Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 Goal: layouts 28 and 29

I love the simplicity of this layout. I tried the fun paper folding technique with the red strip of paper and even used my sewing machine! I just might get into the sewing on layouts now that I feel comfortable with my sewing. I used old retired paper on this layout. This second layout is done using the You Rock paper packet. My little guy finds some funny places to take naps! I used a new Spring/Summer product - a Spray Pen.
Well I only have 4 days left to reach my goal of 100 layouts in one year... I wasn't expecting to move this year. It has been an extremely busy year for me with the birth of my 4th child, my hubby being deployed for 7 months and then moving over 1000 miles. As this year comes to an end though I am very grateful for the blessings in my life. I am looking forward to yet another year and more goals. It seems I'm getting my scrapping groove back so I just might be able to reach my 100 goal this upcoming year! :)
I've seen the new Spring/Summer Idea Book that launches in February and I am excited beyond words! It definately has motivated me to get some paper crafting done! January is a preview month of a few of the new products so don't forget to check my CTMH website to view the Inspirations brochure and the special deals for January. Please contact me if you would like to get a new Spring/Summer Idea book as well!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Homemade Christmas


My oldest daughter and I were just playing around this morning and made these fun homemade Christmas ornaments. I love how Rudolph and ClaraBelle turned out! I love a tree decorated with sentimental ornaments! I used my Cricut and some felt to build these adorning little beauties. Along with some google eyes, ribbon, bells and sparkles.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hope you're in the mood for some Reindeer Food!

I've been a busy little beaver finishing up my christmas cards, and making homemade goodies for teachers. I've made dozens of batches of different kinds of cookies and then came across this fun and easy "Reindeer Food" recipe from Betty Crocker. It is fast and fun for kiddos to make as well. Anyone that knows me, knows that I love to alter any and every item I can get my hands on. I've been saving these little beauties {Crystal light Containers} for just the right altered project. The reindeer food fits perfectly in these fun little containers and the altering possibilities are endless! What a fun and fast holiday gift for friends and family! Happy Holidays to you all! Here's the recipe for the Reindeer Food too!
6 cups Rice Chex or Chocolate Chex cereal
1 bag (12 oz.) white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes (14 mini, unwrapped)
1. Line cookie sheet with foil or waxed paper. Place cereal in large bowl.
2. In microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 min 30 sec, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in half the crushed peppermint candy.
3. Pour over cereal; toss to evenly coat. Spread mixture in single layer on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with remaining candy. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes. Gently break up coated cereal. Store in airtight container.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bundle of JOY!

The cutie -pa -tutie quilt
The diaper pad and wipes/diaper case

I had so much fun making all these fun homemade projects for my brother, his wife and their new soon-to-be bundle of joy. My husband commented this morning that he thinks I've been sewing for a whole month straight now (making this and some other projects for other loved ones!). I'm sure they will enjoy it all from having something to carry all those diapers, somewhere to put baby {that is clean and sanitary!} and something to cuddle her up tight with! ~and not to mention it all matches ~ YAY! Now I'm really ready to put my sewing machine away for a while, pick off all the unpicked thread that is all over me and my house, and get back to some paper crafting! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

What I've been up to lately... a sewing project...

Here is a glimpse of what I have been up to lately. My twin brother and Sister in Law are expecting their second baby soon ( a girl this time - yay!) and I have been wanting to try a rag quilt, but decided to try and make a rag diaper bag instead to go along with my late homemade diaper pads and wipes cases I've been making like mad { I will post the matching set of those in my next post!}. I love how this diaper bag turned out and it was pretty easy for a beginner sewer. I just hope my lovely sister in law likes it as much as I do! :) I am still working on the rest of the gift for her and baby...my first guilt...I'll be posting those soon, need to run to the store for a few more supplies and hoping to get it done withing the next couple of days. Now onto the 5 dozen Christmas cards I need to finish this weekend!