Monday, December 21, 2009

My Digital Studio Christmas Card!

Here is the Christmas card I printed using My Digital Studio! I am absolutely loving My Digital Studio and all the neat and cool things you can make with it! I just need an extra ten hours a day to play with it - it's my new favorite toy!

Red Hots Christmas Ornament!

Here's a cute Christmas quickie for the holidays! This was a freebie I offered at my Santa's Workshop. It makes a perfect little gift to give during the holidays! My friend Katherine said she made 16 of these to go on each person's plate for her Christmas dinner! I love that idea. The little box makes it look so cute and easy to store from year to year! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, with the exception of the red hots and the glass ornament!
Paper: Chocolate Chip - 5-1/8 X 5-1/8; scored at 1-1/2" on all four sides. For larger ornaments, the measurement changes to 6-1/4 X 6-1/4, scored at 1-7/8" on all four sides. Whisper White - 2 X 1-3/8 (for the tag); Old Olive Designer Series Paper - 9-1/2 X 3/4"
Stamps: Sweet Season (P. 29 of the catalog)
Inks: Chocolate Chip Marker; Old Olive Marker; Real Red Marker
Miscellaneous: Paper Snips; Sticky Strip; SNAIL Adhesive; Christmas Ornament; Red Hots; Mistletoe Ribbon - 7" long; Silver Cord - 7" long; Stamp-a-ma-jig; 1/8" Hole Punch

Friday, December 18, 2009

My Christmas Card this Year!

Many of you will remember this card that we made at a home workshop not too long ago; however, I changed the color to white and red, which is always so striking together! I also made a gazillion My Digital Studio cards, too, which I'll post soon! I think this is so pretty - just wanted to share! Of course I copied the original idea from Splitcoaststampers. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

Christmas Ornament Wall Rub-ons!

Gosh, I'm getting to where I REALLY LIKE our wall rub-ons! Problem is, I don't have enough wall space, so now I'm changing out my cookbook hutch seasonally! I put up these red Vintage Ornament rub-0ns and I'm enjoying them in my kitchen! It just makes everything feel so Christmas-y! I probably should have used white rub-ons, but I'll order some white ones before this catalog expires and put them up next Christmas! They're so pretty, I hate to take them down! That's the problem -you get attached to them being there! It's such an inexpensive way to decorate, though - the rub-ons were just $16.95, and I've had them up for weeks! I noticed we don't have any snowflakes or Valentine's Day Rub-ons, so what am I going to put on my hutch for January? I'll come up with somethin'! Maybe I could make my own snowflakes with the Big Shot and our rub-on sheets! Hmmm.....interesting! I'll show you whatever I come up with! Wish we had a big snowman die!

My Beautiful Pies!

I LOVE THANKSGIVING! Randy and I have so much fun in the kitchen together making our favorite dishes on Thanksgiving! We have a difference of opinion on what constitutes a traditional Thanksgiving dish! He loves to have mashed potatoes, but it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving to me without sweet potatoes; he doesn't like cranberries, but I love to have some type of cranberry dish; he loves oyster stuffing (so do I), but I didn't grow up having that; he hates pumpkin pie, but me and Hunter can down an entire pie by 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving day! Needless to say, we have quite a feast because Randy cooks what he wants and I cook what I want and, well, we have plenty of food to last several days - BUT ISN'T THAT THE POINT, TO HAVE LEFTOVERS? Of course it is! This year we had my friend Mary join us for Thanksgiving dinner, so it was a very special day for us. We are so thankful for so many things, and one of those things is our good friends - and Mary is certainly that! Just had to show off Randy's prize-winning turkey, my pumpkin pies (Hunter's favorite), and my buttermilk pies (Haley's favorite)! We had a good day - and we are VERY thankful for all the wonderful blessings we receive on a daily basis!

Friday, December 4, 2009


Okay, let me preface this by saying that I live in Houston (Katy), Texas, and we don't see snow very often, maybe once every five to ten years, so this is like a WINTER WONDERLAND to us! The kids got to come home early from school because the weather is supposed to get worse as the afternoon goes on! We don't have snow tires here and we don't know how to drive in snow and ice, so everything shuts down! The kids are running around outside, without coats (because we just can't be bothered with coats in Houston), throwing snowballs at each other! My daughter made a perfect snow angel - HOW OFTEN DOES THAT HAPPEN? NEVER IN HOUSTON! It's so beautiful and we're having so much fun! I think I'll go fix a big mug of hot cocoa!