Monday, December 14, 2009

CD ormanents cont....

I just have a real quick post today. I wanted to show you the other two recycled CD ornaments I made.

I actually have tons of things to show you but my camera isn't functioning correctly. I'm hoping to get a new one soon. I have no idea how to get through Christmas without a camera. I might have to pull out my 35mm Canon.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recycled CD ornaments

We have tons of old DVDs and CDs that either have outdated information on them or would no longer work. For some odd reason we have been moving these all over the world for 10 years. When we got a new computer desk I set out to get rid of anything we weren't using and found tons of these disks. So I decided that I would reuse them and make Christmas ornaments for all the kids in my family and the kids in Rhalynn's class.

I think they turned out well.

The reindeer was cut from Doodlecharms.

The santa was cute from Doodlecharms.

The font is Plantin Schoolbook I believe and the dove is from the Christmas solution cart.

I hope that everyone is having a Blessed Holiday Season!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Friday!!

My Cricut has been humming this morning. I'm working on several different things but my goal for today is to finish up my ormanents and get the bulk of my Christmas tags done.

Today I'm showing you the tea light boxes that I put together. The santa was a free digi from Pixie Dust Studios. I orginally created this box for their Pixie Challenge, however I never got a chance to post it before the due date.
I have seen many boxes for just about everything so I decide to try my hand at making my own. After much trial and error I finally got these two boxes. It would have probably been eaisier just to find someone elses directions.

The large box holds five tealights and the small box hold four.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Friday and a beautiful weekend. Next week I'll have some ornaments to show you guys!



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I WON!!!!!

I am so totally excited!!! I won Lorie's blog candy at The ThINKin' Spot!! How awesome is that??

I've been MIA for the last couple of weeks. I've been really busy cranking out Christmas presents. I'll start posting them this week since some of them are actually complete now. I have a bad habit of getting half way through something and then having a brainstorm and starting something else so I don't forget.

I hope that everyone had a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Ours was wonderful! Afterall we have so much to be thankful for. I'm a couple of days late with this but here goes. I'm thankful that Anthony is home even though the possiblity of a deployment looms. I'm thankful our two girls are healthy and happy. I'm thankful for our friends that are always there for us no matter how far apart we are. I have the greatest friends anyone could ask for that have helped me through some of the darkest days and celebrated with me through the happiest . So Margaret, Jodi, Jessica, and Rachel.....I love ya'll.
We enjoyed a catered Thanksgiving lunch with Anthony's family. The girls just love being with their cousins Margie and Olivia.
(Olivia, Clara, Margie and Rhalynn)

And their Grandpa and Grandma.
(Margie, Clara, Grandpa Monty, Grandma Teresa, Rhalynn and Olivia)

Then of course on Friday I was up and shopping at 4:00am. One of the perks about going Black Friday shopping in a small town is the lack of massive crowds. My in-laws live near Athens, Ohio where there isn't many stores but you are almost guaranteed to get what you want. I got some great deals and had a blast with my mother-in-law. She even bought herself the blue expression from Walmart.

Saturday was my Mother-in-laws annual Cookie day. We spent four hours making cookies, fudge, buckeyes and all sort of tasty stuff. Most of ours went to Anthony's office so that I didn't eat it all. Santa even came to visit!! The girls didn't even know that it was Anthony. Rhalynn was so excited when he came in the door it was too cute.

Rhalynn and Santa

Clara on the other hand headed for the first lap she could find and promptly hid her face. I'm suprise that she even sat in his lap. She went last out of 12 kids so I think that might have helped.

Clara and Santa
It was a blessed Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday weekend!!
I hope that every one has a wonderful Wednesday!!