Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Festive Evening

Today was another busy but fun day. Matthew, my oldest son had his youth group's Christmas dinner at church tonight. He has been really excited about tonight and had been planning everything out all week...lol
He had asked me to make a card for his youth group leader and a Santa Chocolate bar.
Here is what I made:

For the Santa bar I used my Cricut for the little buckle, everything else was cut with a punch, my paper cutter or ripped against a ruler. I used some wink of Stella on the black buttons for some extra shine :)
For the card I used my Distress Inks to create the background, the Santa and the houses were cut using  my Cricut. I used the Christmas cartridge for the Santa's sled and the Winter woodland cartridge for the houses. I layered some white paper that I ripped along a curvy ruler to create the snowy layers, some silver Color Box ink and a star stamp to finish off the card!
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Ho Ho Ho - Santa Card!!

Last night Mike and I spent a good part of our evening filling out our Christmas Cards and addressing all the envelopes. I dropped off  all of the cards at the post office this morning and I am happy to say they are on their way to our friends and family!! :)

This is one of the Christmas cards that I mass produced this year, it was a lot of fun to make and I think that Santa is so cute...lol
I posted a video to my YouTube channel describing the process of how I made it, so I thought that I would share it here too:

I Hope that you had a great Monday, I feel like this week will be really busy with 5 days of school left for my boys until their Christmas break. I was out running errands today with a good friend and felt like I got  lot accomplished (Yay!!), which was a great start to my week...lol
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Cards are Ready to Mail!!!

Last night Mike and I were realizing that if we are going to mail out our Christmas card this year we need to get them done and ready to mail out... soon :)
So tonight we sat and watched a show on T.V and got everything ready to go out in the mail in the morning. If we had planned ahead we should have already bought our stamps so we could have dropped them in the mail box down the road tonight...lol


This weekend I had some time at my craft table and I was able to finally finish my December Daily!!! All I have to do now is put it all together and fill it up with the pictures and write the little journal for each day. I am happy with how it turned out but I think next year I will plan to do something a little easier...lol

I have my pictures ready and organized so I think that I will print all my pictures that I have taken so far.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Working On My December Daily...

This week has just flown by... It is hard to believe that we are going into our second week of December already!!!
We spent yesterday afternoon decorating our tree and our house and then last night our church had it's annual Christmas concert that we went to and now.... it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....lol
All we need now is some snow!!

Over the last few weeks I have been working on making my first December Daily. If you're not familiar with what this is, it is a scrapbook with at least one picture for every day in December.
I'm just about done making it and I have taken all my pictures and organized them into a folder in my pictures. I thought this would make it much easer when it is time to send them off to be developed. It would save me the time of going through everything and trying to remember which picture was for my December Daily.

I think that I would have been done making it by now but as soon as I was ready to put everything together I changed my mind on how I was going to number each day!!!
At first I was going to have cute little candies, snowflakes, banners and scalloped circles for the number of  day but as I made my first page I realized that it was just to big. The numbers were also to big to fit inside for the double digit day and it was going to be in the way of my journaling tag. :(
I have since gone with a much simpler number design and have decided to use lots of embellishments on each page instead.

I used a Kraft cardstock for the background and a black number and I really like how clean and simple it is :)

Today I had a fun crafty moment with my youngest son Nathan. He went to a birthday party this afternoon and before he went we made his friend a birthday card.

We personalized the inside of the card and the envelope, for the front I cut out this cute little doggie from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and then embossed the blue background paper and the back of the envelope with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing folder. The paw print and the sentiment are from the My Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious stamp set. I cut everything out and Nathan helped with the rest!! It was a lot of fun!!

I hope that you have had a great weekend!!!!
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Ornaments Kits

Tomorrow night is Kids Club night at our church and I am a leader of the older girls group. Our group loves crafting.  Anything with glitter, glue, paper, painting and ink our group loves to do it!!
With Christmas right around the corner, I have been planning lots of fun crafts and tomorrow's craft is one of my favourites!!
I was inspired by the Papertrey Ink Christmas tag kit for this week's craft. We are going to make some ornaments with a cute Christmas scene inside.
I used my Gypsy and Cricut to cut out the little scene for the inside of these ornaments. I organized one Ziploc bag for each girl with all the cut out pieces and the ornament, I am determined not to lose anything...lol

I will try to post a finished ornament tomorrow night!!!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Some Tasty Tea :)

With today being the first day of December it is time to pull out the holiday mugs :) I have a new mug to add to my collection today, the new candy cane mug from David's Tea. My sweet husband surprised me with it tonight and some Santa's Secret black tea to go with it!!

The before:

and the after:
This was such a nice surprize... this is my third year in a row getting a new holiday mug from David's Tea and this is such a cute one to add to my collection!
The mug is so much fun and the tea was very tasty!!! Such a great way to start off the week :)
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