Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stop # 19 of the 2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop!!!

Happy New Year! and welcome to the 2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop brought to you by Stampin' Addicts. This Blog Hop will feature sneak peaks of the stamp sets and accessories found in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog, and will run from January 1st through January 3rd. There are a total of 23 stops on this Hop, they link to each other, so it doesn't matter where you start, you'll end up back where you began. If you have been following the Blog Hop in order you've just been to Sara's Blog "Lily's Ink Pad" and have viewed her fun creations using the stamp set Fox and Friends. I have chosen the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt to use on my projects and I've got some Blog Candy for you, be sure and read the whole post! So lets get started.
First off is a little notebook I altered along with a mini clipboard. I can already tell I'm going to need more of this paper! Good thing it comes in a pack of 48 sheets! The stamp set I used to accent my clipboard was Great Friend. I also used the wide striped Old Olive ribbon for accents. The fringe on the mini clipboard is made by cutting down length ways on your ribbon. Then all you do is simply start pulling. Check back in a couple of days and I'll post a picture of how it's done.
Next I altered a tin, made a card, and altered another mini clipboard, this time using the stamp set For All You Do. I love this new DSP and the felt pieces! I think the felt pieces would make really cute little barrette accents too!
Close up of the tin. No stamping here! So if you like to just cut and paste, this project is for you!

Close up of the simple card and mini clipboard.
Be sure and leave me a comment to register for some Blog Candy which is the Memo Pad and Mini Clipboard I altered in my first picture. Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and now on to your next stop. To view Heather's Blog click here. Heather is showcasing the new chipboard books. So be sure and hop on over and take a look.

2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop!!!

Mark your calendar for January 1-3; that’s when Stampin’ Addicts presents their 2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop.
This hop features 23 SA members, each showcasing a different item from SU’s 2010 Occasions mini. Stamp sets, designer papers, Sizzix dies, punches–our ladies have fun and fresh ideas to share for all this and more!
Dedicated to all things Stampin’ Up, Stampin’ Addicts offers SU-oriented galleries, challenges and special events. Membership is free of charge, and is open to Stampin’ Up fans everywhere.
Want to check it out? Just click here and tell ‘em Twila sent you!

Update on My Mom

Just wanted to update everyone on mom. We brought her home Christmas Day, and she is doing great! I can not believe just how great she is doing! She is staying by herself at night now and I've been just going up in the daytime and fixing her meals and helping her with daily things. Thanks for all you prayers!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Going to be Gone

Hello everyone, just wanted to let everyone know I'm going to be gone for a couple of days, while my mom has bypass surgery. Not a very good Christmas present but the alternative isn't very pretty either. Please keep her in your prayers and I'll try and post again on Sunday or Monday. Have a nice week-end.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday Wrap and a Gift Card

Actually this is Stampin' Up Christmas Wrap from a couple of years ago, but I use this paper to wrap birthday and baby gifts in. I wish they would come out with different paper every year, I just love it, it's really nice paper!Birthday present I wrapped with SU paper and a small gift card.
I used the stamp set called Party Hearty for my little card. Colors of paper and ink I used were Close to Cocoa and Bashful Blue, then I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the icing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some Christmas Gifts

Hey there everyone, can you believe it, I'm posting today! Talk about busy! Here are some gifts that were my favorites at our Church Ladies Fellowship Christmas party last night. We always have so much fun. We can make a gift or bring one and on the outside of the package find a scripture that will give a clue to what's inside. Then we draw numbers and go in order and of course you want #1 because you get to pick from it all when it's done. I got #2 sooo I didn't end up with what I really wanted but I got a really pretty angel necklace with earings to match. Anyway here we goooooooooo....

This was the project I made our SU calendar papers added to some of our SU blocks. This was a total CASE from TIffany's Blog "My Crafty World". So thank you Tiffany you were a life saver.
After I finished this I really didn't want to give it up, but I did, now to order some more calendars and blocks!!!

This is Becky Bellinger and she is holding the gift she actually got to keep! Your so lucky Becky! Her sister Jennifer Young had altered this for her gift. She took an old window and painted part of it with the blackboard paint, corked the other side, used scrabble tiles to spell notes and added a couple of clothespins to the side. What's funny is Becky had put the little green box in a garage sale and Jennifer had ask her if she could have it. LOL to funny! Glad you ended up with it Becky!
This last gift was the one Becky altered using a photo box. It was mine for about 1 minute! I told you I got #2! ): Anyway she used an old cookbook to make the dividers and them old recipes and magazines to cover the outside. It was really neat! Hope you all have a great day, I've gotta go do some Christmas cards and put up my tree, you heard right, MY TREE IS NOT UP YET!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Very Busy...

Sorry I haven't been posting anything, I've just been way to busy. My mom is scheduled to have 4 bypasses done on Dec. 18 and we are just trying to get a lot done between know and then. She is doing fine and actually to look at her you would never guess that she need open heart surgery so I guess that's why it's called the secret killer of woman, it's by the grace of God that they just happened to find that she had blockages. No chest pain, just has been tired and kinda dizzy sometimes for about a year. This will fix her up and she'll be ready to go! Please keep her in your prayers this coming Friday and that she'll get to come home on the 23rd.