Monday, December 29, 2008

Punch Art

Here are the Snowmen and Santas that we made with my niece & nephew last week. In the middle is Peppermint Patties. We used punches, tape and glue. I found a lot of ideas in Splitcoast Stampers gallery but just made it work with what we had. I think I like the way the snowmen turned out a little better...

Yard Gnome or Tree Topper?

Here is a picture of our Christmas Tree this year. Our star topper broke so I stuck this tall red tree thing on top to be funny & it grew on us! My daughter thought it looked like a goblin hat. It reminded me of a yard gnome and made me chuckle every time I walked past it for the first few days. What do you think?

Thursday, December 18, 2008


OK, so I've been a bum about blogging! Sorry, it gets really busy at our house at holiday time. We have been working on lots of kids holiday projects this year now that my daughter is really having fun doing them.

Last week we went to a Friends house and made glass ball ornaments and cut-out cookies. Tuesday we went to a friends house and made 6 different kids crafts- she had 16 kids there! she is brave. Yesterday We had my niece and nephew over to make some punch Santas and Snowmen. Today we are finishing our teacher and friend gifts for the pre-school class.

I will have lots to post once I find the photos! I will post soon, but please expect some slacking :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Countdown to Christmas Calendar

My daughter kept asking how long until she could open her presents. We do our own stocking stuffers, not Santa and we have a lot of fun thinking of things that the others would really like to get to open. So she keeps wondering when, "When can I open my presents, Mom?"
So we(I) decided to make our own countdown to Christmas calendar and use things we already had around the house. I had seen the ones where people used cookie sheets and magnets, but we didn't have any extra cookie sheets around.
I did have this thing I bought at an antique store one time that I used as a tray in our guest room. Our guests wouldn't miss it. It was an old tray that was painted, roughed up and made as a magnetic board that came with wine corks cut in half and glued to magnets. I lost those magnets a long time ago. Really cute just never used it as that.
Anyway, I thought it would make a great calendar for us. I cut all of the letters and numbers out on the Cricut and glued them together and put them on magnets I found here and there. I punched the scalloped circles out of vellum so you could see thru them. The brown and green circles are out of Stampin Up paper. The big Snowflakes were cut on the Cricut and the smaller ones I used a punch. The black ribbon that is on the top was there when I bought it, so we went with it.
It took two days, it's mostly done and I am fairly happy with it. I haven't heard when, when do we open presents mom, because she changes the number everyday :)

Elephant Birthday Card

This is a card I made for a little girl's 1st Birthday. The super cute Elephant paper is by Basic Grey. I stamped the cupcake image on vellum and then colored it in with Prisma Colored Pencils.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hot Linking

Ok, So I've seen some people talking about Hot Linking on their blogs recently and I wasn't really sure what to think of it all. I am fairly new to blogging and have never heard of it before, I am wondering if I am doing something wrong already! LOL. Well, I'm pretty sure that I am not after reading more about it. I believe that they are mainly warning everyone about blog etiquette and being aware of illegally using others bandwidth. You can read more for yourself at:

When blogging(& in life), please remember to play fair, what comes around goes around.