  I haven't had it in a few years it was delicious!
 
2. Are you (did you) go Black Friday shopping ?
No, I used to go and just have fun with it but now I would rather sleep.  I will shop online and see if there is anything I "need".
 
3. What are your strangest holiday traditions?
I don't do strange.  Everything I do is perfectly normal (just ask my psychiatrist)!  LOL!  I can't think of anything out of the ordinary.

4. Pecan or pumpkin pie? (She actually asked "Apple or pumpkin?" I just T-giving'ed it!)
Pumpkin.  Costco pumpkin to be exact. It's $6.00!  I can't make it for that price and it is just one less thing I have to worry about.
 
5. When will you put up your Christmas tree?
We usually put it up on Friday after Thanksgiving and then take it down the day after Christmas.  This year we put it up the weekend before...  I love the lights and it is a fake tree so I'm okay with it.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Six Word Saturday 11/19





New iPhone, love and hate it!
 


I am off to the Apple store because even after updates my phone will not hold a charge!  UGH!  I didn't really want the phone but was talked in to it and I like it now but it needs to work! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday 11/18





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This week’s statements:
    1.       I love the smell of ____
    2.       When I fly, I ____
    3.       I don’t like ___ but I ___.
    4.       My favorite ___ is ___.




      My Answers:
        1.       I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee.  I don't drink it but I love the smell!
        2.       When I fly, I always listen to music.  It downs out the loud sounds, like the engine failing...
        3.       I don’t like to work but I like to buy things so its really a catch 22...
        4.       My favorite place to be is Scottsdale.

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            Five Question Friday 11/18






             


            This week’s questions:


            1. Do you have a go to song that always puts you in a good mood?

            2. Are you a real Christmas tree kinda person or do you go with a real fake one?

            3. What are you thankful for?

            4. Which fashion fad from the past do you wish you could wear today?

            5. Do you wait until the "low fuel" light comes on before you fill up the gas tank?


            My Answers:

            1. Do you have a go to song that always puts you in a good mood?
            Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves!  It always makes me smile.  

            2. Are you a real Christmas tree kinda person or do you go with a real fake one?
            I love the smell of real trees in the house but we switched to a fake one about 6 years ago and there's no going back now!  

            3. What are you thankful for?
            Hard question!  I'm pretty much thankful for everything even though I don't show it as much as I should.  I try not to take anyone or anything for granted.

            4. Which fashion fad from the past do you wish you could wear today?
            Aren't they all fads?  How about that one shoulder torn sweatshirt from Flashdance?  Maybe? No...  How about when they burned bras, then I wouldn't have to wear one anymore!  I could really get into that one!

            5. Do you wait until the "low fuel" light comes on before you fill up the gas tank?
            No!  I don't like mine to go less then a quarter of a tank ever and usually fill between a quarter and half full. 

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            Monday, November 14, 2011

            Dena's Birthday Bracelet






            Other than a ring this is the first jewelry that I have completed!  It was a kit but I think I did well for not having done it before.  Three of the flowers have magnets that are holding lavender swarovski crystals.  It is very pretty.


            Dena really likes it!


            Friday, November 11, 2011

            Follow Friday 11/11/11



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            This week’s statements:
            1. My first car was a ___
            2. I find a ___ very relaxing
            3. Red ___________ make me think of _______________.
            4. Next year, ___________ will ______________.




            My Answers:

              1. My first car was a _1969 Nova
              2. I find a deep tissue massage very relaxing. (I would love one right now too!)
              3. Red and green make me think of Christmas. (No matter what time of year it is)
              4. Next year, I will choose joy*.

                *Sara  had a short, painful life but she lived it by living for God and choosing joy.

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                Five Questions Friday 11/11/11








                 


                This week’s questions:


                1. What's the last thing you spent too much money on?

                2. What celeb chef would you want to make you dinner?

                3. Where do you hide things when visitors pop over or do you let them see the real deal?

                4. Who is your oldest living family member?

                5. What is your favorite DQ treat and/or Sonic drink combo (ie: cherry vanilla dr. pepper)?


                My Answers:
                1. What's the last thing you spent too much money on?
                If you ask my husband he would say I spend to much on EVERYTHING!  Me, I am pretty cost conscience so I would have to say on gas.  I am so ready for the price of gas to go down!

                2. What celeb chef would you want to make you dinner?
                Ina Garten everything she makes looks delish!

                3. Where do you hide things when visitors pop over or do you let them see the real deal?
                I don't do it any more but early in my marriage I used to through everything in the oven!   Now what they see is what they get.

                4. Who is your oldest living family member?
                Well my Grandma just passed away two weeks ago and she would have been the oldest at 90 years old.  I am lucky enough to still have a  Grandpa who will be 89 next week and his wife my grandma who will be 89 in January.  My great Grandpa lived until 98 and on the other side of the family my great Grandma lived until she was 97.  I have longevity in my family!
                 
                5. What is your favorite DQ treat and/or Sonic drink combo (ie: cherry vanilla dr. pepper)?
                I've never been to Sonic but my standard DQ treat is a Mint Oreo Blizzard.  Yum!

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                Monday, November 7, 2011

                Hoo Are You? #60






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                Here are this week's questions!  

                   
                1. Do you type on a keyboard the correct way or do you peck like a cute little chick?
                I type the correct way.  Thank goodness I took typing in High School or I would be pecking!

                2. Typically how long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
                I take my showers at night and usually pick out my clothes so it takes me like five mins to get ready in the morning!  My son is the slowest in the house and my husband is not much faster than him!
                 
                3. Do you prefer lip gloss or lipstick?
                Lipstick.  I need color, I usually get the all day lipstick and try to remember chap stick or something to keep them from getting to dry.  I didn't even know they still made lip gloss.  I think I was in Jr. High the last time I used gloss!  That was in the 80's!
                 
                4. Do you take clothes to the dry cleaner or wash them yourself even if they say dry clean only?
                I have some of my older work clothes that I take just because I suck at ironing.  I am lucky though because my mom has to go almost every week and she picks up what I drop off otherwise I would have things there forever.  (example, they kept a shirt for me for 10 months one time!)
                 
                5. Do you prefer Wal Mart or Target.
                WalMart!  We have only had WalMart's for about 5 or 6 years and I went to Target.  But Target was SO busy and the parking was horrible so I stopped going.  I go every once in awhile but don't usually buy much...



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                Saturday, November 5, 2011

                Six Word Saturday 11/5





                Today good, tomorrow not so much...


                Today I am hosting a Christmas card making party.  This will be a lot of fun.  Tomorrow, I am driving down and back (five hours each way) to go to my Grandmothers Memorial service.  I am not an overly emotional person but that is altogether too much time for "thinking".

                I will be celebrating her life and remembering the good times.