All that I'm after is a LIFE full of laughter, as long as I'm laughing with YOU!

Dec 29, 2008

Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties...that seems to be the theme for this week. MY HORRIBLE Charter Internet is down, they won't come repair it and I have ATT coming Wednesday to set my DSL back up. I should have never left ATT...lessen learned! Be Back soon

Dec 24, 2008

Challenge Sketch...

Just a quick layout I did with a friend last night...It's this months sketch challenge with my meet-up group. Since it the holiday's....we didn't have as many participants as normal...but it was alot of fun!

Dec 23, 2008

Christmas Advent Calendar

I was a bit late completing this project, but I will have it to use year after I guess that makes up for it! It's a Christmas advent calendar...but I went ahead and made it for the entire include New Year's Eve. You can add the days as they go by counting up to the event, or start with them all on and take them off as the days go by.

click the photo to enlarge it and see more detail

Dec 20, 2008

Quick Project

I saw this idea from a gal on 2peas and just thought it was cute and the perfect thing to hang on the fireplace this year. I white-washed a unfinished 16 x 20 frame from Micheal's, covered a piece of posted board with some Martha Stewart 16x16 sheet paper, and cut out Katie's hand and foot for the deer. It was fun to make and I like the change for the holiday.

Dec 19, 2008


Off to school they went this morning
...for the final day before Christmas break!

Dec 18, 2008

Girl Day...

I'm off this morning to me weekly scrapbooking group. Today is our Holiday party and crop! We've all been looking forward to it for awhile now...I think it will be alot of fun. We're bringing snacks and a gift for an exchange, can't wait to see that people come up with. I hope to post some pictures later...for now, I'll leave you with a photo of our mini- tree. We've down-sized this year, since the kids are older & we are lazy (LOL)!

Dec 17, 2008

Let the countdown begin!


till the girls get a well deserved break from school!- Ivy loves any time-off from school, and Katie is just mentally exhausted from her 1st semester in high school.

As the week comes to an end, I am wrapping up my teacher gifts (literally)!
This year with the help of a friend's idea...we dissected a Starbuck's drink carrier and made a pattern from it. We then each reconstructed 12 of them from poster board for our girls teachers.

We covered each one in coordinating printed scrapbooking papers and embellished them a bit. They hold one of those nicer disposable coffee 'On-the-Go' cups with lid, 2 packages of cocoa and a bag of homemade Carmel Popcorn! (it's yummy)

Dec 16, 2008

Twas the night before Christmas - SCRAPBOOKIN STYLE!

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me?
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said with a smile on my face.
And that's when I hear him, "Hi Santa," I said
"You know...good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear,
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year."

Dec 15, 2008

Do you Fiesta?

Would you love to have 4 NEW sets of Fiesta Ware?

Just go visit Ravings of a Mad Housewife & leave her a comment on your color choice, for your own chance to win!

Dec 14, 2008

I am still alive...

Friday night I had a crop at my house with 5 was ALOT of fun.
Saturday morning I woke up with a killer headache & vomiting...and I was in bed all day.
Sunday I've moved from the bed to the couch...but I have been able to eat and drink today, so that's been nice. My entire body is sore from yesterday...I'm just glad it was only me. It seems my guests from Friday night are all fine. My first thoughts were "oh no...something was bad that I served them". Hopefully I'll be back to my normal self tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Only 10 more days till Christmas!!!

Dec 11, 2008

What kind of tree are YOU?

You Should Have a Pink Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent a time of friendship and sharing.
You're happy as long as you're spending time with the people you care about.
You are passionate about the holidays, and that start of the holiday season makes you very excited.
You sometimes go a bit overboard in your celebrations. You just can't help it!
Passionate, easily excited, sweet, giving, love, friendship, sensitive, caring
Your pink tree would look great with: More pink! You should spend Christmas Eve watching: The Muppet Christmas Carol
What you should bake for Santa: Rice krispie treats with red and green food coloring

Dec 9, 2008


Just a quick layout from a 1hour sketch challenge tonight at Just Scrappin.

Dec 7, 2008

This one is for ELLIE!

I've belonged to an website for quite some time, with a gal who's daughter has an inoperable brain tumor. A group of ladies are putting together an album for the mom and lil girl "Ellie" as a Christmas present. I was delighted to have the opportunity to participate with them. This is one of the layout I made to send...

Dec 5, 2008

I'm all done...

I finished up my part of of a swap this week. We did ATC (artist trading cards)
with a theme of "holidays"...we each picked from the list, I did St. Patty's Day. I kinda struggled to put an ideas together at first, but in the last minute rush to complete and mail them by the deadline...I think they turned out pretty cute.

Dec 3, 2008

Christmas is coming...

I've been shopping for my girls the past couple days, wrapping up a couple finally swaps for the year and getting ready for Christmas. This year we talked to the girls about the Christmas tree, and we all agreed to down-size from our normal one. We got a 4 ft tree Monday, and put it on a small table in the living room, that will allow for small presents on the table and bigger ones on the floor. The girls really liked it, and we are going to decorate it tonight!.

Something else the girls are LOVING this year....those advent stockings! I've bought some small thing to add to their days...earrings, lip gloss, spray glitters, nail products, etc...they are so excited to dig into those stockings each night!

I can post too many photo's right now, as several of my current projects are gifts...and you never know who's eyes are peeking around here...LOL!

So I leave you with a photo of Chris (my wonderful hubby) acting up after carving the Thanksgiving turkey!

Dec 2, 2008

The stockings are hung...

Yesterday I got my advent stocking hung up...and my girls were so excited! Who knew they'd be so interested in my crafty project! So the bickering began, and we decided Ivy would do odd days, and Katie would do check what is inside each days stocking!