07 December, 2010

JYC 7 Making lists getting Organized

Making lists and getting organized is not how I work. I make lists, and loose them right away. SO mental check lists are always good. here is the start of my Christmas lists. When I get the item I will fill it in. I am a procrastinator so the shopping will be done usually the day before Christmas Eve. As well as the wrapping
1. Mom - Nook bought ( yes, she had it already so I will buy her more books from me and Santa!)
2. Dad- Cologne ( yes he has it already, so will get him something else from me and Santa)
3. Todd- wii game and shirt
4. Tye- wii game and shirt
5. Crissy - Sweeter and Starbucks GC, coat
6 Cory- Sweeter and Starbucks GC, coat
7. Octavia - Sweeter and Bath & Bodyworks GC, pajamas
8. Nathan- Wii game
9. Isaac- Wii game most likely a combined game for the boys.
10. Mutt-
11. Jenner- Season 6 of House, and season 4 of Dexter
12. Cody- Shirts and a GC for applebees
13. Aunty Rain- Karen scott sweeter

Lets not forget I am making Christmas cards to send out as well, I am shooting for 30 hand made cards this year. I also have one more SU order I would like to put in before the new year!

JYC - 6 Tales of 2 Christmas

This is one of my favorite prompts! Tales of Christmas past and Christmas present.
Christmas Past: The Christmas tradition I miss the most is going to Grandma Engstom's house for Christmas Eve. All of moms brothers ( Laverne and Clarence) and sisters (Delores, Lorraine, Myrna) would gather with there family's ( about 23-30 of us)to celebrate Christmas Eve. Grandma would make the most Delicious
sour cream cookies and the dinner was always tons of great food! Yumm! The house was not to big, 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. A covered mud room with a drinking fountain ( we used to drink from the fountain all the time.) So we all crammed into the living room to eat dinner and open presents. Uncle Clarence would have all the kids pick a number and they got to pick the present that matched their number, the presents were always great and then the adults would draw numbers and pick out there presents. Then we would open the presents from everyone else. It was always happy boisterous and fun!
Christmas Present: Our Christmas's now are much more quieter only mom and her sister Lorraine share The holidays with their families ( around 13-18 of us). We go to Marilyn's house which is plenty big for all of us. The food is still amazing! We get more quality time with the people we love. It is more about family and not so much about the gifts. Yes we still exchange gifts with everyone. So lots of pictures are taken by me to keep the memories alive for everyone. Both Christmases are wonderful in there own way.

04 December, 2010


Today's prompt is all about Christmas dreams! My Christmas Dream is simple: To have lots of snow, yes I want a white Christmas just like the ones we used to have when I was a growing up. I also want my Christmas cards sent out timely, my shopping to be done and prettily wrapped under the tree, the real tree to be up and decorated as well as the house decorated, the cats to not sleep in the tree just because they can, and everyone to enjoy this holiday season because it is my FAVORITE time of year! I love all the hustle and bustle, the decorating, baking, the smells, the carolers and of course building the best snowman and angels in the snow.

My reality is Our family gets together at
Christmas and we all really enjoy each others company the food is always way to much and totally amazing, my Christmas cards will be sent out a couple days before or after Christmas possibly, the tree might not get put up, the house will get decorated soon?, the cats will sleep in the decorations since they do not have a tree to sleep in, the presents will get wrapped nicely the day before Christmas eve because that's when most of the shopping will be done, and we may or may not get snow. I love my Christmas reality and my dreams could come magically true!


Today day 3 of December ( actually writing this on the 4th. oops) The prompt is all about cards! Ahh Christmas card.... I used to have them out timely and send lots of them as the years go bye less and less cards get sent. This year I my goal is to send out 30 hand made Christmas cards. I will start making them on monday the 6th of December, all I need is to design them, sign them, write an message in them and put the address on the envelops put stamps on them, and mail them off by Christmas! Isn't it sad we do not have even One Christmas card yet! Well we have the ones from last year out. I will have to admit I love getting cards in the mail any type! So let the card creativeness begin!

02 December, 2010

JYC 2 - The weather

Prompt for day 2 - We discuss the weather on the 2nd of December. Well today is not a normal December 2nd. It is cold about 45 degrees out and we have sun and no wind. We have been having high winds lately. Our first snow came on Monday November 22nd and lasted about 3 days. The freeway (I5) was shut down because of all the snow and ice. Even though the road was sanded and salted the snow froze over it and was one big skating rink. On a normal day Dad can get home in little over an hour on this day it took little over 7 1/2 hours. I am hopeful that we will get more snow and I want it for a snowy Christmas.

01 December, 2010


Hi, I have been a bad blogger so to kick off me blogging again I have decide to take a class online called Journal Your Christmas. I get prompts/suggestions about what to write about each day, my goal is to write something on my blog everyday. So the prompt for day 1 is all about making a Christmas manifesto - making a promise to yourself to enjoy this project and relish the holiday season.

I was going to do a digital scrapbook or album this year but know I will never have the time right now to complete it sooo It will all be about me blogging my Christmas with pictures and stories. I am really excited and am now done with day one! go me!! ;)

02 June, 2010

Almost Artesian award day 8

This is a great card for a childs Birthday! I inked the embossing plate and then put the paper onto it and ran it throught the Big Shot. The bear is all out of fabric.

01 June, 2010

Almost Artesian award day 6

This is a wedding card I designed. Glitter for the bodice, ribbon for the waist and desginer series paper for the skirt. The scallop looks croked in this picture, but it is not.

31 May, 2010

Almost Artesian award day 5

For my kitty lo I used My Digital Studio for the picture strip. Boe loves when I get new Stampin UP shipments. He loves the boxes empty or full. the journaling is in the folded top note die cut.

30 May, 2010

Almost Artesian award day 4

This is the Scrapbook page of my mom in Disney World. My parents went there last year for their anivesary.

29 May, 2010

Almost Artesian award day 3

This card is simple and one of my favorite lo's. I love the simplicity of it!

28 May, 2010

Almost Artesian award day 2

This is a 3pc outfit. The jacket is from the dollar store the jeans are from a thrift store and the onsies are from a chain store. I tie died the onsie with re inkers, and ironed on the big shot flowers border to the onsie, jacket, and jeans. It was really easy and I think it turned out really cute! To tie die the onsie all you do is put water and drops of re-inkers into a shallow baking dish. (I used rubberbands to make my circles) Put onsie in until you get the color you want. I then rung it out and put it in the dryer, once dried I undid the rubberbands and voila, finished. To set the die put 1 cup vinegar in the wash with your onsie after it is the color you want it.

27 May, 2010

Almost Artesian award Blog Hop!

The SU domo's that Are Artesian winners in my world. (Almost in SU'S) havae put togeather a Blog hop for the next 10 days to show off our wonderful and creative skills! Please give lots of love to theses ladiesan me :)!


Almost Artesian award day 1

This is the Dog Collar and Leash I sent in to the contest I used 5/8" rose red and old olive grosgrain ribbon and some flowers and stems from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt! (The collar is adujustable!) It was really easy to make and I will show you in the next couple of weeks the collars my dogs are wearing!

26 May, 2010

Artesian Award

I am sorry to say I am not an Artisan winner. But now I get to show my work off! Each year SU has a contest for all demos, for creativity and style. You enter 10 itmes: 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 3D items! I am really excited to show off my 3d items because I think they are very clever and creative (ok my first one is for sure!) So for the next 10 days I will be posting my projects for you to enjoy!

21 February, 2010

Heart Treat Cups!

This is my Non Valentine treat for a coworker. I think the Build A Bear is adorable!

Valentine Treat.

These are the Valentines I made for my coworkers. I just wrote their name on the back. The heart treat cups hold a chocolate heart perfectly!