Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Christmas Hangover

Well, it's over. I think I have had a Christmas Hangover for 3 days now! I am so tired and I have a lingering headache that just wont go away. I suspect it's all the fudge I have eaten.... Just a hunch. I did have a fantastic Christmas though. My sweet hubby totally surprised me with a new Sony DSLR! He had it all set out with my stocking, just like Santa had left it. I thought that was pretty cute - 'cept it made me feel a touch guilty that I didn't make a stocking up for him. He did however, like his Ipod touch. How was your Christmas? Any of you get spoiled? Besides being pretty immobile these last few days, I have managed to get some scrapping done. Quite a bit actually. Which is good and bad. Good- I am almost all the way caught up with my 2010 photos! Bad- I have 2 collabs in the works that I should be working on {your going to love 'em!}
Anyway, here is a look at what I've been up to!
Delilah on her blessing day. It was sure hard to get her to smile back then!
Lighting of the capitol tree. Kit is by NibblesSkribbles
My boy's favorite place to be-
The Thanksgiving everybody got sick-
Corn Maze!
Poor baby. That doesn't look like a comfy way to sleep does it?
nor does this... whatever works though.
Christmas morning! Only a few of the 150+ pics I shot that day!
Delilah slept through most of the present opening.
4 months old!
Whew, I have been working like crazy! Hope you enjoyed the lo's! I'm off to learn how to use my DSLR. Anybody know of any great websites I can look through? I'd much appreciate it!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

One day Till Christmas Eve!!!

Ok it's here, Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Time's run out! So today I wanted to show you a list of really cute gift holders made with Cardstock. Some one else made the list, I just thought It was very cute and helpful, I know you'll love it!
How cute are these for the Daddies and the Hubbies?
Like I said, tomorrow is Christmas eve and if you don't have your shopping done yet, better play it safe with a gift card. And then you can make this adorable holder-
Check out all these cute things and more HERE
It has been a long and crazy month. I think I am going to take a blog-cation after this. LOL I don't think I have ever made this many posts in a single month! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

only 2 Days Left!

We are really getting down to the wire here! If you don't have your Christmas taken care of yet, then shame on you! LOL just kidding. Here are a few easy last minute ideas~
Super cute mint tins! And super easy too! Check it out HERE
Check out these Jolly Rancher Ornaments! I want to make these now! Check them out HERENeed a little something to keep the kidlets busy while they count down the seconds till Santa comes? How bout some handmade snowflakes?
See you tomorrow for the final installment!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Christie Dawn! Congrats! I'll be contacting you soon! Thanks to everyone who played. We'll do this again sometime!

Christmas is getting closer and we have gone over a ton of gifts. I have just a few more ideas to show you all and once I get home I'll post them! Hope you are all having a great week!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Only 5 Days Left!

Can you believe it? Christmas is almost here!!!! Here is an easy peasy gift to make for a large group of people... say a child's class? I bet you have just about everything you need right in your pantry.
Snowman snacks! Yum! Get all the details {plus a free printable} HERE

Giveaway Details-

Just a quick post to say that I will be drawing a winner later today. The kids and I went out of town with the hubs to a quick little vacation to Salt Lake City yesterday. He's interviewing for a job here. Anyway, later today I should have some down time in the hotel and will get you a winner then, until then, have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 6 {Till Christmas Eve}

So.... I don't know how but I got off on the numbering of my days... so I am counting down until Christmas eve. Jeez, I can't spell or count! What's wrong with me?!? LOL anyway-

I hope I am not posting these gifts too late, but today I am bringing you gifts for teachers. They are all super easy and too dang cute! I love this little supply box. I want those clips! Check it out HERE
And these fun little memo pads. These would also be fun for a secretary? It might make a good phone pad. Tutorial HERE
I am so in love with these skinny notebooks! Any teacher or person would love one of these. I always seem to be looking for something to write on. Learn to make on HERE
Tomorrow? A little something for the classmates!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Have you seen the giveaway I am doing? Check it out HERE you still have time to enter!

I have been scrapping up a storm these last few days. I have been in a real Christmas-y mood. Here is what I have been scrapping-

My little guy at our church party. Handsome fella.
I made this fun LO with a kit by my CT, Christie Dawn! It's so cute! Can't wait to use it again! Check it out here {LOVE this alpha}
Meeting Santa. Delilah liked him, but Brock wanted nothing to do with Jolly old St Nick.
Well hello handsome!
And my angel baby, sleeping when she was brand spankin' new. I can't believe she is 4 and a half months old already. I need to stick her in the freezer so she stops growing!
Anyway, that's that. Don't forget my vinyl giveaway!!! I'll be back later with another gift idea!

Day 9- GIVEAWAY!!!

I am SO excited to bring you this gift idea. It's also a giveaway!!! Yeah! Do you like vinyl wall art? I love vinyl wall art. There is so much you can do with vinyl. My friend-Michelle- cuts vinyl, and she does so many cute things. She has her own shoppe call Impressions in Vinyl. I love these cute black birds-
And how fun is this for your bathroom?
She has all sorts of fun monogrammed things too. I have an S for my iPod. Super cute!
Love all the wall art Michelle has too! She also does custom things. Almost any font, color, size, you name it!
So, what do you think? Want some vinyl? Keep it for yourself or give it away for Christmas, doesn't matter, Michelle is giving away a $15 GC to her store!
There are 3 ways to enter-
1. Simply leave a comment
2. Visit her store and tell me what you want.
3. Blog, tweet, or post on FB about it {just leave a post saying you did}

Contest ends Sat night. Winner will randomly be drawn and announced on Sun. Good Luck!


I have a new kit in the stores today.
Do you or some one you know love winter and snow? Shred is a great kit for the skiier, snowboarder, or lodge sitter! Full of cute original elements and doodles this kit is perfect for all sorts of winter fun! Kit includes 10 patterned pape
rs, 8 solids, upper and lower alpha and 44 Elements including:
-Original Doodles- hat, mittens, gloves, snowboard, boots, ski poles and tree
-6 Brads and buttons
- 2 Clips
-3 Flowers-2 Frames
- 1 Leaf
-4 Ribbons
- 2 Signs
- 1 Ski Lodge
- 2 Snow Drifts
- 3 Snow Scatters
- 1 String
- 1 Trim
Here is some eye candy from my wonderful CT


Simona- Can't believe all the snow!

And Mine. I have to say, I really like how my LO turned out. And I hardly ever scrap with my own kits!
Here is what she looks like- Fun huh? tons of original doodles! Check Shred out at DSS or GS
And because I love ya {and I forgot to put skis in the original kit} here is a free add on! Get it HERE

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 10

How about a little something to go along with our Hot Chocolate Tins? Some adorable ruffled coasters. SO chic. Perfect for any college kid living on their own, no?
These are pretty easy to make and sure to be a hit with whomever receives them! Check them out HERE

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 11

Ok this might be my favorite idea yet. I can not WAIT to try these out! How many of you give out Christmas goodies or cookies? I know I do. I usually end up putting them on a simple paper plate with red or green plastic wrap. This is so much cooler!
Your very own cookie box made out of scrapbook paper! Love it! Check out the tutorial HERE
And if you need cookie ideas, here are gobs of Christmas cookies!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 12

Ahhhh, Spa Day. Now what woman doesn't love a good spa day? What woman doesn't DESERVE a good spa day? I treasure those few spare moments when I get a pedicure or even just a long hot bath. Made even better with bath salts.
Did you know you can make your own salts? Super easy and affordable too. I think these would be a great gift for nieces {I have 13!}
If you are looking for cute bottles, I bought these cute little plastic ones from Michael's. I bought them for salts and for my spice rubs. Anyway, here is what they look like. I think it was $4 for 6 bottles.
Anyway, check out how to make the salts HERE