Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Then I placed each circle over the muffin tin hole. Now comes the fun part...time to embellish!
Using Christmas Themed Stamp Sets (all from Stampin Up) and Die Cuts for the Big Shot, and punches too...I got busy!!! I also used glitter, brads, paperclips & ribbon, as well as dimentionals to pop each embellished circle. Then I used the Big Shot once again to cut out letters to spell..."Days Till Christmas" and used my 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere them onto the top piece of cardstock and bottom piece of cardstock.
I punched tiny little snowflakes out and freehanded the numbers on them because I didn't want them too big, taking away from all the other goodies on the advent calendar.
So this is the finished product!!! Let me know what you think! All that is really left to do is tie a ribbon to the top to hang it (my neighbor is going to do that tonight for me) and fill with Choc-o-late!! YUM YUM!!! Hope you enjoyed!!!! I am offering this as a class in a couple of weeks if anyone is interested. Cost for the class will be $50.00. What a great way to celebrate the holiday season!!!
So I found this cutie on SCS and thought I would try my hand at making him!!! It was so fun to make this singing reindeer card and it is probably one of my favorites to date. As you can see, there were alot of punches uses to create this card, as well as a swirl die cut in the Big Shot. I think my elbow now has Puncher-itis from punching all these pieces out, but now they are done. I have done the card in Soft Suede & Rich Razzleberry, using some DSP that is retired for the carol book. I also searched high and low for the most appropriate sentiment and went for a retired one from Peaceful Wishes, just cause it seemed so darn bang on!!! The gals will be making a version of this card at the next Stampers 10 class!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well, since my Photoshop CS4 got loaded onto the Mac, I have been busy learning new techniques, along with working in some digital programs. I have fallen in love with making announcements & invitations with these programs...please leave me some comments to let me know what you think. I just find these so fun to make and I think they would probably been relatively inexpensive to print. I am thinking that if I can find a local printer that can give me some decent pricing... I will start selling these custom gems. Baby showers, baby announcements, save the dates, wedding invitations, wedding thank you's, party invitations....if you dream it, I will build it!!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
With Thanksgiving peaking just around the corner….it makes you reminisce about the things that you are thankful for. Unfortunately, I don’t know why it takes a holiday for us to actually be thankful for things, non the less, this is always a time that people reflect on their have’s and have not’s in life. Things like….
- I am thankful that I don’t already have everything I desire…because if I did, I would have nothing in life to look forward to.
- I am thankful that I don’t know everything…because it gives me the opportunity to learn.
- I am thankful for difficult times…because during these times I will grow stronger.
- I am thankful for limitations…because they give me opportunities for improvements.
And mostly, I am thankful for my mistakes…because they will teach me valuable lessons.
This year we are very “thankful” to be invited to someone else’s home for the dinners (Yeah God!) and not only one dinner we were asked to be part of, but two!!! (Watch yer elbows!!!) So I thought I would share some Thanksgiving Dinner rules that someone emailed me that might help laugh off some of that turkey you are about to consume…..
10 RULES FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER AT MY HOUSE
1. Don’t get in line asking questions about the food. “Who made the turkey dressing? Is it egg in there? Is the salad fresh? Is the turkey organic or grain fed? Who made the mashed potatoes? What kind of pie is that? Who made it? Ask one more question and I will punch you in your mouth, knocking out all your fronts so you won’t be able to eat anything.
2. If you can’t walk or are missing any limbs, sit you’re ass down until someone makes your plate for you!!! Dinner time is not the time for you to be independent. Nibble on some damn pecans and walnuts to hold you over until someone makes you a plate.
3. If you have kids under the age of twelve, I will escort their little asses to the basement and bring their food down to them. They are not gonna tear my damn house up this year. Tell them that they are not allowed upstairs until it’s time for Uncle Stevie to start telling Family stories about their mommas and papas. If they come upstairs for any reason except for that they are bleeding to death, I will break a foot off in their asses!
4. There is going to be one prayer for Thanksgiving dinner! JUST ONE! We do not care that you are thankful that your 13 year old daughter gave birth to a healthy baby or your nephew just got out of jail. Save that talk for somebody who gives a toot. The time limit for the prayer is one minute. If you are still talking after that one minute is up, you will feel something hard come across your lips and they will be swollen for approximately 20 minutes.
5. Finish everything on your plate before you go up for seconds! If you don’t, you will be cursed out and asked to stay your greedy ass home next year!
6. BRING YOUR OWN TUPPERWARE!! Don’t let me catch you fixing yourself a plate in my good Tupperware knowing damn well that I will never see it again! Furthermore, if you didn’t bring anything over, don’t let me catch you making a plate period or it will be a misunderstanding.
7. What you came with is what you should leave with!! Do not leave my house with anything that doesn’t belong to you. EVERYBODY WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A BODY SEARCH COMING AND GOING OUT OF MY DOMAIN!!!
8. Do not leave your kids so you can go drink & smoke in the garage. This is not a DAYCARE CENTER! There will be a kid-parent roll call every ten minutes. Any parent that is not present at the time of roll call, your child will be put outside until you come and get him or her. After 24 hours, I will call child & family services on you!!
9. BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE YOU COME INTO TOWN!! There will be no sleeping over at my house! You are to come and eat dinner and take your ass home or to your hotel room. EVERYBODY GETS KICKED THE HELL OUT AT 11:00 pm. You will get a 15 minute warning bell ring.
10. Last but not least! ONE PLATE PER PERSON!! This is not a soup kitchen. I am not trying to feed your family until Christmas dinner! You will be supervised when you fix your plate. Anything over the appropriate amount will be charged to you before you leave. There will be a cash register at the door. Thanks to Cousin Scottie and his greedy ass family, we now have a credit card machine! So VISA and MASTERCARD are now being accepted. NO FOOD STAMPS OR PUNCH CARDS YET.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Weekend and that you are surrounded by friend & family & fun!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown out your own inner voice. Most imporant, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." ~ Steve Jobs
Hope it speaks to you the way it did to me!!!! Just what I needed to hear actually!
So, lots is obviously new....bought a new camera so I have been studying the world of SLR Digital, slowly but surely. Had an amazing trip to the family farm in May - wish I could have stayed longer - it is always so peaceful and relaxing out there. Took the pooch with me and he burnt off a few pounds running laps around the farm. Came home, the DH & I took a roadtrip to the USA for some power shopping which was a nice little getaway.
A near & dear friend of mine had a baby girl a couple weeks ago so I have been spending alot of time with her and the baby whenever I can. I threw a baby shower last Saturday for the little one so I am hoping to post some photos when I get them (seriously I was too busy to take any!)
Well off to update my SU Business!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
- I package of Brand Name Diapers (approx. 96)
- a round cardboard cake tray or round metal/aluminum pizza pan - this is the base
- scrap ribbon (approx. 4 yards)
- more ribbon for the cake itself
- hot glue gun
- goodies to decorate your cake based on color & theme
- 48 diapers for the bottom layer
- 32 diapers for the middle layer
- 16 diapers for the top layer
- First layer of ribbon should be 2" inch width of floral ribbon
- Second layer of ribbon should be 1" inch width of floral ribbon
- Third layer can outline the top and bottom of the 1" width ribbon by using 1/16th grosgrain ribbon.
- NEVER use tape, not only does it look bad but will damage the diapers.
- Use brand name diapers unless you know the parents are using store brand. What a shame if your cake isn't used the way it was intended to be used because the diapers weren't something the parents were confident in.
- Diapers ABSORB, very well ~ that is their purpose after all!!!! They absorb smells & fluids. Keep your completed cake in a dry location, away from dank smells (smoke, food, gases, etc.) Wrap in a cellophane bag if need be.
- Simple and elegant is better than busy and cheap!!! Use items you are proud to give the new family
- Have fun with your cake!!!! Make it something original that the recipients and guest will never forget!!!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Lookey lookey at what I just bought today!!! Not as big as the traditional ATG Gun, however it is PINK afterall!!!! I absolutely love this new product! The new Glue Glider Pro allows you to apply a neat ¼” strip of adhesive exactly where you want it. The easy glide-on dispensing action, allows you to apply a small controlled amount or a continuous line of the best performing and most permanent adhesive ever offered. The adhesive is clear and it even diappears behind transparencies so this is great for attaching velumn. The easy slip-in, disposable cartridges eliminate the worry of having to reload in the middle of a project. No mess, no fuss. Yahhhhh!!!!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
So in an attempt to make a few of you giggle from deep down, to follow is a list of links that may generate some laughter!!!!
When you just don't have the words...let Cupids Dear John Letter Generator help you find them!
Even the hillbillies have it rough at this time of year...Backwoods Apology
One brilliant explanation of To Bling Or Not To Bling
If you simply can't bear to be alone...use this Cheesy Pick Up Line to hook you up!
And finally, without further ado, here is our Top 15 List of What NOT To Get Her for Valenitines Day...
1. A box of chocolates, clumsily rearranged in an attempt to hide the fact you ate all the caramel ones.
2. Flowers from a hospitals gift shop--or worse, a mortuarys.
3. Anything you could have bought at the gas station mini-mart on the way over, even if you didnt.
4. Anything that even remotely implies that she is not physically perfect: gym memberships, Botox, diet plan subscriptions, self help books and the like.
5. A bathing suit. Unless it comes with a trip to the Bahamas, she does not want your input on this personal matter. What's more, you're likely to give her an anxiety attack when she thinks about trying it on (especially after the great binge/food fest with the in-laws that were the Holidays 2008).
6. Toys. Women usually do not want video games. We might occasionally like to kick your butt in Wii, but that does not mean we want Street Fighter II (or whatever game it is you're playing).
7. Homemade coupons. Whether they're for dish duty, garbage duty, dinner, or something else, she's not likely to be impressed. Did your high school girlfriend even use hers?
8. A gift certificate. Step it up with something a little more personal--unless it's for 300 dollars and you can't wait to take her to the store and shop. All. Day.
9. Food. Unless you're the Iron Chef or Gordon Ramsay, skip anything home-baked. When her friends ask what you got her for V-day, she does not want to have to regurgitate. Literally.
10. A magazine subscription. Bo-ring.
11. Tickets to the "big game." Hate to break it to you, but when she said she loved football, she was lying. Save the sports stuff for your buddies.
12. A DVD box set of your favorite show. You've both already seen every episode. It will just accumulate dust with the rest of the collection.
13. Same goes for CDs. Hello, iTunes.
14. Appliances. Every man has made this guffaw. Just because she says, "I need a new vacuum" does not mean you should buy her a vacuum. This includes any household item, power tool or other item from the harder side of Sears!
15. An apologetic look followed by the words "Was that today?"
Valentines Day (val*en*tinez dae) n. A day when you have dreams of a candlelight dinner, diamonds, and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Well, thought I should post a photo of where we spent our holiday season!! We left on the 19th of December for 10 glorious days in the south to Phoenix, Arizona. The weather was not ideal but blew the -40 degree weather we were having in Alberta out of the water!!
So in welcoming in 2009, I will post some “REALISTIC” statements that I have stumbled on over the years. These may (or may not…) let you start your new year with a chuckle or two!!!
* I will no longer waste my time relieving the past, instead I will spend it worrying about the future.
* I will not bore my boss by with the same excuse for taking leaves. I will think of some more excuses.
* I will do less laundry and use more deodorant.
* I will avoid taking a bath whenever possible and conserve more water.
* I will give up chocolates totally. 100%. Completely. Honestly....
* I will try to figure out why I *really* need nine e-mail addresses.
* I will stop sending e-mail, ICQ, Instant Messages and be on the phone at the same time with the same person.
* I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I'm not a clock watcher.
* I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.
* I will not tell the same story at every get together.
* I will stop considering other people's feelings when they so obviously don't consider mine - if that unwashed fellow sits next to me again, I'll tell him he stinks!
*Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day in my pj’s. Instead, I will take my laptop into the bedroom with me.
* I will eat ice-cream at midnight - every midnight of the year!
* I will not let the dog hog the pillow, growl at me from the sofa, and snatch the bun from my plate - this year he's going to learn that I'm the Alpha of the house and only I get to do certain things!
* If I see a UFO I won’t tell anyone about it.
* I'm going to learn cusswords in different languages. Broaden my vocabulary.
* I will not tell lies – ok, that might be a lie…..
* I will balance my checkbook….on my nose!
* I resolve to be nice to people without bringing Jesus into the equation.
* With that cloned cow having given birth and everything, I resolve to pay more attention to where my food comes from this next year.
* I hope to be able to make people think happy thoughts when they think of me.
* I will go on long ego trips.
* I will prognosticate that I will probably procrastinate engaging in all the objectives I have premeditated for this approaching twelvemonth.
* Chat more over phone.
* Read less.
* Stop exercising. I will only run at high speeds if a wild animal is chasing me.
* Procrastinate more.
* Drink. Drink some more.
* Start being superstitious.
* Spend less time at work.
* Stop bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more.
* Take up a new habit: Maybe smoking!
* I will not shout at the top of my lungs in the dark, as I am hiding behind the door to scare my husband as he is trying to find his way in the dark to the bedroom!! I thought it was funny but appartently not!
* I will remember that life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
* I will remember it isn't worthwhile wrestling with pigs - you get all muddy and don't the pigs just love it!
* I will take neither myself nor any of the above seriously.
Happy New Years' 2009 to all the sistah's!!!! MWAH!!!!!