Tuesday, December 28, 2010

She's a College Graduate

Congratulations Katie! On Dec 17, Katie graduated from Texas State University. We are so very proud of her! What a great celebration we had at Logan's Roadhouse in New Braunfels- grandparents, uncle, brother, nephew, parents, and great friends. On Friday evening, Joe & I, Mimi, Jason, Tripp & Katie headed down to Gruene to have dinner at the Gristmill - YUMMY and so beautifully decorated for Christmas (if you're ever in that area, you absolutely must have a meal at the Gristmill!). Tripp got to visit with Santa in San Marcos and Katie & Jason bought their dad an early birthday present - a unicycle! He had one growing up and absolutely loved riding it -- it'll take a little practice but I think he'll be enjoying it again soon. Such a wonderful weekend!

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Top 10 Cards Blog Hop - Part II


My Top 10 Cards Blog Hop - Part I


Below are my favorite cards I've created. Take a look at lots of other 'kewl' cards by joining in on the My Top 10 Cards Blog Hop - Enjoy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Congratulations Katie

Headed down to Katie's this evening. Will be attending her college graduation tomorrow morning from Texas State Univ. So excited for her and proud of her!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Random.org selected #63 as the winner of my blog candy - A handstamped pillar candle - these are really a lot of fun to make!

SnowflakeDreams1 who said... A very lovely banner. Your fireplace looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Velma, I've sent you a message on facebook requesting your address so I can get your package in the mail!

Thank you all so much for your sweet, sweet comments on my project. I know all of us in the hop had a great time creating our goodies and sharing them with each of you! Looking forward to the coming new year and all the creative opportunities it will bring. Merry, merry Christmas to you all!

A special thanks to Jessica at Kinderstamp-O for being such a gracious hostess for this hop!

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's A Small World Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our hop this weekend. A special thanks to Jessica over at Kinderstamp-O for hosting our hop! Our challenge was to create something representing places around the world or other cultures. Well, I think I probably took a different path than others. As I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places around this wonderful world of ours, I decided to create a banner featuring “Merry Christmas” in 10 different countries native language.

My Cricut and Joys of the Season cart were used to cut out the ornament shapes, trees and wreaths. I also cut out a ‘shadow’ of each to mat each ornament. Tim Holtz Distressed inks gave the mats and paper flowers (from Prima) a vintage look. Stickles, one of my favorite embellies, was used on each ornament. Another touch of ‘bling’, a snowflake metal charm attached to the bottom of each ornament. Lastly, a swatch of grosgrain and golden thin ribbon make it all come together to form the banner. This was such a fun project to make.

So . . . Merry Christmas from . . . Melkin Yelidet – Ethopia, Glaedelig Jul – Denmark, Sretan Bozic – Croatia, Feliz Navidad – Mexico, Merry Keshmish – Navajo Native American, Frohliche Weihnachten – Germany, Kala Christouyennal – Greece, Joyeux Noel – France, Hristos Se Rodi – Serbia, Buone Feste Natalizie – Italy

Now it's time to enjoy Sigrid's project so head on over to -
Sigrid - http://www.lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/

Here’s the list in case you missed someone. Thanks so much for visiting.
Jess - www.kinderstampo.com
Christine Wilson-Dunbar - http://chrisscreations.blogspot.com/
Shelley - http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
Vickie - http://twochicksonalimb.blogspot.com/
Sigrid - http://lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/
Meighen - http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
Mariam - http://mariamsatchell.blogspot.com/
Linda- www.krazyqulling.com
Madison- http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
Christine Hatchell - www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com
Jessica-Creative Stamper - Www.thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
DDscrafts- http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Gaby - www.gabycreates.com
Lisa - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
Martha - http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Jessica Baker - http://www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Cheryl - http://cheryl-gibson.blogspot.com/
Jess - http://www.kinderstampo.com/p/its-small-world-blog-hop.html

Our sponsors for the hop are: Unity Stamp Co, Peachy Keen Stamps, Lindy Stamp Gang, Preserve Your Memories II, Imaginisce, Helmar. Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a Holiday Scrap Box with these products.

I am also offering a special give away on my blog – in time to receive by Christmas! All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower. Random.org will choose the winning comment on Monday 12/13 by noon (CST). Thanks again and hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Dec Tag Swap My Pink Stamper

So here's the tag picture I'm submitting to the Kinderstamp-O site for a chance to win some blog candy from the one and only, My Pink Stamper, Robyn!!!! Used my Cricut Joys of the Season cart to cut out the snowflakes and blinged them up with Stickles. Tags, Bags, & Boxes was used to cut out the tag itself.

It's A Small World Blog Hop

So this is the weekend for our It's a Small World Blog Hop! sponsored by Jessica over at Kinderstamp-O! Hope you are ready to see some fantastic projects. Check back beginning Saturday 12/11 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) when we will have all of our projects posted. Grab some hot tea, cocoa or a cup of coffee and relax while you visit.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snow is Falling

Snow has begun to fall in our household - YUMMY! It sure would be fun to decorate these with a little grandson! Hopefully, he'll get to come on Sunday and we can have fun decorating snowflakes and gingerbread men!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's A Small World Blog Hop

My project is almost finished for the It's a Small World Blog Hop hosted by Jessica at Kinderstamp-O. Can't wait to see everyone's projects. Tune in December 11-12. It's gonna be a blast! The hop will start with Jessica, over at Kinderstamp-O - http://www.kinderstampo.com/

Challenge at More than Favors

So here are my goodies for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More than Favors -- the only requirements are Christmas theme and embossed. I've been working on making these cute little hot cocoa and hot tea mini gifts. The fronts are completely embossed in white so they will POP against the brown backgrounds. Hope you like!