Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Cards

I've been making Christmas cards for the past few days.  I have so many to make and I work at a snails pace....LOL!  The inspiration for the snowman card came from Stephanie, I saw it on her blog:  Scrapin' Happy. I did make changes on her version to make it my own.  Thanks Stephanie for the push start on that card!  The Merry Christmas and tree light card are my own design.  I used my Cricut for all the cards.  I love that machine!  Well I better get back to card makin'!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving table center piece!

My Thanksgiving Day was spent at my daughter Lisa's house.  She and her husband Steve are the host and hostess with the mostest!!!  They always make us feel so welcome and we always have a wonderful time.  We stayed so late last night they had to be thinking....when are these people going to leave!!!  Steve's dad Jack cooked up the turkey, stuffing and gravy and as always it was fabulous.  His stuffing was so, so, so good and the turkey was moist!  I don't know how he does it every year, but I'm giving him the best tasting turkey award for 2009!!  Melissa made her famous rolls, terrific very large cupcakes and mouth watering stuffed mushrooms.  My brother Mike and I decided we didn't need anything else, just keep the stuffed mushrooms coming!!  I made up three veggie dishes.  Fresh green beans with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Sliced carrots with fresh ginger and maple glaze.  And a broccoli and cauliflower casserole.  Lisa made the smashed taters and all the snackies that we had before dinner.  Let's just say we ate alot of food yesterday!!  I'm back to eating healthy today!!  I only brought home the leftover carrots.  But man I could use a big bowl of stuffing and gravy......LOL!!!!
Don't you just love the table center piece Lisa made for her dining room table!!!  She went to the lumber store and had them cut the size board she needed and the guy asked her if that was all  and decided to charge her 51 cents for the board!!  It should have cost a lot more than that.  You can't ask for a better deal!  She went home and stained it and then starting adding all the festive goodies to it.  It sure made for a beautiful table.  I just talked to her and she's planning her Christmas center piece right now using that same board.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I'm wishing everyone a very

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blog Award!!

Thank you, Lori (A Scrap Mom's Musings) for sending me an award for my blog.  I so appreciate it!  So, all I had to do was answer the following questions in ONE WORD only!  It's not easy!   Here they are--Enjoy! 

1. Where is your cell phone?  Purse
2. Your hair?  Blondeish

3. Your Mother?  Patricia
4. Your Father?  Mervin
5. Your favorite food? Mexican

6. Your dream last night?  None
7. Your favorite drink?  Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Retire

9. What room are you in? Family
10. Your hobby?  Scrapbooking
11. Your fear?  Flying

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? Mean
15. Muffins?  Banana
16. Wish list item? laptop
17. Where did you grow up? Sacramento
18. Last thing you did?  Blogged
19. What are you wearing? Jammies
20. Your TV? Off

21. Your Pets? dog
22. Friends? Some
23. Your Life? Good
24. Your Mood? Good

25. Missing Someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Celica

27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28. Your Favorite Store? Scrapbook

29. Your favorite color? Green
30. The last time you laughed? Today
32. The last time you cried? Yesterday
33. One place that you go to over and over? Kitchen
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

I award this to these 5 blogs.  In order to accept the blog, just copy the questions and add your own ONE WORD answers!  Then award it to 5 others.  Simple!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cupcake Mini Album - Dominick's 1st Birthday

I wanted to share this chipboard mini album that I made using Dominick's 1st Birthday photo's.  I purchased the cupcake album from last year, its just been kicking around my scraproom and I finally decided that I needed to use it! ( I actually have another one that I just found....LOL! )  I used a safari paper collection that I bought at Michael's.  I did a lot of inking and added embellies from my stash.  I also punched a hole on each side of the album and used ric-rac to tie it closed.  It really works great.  My daughter Lisa and Melissa made the safari Birthday cake, it turned out fantastic!!  It was their first time using fondant!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cute decorating idea!

I just had to share this cute little arrangement that my daughter Lisa put together for Halloween.  It just looks so adorable that I wanted you all to see it!  I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.