Saturday, January 1, 2011

I've Been Tagged!!!

I have been tagged by Michelle and Annmaree! Thanks girls!! :)

Here are the answers to my 4 things list:

4 shows that I watch:
I pretty much DVR everything as I don't always have time to watch TV. Sometimes if I am home I do turn it on just for background noise but couldn't even tell you what was on! LOL!
Shows that I DVR: American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Hoarders, The Doctors and Hell's Kitchen! oops...that is 5.

4 things I'm passionate about:
Food, family, friends and crafting!

4 words/phrases I use alot:
Whatever (hubby hates that one!), I'm going to ponder on that, Holy Smokes, Seriously?

4 things I have learned from the past:
Value your "true friends" because they are hard to find
Treat others as you would want to be treated
There are consequences for what you say and do
Being happy is important physically and mentally

4 things you are looking forward to:
Finishing our new house
Getting more organized
Hopefully a vacation with DH this year
Making a list of goals and actually doing them!

4 things I did yesterday:
Made a card
Stayed in my jammies all day (hey I was on vacation and it was New Year's Day!)
Catched up watching some shows on the DVR
Made dinner (grilled pork chops using my new panini grill, sweet and sour red cabbage and twice baked potatoes....cookie/brownie and rice krispie treats for dessert)! YUM!

4 things I love about Winter:
The fireplace
Time off from work
Hot caramel apple cider with cool whip and cinnamon (yes, during the holidays I have a BIG sweet tooth!)

4 Places I would like to visit:

Now I'm suppose to pass this on to 4 people!
Anyone that wants to give this a go please do so and leave a link so I can go visit you! :)

Hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me!


Hope 2011 is good to all of you!

Friday, December 31, 2010


Wanted to share pictures of the Christmas presents I received from family and friends.

This is from Stef (Glitterbabe)
* Such fun bits and bobs! THANK YOU for thinking of me! *

Cards from some blogging buddies!
* Thank you Dawn, Karen, Merry and Curt!!! You are all so sweet! *

This is from my hubbies grandma...we weren't supposed to get gifts for each other this year but she surprised us and had this over at my in-laws house! I have been wanting one since last Christmas and I have already used it and love it!!

This was my Chinese Christmas gift I took to my hubbies side of the family. Two years ago we decided to stop drawing names and do this instead. The first year I think it was a little mixed up because most of us really didn't know what kind of stuff to buy so this year I had a great idea! I found this funny saying online and stuffed money inside the cardboard of a TP roll and wrapped it up! Needless to say everyone wanted that gift and I was lucky enough to end up with my money back! :) Always take a gift that you want back! LOL!

This is from my DH! I have wanted to try making my own pasta for some time....not sure how well it will work but I hope it is something we can do regularly! If you have any pasta making tips please let me know!! :) The best thing about this is that he even said he would make it with me so that is a bonus to spend some quality time with the man I love doing exactly what I!! And yes, those are choccies that you see! I have had the Belgium shells before but not the others....can't wait to give them a try!

This is from my MIL and FIL. I also got two gift cards which I didn't take a picture of but the best part of all was the lotto tickets!! The first one I scratched off I won 100 dollars!!! WOOT WOOT!!

Some mega fun crafting goodies from my mom, dad, sister, brother in law and nephew! Just look at all that goodness!! Excited to try my new Martha Punches that punch all over the page and I got some cool ones that have stamps included!! Oh and in case you have never tried the TH scissors...THEY ROCK!! I have been using them like mad for two days and they just cut like buttah through EZ Mount and rubber!!

This is from my bestest pal Annmaree over at Emu Creations!
I love it all ... even the gag gifts! LOL!

....and she even sent some hard candy made right in her hometown! Very far my fav is the mixed fruit and orange! YUM!



Beer and Wine Christmas!

Image is from Glitterbabe's Art
Digi paper is from the Snow Fun pack of JLJ Designs

I told you I had a lot of stuff to share so hopefully you will stick with me through all these posts today!

Fragile...Must Be Italian!

Leg Lamp is from Glitterbabe's Art
Tag is from Lawn Fawn

This is the card I made for my hubby at Christmas! My husband and I love "The Christmas Story" movie and one of our fav parts is when the dad gets this prize! So of course if you have seen the movie you understand what I'm talking about with the sentiment on the front of my card and on the inside I put.....must be Italian! LMAO!! Too funny!! :P

I also want to mention that over at Glitterbabe's Art there are some new images and new freebies!! I have a link under my card to go to the shop!! Go check it out!

Digital Tuesday - Anything goes with digi
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes

Red Santa

Stamp is from Paper Inspirations

A card I made for a blogging friend! :) I decided to stamp santa with fired brick distress ink and then go over the bag with gold stickles to make it stand out a bit. Then added black flowersoft to his belt and colored his buckle gold. Put a piece of shiny gold ribbon behind the main image and some snowflake pieces in the corner with gold dew drops on top!

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Meljens - Cold and Snowy
Stamping Vacation Color Combo - Red and gold

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Simple Gift Card Holders

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was really nice and I plan on sharing pics in another post later on to show you some pressies I received!
As promised I also still have some last minute Christmas stuff to show you...yeah yeah I know Christmas is over but I just have way more stuff to show you than I have time to post so it kind of gets dragged out a bit. There are worse things in life right?! :P

It has been awhile since I posted so I will start you off with something so simple...these gift card holders! Just cut a 4x7 piece of paper and I just guessed where to fold (that is how easy this is!!). Of course you will glue the bottom part you fold up...just the side edges though and NOT across the top (made that mistake a long time ago...doh!) Used a border punch to make it look a bit nicer and of course just stamped Merry Christmas on the top! You can do this for any occasion and it just makes a nice little way to present a gift card!

Sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Please Read!

One of my blogging buddies, Nikki, recently lost her mother. You can read about it in her post HERE. What an amazing woman and so beautiful!! Truly an inspiration to live your life doing good for others!