Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!! (well almost!)

WOW it seems like forever since I blogged. I have some photos and stuff to put up but probably not today. I just wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! I will not be around at midnight because I will be at church... so I wanted to say it now.... overall, this year has been a great one...
I am blessed with a home, family, and church that I love! I also have a wonderful group of friends here on the web and then there is Joni! my real-life friend! I kind of miss her, the holidays have kept us apart far too long! Any way... tell me what your new years resolutions are.. I have serveral goals for 2010 not to mention training for a trip on my bike frome SanFancisco to San Diego.. shooting for summer 2011... I also will be riding in the Tour De Cure this year. I am excited about that!
Please be safe tonight home or out! Blessings for you new year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Well MERRRY CHRISTMAS! and here is a fast easy inexpensive gift you can make for all your family and friends... SO super simple.. you go to the dollar store and buy a candle in a glass container.. like mine.. it cost me a dollar at Michaels. Then you dig out some of your Christmas rub-ons and apply them to the outside of the candle add a little bling ( I went all the way around -- I tried to show that in the photo) then tie some bakers twine around it and wahhh-LA! you have a great gift for a neighbor or a friend that you love.. I also added a little bling to the top of the tree! This was a fun easy gift.. Please check out all the great gift ideas over at Practical Scrappers they are putting up new ideas every day! It is most inspiring! I love so many of the ideas that I am working on next years stuff already! Enjoy and if you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will address them as quick as I can.. oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Something Merry & Bright

OK so I have been too busy over the last few weeks.. AHHHH Christmas Season is upon us! But I do have a little fun thing I made for a gift wrap. It was on Practical Scrappers earlier this week but here it is again
So All I did was cut strips of paper and curl them with a pencil then adhere them in a "tree" shape then I put a fun flower on the top and added some stickles and bling for a fun homemade gift bag.. the best part, this is a total scrap-box user. I used all the same green paper, but there is no reason you can't use different shades of green paper. In fact I think that might look even better! I put this on a Kraft bag that I purchased in bulk so the actual cost was like 15 cents for the bag and the flower was about 5 cents and the paper was scrap so it was like half a sheet of paper so may be 25 cents stickles from a bottle had was may be a few cents and the bling was a few cents so lets put this handmade bag to the cost.... IF I strech it to be the most I could.... like 50-75 cents a bag.. NOW THAT is cutting cost on packaging but not STYLE! LOl
Have a very merry Christmas!
PS I was thinking of adding miscellanous ribbons to the handles but for the sake of cost I didn't.. you could and it would be awesome.. a ribbon stash buster.. so a few more cents and it is still cheaper than a plain ole' one color bag from your local super store!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ive really done it now

I did it..... I joined Facebook! I fought it because of past experience with mySpace (which I still think is dangerous and a bad idea) But with a little coaxing from family, I gave it a whirl... I am amazed at all the people that I have found from High School and other people I have not seen or heard from in a long time. What an easy way to communicate with people. It feels safer to me too because you have to confirm the friends and it doesnt seem like I get as many creepers trying to befriend me. In fact, so far everyone has been someone I know!

Anyway.. I am offically a facebooker! OH and if it were not for my daughter and brother, I would be soooo lost! Thanks guys. Now I need to figure out what this "fan" thing is and how it works...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Well this was the weekend I have been forbidden to discuss... Papa's SURPRISE Birthday Party!

We were successful in surprising Dan and I am happy to say all the out of town family seemed to have enjoyed themselves! So I am happy and Mom is happy and Dan is happy and everyone is happy. I would like to just give props to my wonderful supportive HUSBAND that I could not have done all this without! Thank you Dave.

We went to the Grand Canyon yesterday and I will post some photos/layouts a little later, BUT I do want to post a photo of the Christmas Card I made for Practical Scrappers. Please hop over there and take a look at some of these amazing cards this week truly inspiring.