Thursday, December 29, 2011

Our Golden Retriever

Good morning my blogging friends. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday vacation so far. Are you all ready to ring in the New Year and say goodbye to the old. I am. Did you all notice the New Years Ball I have added to my blog. Isn't it cute?

Ok, what I am really blogging about is my sweet dog Roscoe. I am dedicating this post to him. We got Roscoe when my youngest daughter left to live with her Dad to finish High School and attend college in Orlando. I was so devastated since she was my baby. My husband whom had never had an animal in all his life decided to get my a puppy. My sister helped and we got Roscoe. He was 5 weeks old. When they gave him to us he had Parvo. A really serious illness they get and usually do not survive. He did, after a plasma and a blood transfusion. Four days later we brought him home. He is now 3 and a half and could not be a better dog. He is a golden orange red color and is gorgeous.

On Christmas day we gave him a bone.

Here is a picture of him at the door so that we could let him out. Whenever we give him a treat he goes towards the door so that he could eat it out side. He will not eat them in the house.

 Here he has the gift and is trying to open it, but my husband had to help him since the bone comes wrapped. I gift wrapped it without taking the plastic seal off first.

 he was such a happy boy with his bone. He chewed on it for about an hour and a half.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well Christmas came and is now gone, but we still have the New Year celebration.  I hope you all had a great Christmas. This year we did not go to anyones home. My oldest daughter had to work so we cooked at home. Poor thing she worked until 11:30pm. Did not get home until midnight. She was so tired she took a shower and went straight to bed.
Here is our table set up for hubby and I to have our meal:

 I was a nice girl this year so hubby spoiled me big time.

Here are some of the things I received:

 A Michael Kors purse.
 Spellbinders grand calibur machine and 4 cutting dies.
 Some booties from Steve Madden. Also a pair of black sandals.
 2 more Pandora charms. I have 3 bracelets. The first one he bought me for Christmas last year. We started it on black friday and by Christmas day is was full. The second one I decided to make it of animals after seeing the birds nest in my back yard. I needed one more animal charm and got the Queen Bee. The third one now has 7 charms so far.
14 cricut cartridges. The other 2 are Chic n Scary and Nate's Abc's.

I was very content with all my gifts, but the best one of all was my husband, my daughter and Roscoe our Golden Retriever.

hubby opening one if his gifts. A bottle of Johnny Walker Blue label.
 Here is my husband giving Roscoe his gift. A nice size juicy chicken flavored bone.

After sharing gift early in the morning, my daughter and I had a nice big breakfast. I had surprised her with a dress, a pair of shoes and some bracelets to wear. Thankfully, she loved everything and wore it all.  We went to my sisters house for a brunch. My mom wanted to spend the day with her kids and grandkids. We do this every year. We had such a great time. I took my camera and between all the exchanging of gifts, the food and just talking I forgot to take pictures. If my sister has any I will post them later.

I hope you all had as much of a nice time as I did. Quiet, peaceful and around loved ones.

Hope the New Year brings you lots of good health, happiness and love.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

finished 100%

Hello bloggers.
I know that I showed you yesterday the white and gold layout. But, today it is finally 100% done. I went back it was completed (as you saw yesterday) and added alot of embellishments. You could never have enough. That's what I think. I do not really do simple.

Here it is.

Here is another stocking I made. This one I decided to make all ivory and gold.  

Happy Thursday to you all. I am off today to hang out with some girlfriends and have a mini Christmas party.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

White and Gold

I can't believe I made this layout. Two years ago I did this layout for someone that had ordered it. I hated it. I thought the white and gold was so ugly. I did make it in red and green and loved it. Well 2 years later here is the white and gold. Finally got to it and I like it alot. Not enough to teach the class but enough to create it.

 after all put together.

 Tree pattern. I trace these pieces on a whole sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock. Then cut each one.
And end up with this.
 This is the 2 page layout.
 Here is Santa with his naughty or nice book next to the tree. I drew him after seeing a picture on the internet. Then I pieced him together.
 Here are Santa's helpers the elves and the bear next to Santa's sack with the gifts. The elves are waiting for Santa's OK to leave the presents. There is a story behind every layout I create.
 Close up of the elves.

 Close up of Santa Clause.
Close up of the gifts. Each one is decorated differently.

Here is the red and green one that I did 2 years ago.

I hope you all like it.

Happy hump day.

Happy mail

Happy Wednesday everyone. I hope you are all having a good week so far. I have been cleaning as usual, taking care of the dog since he has been a little sick and crafting of course. At the same time trying to watch a Christmas movie every night until Christmas day, but it seems to be impossible. Sundays we watch football all day and I mean all day, Monday nights more football, Tuesdays The Biggest Loser, Wednesdays  Modern Family and Revenge ( love that show), and then Thursdays football again. So what we have been doing is doubling up on Fridays and Saturdays watching 2 or 3. We went on Saturday night to buy some movies at Best Buy and still have not watched any of them. OK, enough with my rambling.

Here is a rak I received from Damaris at She was so sweet to send me all these goodies. Her card is super duper nice. The red flower is gorgeous. All glittered up and bright red. Love it. She sent me alot of nice things to work with. I know I will put it all to good use. Can't wait.

Happy Wednesday.

 Look at all these yummy trims.
 A die cut and all those beautiful charms. Even a Sponge Bob charm Too cute.  Just bought the cricut cartridge. Great to use on a mini album.
 Look at this gorgeous bright red flower. Love all the sparkle it has.

Lots of nice goodies to play with. Thank you Damaris. That was really nice of you.  I really appreciate it.

Will be back soon with a layout I am almost done with.

Monday, December 12, 2011

new items

Well, this weekend hubby and I went to garage sales. I went back to the lady with the new Christmas items and of course I found some more goodies. I purchased several more ornaments, but this time for my pink tree. I did buy some more Santa's but I did not take pictures of them.

Here are my finds.

 Aren't these shoes funny looking? I loved them, too cute to give up.
 These are the 3 Kings I bought for the scraproom.
 This is what my pink tree looks like after all the goodies I have bought.
 I purchased these colored ornaments and the pink poinsettas.

I also purchased these figurines and added the nativity scene to it. They were a great deal.

Sewing ???????

Can you believe that I have sewn these stockings? I can't believe how good they came out considering I do not know a thing about sewing. I am impressed with myself. Hope you all can appreciate them as much as I have.

Here they are:

Have a great Monday.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Hello Bloggers.

On my previous post I told you all that I was working on some tags.

Here they are:

I used the Martha Stewart punch that has a small branch. Paula from came over on Saturday night to scrapbook and brought the punch for me to borrow. I loved it so much I  ordered it at They were out of stock but within 4 days they sent me an email that they had it in stock again. I ordered it immediately of course. Can't wait to make some more of these tags and a Christmas tree using the punch.

Hope you all are planning a great Friday and weekend.