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Paonia, CO, United States
I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Treats!

I've been busy working on treats for teachers and co-workers.
(Sorry about the photo here.... I was having camera issues.) I love these Aladdin mugs! They are so much fun to decorate and personalize! These went to Carl's co-horts at West Elk along with a few goodies packed in around those mugs. My only problem was I couldn't close the bags!

The mugs here went to most of my co-workers. The candy bar was a special gift to my Jewish co-worker.

Normally, I am NOT a big fan of Martha Stewart. However, she certainly knows how to employ an excellent creative staff. The treat bags she put out this year were actually very helpful to me in putting together these little goodies with a few decorating details of my own. Those darling silver bells had a very sweet tone and I got nine (yes, count them 9) all for a buck!

These cute little goodies were another great find and easy to decorate and of course, fill with yummy biscotti. (According to Mr. Jensen, I make the best biscotti, apparently, even better than what he could get in Italy.) Dominic took the pillow boxes for his classmates with a couple Kit-Kats tucked inside. That sums up my treat making extravaganza for Christmas 2010.
Enjoy your Holidays and I wish all of you all the best for 2011!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Theo... for Christmas!

Any of you who are familiar with TAC's new Theo the cat stamps know they are not really Christmas stamps but that does not mean they can not be used for your Christmas cards!
For example, add a Santa Hat with a bit of fluff and bling (aka fun flock with glitter) and.... WhaCha!! Christmas card! Now, I am not the "Bah Humbug" type, but really, who could be after seeing this card! It just makes me laugh. My cat, Simba, was the inspiration for this particular card. He is little "Mr. Snarky" and has had to endure the Santa hat every season, especially with Megan around!
The inside of the card reads, " merry Christmas.... when do we open presents?" which is exactly what my snarkums would say, in cat language, of course.
Stamps: T-3430 Just a Cat, TAC-2863 Merry Words, T-1253 Christmas Fun
CS: Kraft, Dk Brn, Bazzill Red, White
Color: Copics: R81, R29, YG11, E70, E74, YR23, YR21
Ink: Momemto Black Tuxedo, Pallette Burnt Umber
Other: Fun flock mixed with Glitter, Tacky glue pen, mounting foam, adhesive

December 2010

Merry Christmas!
I hope you all enjoy your holiday festivities!

Stamps: T-2708 For all Seasons T-1186 Tag Tidbits (The Angel Company)
Paper: Sam's Club double sided, red Bazzill
Supplies: 4" coaster & calendar from Stamp On This, SU tag punches, Ribbon from Wal-Mart, 1" BIA