Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Birthday to Sarah

So we put up the tree over the weekend. 

Sarah came over yesterday to celebrate her birthday. 

It is today, but she had to work.
We all enjoyed looking at all the ornaments the kids made and/or
were bought over the years. 
This one Sarah made in kindergarten. 
The construction paper is all faded, but I wouldn't get rid of it for the world. 
On the back the teacher put in a school photo, then laminated it. 

And here is a more recent photo of my little girl on her wedding day. 

All I can say is that it has been a very short 33 years. Seems like

only yesterday she was a babe in arms.

Like my mom use to never changed you just grew up. 

Love you honey, and I hope you have a very happy birthday. 

Walking down memory lane
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

November Paper Pumpkin

Me and hubby had a very busy day yesterday.

Had to do some rearranging of the living room so

we could put the tree up. 

We had to stop before we were finished to run out and 

get a new star for the treetop. 

I feel like its Christmas now, and not just because the tree is up. 

Its more because I was able to go out and do some shopping in November,

while it was cold and rainy. Wouldn't have done that last year at this time. 

I also know its that time of the year as the city of Brunswick has the light

poles rigged with the large snowflakes they put up every year. 

I did squeeze in just a bit of time to make a card using the November 

Paper Pumpkin from SU. I will have to call them 

on Monday to request a new Joy stamp. See the little blank

spot just above the Y? There is a defect in the stamp and it won't ink. 

Here is a photo of the inside card along with the matching envelopes

that come in the kit. I was so happy to see that the PP was a holiday kit. 

Its 1:45 am as I'm writing this post. Couldn't sleep. I think I'm excited about

the snow that is on the way. My friend Marianne wasn't happy yesterday as they 

had 4 inches. I don't mind the snow as long as I don't have to go out in it. 

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Chevron Fleece Blanket

Just a quick post today. I wanted to show you 

the fleece throw I made for Sarah's birthday. 

Its no sew just like the wine one I did for my living room. 

Sarah likes yellow and gray, so I did the bottom in a dark grey, and 

the top using a yellow chevron pattern. Hope she likes it. 

I'm cleaning the downstairs craft room. I really want to move

back into it as I don't have enough space in the upstairs room. 

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Snowman Hat Tin

My latest project. It is a snowman hat container. 

The top hat part is a painted tin that held Pirouline cookies. 

Hubby primed it with black primer. After it was 

dry I applied a coat of Modge Podge. 

The hat brim is actually a plastic plate.

Here you can see the bottom of the plate. I like the design so decided 

not to paint over it. 

The two pieces were glued together then I added a burlap

hat band, and then a button, and berry garland. 

Since I'm going to use this as a table decoration to 

hold treats I chose not to have a lid on top. 

I'm trying to decide if its finished as I'm debating

on added some snow around the top part of the hat. 

What do you think? Does it need anything else? 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ornament Fridge Magnets

How about some ornament fridge magnets for the holiday? 

For the base I used coffee sleeves from Starbucks. 

Next I used scraps of designer paper to cover the circle (2 inch circle punch).
After the pieces were glued in place using tombo liquid glue I added 
stitch lines with a black marker. To make them shine a bit I brushed them
with Modge Podge, but you could also cover them with a thin layer of 
SU crystal effects. 
After they were dry I wanted a bit more texture so I ran them through the Big
Shot using the new snowflake embossing folder. 
Here is a close up view so you can see the detail. 
After the decorating was done I added a magnet to the back of each one. 
The snowflake is from the pillow box thinlit, and was cut with glimmer paper. 
This was then layered on the largest flower from the boho punch. They
layer really well together. Other stamp set used Sparkly Seasons. It
was perfect for the ornament hanger. 
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Back with more wine Cork Snowmen

Back with more wine cork snowmen. 

I used blue and black knit gloves to make the hats. 

All in all I made 20. I didn't plan to 

make that many, but I guess I just got on a roll. 

I like them all but I think the ones with the black hat are my 

favs because they look more like a snowman with the black hat. 

I made a very large pot of turkey noodle soup yesterday afternoon. 

I used the leftover turkey from Sunday. Sarah is stopping by

today. I'm thinking of getting her to help me put up the tree. 

I know its early, but since I received my first Christmas

gift yesterday I need to have the tree up so it can go under it. 

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mailable Monday # 130

Love this designer paper! 

Its called Home for Christmas. I cut out the little deer. 

Some tips for you on cutting: Move the paper you are cutting 

and not the scissors. You will get smoother cutting lines. 

Also if you have smaller things to cut like I did in between the

deer legs I cut that first. This way you have more to hold on to while you

are cutting. 

I also used the new snowflake embossing folder. At the bottom of the 

card I tore strips of white cardstock to look like snow drifts then added sparkle with

dazzling details. 

Greeting from Jingle all the Way. 

We had a very nice "mini" thanksgiving meal yesterday. 

I cooked a small turkey (12 pounds), and had 

Skip's mom Kate over for dinner. She had a good time

getting out and visiting with the family. 

Next step.....putting up the tree! 

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