Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Tree decorations (4th and final post tonight)

These are some of my favourite decorations that I made this year. I got the glass bulbs at Michaels. I used reinkers and prisma glitter to decorate them. The first is twilight reinker and the second is sweet leaf reinker. I would love comments on them.

scrapbook for my Nanny

This is a scrapbook that I made up for my Nanny. I haven't put any pictures in it yet as I am still trying to find them. I am going to put pictures of her and my Papa in there. She really misses him as he has been gone since 1981. I am really excited to give this to her. I chose this as it really feels like it has an antique feel to it.


These are a couple of pages from 2 calendars I made this year as Christmas gifts. I had to keep them really simple with very little embellishment. I used my cricut to cut out and shadow each month title.

This one is for my mom. On each page is 3 pictures - 1 of each of my kids during a common event. I journaled on each page of her calendar. I am fairly pleased with how it came out.

This calendar is for my 94 year old Nanny. Her vision is limited so I needed to put large pictures with little distration from it. Hopefully she will enjoy it. This is the 4th year that I have made her one. So far, each year it has touched her heart to bring tears to her eyes.

Rich Razzleberry Christmas card

This is a card I made using my cuttlebug, rich razzleberry paper and ink from SU and then the decoration punch from SU to. The ribbon is from michaels. This was such an easy card to make and really looks great. At the bottom I also embossed a Merry Christmas in Silver.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

third post today. My kids are so proud of these.

These are some balls that we got from Michaels. We put paint in them in a couple different colours and then put rub ons on the outside. They truly make a wonderful gift that will keep going on and on. They are so excited to give these to family members.

sad news

If you remember from an earlier post I had a friend of a friend who had her baby taken from her at 28 weeks gestation as she had cancer. I am so sad to report that Keri passed away yesterday. My donations for baby girl Austin are just over $126.00. I have decided to extend this fundraiser until the end of december. I can't imagine growing up without knowing my mother and likewise I can't imagine my kids growing up without me or never having known me. It truly breaks my heart and I just pray that God will be there for the family over this holiday season.

Club Christmas party

Here is the votive card that we made for our final club of 2009. They turned out so beautifully and everyone really enjoyed them.

These are the members of my clubs (minus one who was fortunate enough to be in Mexico). We had a great time that night - potluck, good company and time to make one card. I am looking forward to continuing in 2010. Oh, and ladies you all look good so no need to worry!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I am still here

Wow, I can't believe how busy we have been this Christmas season. I am in the process of making some Christmas ornaments with my kids that I will post. I should be done tomorrow. I am also working on a couple calendars, photo tiles for coasters, and then I still have about 20 Xmas cards to make. I have a pretty ambitious weekend ahead of me. I would love to get this all done and be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the season.

My favourite gift this year that I am making is a scrapbook for my 94 year old Nanny. My Papa died in 1981 and she has been very alone without him. I made a book and am putting pictures of the two of them in it. It won't be done for a couple weeks. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

There is some stuff coming up shortly. Please bear with me.