Saturday, November 30, 2013

Let it Snow!

Since I'm on a Christmas crafting roll, I decided to join the PTI MIM Challenge. For MIM you were to decorate a bag.. Who can't use more gift bags for Christmas giving?

I used a plain lunch bag and created this GIFT BAG:

There is plenty of room for lots of treats or other goodies!

I stamped the red flowers using acrylic paint and the PTI Modern Basics Stamp Set. The leaves are from the PTI Blooming Button Bits Stamp Set. I also used the PTI Get A Handle On It Die Collection and the PTI Limitless Layers 2 1/2" Circle Die Collection. The cute chalkboard image is a free download from The Cottage Market.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

A trio of Santas

I made this simple set of cards using the Happy Santa digital stamp set from Torico. I learned about her store from Chris's girlfriend. She knows what a big card maker I am! If you want this cute image you gotta be quick because Torico is closing her store Birdie Brown. I'm sad because I adore her images.

From Torico's blog, I learned that she also designs for There She Goes Clear Stamps... YAY! I still have someplace to get Torico's cute images! There She Goes blog is having a Christmas Card Set Challenge TSG235. I thought this is the perfect chance to use Torico's trio of cute Santas:

Here's a close up... I use copic markers to color, watercolor in the background, and some glitter on the hat:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you drop by There She Goes Blog to see the other great stamp sets!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Birthday to ME!

For my birthday I got Happy Birthday emails from both of the kiddos, and Jim got up to see me off this morning. When I got home, there were flowers, dinner, and coffee ice cream cake. Jim got me a cute coffee cup, and Chris made me this:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Card Kit Time

Welcome to the Club Mojo November card kit reveal! We have 10 ladies in the club this year... 10!!! These are all wonderful ladies who I've had the good fortune to meet at Scrappin' Mojo.

It's time for our Club reveal, and this month's card kit was put together by ME! I went with a Christmas theme because it's never too early to start those Christmas cards and projects. There are two different kits put together with 6x6 patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle "Be Merry" line.

Thankfully for me, there were two kits left over after sending to all the ladies, so I have one of each paper in the line... lucky me "oD And with this I came up with five cards.

Here is my first card. This is my favorite Santa stamp. I use it every year!

My second card is nice and simple... a lot of sparkle and DONE!

This next card uses most of the die cuts that I put in the kit.

This card is the one that I had a vision for when I was putting the kit together. I like how it came out:

My last card uses the washi tape from the kit and a couple more rolls that I had at home. I ADORE this stamped image... it's one of my favorites!

That's it for me this month! Be sure to checkout the creations from the other ladies:

Beth -
KimP - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Diane -
Terri -
Mary -
KimO - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Jan - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Niki -

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall Back

I tried to be sophisticated today and spout off an insightful time quote from some long dead philosopher. However, the only thing I could come up with is "Time is making fools of us again." by Albus Dumbledore... Ah well, I'm an engineer, not an English major.

It's that dreaded time of year to Fall back. Why dreaded you ask? We have 29 items in our house that we have to adjust the time on... TWENTY-NINE!

8 - watches
2 - Chris's bedroom
1 - Cheryl's bedroom
1 - master bedroom
3 - living room
5 - kitchen
2 - living room
5 - cars
2 - outside

When the kids were little, we used to tell them that an gnome named Big Ben would come around during the night and fix all the clocks (I sure hope that wasn't the cause of Cheryl's gnome phobia). Anyway, it's not true. Jim and I go through the house setting clocks, sometimes cursing how we can't find the manual for the wireless weather station. Now that the kids are big, I ask Chris to fix the time on my digital watch without having to look for the instruction book :oD

We also have 18 more devices that thankfully can update themselves:

2 - TVs
2 - computers
3 - laptops
5 - tablets and iPods
4 - cell phones
2 - game consoles

Obviously we need help keeping time, that's why we have so many devices doing it for us. An extra hour tomorrow! What will you do with it?