Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi there and Merry Christmas!

Last night we went to our good friends house for Christmas Eve dinner. A bunch of military boys and their wives all get together whenever
we can and as usual it was a wonderful time! This was the first year that we didn't do something at our house
because we have just moved and aren't even close to being done unpacking let alone having dinner here! I am glad that we got to
at least get a picture in front of our friends beautiful tree for my album seeing as how we don't have one!

This year is the first Christmas without my Nana. She passed away earlier this year and she is missed greatly. I wanted to do something special to keep her

spirit alive and make her a part of our Christmas this year. My Nana was an AMAZING cook and every year when we were kids we always would look forward to all of the

goodies that we knew she could bring to our house on Christmas day! This year I decided to make her coveted Black Moons to bring to dinner at our friends

house (and an extra batch for me to keep at our new house for us to munch on of course!) As always they were a HUGE hit and got all gobbled up by our friends, I did however manage to snap a few pictures

before we left the house!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays and an amazing new year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wonderful inspirational scrapbook forum!

Happy lovely Monday evening!

So I absolutely felt the need to share with you all this wonderfully amazing
scrapbook challenge forum that I have come to love.

Click here for the site

This is an awesome site with an awesome group of people
just oozing creativity!
The site will officially launch in January of 2011
but there are all sorts of things going on over there now!

They are currently accepting DT applicants and I encourage you to try out!
No matter your scrap experience you will fit right in,
so take a trip on over there, introduce yourself and let the fun and creativity begin!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just a quick plug for an awesome kit club!

Check out this AMAZING kit for December from

Is that not some of the prettiest stuff you have seen?!
I think I just may have to break down
and buy this one for myself as an early Christmas gift.
Just sayin.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Perfect way to start the day

Who wouldnt want this first thing in the morning ?
This is just what I needed to get me ready for day 2 of packing!
My Stinky baby (and Weenie, not shown because shes forever sleeping), holiday beverages and Christmas cookies fresh out of the oven.
*Ahhhh bliss*

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pack. Tape. Repeat

Well... Its finally here
*dun dun duunnnnnn*

The next couple of days will consist of my husband and I stuffing our whole house into little boxes
and whatnot. Can I just say that so far I have only gotten some of my Scrap room packed...
Its never ending I swear.

However before I had to pack it all up I managed a couple of quick layouts

Just a couple of things to tide my Blog over until I am unpacked, set up in the new house and can create once again! I will be up within the next week or so with pictures from the move and over the new place so please check back. But for now, I have already spent too much time taking this break to write instead of packing and cleaning so off I go!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Guess who has exciting news!?

Okay folks, I found out yesterday but wanted to save it for todays post.
After months and months (and months, months, months)
Of applying to various DTs I finally got chosen!

You are now looking at the pround new member of
Scrap Our Stash's DT !

Here  is the link for the Design Team reveal!

I entered various pieces but the ones
that were shown for me being a finalist were my
Dishwasher signs!

Here is the link to the Scrap Our Stash blog
You all should really check it out if you havent!
Thay have all sorts of wonderful challenges and prompts.
There is always a chance for you to enter a piece to win a spot as one of their guest designers
as well which is awesome!

I look forward to working with all of the lovely ladies from previous DTs and
all of my fellow winners!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are you a messy crafter?

Happy Monday morning everyone!
I hope that you all had a fabulously crafty weekend filled with holiday goodness.

So I was roaming around of the TwoPeas forums this morning;
its a to be taken with coffee daily kind of thing for me of course.
And one of the posts I came across sparked my interest and seemed perfect for todays post.

Are you a neat crafter or a messy one?!

The answer is
I am an insanely messy crafter... When I am working on a project its like I go mad and don't see the messes I'm making for myself. I pull whatever I need out of where ever it came from and sometimes close the drawers or cabinets.
I have this pile of stuff that grows and grows to the left of me on my rather large work space... and it doesn't end there, the mess usually transfers on over to me! I will have stickles under my nails, photo square backings clinging to my apron (thank god for my apron otherwise Whoooo doggy!)

Acrylic paints up one forearm and stamped images up the other, adhesive all over my hands and of course various sticky bits and doodads stuck to the bottoms of my feet for good measure...

But then right as I am about to implode upon seeing the mess I have to clean up before I can begin the next day on some new excursion, I tilt my coffee towards my room touched by a mini tornado in salute and down the sucker in one gulp... time to get to work!
Isn't being messy half of the fun, and creative process?!
 I almost wouldn't have it any other way... almost, I mean if someone were to offer me a family of magical craft room cleaning elves I wouldn't turn them down...lets not get crazy here...


But yes... I am indeed a messy crafter, and I wouldn't have it any other way :)
How about you, messy or clean... time to spill the beans!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

There is finally a chill in the air... getting geared up for January 2011 in style!

Good morning everyone!

Man is it getting cold here in NW Florida, and I must say: Its about time!!!
We are well into December and some days I swear I still am forced to go out in capris and a Tshirt.
Not very Christmasy if you ask me.
I have been super busy around my house finishing up a few last min orders
and whatnot. Some very easy to do (although quite time consuming)
People have been ordering them left and right, they wanna get geared up for January 2011 in style!
I made these using the DCWV kit and love how they came out!

How adorable!?
Very simple and straight forward.
I didn't want too much mush on them or they would be too heavy to hang.

Just a quick update for you all!
If you check back within the next couple of days
there will be info up on a wonderful auction that a girlfriend of mine is putting on
for her non-profit charity called
A Touch of A Hero
She makes wonderful little crafts, hair accessories etc.
using materials from military uniforms.
All proceeds go towards buying phone cards for our troops over seas!
And this time of year is when a lot of families most want to talk with their loved ones!
So please make sure that you check back for the info as this is really for a wonderful cause.
And I will be donating a gift certificate!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My ultra lengthy, somewhat festive, slightly scrappy super duper post

Goood morning folks!
I have some amazing weather out here this morning, bright and sunny its putting me
in quite the mood.

Not to mention that I got a bit crafty with my coffee this morning... created a
lovely festive little beverage if I do say so myself!
(and I do)

Just take a look at this and tell me is doesn't give you he comfy cozies?!

Mocha mint coffee with home made whipped cream

Mmmm Deliciousness.... Ill even post the recipe for you all towards the bottom!

And on top of all that goodness who wouldn't at least get the warm and fuzzies
when you would this sweet little face waiting for you to
sit down with your coffee so she could come and walk all over your key board?

Okay now I am done sharing my mundane mornings with you all!
How about on to something scrappy?

I made up a very simple little girls mini-album for
one of my best clients.
Just something cute and simple and quick
for her to give as a Christmas gift.

I found this awesome album at AC MOORE
that was perfect... all girly and whatnot

Just a couple of pages, there were too many and I don't want to bore anyone!

Now to tell you all how I have been pining over December Dailys
I am not able to do one this year because we are moving to a new house in
a couple of weeks.
I can't even decorate !!!
Yes awful I know. But I cant wait to move... it will be wonderful.
Its just that living in Florida, it already doesn't feel like Christmas to this New England girl!
Now add no decorations or presents or anything, it might as well be June.

So my request to you all today is to comment with links to your holiday crafts!
 I don't care what they are be they December dailys, cards, layouts, advent calendars
I would loooove to see some festive happiness being made my the hands of my wonderful
followers and the passersby!

Now for the recipe!

* Dunkins holiday mocha mint coffee grounds
(can be found at any grocery store or wal-mart this
time of year... and yes I have to get my Dunkins fix some how because in this
state the closest Dunkins is a few hours drive for me *gasp*)

* Any hot cocoa you prefer
*heavy whipping cream
*candy canes ( for parties or coffee with friends)

Brew coffee
blend 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 4 T sugar until stiff peaks form
Prepare your coffee as usual only add 2 T cocoa powder
top with your home made whipped cream
sprinkle with cinnamon
garnish with candy cane and serve!

Looove this!

So dear friends, this is what I leave you with and I look forward to any and all comments as usual!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dont forget to inhale exhale!!!

Lordy me!
I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off here lately!
Between cooking like a mad woman, the holidays, working on orders
finding a house and all of the drama that goes
along with that and having to think
about getting ready to pack everything up here soon...
Im being ran ragged!

I did however manage to get a few quick layouts of our hiatus up north done.
They are quite lovely and they make me happy!


So I went to one of my favorite LSS for their black Saturday sale.
I got a few wonderful goodies

and they were giving out free goodie bags with every purchase.

How totally awesome is that for a  free goodie bag!?

Oh and I also have some super fantastic news:
I launched my new business website this evening, and I loooove it!
And I shall leave you with that because I have too much left to do still
today and its almost 5:00 !