Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Check this out! Find of the day!

So I was at my local Target last night in the dollar
spot and found these pretty pop up storage boxes!
They hold a ton! They measure 12 x 12 x 12, perfect
for 12 x 12 paper! Now, these were in the $2.50 section
of the dollar spot but well worth it! I'm sure like me
you all are getting "organized" after Christmas so go
out and grab some! xoxo

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

T'was the Night Before Christmas.....

I hope everyone had an incrediable Christmas
connecting with Family and Friends. It's hard
to believe it has come and gone. Here are a few
photos of our traditional Christmas Eve at my
families house. Here picutred are all "the girls"
in the family except my dear sister Shana who
is in Scottsdale. (miss her so...)

Here are the girls with a couple of
their cousins.

My sweet girlies posing by the tree with me.

My two nieces who I absolutely adore....

Mojo Monday on Tuesday! 119

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
I am waaay behind at my house, tree and decorations
are still up, wrapping everywhere! but.... been spending
time with friends and family that are soo dear to me.
I did stay up late and create this card for mojo and then
realized it was too dark to take a photo and post so here
it is a day late! Ha! This designer paper is our newest from
SU! sparkly,embossed, double sided and very cute! it is
called Sending Love Speciality. xoxo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lights of Christmas- Warm Beach Washington

Last night we took a drive up to the Stanwood
area to the Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach.
If you live in Washington and have not done
this it is a MUST on your list! This was our
first time and it was just beautiful! There are
over 1 million (yes you read that right!) lights!
They also have a Polar Express Train, Talking
Christmas tree.... check them out at You will love it! xoxo
Here are a few photos.......

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas get together

Yesterday was such a fun day! My cheeks still hurt
from laughing sooo hard! My girlfriends and I all
got together with our kiddos to exchange gifts make
some crafts and eat good food! I have known all these
incrediable gals for 20+ years now. ( we all met in
preschool of course!) It has been so much fun with
each and everyone of them through the years and
it was so relaxing just hanging with all of them.
Pictured: Debbie, Susan, Terri, Me, Ceri - Love you girls!

Here are the kiddos: Amy, Brittanie,
Shelby, Ashley, Shaelyn, Katie and
Kelly was missing.. :(

Okay remember earlier this week
we made the Reindeer box with Bugsy
eyes! Well during the craft yesterday
the littliest Katie decided to put the eyes
in her own eyes, thus started the chain
reaction of yet again Bugsy! eyes!
This was hysterical!!!!



Then of course the teenagers had to create their
own coolness! x0x0

Mojo Monday 118 - Sweet Pea

Mojo Monday 118! It is sooo dark and
dreary and rainy here today, my photo
is a bit off. Today's card is made with the
very cute new Sweet Pea Designer Paper
and Stitched Sweet Pea appliques. I love
this new color combo. All SU! xoxo

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Upline Christmas party!

Last night I went to my Upline Denise Jorgensen's
annual Christmas party. We had such a great time!
She and her husband Iner do such a nice job! Thank
you both! Tonight I am posting the Christmas cards
we all gave one another. They are great! Hope you
don't mind ladies! The first post above is Denise's.

Deb Naylor






Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reindeer Fancy Favor Box

My 8 year old daughter and I made these Reindeer
boxes this morning to put peppermint bark
in and when it came time to add the eyes
she decided we needed to add "Bugsy" eyes
to it from the movie Bedtime stories. So here
is our finished Reindeer complete with bugsy
eyes! LOL! Have a fun weekend! xoxo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Top Note Elf Shoes

Phew! Are you all running around like a chicken
with it's head cut off like I am! Boy what a busy
week it has been! I am attending a Stampin Up!
Holiday party this weekend and am suppose to
make Christmas cards to swap. I saw these cute
top note Elf shoes here and had to take a stab at
them! So cute! Hope you all are keeping your
heads above water! xoxo

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mojo Monday 117

Mojo Monday 117! Today's post is made with the
new SU! awesome designer paper called Sweet Pea
and the stamp set called Forest Friends x0x0

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Left over Bazaar items.....

The Bazaar is over and what a fun day I had with
my fellow friend and stamper Kirstin over at Here are a few little
things I had left. I have cards and other big
items I will post later. Hope you all are having
a fun weekend getting preparations ready for
the holiday! xoxo

The cute M & M holders I saw on the most
wonderful Becky Roberts site. She is awesome!

I had a bunch of these glass ornaments and
decided to turn them into some cute vintage

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Still getting ready! yikes!

Still getting ready for the Bazaar on saturday!
If you are in the Woodinville area come by
and visit. It is being held at the Woodinville
High School from 9 am to 4 pm. Should be fun!
Here are some elves I made for the Bazaar
similiar to my Santa Candy Canes. xoxo

Christmas Owl

Here's a quick cute card you can make with your
kiddos! My daughter and her little friend made
these the other day. Great use of punches, and
the Big Shot. I used the large scallop die for the
wings, the large 1 3/4 circle punch for eyes. The
heart punch for the beak. And the embossing
folder for the wings. xoxo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reindeer Tags....more bazaar

I came up with these darlins last night as
I looked around trying to decide what else
I should make for the bazaar on Saturday.
His body is made with the SU! circle cutter
set at 2 1/2 for the outer circle (brown)
the white part is 2'. The cut in half as
it will make two bodies. The head is made
with the large SU! oval punch, the ears with
the 5 petal punch and the button nose and google
eyes. The antlers are from the SU! Big Shot
die called scribble swirls. xoxo

Monday, December 7, 2009

MOJO Monday 118

Good Morning! Head on over to Mojo
Monday as today's challenge has a contest
attached! Wooo Hooo! Always fun to participate,
gets your creative juices flowing for the week.
Today's card is made with SU! Winter Post set
made into a snow globe. xoxo

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Getting ready for Bazaar

Hi all! Here's a quick little post from the many
things I have been working on for the Bazaar next
saturday. We have all seen the York pepermint
patties done up differently. Well here they are
as a little Elf. These are really fun and quick. You
will want to punch out 2 scallop punches for the front
and back. Then a 1 3/8 punch for the head. A 3/4 punch
for the nose. A square punch for the hat, cut in half and
then the window punch for the trim on the hat. A small
flower punch for the pom pom will do and some google
eyes. Soooo cute and hopefully they all sell as I made
100 of them! Yikes! xoxo

Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter Table Decoration

Quick post today as the whole family is off to
Maurice Sendak's Nutcracker Ballet. For this
table decoration I have just used a wreath I
have had sitting around for the past few years.
Set it atop a charger and tray, then added 3 vintage
mason jars with candles. Very easy ladies and looks
so festive! Have a wonderful weekend! Been working
on all the items for the Holiday Bazaar next weekend,
I will post some things in the upcoming days. xoxo

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage day and more finds......

Today's posts are a mish mash of things. As you
have probably noticed, banners are everywhere.
Above I made this one by using chipbord letters,
vintage pictures I photo copied and attached.
I used adhesive to attach it. The really beautiful
vintage ribbon with bells on it I found at Joann's
I took silver stickles to make the silver lining around
the letters. They are attached to the ribbon with
jump hoops. Soooo pretty.....xoxo

Here's another fun find! I was out shopping and
found these minature vintage cards at TJ Maxx
for near to nothing! Love Love Love them!
I also found this adorable wooden
distressed sleigh, that I filled with
candies and wrapped with cello,
added one of those vintage cards and
wahla! Can't tell who it's for! xoxo

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fun find of the day........

I am always out on my travels looking for
fun things to decorate with or alter. Here
I found this cute tree standing 15 inches high
from the Dollar Tree! It stands on a green
wooden pedestal. Of course at only a $1, I snatched
a few of them up and tied the polka dotted ribbon
at the base and went to town decorating with them.
Of course, I love to mix vintage with whimsical at
christmas time, so these fit in just right. xoxo

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Matchbox Advent Calendar

Pinch and a punch first of the month!
Also time to get out those Advent calendars
for the kiddos. Here is one I have constructed
out of the SU! Matchbox Die. You will need to
cut out 25 of them. I put all together with the
tombow adhesive. The botton layer has 9 the next
layer 7 the third layer 5 and so on. Very easy to follow,
I made mine quite simple and wrote the numbers instead
of stamping them. The matchboxes hold pretty nice
size pieces of candy so you should be able to fill her up!
Have fun creating! xoxo