Wednesday, December 23, 2009

~*~ Christmas Gift for my mom ~*~ mom has to be one of the hardest people to shop for, not just at Christmas but any time what so ever! She either has it or doesn't want or need it. Every year I hit the stores thinking this might be nice or that might be nice, and every time I walk out with nothing and end up trying to come up with yet another way to creatively give her cash (which I hate doing, but she LOVES it! lol!) Well here it is two days before Christmas, I have walked through all the stores I care to trying to come up with a gift and nothing! So how in the heck am I going to present her with money "this time"?

So I thought and thought and finally I could visualize what I wanted to do, but not sure how to execute it. So off to the dollar store I go in search of whatever I need to pull it together and I found this gift bag and knew that was what I needed!

So I bring it home and start cutting Santa out of the bag. I got a piece of foam core board and added some glitter paper to the bottom of the board to resemble snow. Then I found a piece of patterned paper that had a tree scene on it and cut the lower portion of it off so I could set it on top of the glitter paper making the trees look like they were in the snow. I glued Santa's legs to the snow area of the board and used foam dots to raise his upper part of his body to give it some dimension. I cut out his list from my cricut and added a note to it. I cut a place where his thmb was and hung the list from it. I also added white lace around the edges. And this is how that turned out....

Ok, so where is the money portion of this? Well if you look at his sack of toys on his back, there is a red bow :) and when you pull on the bow................

So that was what I came up with this time! I will wrap it up and give it to her Friday! Thanks for visiting me and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Be safe and cherish the moments.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

~*~ Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeee! ~*~

Ok so today, Dec 17th is my birthday. My grandson (who just turned 2 on the 13th) learned to sing the happy birthday song and he says "Happy birthday to meeeeeeee" and raises both hands in the air! lol! So I figured I would steal the line from him...(can ya see me raising my arms? lol!)

Anywho, earlier this week I recd some advance money bday gifts and went (what else?) SHOPPING!!! :) So I thought I'd show you some of what I have gotten so far. I still have presents to open later today....I am so excited! This has really helped to pick up my spirits, but then again shopping usually does.

On other news I got hired to work at the Scrapbook Expo in Costa Meza, CA and CHA in Anaheim, CA in January and I am very excited and happy about that. I will be working for Scrapbooks N Stickers and I get to see some friends I don't get to see enough!

Well here is the video of my bday goodies....I'll be back soon! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

~*~ Pretty Pockets ~*~

I hope you enjoy this tutorial for my pretty pockets. They are used to hold tags in your mini books and they look really great. I hope you like them and that you are able to use them in your next mini!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A couple weeks ago

I won a $20 gift card from Custom Crops for a post I made on one of their you tube videos. Check them out at You Tube and leave a comment they pick winners every week.

Anyways with the gift card I purchased a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (yay!) I have been wanting one! and Tim Holtz Adage tickets....They just came in todays mail! yippee!! Thanks Custom Crops!

Also happy birthday to my brother in law "R"!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trudy's designs become stamps!!

Go over to True's Gifts From The Heart and help Trudy celebrate her new clear stamps! Some good blog candy goin on there! Way to go Trudy!