Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! 

I hope this day brings you lots of GOOD food, family and fun!
We will be headed to Glennville to spend Thanksgiving with my Daddy's side of the family. It is held every year at my cousin, Tyrone's house and includes his wife Jane's side of the family also. Needless to say, there will be plenty to eat!

Later in the afternoon, we will be going to Baxley to celebrate with Tony's Daddy and sister, Tonya. Yes, we will still be full from all the food that we consumed (gorged on)  at Tyrone's. LOL! Even though there will only be eight of us, Tonya will cook like she's feeding an army! She always does. The only thing she will let us bring is Sweet Potato Souffle.

I will post pictures later. Meanwhile, I will leave you with this poem I saw on Facebook.

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy never have a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!

In my case, I hope it doesn't go to my stomach. LOL!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What I've been working on lately...

Okay, so after getting so much inspiration from other blogs and websites, I finally sat down and did some creating. Here are a couple of the items I have finished. I hope it inspires you also.

I saw a picture of some trees like this on the cover of the December 2010 Scrapbooks Etc magazine and fell in love with them. They had a link to the directions and it was fairly simple to make. I was able to use up some of my leftover paper to complete it. My only complaint was that I kept burning my fingers because I couldn't find my low temp glue sticks....

Now, aren't these the cutest little fellows?

They are called "Snowman Kisses". I first saw this project at Kerry's Papercrafting blog. She has a lot of craft fair items which is what I was looking for since I am debating about entering our local Dogwood Festival next Spring.

I found written instructions here. They were very easy to follow. Again, I was able to use some leftover Christmas paper.

The picture quality on this is lousy! Sorry about that. I also saw these Hot Cocoa Sliders on Kerry's Paper crafting Blog. I used up some retired Christmas paper I had and used the new "A Sip" stamp set on the front. This is a great stamp set because you can use it for coffee, tea or cocoa and it is only $7.95!

This card is one that were being shown on the CTMH Bulletin Board last year. I made a couple last year using this stamp set but not this particular design. I love this stamp set , it is such a fun design. It is called Ms Holiday Cheer. The gift bag she is carrying was blank and so I wrote "Belk" on it. LOL!

Okay, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stencil, Sparkle & Shine!

You can watch the latest CTMH Art & Soul webisode called Stencil, Sparkle and Shine by clicking on the picture above.

When you're done, you can order the supplies used in this project here. Have you missed some webisodes? Just click on the links to the left to see other webisodes.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Meet my croppin' friends

I alway forget to take my camera to my workshops with me (bad, bad scrapbooker!) but last month I finally remembered it much to the dismay of my friends.  They are a great bunch of girls though and I would like you to know them also..

Mrs. Janice

Mrs. Mary Anne

Ms. Judy

Mrs. Helen and Mrs Linda

My sister, Nadalie and my choir director, Denise

Mrs. Gail (she was trying to tell me not to take that picture)

Mrs. Gwen

and finally Mrs Sandi who secures the dates for us to use the Church.

I have scrapbooked with these women for years and am fortunate to not only have them as cutomers but to be able to call them friends.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Olivia Workshop

Yesterday, my monthly stamp club met and we completed the Olivia Workshop on the Go. I am always amazed at how good the completed layout looks compared to the photographs. Here is my version highlighting my family at Thanksgiving in November 2008.

If you are interested in doing this layout, you can order it from my website under "Online shopping, Workshops On The Go". There are 3 other kits you can choose from also.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- A Little Thanks PLUS a little MORE Thanks!

I'm a little late in posting this, but it's time for another Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp set, D1444 A Little Thanks, is perfect for saying "thanks" in so many different ways. Don't think you just have to use it to make Thank You cards as you will find out after seeing all the wonderful items created by the almost 70 consultants. You can get the November Stamp of the Month free PLUS a another stamp set of your choice...more on that later in this post.

So get of cup of coffee and get ready for major brain stimulation as you hop from blog to blog!

Helen OnulakStandard Card – Elegant Thank You & Tutorial
Kathleen AndrolewiczWiper Card & Tutorial
Kristie Herdener
Jill LucasStandard Card – Emboss Resist Thanks
Mary EisenVariety of Cards – using More to Adore
Shannon BuckStandard Card – using Splendor
Melinda EverittStandard Card – Gratitude using Magnifique w/ Silver Pearl Embossing
Lori LengWine Tag
Judy BurgerCards (2) – one using Olivia, one using Caboodle
Dawn RossStandard Card – Wishes: Designer Tag, using Olivia w/ crocheted ribbon
Kami WelterNotebook – using Magnifique
Melissa BurchCards (2) – one using Hooligans & Paper Weaving, other w/Felicity
Haley DyerSandard Card – using Olivia w/ Tutorial (sentiments as background)
Teri BaxterStandard Card – using Olivia
Tammy Lea PinchardStandard Card – Thanks w/ fall leaves
Debra Van PattenPlacemat – Family using Olivia
Antoinette HerrinStandard Card – Gratitude w/ stamped tree
Melissa LavertyCards – Variety using Olivia and Magnifique
Carla Ironside6 x 6 Card – using Magnifique w/ crocheted flowers
Caren Goldstein8 x 3.5 Card – using Magnifique w/Silver Pearl Embossing
Shirley RossGift Card Boxes – using Hooligans and Cards (2) – using Magnifique
Laurie NewtonCards (3) – using Olivia and Miracle Dimensional Elements
Michelle NistCards (2) – using Olivia
Terrie DoddPlacecards, Treat Tubes and Cards
Pamela O’ConnorStandard Card – Gratitude w/ Acorn using Olivia
Jen RubioCards – Variety using Magnifique
Sheila BennettStandard Card – using Passages w/ pinwheel
Misty JacksonGive Thanks Keepsake – using Veranda
Beth NaumannStandard Card – Thanks using Olivia
Georgia HauglidGift Bag – using Magnifique
Annette GreenCards – using Veranda (for coffee buddy) and Good Times
Katy DonaldsonHome Decor Item
Adeline BrillCard – using Olivia w/ paper pieced pumpkin
Melissa Robinson4 x 4 Card – using Olivia
Cindy LeekCard – using Mistletoe w/ wreath
Susan BrooksCards – Variety using Olivia w/ accordion fold flower
Wanda RileyCard – using Olivia w/ Foundry Frame
Cindy ApplemanCard – using Olivia w/ texture & paper flower
Carol HarrisCircle Card – using Olivia
Angela TuttonStandard Card – using Olivia w/ crumpled flower
Dawn HeuftPumpkin Treat Bag & Treat Topper
Brae MontgomeryTake Out Box
Michelle LoncarCards (2) – one w/ Olivia, the other Gypsy/Black
Toni HinchcliffeStandard Card – using Magnifique
Doreen GuilfoyleStandard Card – black & white
Lori BrownStandard Card – Gratitude w/ fan-fold flowers
Jody GustafsonGratitude Collection using Olivia Level 1
Kim O’RearCards – Variety using Grace
Traci GodbeeCandy Bag Topper & Placecard – using Olivia
Kimberly SmithStandard Card – Gratitude using Olivia w/ dry embossing
Jen PatrickStandard Card – simple squares using Magnifique
Jenifer BennerCard – using Olivia w/ cornucopia
Nancy BrownCard – using Olivia w/ cornucopia & hand stitching
Sarita SchraederMini Pizza Box filled w/ Sentiments
Chris ShouseStandard Card – using Magnifique
Wendy FordingCard Holder & Cards – using Olivia
Wendy CoffmanStandard Card – Thanks using Cherry-O
Kathy LickenbrockCards (4) – using Hooligans
Jean McNultyCard – random stamping & emboss resist
Angela GarciaVariety of Cards – including Christmas Tree Card

A Little MORE Thanks!

During November we’re expressing our gratitude to YOU by helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90—that’s almost 50 percent more in value! It’s just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.  Head on over to my website, where you can browse through the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book online.