Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Alive! :) Sorry I've been away so long :(

I have seriously missed blogging the last couple of weeks but my cold got the better of me when Laryngitis set in, then I had and eye infection and the list goes on...I've been trying to get as much done as I can possibly get done while I was ill and I'm still playing catch up can you believe it. I want thank EVERYONE who wished me well :) it has perked me up when I was feeling crappola for weeks and believe me it's appreciated (((huggs))) to all.

So is everyone ready for Christmas...? Are ya broke yet...LOL.. I know I am. I still have a few things to pick up but that's about it. My daughter won't stop bugging me about opening her gifts only because she saw the receipt for Hollister so that surprise went up in little sneaky brat! It's nice that she still excited tho...she's 15 and at first she wasn't all that excited until she saw presents wrapped under the tree...of course i don't name tag them because then she'll know how many she's I have a system that I use so nosey Katrina doesn't go snooping and tear down the

Well I have to tell ya that I've been busy getting my Christmas cards done and I've just recently gotten an order for Bat Mitzvah Invites which were last minute and had panicked I wouldn't get the paper order in on time. I'm hoping with the holiday shipping schedule that it'll get here before the end of the month so I can finish them for the date requested. I will post them for everyone to see once there done.

Well that's it for now. I will touch base with you all sometime over the weekend. It's starting to storm over here so I'm hoping my PC will be working later.

Have a nice day all :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Day 5 of my Christmas Countdown!

Due to my cold which is now a viral infection my card will not be posted until later. I've never had laryngitis and this is no picnic. When the Dr. told me I had laryngitis I became so angry and sad all at the same time...I can't take anything for it except a prescribed gargle...ewwee! I've never felt this kind of throat is so bad it brings me to tears when I swallow. Seriously it feels like I was clotheslined in the throat. My DH is taking care of me this morning and he'll be going to work a little later. So maybe later when I rest up a little I'll post the card. I haven't finished it yet.

See you all later.....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day 4 of my Christmas Countdown :)

Good Morning/afternoon all!

This card you are seeing is probably one of the easiest cards I've done so far :)
The tree images are from Rubbernecker . I really love these trees. They stamp so mice and clean and if I wanted a softer feel with these trees I can do it....I'm not as successful with the Lovely As A Tree set from Stampin' Up. If anyone has some tips please throw them my way...I love this set and actually borrowed it from a very good friend of mine who is also an amazingly talented lady. She uses this set with ease...I for whatever reason couldn't get the same effect with the set.

Well off I go to rest up...thank you everyone for the well wishes! You all are so very sweet. It's actually getting worse, when I thought I was getting better it just decided it wasn't ready to vacate. So now it's set up shop in my chest and throat! JOY!
Hopefully everyone has a great day!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" Snow Swirled, Rubbernecker Trees
Paper: "SU" Close to Cocao, Unknown Speckled Kraft, Bazzill
Ink: "SU" Close To Cocao
Tools: Punches, Nestabilities
Embellishments: Dew Drops, Glass Rhinestones

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I've been Awarded The Butterfly Award!

THANK YOU RILEY! for electing me with this award it means a lot to me. It tells me that I'm doing something right :)
My nominees for this award are:
Riley! a great lady with a terrific blog the link is to her blog is above. :)
All of these ladies have amazing blogs with idea, tuts, and just great chatting :) Check them out!

Day 3 of my Christmas Countdown :)

Hey everyone! here is a Christmas card with colors I wouldn't usually use but it worked well I thought. I also went with a simple look as opposed to the lots of embellies...don't forget I want it mailable :) This looks blue in the pic but honestly it's like an ocean blue green which was very rich in its color and thought it might work well with the design I wanted.
I've quite the busy day today...still pluggin' along with this awful cold...I haven't slept properly in three days...actually neither has DH :( I'm very surprised he hasn't been Mr. Crabby Pants and kicked me out on the couch with my hacking seriously don't know how I'm even still walking on the lack of rest and sleep...I guess it's better to get it now than on Christmas huh..?
Okay back to the card...the sentiment was punched out once with the Key tag punch and then I punched it out with the 1 inch circle punch. I wanted a straight edge on the top an the bottom to give a hint of the brown showing to enhance the brown ribbon on the card. I used the nesties to emboss the actual image and the blue background. Click to enlarge the pic to see it :) and of course I have to have my bling :)
Hope you all have a great day today...until tomorrow :)
Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" To You and Yours
Paper: Bazzill Blue and Brown, SU Creamy Caramel, Unknown Speckled CS
Ink: "SU" Craft white, Classic Chocolate Chip.
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and folders.
Embellishments: Ribbon and Glass Rhinestones.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Count Down Day 2

Hi all! I finished up some cute little treat boxes last night. I have many to make as I have quite a few people on my list for xmas who have these are perfect for them. These are another first for me. I've never made them before so I hope you all like the way they turned out. Each box/container has goodies inside such as sugar free jube jubes and semi sweet M&M's which are far better than the real least IMO. The big box which really is that big is a 2,5,7,10 box and the other two containers are sour cream containers already sealed with goodies.

This will be a short entry today as my cold is taking control of me today. I usually always have something witty to say but this cold is making me feel miserable :( So hopefully everyone else has a great day.

Stamps: "SU" Sparkling Sayings, Snow swirled
Paper: SU DP Close to cocoa, Rose Red, MAMBI DP, Unknown Speckled CS
Tools: SU Punches, MS Punch, Crimper, Scor-pal
Embellishments: Stickles, Ribbon, pop dots
Inside: M&M's and Jube Jubes :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Count Down Begins! December 1 :)

Nugget Boxes

Good Morning/Afternoon :) I'm nursing an awful cold with a very sore throat and my head feels like whenever I sneeze my eyes will pop tell sucks having to take care of myself :( DH is at work and DD at I'm alone with my little Lizard Prada :) she keeps me company at least...DH got her for his B-day and guess who gets stuck taking care of her like I don't have enough to

Can you believe Xmas is in 24 I feel so behind with everything this year, I'm feling very overwhelmed. I wanted my tree up weeks ago but DH wants a real one. I don't mind a real tree once in awhile but again, and I don't know about you, but I like to stay on schedule with things, especially with the holiday season. So this real tree business is putting a huge kink in my scheduling. As of today Dec. 1st everything should be done decor wise...then next week all the shopping is done...then the week after is baking week, wrapping prezzies, and doing the visiting thing. I don't have a third of it I'm gonna be really busy this week alone. So hopefully you all will bare with me, I know I'm a little bah humbuggin' :)
I made these cute Nugget Boxes last night when I was feeling well enough to be creative. They all hold those adorable Hershey Chocolate Nuggets. Not bad for my first attempt if I do say so myself :) They're set up under my little mini tree I set up for Prada on her tank :)
Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" Party Punch
Paper: SU CS Real Red, Ruby Red, Celery Green, Mellow Moss, DP MAMBI, Unknown
Ink: SU Ruby Red, Garden Green, Old Olive
Tools: SU Punches, MS Punch, Scor-pal, Paper cutter, Sticky Strip.
Embellishments: Xmas Cord, Brads