WOW! YIPPEEYAHOOOO whoopie............ where is the sled?
We NEVER get snow but today it has been snowing all day- to bad the accumulation isn't what I am used to ! Well this really is frozen rain, but it's the only type of "snow" that comes here. I am dreaming tonight of normal snowflakes, not ice drops - lolol.
Here is a photo of the deck at 9 am today:
We are watching Christmas movies, eating, and contemplating the decorating of the house. The guys worked on the outside lights on Thanksgiving and the day after (nope we dont go shopping that day- way to much confusion for me) Katie and I took down and put away all the fall decor. I then decided to move and rearrange the furniture in the upstairs living room and the dining room- and I like it!
Now to get the house full of the holiday spirit and filled with my millions of decorations! (no exaggeration here, I literally fill the house with decorating!)
Yesterday we had a youth temple trip and after that we took the kids, went to the container store for a few more racks for the system we bought a couple weeks ago, Kasey and I made bows during the demo at the store and then we went to the St Louis Arch because Katie had never been there before and after that we went to the St Louis Mills mall where the kids did some shopping and Kay and I went to Archivers! We got home about midnight (we left at 430 am) long day but a good day too! Drove through snow storms on the way home and now all this snow today hooray! Doubt it will stay- never does.
Hope your Sunday is wonderful. Ours most certainly is.This week I have the RWIB craft fair Tuesday night at the Local Senior center- Santa will be there for photos, bring a can of food for the food drive and stop by and say hello!
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This month I am celebrating 5 WONDERFUL years in Stampin Up! And I want to share my excitement with my blogging friends!
I am giving away 5 items to 5 of you!!
Stampin Up! Water bottle
Stampin Up! Mouse pad
Stampin Up! Ribbon holder
Art by design stamp set
Best Wishes & More Stamp set
Here is what you have to do for a chance to win...... reply to this post only and all names go into the pot. Names will then go to random.org and 5 winners will be selected ON Wednesday Dec 3rd and the winners announced on the 4th. An item will be held by one of my teenagers while random picks a name and so on until we are done. All winners names will be posted and will have to email me their mailing addresses! Anyone Internationally may enter, but will be responsible for the shipping costs.
Please only enter once and feel free to share this with all your email pals. I am excited to share these items with you & celebrate 5 awesome years in the Stampin Up! Family!!!
I love Andrea's blogbecause she not only has fantastic ideas, tutorials and inspriation but she is always so willing to share.
I made these from the directions on her blog. Pretty fast once you make one. So you know what to do! lol I revised the dimensions just a bit to suit me. I have a craft booth next week here in Rogersville at the senior center. It's sponsored by our Women in Business group and is on Tuesday Dec 2, 2008 from 7-9 pm.
I will be selling these cuties there. (plus other handmade gifts!)
I have finally gotten our card designed and we will begin working on them in the midst of all the other kits and wedding invites we are working to finish this week. Be sure to check Paper Expressions and More all week to see the new items for sale. Post # 1 made today! Dont miss out on Christmas Ideas!
Also- please bear with us as we restyle the blog to find what could be making it load slowly for some of you. We may have to cut back from 7 posts per page to 5, reduce size of photos and remove a few widgets which stinks to be honest., I have dial up and I dont have problems with it loading for me on the internet, so I am curious why someone with dsl would have problems, unless their internet service provider is part of the problem. Anyhow we are TRYING and I do realize as I hope you all do too, that we can't please everyone, only someone some of the time!
This IS a full sized card to fit in our SU envelopes- watch the posts this week to see more made with this awesome style- books etc... the snowflakes are wheeled in versamark and heat embossed with irridescent ice. The edges are DTP with white craft ink and the felt snowflake is from the holiday mini catalog. We used markers to color in the snowmen while watching part 2 of the Santa Claus and working on the 200 wedding invitations- Kay and Katie and I wheeled coated and embossed for 2 hours last night and we are 1/2 done with the invitations. We will wheel, coat and emboss the rest tonight. Kay will then create and print the vellum and cut it so we can attach it with ribbon to the wedding invitation and add ribbon. there will be one large heat embossed snowflake on the vellum. I have to have these done to give her on Sunday this week.
So- Saturday was the final performance of the school play here are just 2 of the many photos taken (keep an eye on my webshots link as I will try to get them all posted there this week)
Kasey was the HIT of the show as the big bad wolf- we were quite impressed with his acting skills this time because we saw a side of him we have never seen before and the director was thrilled- she told me afterwards she was worried about him but he was FANTASTIC!
Here is Katie and Thomas at the finale where everyone comes out on stage for a bow, she had been jumping into his arms for the other performances, so they decided to change it up and he jumped into hers, it was fantastic! The crowd went wild! As you can see, the set was awesome those trees looked real! It was a strange play lol, but was very funny (I wish I had a ton of money and could donate professional MIKES to our kids so the crowd can understandand & hear better!)
Aren't they just THE coolest kids? Be sure to check later in the week on my webshots for over 200 photos of the school play titled "into the woods".
off to work in the studio on kits- and then hit curves- work more in the studio and take katie and I to the chiropracter this afternoon for adjustments (her spine is in the shape of an S, no lie! poor thing) Have a productive day!
We had a wonderful time it is about a 3 hour drive to Tulsa from here. We arrived about 11 am to the craft show. Lots of booths but as we went isle by isle we became discouraged because it was mostly China made purses, booth after booth of jewelery and lots of stuff the people had bought from a manufacturer to retail sell. We were disappointed in the lack of "handcrafted" items. Most of the snowmen etc could be purchased (zactly the same thing) at Joannes or Michaels or Gordmans or Penneys!
I did find a few items to buy and here is the photo I took this morning.
left to right- rub ons for seasons at 1.00 each , 2 chocolate candles (mmmmmm) , some oil for potpourri, (going up on the right) a basket to hold our remotes, my glasses and some coasters by the chair in the living room, a darling snowman mini coffee pot (old but newly painted) and in the onion sack (don't cha love creative packaging?) some creamy broccoli soup just add water, heat and eat plus some dip mixes.
We saw a Michaels and stopped on the way home- I bought xyron refills for 40% off and asked the gal about scrapping stores. She gave us directions to 2. The first one was "ok" but the 2nd one was FANTASTIC and here is a photo of my loot from there! I am not posting a couple of items as I want to work with them first!
It's the really cool NEW ribbon holder- (saw it in an Archivers ad Thursday and found it for 8.00 cheeper at this store!) Watch next week for photo of it hanging full on my wall! lol I am sure I will need more than one!! Some "me and my" scrap papers bottom left- above it are some HEAVY chipboard, to the right oval nestabilities that I have been wanting forever- and to the right, some motorcycle papers for my sons and a cute snow page for me!
I hope your Saturday is wonderful it is a VERY full day here- working in freezing cold garage on shelving, some errands at the grocery store, kids have last performance of play tonight we will be going to watch.
The following materials work well when creating die cuts with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials. As a rule of thumb, you can cut a material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors.
Thick chipboard (59 mil)
Balsa wood (3/32")
Bass wood (1/16")
Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
Static cling vinyl
Clear acetate (20 mil)
Embossed metallic paper
Basketball embossed paper
Faux alligator textured paper
Self-adhesive glitter paper
Soft plush fabric
Warm & natural batting
Self-adhesive craft metal
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Pop up sponge
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)
This adorable bag is filled with hot cocoa mix- I think next time I will move the ribbon and green strip up a bit on the sack so its a bit more even to the eye. What do you think?
Ginger bread stamp is from the set- dear friends. all Cardstock and ink are SU.
Here are 2 cards from my cards galore class Wednesday night-
The black flower and the sayings are all SU rub ons the red flower is stamped in real red
And now for some cards I made using the dsp RAINBOW SHERBET and it reminds me of the old spirograph we used to play with! Its INCREDIBLE and I am in love with this paper! Plan to see more projects made using it in the future!! I sat down yesterday just to come up with something fast and simple and I think I did ok!
Don't you just feel cheery when you see this paper? I do!
I can't wait to use this paper in scrap pages soon!!!
have a wonderful day and check back tomorrow for some awesome big shot tips!