Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More decorations

OK, I have finally finished my husbands office. We went and bought this super cute 3ft tree at Home Depot. Only $9.00 dollars. I decorated his tree with red, green and clear balls. And then I added his tool ornaments, they are elves trying to operate them and then others are glass ones. I took pictures of it this morning. I really like the way this tree came out. Hope you all do to.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Looking alot like Christmas

Hello blogger friends,
 Kitchen x-mas tree, in blues, silvers and greens with snowmans.

 Dining room table. Finally found a runner long enough for the table. found it at Costco, it is 6 feet long. Love it.

 This picture is of the fireplace in our living room. The tree is decorated with red and greens and some blues. The bears are animated my mom sent them to me about 15 years ago from Tennessee which she bought at a garage sale.

This is the village which my husband and I have been collecting for years from department 56.  This year I did not want to put up a huge display so this is what we did. As it is there are about 42 houses.

This picture is a close up of one of the houses in the village. It is called the Ice Palace. It is all white and the top dome changes colors. So this year I decided to put it as Santa's home.  Santa has a list in his hand with all the good boys and girls names on it.

This is the top part of our Christmas tree which is in our family room. I love the traditional red and green theme. The elf on the tree is about 3 feet tall. He sits on a branch and has a bird sitting on his hand.

This last picture is of my husbands office. I put up this tree for now until he brings me another 3 foot tree tomorrow. For now this will have to do. It has different ornaments, including a hammer, a wrench and some other tools that I cannot remember. My husband is a contractor that explains the tools. 

Just wanted to share with you what has been going on around here this weekend. I have not done much scrapping except a little bit of cutting with my RED cricut and the new Lite cartridge Jolly Holiday.  I did not get one of the new ones from Walmart but this is like if it was new. I have only used it once and that was last year on black friday. Now that I  have finally finished the inside of the house I can go back to scrapping.  I am so very happy. I took these pictures of the house today to share with you all.  Hope you all enjoy them as much as I am. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday shopping

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day and then a great Black Friday shopping Day. I know I did. At 9:30pm a friend of mine Dayami came over to gowith my husband and I shopping at Walmart for the cricut and cricut cartridges. As you all know I own the baby, the white expression and also the red, so ofcourse I did NOT get another one. Not that I did not want to purchase the yellow one since that is my all time favorite color. My friend Dayami purchased the lime green and we both purchased the cartridges, Jolly Holidays and Twinkle Toes. But the best part is when we got their we stood like 2 sargeants in front of the palet holding the cartridges and machine. Dayami kept telling my husband that when they gave the OK to open the containers to make sure he got her a lime green one. (We were so excited to get the things we wanted that we forgot to videotape the adventure.) But when the manager said open the containers she began to scream out my husbands name to help her get her lime green cricut. The lime green one was all the way at the bottom of the palet, my husband literally threw all the other colors to the floor and grabbed hers. She yelled and jumped up and down for joy like a 6 year old getting a gift. Boy was she excited and happy. My husband is such a sweet heart he asked me several times to get the color that I wanted. Even as we were paying he asked me which color I wanted but I said no.
The funny part of the whole shopping was when the manager gave the OK to open the packages, it began in the front of the store and we were all the way in the back, it sounded like someone was with a machine gun shooting and Dayami and I both just freaked out and just froze until we realized what was going on. At that point I grabbed the Jolly Holidays and the Twinkle Toes cartridges. This was at 11:30pm but we were not able to pay until midnight because the registers were not giving the sale prices till then.
We got home at 1:30am and talked and laughed at the mission we had until 2 am. At that time Dayami went back home and we went to bed.
I was up at 7:15am and we went to the Paper Niche to turn in a layout and then my husband took me to the jewelry store to get me the Pandora bracelet that I had been wanting. When we walked into the store, he told the girl to make sure that I filled it up. I chose 11 charms plus the bracelet. I think I did enough damage for the first time going. I will eventually fill it up and start a second one. I have marked in the book the others that I want. LOL. I saw him looking at the book tonight to see what I had marked. I am sure by the time Christmas comes around I will have it filled all the way.
So I am glad that I did not get the expression (even thought I really wanted it) because I got a nicer gift.

Tonight Dayami and I have been on I chat, talking and cutting with the new cartridge Jolly Holiday. We both cut the same things and tomorrow will continue to finish the layout we both want to do. She will probably come over to finish it together.

As I said in the beginning of the post I hope you all had as much fun as we did shopping.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another layout

I'm back. I had forgotten to post this layout I did this weekend at a friends house. She had a crop at her house on saturday from 10am to 2am. We had such a good time. Here is the picture of the layout. Hope you all enjoy it. I used the My Minds Eye Collection. And the layout was from another friend of mine that went to a scrapbooking convention in Puerto Rico and she had bought the kit. I fell in love with it and purchased the paper at the Paper Niche. By the way if you have not been their, you have to go. This store has anything and everything you would be looking for. Go to the website, www.paperniche.com.

New layout

Hello everyone,
I just finished this layout yesterday but had not taken a picture of it. I used the Bo Bunny collection and the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge. I hope you all like it. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Latest layout

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to share with you a layout I did at a crop at a friends house. She had done this layout but with a frog paper pieced. I decided to use my new cartridge Create a critter. I ordered it on the thursday cricutmachine. com had the sale. Hope you all enjoy it. I also made a christmas layout but aI have not taken pictures of it. I will post it once I have the photo.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Day with lots of love with family and friends. OOPS I almost forgot eat lots of Turkey.

Also have fun shopping on black friday.
I know I am.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pink X-mas tree

Hey everyone,
I wanted to post a picture of my pink christmas tree. I found this tree 2 years ago at Michaels and could not resist. I bought it with a 40% off coupon. The first year it had only bells in pink, aqua and lime green. Last year after christmas my husband and I went shopping and found all the balls it holds now. I found all the balls at Target.  I love it and makes my room feel so christmassy. Hope you all like it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hello everyone,
I decided to get into a challenge in Momo's blog. Made by Momo. Her challenge is something with a turkey. Here is what I  came up with. I think the turkey is adorable and I decided to make the feathers with different colors instead of being the traditional brown and beige colors. It also looks like I have given it some steroids. It is a giant. LOL. But i still think it is cute.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Garage Sale find

If you know me you know that I am a garage sale junkie. I have been going to garage sales since I was probably in diapers. Thanks to my MOM. We are 3 sisters and 2 of us love them. When I had my girls I use to take them with me. One day they will appreciate all of the great finds and attend them religiously as I do. When they were about 4 I would give them there own money and they would pay for what they wanted. They began to look forward to going to them as time went by, I would give them the choice to stay home sleeping with Dad or come with me and of course they would get up and leave with me. Now I have my husband hooked into them and we go everywhere and anywhere.  Today I found a couple of things and decided to post my finds in my blog to share with you all. Those that love garage sales can appreciate my finds. I know I am. I found this frame and thought I had to have it and hang it in my home.  I purchased these 3 precious moments. I started the collection for my oldest daughter but now that she is in college she no longer wants them so I have kept them and have continued the collection. Maybe someday she or my youngest (also in college) will want them for there children. I also found a rocking chair. I did not take a picture of that but I love rocking chairs. I plan on putting it outside in my patio with the others that I have found. Hope you enjoy my post even though it had nothing to do with scrapbooking.

Nativity set # 1

Hey everyone, I wanted to post last night what I had been up to last night, but by the time I was done I was exhausted. My eyes were blurring out and my head was pounding. As you know I am big time and I mean BIG TIME into paper piecing. Most of my layouts if not all have something to do with paper piecing. I either buy the patterns or draw my own. I went into My scrap chick website and decided to purchase the Nativity seen set. Boy was this a big mistake. Not a mistake but a challenge. There are so many pieces to each character that I think I will never finish. I have only been able to cut the first set and then redo it on the color paper I have chosen. If you have the SCAL then I would assume it is easier and faster. I do not own this program so mine is all cut by hand. Let me tell you I started at about 8:30pm and did not finish until 1am. I was the whole entire time cutting with my scissors. But I finally finished the manger, Joseph, Mary, the stable and the star. I still have a long way to go before I am done. But I will finish. PROMISE and when I do I will post them all done. For now I will leave you with the first set. Also the other picture shows all of the other patterns I need to still cut and then trace onto my color of choice paper I decide to use and then cut those. Lots of work but by the time it is finished it will all be worth it. I still have the 3 wise men, the camel, 3 sheep, 3 angel and the 3 shephards.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wacky Wednesday #15 Challenge

Paula in More Than Favors Blog is hosting a challenge. Her challenge is called Wacky Wednesday # 15 challenge. For this challenge you have to use brown, green and blue. I paper pieced this little boy catching butterflies and dragon flies. His shirt is blue, the leaves are all green and the matts are with brown. On the second page I did not know what to do, so I decided to just put leaves on the bottom and a couple more matts and a snail. I hope you all like it.

Give Thanks Layout

Hello everyone,
Just wanted to show you the latest layout I did for Thanksgiving. I named it Give Thanks, because we should all be Thankful for this world we live in.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Pictures

Hello my followers.
First thing. I have been able to finally fix my blog. I was able to download the new background. I love this fall background. I had so much fun downloading it. My poor husband was with me along the way. Thanks to him I was able to do it. At one point I was going to give up and he kept on telling me what to do.
I am uploading pictures of my room. I love my room. It is my happy place. The time I am not cleaning, cooking, doing yard work or playing with my dog Roscoe I am in this room. Actually, everyone that comes to visit ends up in this room. This really is my happy place. I hope you all enjoy taking a look at my room. I will soon be posting a tour of my room. I will go into details of how I organize my things. For now enjoy the pictures.
The first picture shows the entrance to my laundry room (look Teri your banner, Love it), the armoire stores my albums and my bags to go to crops. The frame on top of the armoire was made with the cricut by my husband and I. The second picture shows the other side of the laundry room ( don't you just love the banner) where I have alot of my pattern papers and on the bottom is one of the cubes from Target with baskets holding different stuff. The next picture is showing my work stations. I have 4 for friends to come over and scrap with me. I also teach every once in awhile at home so this is really comfortable to have. The painting on the wall is of Alladin (my favorite). My niece drew it for me. The last picture is of the back part of my scraproom. The picture window on the back has my most recent layouts hanging from it. The next 2 stations on the back hold my 2 cricuts (a red one and the white one), my clip it up, my cuttle bug and my MAC computer. I love my Mac. That was my anniversary gift. You can also see the shelves on the side that hold alot of my goodies in jars, baskets, cricut cartridges well you get the picture. When I do my video which will be the tour of my room I will be more specific with everything.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Hey everyone. I have been gone since I have been fighting a cold for 2 weeks now. Still have the sore throat. I think it has been more like 3 weeks now. I plan on going to the doctor this week. I have finally learned how to I chat. A friend of mine Dayami and I played around with it yesterday and had a blast. We laughed like dummies looking at each other and showing each other our new things in the scraproom. I will be back later with my latest layout. It is a little plain but the boy is really cute.
Oh, also I took a class at the Mac store to learn about the new computer and I am taking another one on friday. Fridays class is how to do things with your pictures and videos. Can't wait, I am excited to play around with that. I did already learn how to do a slide show for my desktop. I know, not a biggy for most of you but for me that is computer illiterate it is. Come back soon for the latest layout.