Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

From my house to yours. Our Christmas tree this year.

My sweet friend Angela sent me this adorable Raggedy so I hung her on the the extra dining room chair so I could look at it every time I walk by.  :o)

Neena sent this adorable Kiss tree.  It used to have Hershey's Nuggets as the trunk but my husband already ate them.  lol

And this was what the goodie plates looked like that I took to my neighbors.  Everything turned out really tasty this year.  Yay!

My sister came to bake with me and we took a little break to see Christmas lights in Fullerton.  One person made these hanging ornaments filled with lights and now all the houses have them hanging from the trees.  It's quite a site.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Fun

I hostessed our Bunco Christmas party last Wednesday.  There have been a few times when I wasn't the hostess but for the most part, December is at my house.  I actually like doing it in December because it gets me "moving" to decorate the house and get the tree up.  As our girls got older, finding the motivation to do it has been tough.  This helps nudge me.  :o)

We do a gift exchange/Dirty Santa game with a $20 limit.  I stole this adorable little sugar/creamer snowman.  His hat is a bowl, his head is a bowl and I guess you could use the body as a cup but I think I will put Equal or sugar packets in there.  He even has a spoon!  Adorable, right?

My daughter Kelley and I did two craft shows in December.  This is her with all her cute 'stuff'.  That is behind us and we've moved onto Christmas shopping.  The money we made has come in handy but we didn't get rich.  It's a tough way to make money, that's for sure.  Kelley does sell her stuff on a website if you like adorable art.   

I went to a yard sale in my neighborhood a few Friday's ago.  I saw a box if rustic picture frames and called Kelley to see if she wanted them to frame her artwork.  The lady was selling them in a 'lot' for $10.00.  That included about 8 frames that were 5x7 openings and 3 that looked to be 10x10.  Kelley liked the picture I sent her so I bought them. 

When I pulled them out of the box, I saw some had hearts glued to them.  Obviously, these were from a wedding.  I had to send Kelley a picture of the hearts.  Kelley's boyfriend is Jason. He is an IT guy who's trying to finish school and then they'll make plans to get married, God willing (as my mom used to say). She would like something small and vintage-like and she loves the carnival theme that has been quite popular lately.  These might be saved for a "someday" wedding instead of artwork.  They're already decorated for the bride and groom.  K+J  lol

Friday, December 7, 2012

Got The Tree!!

I hope to have it decorated by Sunday. The picture looked better on my phone, with palm trees in the background!  Tonight is a trip to do some shopping and tomorrow is a craft show so it'll have to wait for me to have a minute to call my own! 

If you live in Orange County (CA), here's the info for the craft show:

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (indoors)
Free parking, Free admission

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Santa visits with the kids, cookie decorating and a decorated Christmas tree auction.

Christ Lutheran School
820 W. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA

Sounds like a great family even, right?!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Card Workshop

My daughter Stephanie had her stamping workshop today.  It was part workshop, part open house so we could get to working on our Christmas cards. 
We made eight cards using the Connie Stewart Flash Card method of cutting cardstock.  If you haven't seen this method yet, check her out by doing a search on youtube.  It's a great system to make a batch of cards but real quick.  We made two sets of 4 designs that Stephanie came up with.  It was fun to not only do cards so quick but also because everyones cards came out so different. 


This one is embossed with a snowflake design on the background that just adds a soft element to the card.

I love this little cup!  So stinkin' cute! 

I did a demo for this coffee card.  Just on time to tuck in a little coffee gift card for your favorite hair stylist or BFF.

 And because Kelley is trying to meet a deadline, she painted some little "people" while we all worked on our cards.  She was trying to meet the deadline for two craft shows Wednesday night and Saturday.  I think these will be gingerbread folks, snowmen and little elves.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Santa Ornie

Here's the finished lil guy. Pretty darn cute, huh? :-)

Can you guess?

Working on some ornaments today. I love the picture on the pattern. I jut hope mine come out as cute!!