Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas CrAZy

Wow! It has been crazy around here. I am a procrastinator, and once again I procrastinated too long. It is the day before Christmas Eve and I still have tons of shopping to do! Christmas Eve is at my house and I haven't even planned what we are going to eat, let alone got anything else ready!
Canyon is so excited! I love it! He seems to be the perfect age and is enjoying everything Christmas. The Christmas movies enchant him, he is walking around the house singing Christmas songs, so cute!!
Yesterday Marissa was "watching" Canyon while I went Christmas shopping. She called me all in a panic. She was on the computer and Canyon removed the tags from about 15 gifts, stuck new tags on them and wrote his name on them. I had to unwrap some of them to figure out who they belonged to. I guess we need to have a little conversation about the joy of giving!!

I leave you with a photo of Marissa and Spiderman decorating our Gingerbread house this year.
Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

We Whisk You A Merry Kiss*mas

I made 6 of these for my kids teachers last night.
The original idea came from this one on Two Peas. I wish I could figure out how to get my pictures to come out that great!

I added a peanut butter cookie mix to mine. The mix is inside the little holder and I just stuck the end of the whisk in the pocket.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let it snow Gypsy card

My first Gypsy creation!

I made this cute little card on my Gypsy. Here's how; First I chose a blank card base from the Wild Card cart, then I added a square with rounded corners from Accent Essentials. I squished the square into a rectangle with the same proportions as the front of the card. I got the little snowman off the Snow Friends cart. I made him just the right size to squeeze into the rectangle with just his foot and the top of his head touching. I then welded them together. I took that group and welded it to the card base. Walla! Snowman Card.
I cut the snowman again in white to go over the top, then I glitter embossed him.
Let it snow came from the Winter Woodland Cart. I cut it out of glitter cardstock, then used a Liquid Applique pen on him. I sprinkled a little glitter on it and puffed it up with my heat gun to make it look like snow.
The snowflake on the inside of the card is from the Its Cold Outside mini cart. I used a bunch of stickles on it.
There are also gliter snowflakes embossed all around the outside of the card.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Glistening Greeting Cards

Oooh it is so cold here today! Low single digits all day!
And it is a little slippery. I am always extra concerned about slippery, I live near the top of a very long steep hill. I took Canyon to preschool around noon. As I was slowly creeping down the hill a man waved me to the side. He told me to go very slow because there was an accident just around the next corner. Sure enough, there it was, a truck had slid off the road, took out a power pole and hit a house. Wow! When I got further down the street light was out. I though uh oh! No power! I didn't head home until about 3:30 this afternoon, we have power, but it had been out. Now I can't get the stupid volume on the speaker system to work. Sheesh! JT is gone, and I am going to be stuck at home with the kids all night and tomorrow with no TV!
I know, I know, the poor guy in the truck, and me whining about TV!

I guess we will have a craft night. I need to work on my December Daily and the kids are always happy to cut and glue for a little while. Well, at least Canyon is.

Back to the Glistening Greeting Cards...Here are some cards I made with the Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge. Lovin' it!

I glitter embossed the heck out of them!
On this one I completely embossed the dear, and there are snowflakes all around on the red that are embossed.
Thanks Cathy and Lori for loaning me some glitter embossing after mine went down the toilet!

This one has lots of glitter embossing too. How cute are those mittens?

I have one more glittery card to post. I didn't get a picture taken of it today so I will post it later on.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Let It Snow

Canyon and I made these cute snowflakes the other day. We used my new cricut cartridge, Let It Snow. It makes these 3-dimensional snowflakes. Neat.

Anyway, Canyon had fun and I got my December Daily picture. I decided to do the December Daily at the last minute and I am struggling with it. I can't decide if I want all the pictures to be Holiday related, or not. We don't do something holiday everyday!

Canyon glitter embossed the snowflakes, he loved it. This was after he flushed the first container of glitter embossing down the toilet.
I gave him a toothbrush and a bowl of soapy water and had him scrub some of the baseboards in the kitchen. I think that was well worth $6!

Hanging from my dining room chandelier.

Please ignore the mess, and those unbelievably ugly curtains that I have been meaning to replace for years!

I have been working on some cards with the new Bo-Bunny line and my Cricut. I will get them posted soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Advent Calendar

Finally, something scrappy!!

I saw one of these advent calendars on Two Peas and I just had to try to make one.
I made it entirely from my stash, the only things I bought for this project were the muffin tin and some magnet.
My mom bought Canyon a Lego advent calendar when we were in Disney World, Marissa wanted a charm bracelet instead. Even though it was her choice, I knew she would wish she had an advent calendar every day when Canyon was opening his, so I had to make her one.
Now I just have to fill it. The milk chocolate coins fit perfectly inside. I think I might stash some dollars in there too.