27 November, 2012


Yea, I said it!  :)  28 days til Christmas day. How is your shopping/decorating going? I am going to make most of my gifts this year. Lots of Scrapbooking.

This is my goal for This holiday season to enjoy it as much as I can spend it with family and friends and document the whole month long with blog posts lots of pictures and journal all month long!

Enjoy your Holiday Season and bring on the snow!

20 November, 2012

Cup Koozie

Big Shot Project -- Cup/can Koozie

Material needed: Su Fabric, Big Shot, Buttons, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Fun Flowers Bigz Large Die, batting, Sewing machine, Bakers Twine Ribbon (Early Espresso, Lucky Limeaide)

Directions: Using the Big Shot Cut out 8 Scallop Circles using SU fabric of your choice, 4 Scallop Circles out of Batting, 3 Flowers using the Fun flowers Bigz L die

Assemble:  Place 1 SU Fabric Scallop Circle face down, place Batting down next, then add the 2nd Su Fabric Scallop Circle face up on top of the batting. (make sure scallops all line up) Sew together in a circle pattern. you can tell on my picture I used a designer stitch. I could not sew a perfect circle so this is what worked for me! :)  
  When all 4 scallops are sewn you then sew the first 2 together with a small seam allowance.(from top to bottom instead of a circle) Then sew the 3rd scallop to the 2nd, also use a small seam allowance, next sew the 1st and 3rd together so the first 3 circles are sewn together. Now sew on the bottom using the same seam allowance. All done! 


04 November, 2012

Birthday Resolutions

Today I turn 4 3, and have decided instead of making New Year's resolutions I will start making them on my birthday. I have also been seeing these 365 days or 52 weeks of something and that got me thinking! I have 3 resolutions i am making this year  ok I just thought of another one so 4 sesolutions for the up coming year. Here they are.

1. 52 weeks of blogging. I am going to blog something every week.
2. 365 pics of my pugs and me. Sounds easy enough right?
3. Keep in touch with friends/family and make an effort to meet up with them at least once a month.
4. Actually finish the class/project I start!

03 October, 2012

Quick album for my parents

This is an album I made for my parents! I have to say it was really quick and easy with Shutterfly.

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18 January, 2012

Opening of the Presents

Seems to remain the same year after year. When we gather with family on Christmas eve, the presents must be opened after dinner presents are passed out and everyone can open their gifts right away. On Christmas day we also open them after dinner but we pass out all the presents and sit in a circle. We all take turns opening one present at a time, so everyone can see what you have riceived. Then the next person gets to open one so on and so forth until it is your turn again. Lot's of pictures are taken and it is a fun way to enjoy all the thoughtful gifts everyone has received.

Oh Christmas Tree

How bright your twinkling lights glow. Thursday was spent in Seattle shopping with Jerilyn. We saw all kinds of Christmas trees all lit up and very festive, it was a wonderful day. This is a tree in West lake Mall area, which is where we spent most of the day. In Pacific Place ( a mall a block away) It Snows inside the mall! It is really fun and amazing it feels like snow, but it is warm inside the building. We have been talking about seeing it for years, so this was our year to enjoy it.

Christmas Music

...is so happy and fun! I find my self singing along to the Christmas music at work and notice alot of customers doing the same. I like the tradition of the songs and just the happiness they bring. I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause, Hark the Herald Angels sing, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow, O'Christmas Tree, Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer, Silver Bells, Santa Clause is coming to town, to name just a few good ones. What a great way to spend a day decorating the house for Christmas and listening/singing to the holiday music. Of course mom will be listening to her favorite... Elvis singing his Christmas songs just to her!