Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gift card holders

I have two different gift card holder dies. One from MCT and one from papertrey ink. I used the Papertrey tonight because I am actually going to tuck cash in these instead of gift cards this year and I think this one will hold money better. I am giving money to the great tween nieces and nephews for a  few more options then a specific store gift card. I used papertrey ink paper for its heavy weight. A small splash of pattern paper from my stash and some fun snow globe stickers my daughter picked up. My daughter collects snow globes and told me to use these on all her presents LOL! the banner on the inside was a die from the MCT just simply live stamp/die set. I will fold the flap down and write in white gel pen that love me :-)

I finally started my new smash book tonight! :-)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Busy but some crafting

My son is on a limited budget this year but he still wanted to get co-workers a little something for the Holidays. He bulk ordered this handmade soap from Philly. We got some twine and then I cut about 30 tags....more than he needed but he will have enough. A nice little something I think. Its the thought that counts.

I'm just about done shopping for Christmas. I am about half wrapped. My house is decorated and both trees are up. I have been a busy bee...My skinny tree in the living room I put all my lenox ornaments on this year and trimmed it in gold. I think it looks nice.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

sympathy card

I stamped probably a dozen or more flower images with my create a garden stamp set during Hurricane Sandy. I have been slowly, with slow being the optimal word making them all up into sympathy or note cards. I finally got my yard raked last Sunday after church and this weekend I need to tackle my moms. I am cooking for 9 on Thursday. Tomorrow is early dismissal then I have tons of things to start getting ready for Thanksgiving. I actually for the first time put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. My daughter works Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and likes to help so I said okay. (I generally spend ALL day black Friday putting up decorations. )When you have someone in the family working in the medical field then you need to learn to adjust your traditions. She will sleep most of Thanksgiving away, I will wake her up for dinner at 4 then she will be off to the hospital for another 12 hour shift.

Monday, November 12, 2012

bad blogger

I've been a bad blogger! I've actually been a bad crafter... Just not feeling it lately but I am beginning to get some ideas swirling in my head so hoping I get some craft time soon. Tonight I wrapped xmas gifts. All my daughters. I need to get boxes and wrap my sons. I did a ton of online shopping today and I got almost all the fixins for Thanksgiving. I had spent the day with my SIL and it felt good to be with her and spend some time.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

post hurricane Sandy

I was due back to work on Wednesday post Sandy and woke up at 4:30 am with a stomach bug and fever.... Kinda knocked my socks off. Slept away most of three days. I emerged to the land of the living yesterday behind in everything. But I'm still thankful that somehow we seemed to have a bubble of protection over us here with all the destruction in the state.