Thursday, December 27, 2012

Paper Smooches having another blog hop!  Which means new stamps are being announced soon and there are some to be won!  Check it out! :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

9 teachers teaching

My daughter is in Pre-K this year and she has 9 teachers....NINE!  How in the heck do you end up with 9 teachers!  I guess it is just the kind of program she is in but when I was little I had two teachers. Note- I also had to walk up hill to school both ways in the snow... ;) Well, that is just how it is I guess, maybe more common these days to have more teachers.  Maybe it helps maintain their sanity. :)
As you can imagine though, I had to come up with some creative ideas for teacher gifts, cause that was going to get expensive.  Of course I couldn't not get them something, I mean they do sooooooo much.  With the events this year, I think they need a little loving for sure.  So I made some lemon sugar scrub.  Here is what the finished product looks like.  I had hoped to do more decorating on the jars but time just got away from me.  I do hope they like it anyway.  The little lemon is from the Lawn Fawn Make Lemonade set.
Of course, I also had to include a card with a personalized message for each, which looks like this.  I used my new Hero Arts stamps on this one.  I just love that little bird!
Anyhoo, I just hope that they know how much we appreciate them!  That goes to all the rest of you wonderful teachers out there, you know who you are, thank you for ALL you do!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reindeer Games

Howdy-ho!  I can't believe we are 7 days away from Christmas!!!  I think I am finally done with my shopping and gift making, all I have left are a few finishing touches on some projects.  Phew!  For me, this is late in the game, but I've made it!

Do you remember this post where I had dressed my little Reindeer in multi-colored sweaters?  well here is another one.  I actually made these similar cards at the same time and the picture turned out better (I should have posted this one in the first place).  I have two variations on with this color scheme and one includes jingle bells.  I was going for the look of the reindeer being teathered to Santa's sleigh with their bells jingling.  Had the bells been smaller, I think it would have been more successful.  Ideas for next time!

Well it is snowing outside here.  I know it won't stick, but it still sets the mood for cozy holidays.  I hope you and yours enjoy this holiday season. 

PS- Don't forget to check out this post if you want to help the kids of Sandy Hook elementary with some creative therapy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The true spirit of the season

From my last post, you know I feel blessed and am thankful for my lovely little family.  Today, I came across this post today and felt that I had to share.  Amber is putting together a fundraiser and/or donations for the kids of Sandy Hook Elementary and showing the true spirit of the holiday season.  Go to her post to find out more details about how you can donate crafts, money or help spread the word.  Thank you Amber and thank you for helping out too!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Feeling Blessed

Tonight I was lucky enough to have my little girl lay with me and fall asleep.  She is a little sick, poor thing.  But she is here and for that I am lucky, so so so lucky, so blessed.  Look at this girl, could she be any cuter?!?!

My heart goes out to those in Conneticut and those who are the survivors of any violent act.  This may be a bit of a somber post, but it is important for me to send healing thoughts to those who are in need.  I hope that we can all find peace and love in our hearts this holiday season.  I dedicate this card to that cause and hope you will all join me.

Card orginally made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Drum roll please.....


Just a quick post to share a card with you that I made for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge, which is using this color combo.  I love this color combo and often make holiday cards with it, so it wasn't a stretch for me to use it.  It was however, a little bit of a challenge for me to use this little drum guy from Lawn Fawn's Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum set.  I love this little guy, so cute, but for some reason I always struggle with the right placement on the card and how to fill the rest of the space.  But here I think I've done it nicely by making him appear in triplicate!  And again, he is so cute, why wouldn't you want to see him more than once! :) I am also entering this into the Ribbon Carousel Challenge #75 , my first time entering here thanks to the suggestion of Savannah O'Gwynn! So much fun!!!!

OK, thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Simon Says Snowflakes!


Just a quick post today.  I won a fun Hero Arts set on the Simon Says Stamp Blog (WHOOPIE!) and now I am properly using it to post my card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.  :)  The challenge this week is snowflakes.  I have mine in the background and on the reindeer sweaters.  I had fun stamping and embossing and cutting out the different colored sweaters for these guys.  I also like that there are some traditional colors but the focus isn't just there, it is really more on the blue.  Anyway, that is about it today but I hope to have more to share with you tomorrow.