Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope your holidays are filled with good food, family and friends. May God bless you all.
Below is a picture of the deer in our backyard two winters ago when we had lots of snow. We would watch them every morning  and night. Sometimes we had up to fifty deer in our yard! It was so fun to watch them peacefully eating the piles of corn we put out for them. Our yellow lab (Boo Boo) just sat and watched them and the deer were not bothered one bit by him. Now we added a husky/shepard  (Smokey) to our family and he likes to chase them away. Here's the picture.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 12/13/12

This week at Joan's Garden the challenge is to decorate a box/container that you would use for a Christmas gift. I made a little box that will hold a gift certificate. It's really easy to make. And, here it is:

I used decorative Christmas cardstock to make this. I punched two holes in the inside top for the cords and then knotted them and let the ends hang outside the container. You could also just tie the ends together and clip...I added another design to the front of the little container and also made a bow using Impression Obsession's Fancy Ornament. You can find the die on Joan's site. For more challenge cards and to see the products on her site go to:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Joan's Challenge 12-6-12

Hello and happy day! This weeks challenge is to make a white and blue card, have an oval, use an embossing folder and use a bow. I missed a week or was it two? Our computor was down for over a week and well, this time of year can be busy. The shopping is finished. Amen. Some people get annoyed or troubled by our gift giving society. It's too commercial and on and on. I rather enjoy it. The act of giving a gift to someone, the right gift, the perfect gift and knowing they like it is gratifying to me. Ofcourse, I know "you can't take it with you". Enjoy it while you're here. And, here's my card and enjoy it!

Two folders were used on this card. The background "snow" comes as a two pack from Sizzix. The Tall Pine in the oval is also a two pack Tim Holtz, and  is also from Sizzix. The oval is a Spellbinders called Labels Ten (S5-022) And, finally the bow is a die from Impression Obsession, DIE026-Q and it's called Fancy Ornament. I ordered it just for the bow-you can use it on all kinds of cards.
The corners were punched out and white brads were also added.
You can find the IO die and the Spellbinders Labels Ten on Joan's site. You could also order the Sizzix folders.
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Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Harry Potter Card

This is a just for fun card. My daughter is a BIG Harry Potter fan. She's read all the books numerous times-like over 10 times!!!! I started out reading the first three books to my daughter and son. And, then they grew up and are now college aged. When I was down after my feet surgery my daughter talked me into starting to read them again. I have only read the first three and it's been a few years. So, I have read the first book and will try and continue reading them all inbetween other books. While reading the first book I got the bright idea of making a Harry Potter card. And, here it is:

                        Inside the card it says, "Let the Magic Begin". A perfect saying for a Harry Potter card.
Have a magical day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joan's Garden Tag Challenge

This week at Joan's Garden it's a Tag Challenge. I love making tags. I have a Christmas tag box. I go crazy when I start... Here's my tag.

I stamped an Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Snowflake background onto white cardstock using a blue dye ink. Then I cut the mittens out with a Spellbinders die. I added some snowflakes from another Spellbinders die with a  silver brad keeping them together. I added a Memory Box Pepita Border at the top of the Mittens. Joan carries Memory Box Dies and one is neater than the next.... I added a To and From to the second mitten and stamped it in black dye ink. I also added some navy and silver sparkly threads. To see more tags and Joan's products go to:
I am so behind with everything Christmas. I'm hoping to catch up this week so I feel more prepared in the cooking and gift department. I love doing all these preperations.
Hope to see you all next time.