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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love You Much Card & Tag Portfolio

Would you like to make this? I will have a class on February 7th at 7:00pm. Come and stay until you finish. Cost will be $30 and must be pre-paid by Januray 12th so I have enough time to order the product and prepare the class. I am limiting this to the first 6 that sign up and pay. Reserve your spot today!!!
You can click on the link and pay via paypal, or call me, and drop a check in the mail.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Harry Potter Socks....Tonks style

I am **** LOVING**** the colorway of this yarn! I fell in love with the colors at my LYS, and couldn't wait for all my knitted gifts to be done so I could cast on my socks. I started last night and have almost 2/3 of the first sock done!
Aren't these colors pretty!

Happy Holidays!

I have been MIA for over a week now! With Christmas preparations and then the celebration I haven't had time to blog at all. I was busy baking, knitting gifts, shopping, etc. and time just flew by! It depresses me that it is over for the most part. School is still out for another week and I have tons of things to do. The biggest one to tackle will be my stamping studio! It looks like a tornado has gone through it. I have been dreading going in there because of the chaos. I know I have to do it, but just dread it!
Had a great Christmas Eve with my parents, siblings, aunt, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Mom always does a gag gift for someone, and this year, it was to the seven of us kids. Mom has always hung our stockings on her mantle. It is amazing to see how vintage they look! Well this year, she has us all get together and handed us each our stocking. We had to open them all at the same time.
So here we all are in birth order from left to right!
Tim, Joan, Mark, Diane, Tom, Brennan and Kerri
And this is what was in each of our stockings!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Goody Goody Gum Drops!

Today was another CASE! Andrea Walford, a very talented demo, created her version of these treats but made a Christmas tree with circles that she punched. I don't have much time left to get everything done for Christmas so I took the Sizzix die cut route! I used my Gingerbread die cut!!!! I cut two dies per treat. On one, I applied some designer series paper to the back so it would show through the hearts, and then used white liquid applique for the icing. I didn't wait for it to dry, but just heat set and it puffed right up! These will be for my nieces and nephews on Christmas Eve.....

CASED Christmas Tags!

Another demo, Mercedes Weber, submitted these to SU for a contest and won. I CASED her idea and we made these at our stamp club meeting last night. Well.....not all of the club members made it! We had a wave of bad weather that came right at 7:00 when they were to arrive that made the roads slick with sleet. A few of the die hards made it though! I loved the snowman the best just cause he was the easiest. But I did change up her instructions.......Instead of punching out those little circles for the mouth and eyes in black, I put my nose on first, and then punch holes for the eyes and mouth, and punched a smaller circle in black and glued it to the back of the white.......MUCH EASIER girls!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I am waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy behind in my Christmas decorating, baking, wrapping.......well just everything! Even getting my cards done!~ I sooo wanted to get some made this year. But the craft show I did set me back. Don't know if I will stamp any or not. I usually send a photo card to family and friends. So tonight, after Connor's basketball game, (we won! yeah Tarheels!) I asked him to go change and put on a polo shirt or something. Did I get cooperation? Did I mention he's a teenager????? So here are some of the shots I got. Just being silly and not cooperating! Well at least he matches the dog's sweater with his basketball shirt! Won't post the one's I actually picked!

By the Light of the Silvery Moon......

Friday night was the biggest full moon of 2008. I went outside to go run some errands and had to run back in to get my camera. Now mind you, my camera doesn't take the best night shots, but I did manage to capture some of it's beauty with the clouds and trees. God amazes me all the time with these glimpses of our universe. And by a show of comments on here please.........what's the next line!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Gotcha didn't I!!!! I was out doing some Christmas shopping today and went into Linens & Things. They are going out of business and have things 50-70% off. I found this little gem in the kitchen section! It is made for those little coffee disks, but when my stamper eye's saw it I saw storage for my embellishments! I love the one we have from SU and was going to get it, but I found these and decided to save my money for stamps in the new catty coming soon! These were only $10 too! Maybe your Linen's & Things will have them cheaper......but they come in a box and were marked $19.99 normally. There were some in the store right across the street from me here in Ellicott City.
Now everyone run and get them before they are gone! Please excuse this horrible picture....It spins around and has four sections.

Monday, December 08, 2008

One Sock.....Two Sock.......

One sock is done! If you want to knit socks with the most wonderful have to use Sheila's yarn from Knits with Sticks . This yarn is so soft and yummy! Tell Sheila I sent you! You won't be disappointed! This yarn is called Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and is a red/green combo.

Skaters in a Frame

I love the Winter Post stamp set. I cannot get enough of it. I found these little silver frames in the scrapbooking aisle at Michael's. The photo isn't the best, but you get the idea!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Santa's helpers need warm feet too!

How cute are these! I just added this pair to my Etsy shop. These are soooo fun to make. What little child (or adult) wouldn't want a pair of these to keep their feet warm! Made of a superwash wool, they can be machine washed. Can be made with a red slipper and green fringe too!