Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas, Christmas Everywhere Pictures!

My oldest son was insistant upon us having green lights down the center of the tree so I found myself at Wal-Mart on Saturday after Thanksgiving, if you know me at all you know I cannot stand anything Black (toe) Friday related so to find myself at the evil retailer on this weekend is just not me. But we got our green lights & he is a very happy boy. Here's our Christmas tree all lit up.
New ornaments I made for the tree:
no the stickles haven't dried yet so they aren't ready to go on the tree, but as soon as I get home from work on Monday, they will!
Products Used: Cricut Expression with Gypsy & Christmas cartridge; Slice Metallic paper by Making Memories; Stickles Ice

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas, Christmas Everywhere

I've been busy with my company so I haven't had a chance to post the challenge. The challenge is to get your Christmas tree/decorations put up (mine are still in the attic of my husbands workshop so it may be tomorrow before I get pics posted) BUT you have to put a handmade paper item on each thing (say tree, wreath, centerpiece, etc. with a paper snowman, angel, star, etc.) and post it, remember you get 3 entries.

I will try to get mine done today as my company has their bags by the door but they're men and are currently playing the Wii :-) Oh well, at least my brother & my husband get along well. Yesterday we went GeoCaching, Jimmy (my brother) is just getting into it with a friend of his and my family did several a few years back but then got distracted by other things. I plotted out a course including 16 caches to hunt down that made a loop leaving the house, driving a bunch of back roads that looped back to our house - this worked great! We took a picnic lunch with us. At one of the middle caches we took this back road we'd never been on only to find ourselves on the opposite side of a very large creek (we kept calling it the river) but guess what.... no bridge, it had washed away! My 12yo son followed his uncle across the water (shallowest area was probably about a foot deep), getting wet about shin level which didn't make mama very happy since it was only about 38 degrees out yesterday! Finally we all got way too impatient, I told the two 9 year olds (my son & neice) to get into my Jeep, drove across the rocky shore to pick up my husband, and just 4wd my way across the creek - OMG!!! What fun that is! I was scared on my way over of killing it, flooding my baby and having to call a wrecker (I have drowned a motorcycle this very way except no wrecker, I had to push it out of the water while dripping wet myself). Anywho, that cache was a bust... we never found it but there is a ton of decay from dead trees and a LOT of trash from flooding. We gave up, loaded 5 in the Jeep & my crazy brother sitting on the hood, and treked back across the creek in my Jeep to have our picnic at Ron's Liberty (oh, dh is Ron). We finished the day with 13 found of the 16, one place was creepy & we were pretty sure on private property so we didn't look too long there or really hang out, my oldest wouldn't even get out of the car! Hope your holiday was a good as mine has been.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Challenge #9 It's a Banner Day!

Someone (Wendy) pointed out yesterday that since I had the drawing there isn't a current challenge & she needs something to work on. Make a full size wall-hanging art or put a mini-banner on a scrapbook page. I'm working on one for WALK FOR DANA which is going to be a decoration for this coming weekend for my friend's breast cancer fund raiser. I can't wait to show it off but more than that to use it at her walk!
Just got Iced
Waiting for the Ice to dry

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Monday, November 15, 2010

We have our WINNER!

Since today is November 15 and it's past noon, I just couldn't wait until I got home from work to do the drawing to see who won this month... Here are the entries:
1. Heather
2. Wendy
3. Heather
4. Wendy
5. Tawn
6. Tamie Camp
7. Lori Turner
8. Natasha
9. Natasha
10. Wendy
11. Wendy

and Using Random Number Generator it was #4, our winner is WENDY! Since she's local and coming down to my house Friday night anyway, I'm giving her the option of grabbing 3 items from the grab bag or a selection of 12x12 papers from my misc. stash. Let me know, girlfriend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Challenge #8.... Oh Snow!

SNOW! That's it, that's this week's challenge to you. Here's my creation (but the lighting is wonky, the close up shot is much beter)
ahhh, better!
Oh, and don't forget this is the LAST CHALLENGE before the drawing to see who the winner will be. You have until NOON on the 15th to get your entries posted!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Challenges, Prizes, FUN!!

Crop Chocolate is no longer just the place to purchase scrappy items at a great price (even brand new fresh from CHA items at a discount!) with free shipping available but this weekend, November 6 & 7, they are having a crop with challenges that include prizes galore!
Check out Sweet Talk for more information, any post started by Jon or Megan Ann! It's SWEET

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Challenge #7 - Santa Baby

This week's challenge isn't really THAT hard... use Santa! Yep, that's right the big chubby man in the red suit that scares at least half of the people he meets ;-)
That sparkly stuff - Polymark Dimensional Fabric Paint that I got free from a swap table (nope, I didn't even leave anything behind)
Dh liked the bright red Santa better than the darker red which is a Sharpie on my desk at work, the darker red is a Copic marker on my desk at home
Please leave me a message after you post your creation!