Sunday, December 29, 2013

Merry Belated Christmas

Well, darn! It has been a busy holiday season! As I'm getting ready for my New Year's Post, I realized that I didn't do a Christmas post!

The neon tops were Cheryl's idea... It was fun deciding what color everyone would wear. Even Jena got dressed for the occasion. BTW, Jena LOVES dressing up, lol!

We hope you all had a Merry and Bright Christmas!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

December Card Kit Time

Welcome to the Club Mojo December card kit reveal! We had 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 Diana! I love the fresh prints and colors. It certainly brightens up winter!

Here is my first card. I used paper Prima flowers to form the skirt:

My second card shows off some of the pretty patterned papaer:

I will be entering these cards in the Crafty Creations Challenge this week.
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 -

We already have the kit line-up set for 2014! Let the Card Creating FUN continue!!!
Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holy Jim - Take Two!

We went back to Holy Jim Canyon today, and this time we took the truck! Jim seemed a little worried to let us have the truck by ourselves, but it's okay... Cheryl is driving! lol!

We made it all the way to the trail head without getting stuck or bottoming out, YAY!

It was a 2 mile run out, up 1650'... we deserved a little rest on the way :oD

Our run was so deep in the canyon that this is the only sun that we got on our run:

Finally, we made it!!!

Then it was 2 miles downhill back out. Unfortunately, Cheryl tripped over a root when she checked to see if her shoe was untied. She's okay, other than a couple raspberries on her hip bone. I think we deserve a day off tomorrow... no running and sleeping in on Christmas Eve!

Have a great Christmas Eve, everyone!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Holy Jim!

Today, Cheryl and I decided to go running out Holy Jim Canyon (it was named after a guy named Jim, who used to cuss at people... no lie!) We tried driving my car out to the trail head, but the road soon became impassible for a little FIT.

We backed out to the staging area and started running in to the trail... all uphill!

By the time we got to the trail head I was tired... we walked up a little ways, but headed back to the car... For a total of only 4 miles. Here is a little of what the tail looked like:

Thanks for coming on this little running adventure with us:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Oh Fudge!

I decided that I wanted to make little gifts for my bunco group... my decision, FUDGE! Now I needed boxes to put the fudge into, so began the Fudge Box Project. There are eight boxes in all:

Here is the fudge packed inside... chocolate and peppermint:

Do you remember the snowman cup cards? Here is what the snowman cup cards looked like all packaged up for the hostess. These were drawings of the mugs that she's given us through the years:

That's all I have to share today. Have a great weekend!

Crafty Creations - Gift Card Holder

I found this cute gift card holder tutorial on the Pink Paisley site the other day. Here is how my GC holder came out... I don't have Christmas paper larger than 6x6, so I printed out an 8.5x11" sheet from the digital Echo Park collection for the envelope. Then I used my 6x6" Echo Park paper for the card:

I'm entering this in the Crafty Creations - Gift Card Holder challenge.
Have a great weekend! And thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dilly Beans Again!

I WON last week's Dilly Beans challenge! Jenn let me pick three images from the store for FREE! I just couldn't resist the cute little guys in the Three Penguin Blocks stamp. I made up this card to enter in this week's Non-Traditional Colors challenge over at the Dilly Beans Blog.

Here is my project. It's going to be the top of a fudge box to give to the neighbors:

Here's a close up:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dilly Beans

I discovered a new digital stamp store (well, new for me anyway) called Dilly Beans. I picked up several of her cute digital stamps and created this card:

I'm entering this in the Dilly Beans Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT week!

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?