Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas cards for 2009

I worked on these 5 Christmas cards today. I photos leave a lot to be desired. However in real life they are very cute.

Here is another color combo for the inside.

Here are the 5 cards all together. Just click on the photo and you will see a larger pic. These are simular to the other one I posted before.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Icy pictures

This morning it snowed about an inch and now is raining. Since I hadn't posted these pictures when we got the ice storm about a week ago, I thought I would post them now.
I wasn't at home to take pictures, but I got them at daycare. Traveling in an ice storm is scarey at best, but it sure does have breath taking beauty.

This is where the kids play when the weather co-operates! Nice toys and a swing set to play with.

Here is another shot of the back yard. See how the trees are bending over with all the weight of the ice on them. I you want to see a closer look just click on a pic.

I survived Christmas

I survived Christmas, barely! LOL. It seems I can operate on little to NO sleep for days! Which for me this time, seems to be a matter of a couple of weeks total. Whew! Now the hub-bub of the season is over, I can take a few minutes to sit back and enjoy my cup of Gingerbread flavored coffee. Yummy!

Now yesterday I was working on a different kind of card I saw on another gal's blog, Michelle Giraud. Her accordion card is similar, but mine I did a few things differently. Thanks Michelle! If I knew how to insert her blog addy here I would do it, but am computer illiterate (well almost).

Here is the inside: I took a plain piece of card stock cut it to 5 1/4 inches by 12 inches, scored the paper at 2 inches, 5 inches and 8 inches. The backing piece is 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches.

I folded on the scored lines to get this fold. I measured DP paper to 1/4 inch smaller than the space I wanted to decorate. I then added my greeting and the pop-dotted flower corners. I cut around 12 inches for the ribbon, glued it to the back of the card, then glued down the card and the ribbon.

Here is the card closed. I had the ribbon wrap all the way around the card so I could have this tied neatly in the front. So tell me what you think. Any and all comments are welcome. If you have trouble seeing my photos, click onto them and you will get a larger view.

Of course what I haven't told you is how LONG it took me to FINISH this card! I started it yesterday morning and didn't finish it until the AFTERNOON! I was looking for CTMH stamp set Any Occasions, and couldn't find it. I searched high and low (yes I DO need to do a through cleaning around here), and 2 hours later, still couldn't find it. So I used the one I could find, Gracious Greetings. I actually think I like this better!

No matter what you may be doing this day and the days to follow, may you do it with all of your heart, body and soul. Be blessed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the day before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas,
and all through my house,
the presents are hidden from my little mouse!
The stockings are stored in the closet I fear,
when do I get them, the time's almost here!


Am I the ONLY one NOT ready for Christmas yet? Groan! What is wrong with me??????

I will not panic, I will NOT panic! LOL. Oh boy seems like I wanted to do so much for Christmas this year. The clock is slowly ticking away. I will get done what I will get done!

I am going to take a deep breath and relax. Have a cup of coffee, and go from there. We will be having our little party at daycare today, as Monday was a snow day and yesterday was the trip to the dentist. The girls are done for 6 months! Yahoo.

Ok you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and I will get to work on my other "projects" when time permits. Have a fun day and enjoy your families.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow days

here is what the deck looks like, snow, snow and more snow!

Here's my hubby trying to shovel out a path from all the snow that has drifted.

The girls are playing on the deck a few days ago. Great job on the shoveling Destiny!

Snow days, snow days, nothing like a snow day! No school for today so we can get plowed out from under God knows how many inches of the wonderful white stuff! Even hubby didn't go in to work today!

I cannot post pictures yet as the wind is blowing so hard I may be blown away! Just take my word, it is a white wonderland out there.

I plan on taking today and having the girls help with the cooking. I need to make a few cards first then clear off the table so the girls can mix to their hearts content.

I am off to create, you all have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas to all of you.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am feeling the pressure of the holiday season. I still have some gifts to make I havent even cut out yet! I want to make the girls some pj's that they like (nightgowns), from some cute material I got a few years ago. Sigh, where does the time go?

I want to make more things for them as well, like matresses and blankets for the cradles that Patsy and Bobby gave me. The cradles sit in the craft room waiting to be made over just for them as well.

About a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling a lot of pressure as I needed to finish about a hundred cards for a workshop that was comming up, and even more cards for a different card workshop for another group of ladies, and I started to panick. I seem to do much better early in the morning (when peace reigns here). So I got up really early to work on them. As I sat and sipped on my coffee, I felt peace flow through me from my head to my toes. And a voice that is kind and loving (Jesus) spoke to me in this quiet time. He said for me to relax, and I will accomplish all He wants me to if I trust in Him. I cannot tell you how relieved I was!

I have put my faith in Jesus and my desire to follow Him no matter where He leads me for the past 7 years now. I am so blessed! So if any of you out there have had a tugging of your heart, like something is missing, accept Jesus into your heart. And you too can live a blessed life.

May you all have a blessed life in Jesus.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yes, I am still alive and well

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post! Wowza. I'll bet you can figure out what I have been up too. Yes making cards, and other crafts. Whew! I have a craft fair this Saturday and am trying to make up some last minute things for it. Not to mention a few gifts for Christmas.

Hope you all out there in the blogging world have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.