Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Chirstmas Eve!

I know in my last post I said something about showing you the ornaments that I made this year, however I don't have any pictures yet of any of them so I'll have to wait. 

I wanted to make sure to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  I hope that you are surrounded by love and laughter during this beautiful holiday season.  I'll be soaking up as much holiday cheer as I can handle the next couple of days to get me through the New Year. 

I'll be back next week!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The last Christmas card

I have one last card to show you.  I love this Santa.  I used him several times last year too!
I'm officailly done with all my Christmas shopping, wrapping and preperation.  We'll be heading to Anthony's brothers house in Columbus for Christmas eve.  Then to Grammie and Grandpa's where Grammie will have excellent cookies to set out for Santa (I won't be able to stop myself from eating several).  I'll spend the next few days listening to Christmas music and praying for time to slow down.  I'm not ready for the end of the year, nor am I ready to face the fact that February is just around a short corner.

I'll be back on Friday to show you all the ornaments that I made this year

Have a beautiful wednesday!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday is here!!

I've been working away getting ready for my party tomorrow.  The food is bought the house is decorated and I'm in the process of cleaning every square in of it.  I'm pretty sure have 2 and 1/2 baths is really over kill.  I'm pretty sure we could survive with just the one upstairs and the 1/2 downstairs.  3 toliets are a awful lot to have to scrub!  Thankfully I'm almost done, I'm down to finishing the laundry and scrubbing my floors.

Today I wanted to show you some of the ways I decorated our house this year. 

I've always wanted to have a fireplace, not to have a fire but for the mantel.  I think that stocking just don't look as nice if you don't have a mantel.  Usually we use our bookshelf and hang our stocking from that.  However this year I saw a fabulous wall hanging that you could hang your stockings from.  I would have bought it but I need 5 hangers and it only had four.  I know, I know you are think "but there are only four of you," which is true but we have a stocking that says 'The Sayers.'  My MIL made it for us along with the girls stockings and I love to have it out but we each need a stocking because thats one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning.  Everyone gets something in their stocking!
So this is what I came up with this year.  I cut all the words with the Cricut Winter Woodlands cart twice, once on white vinyl and once on patterned paper.  I glued the paper to the vinyl and then stuck it on my wall.

This is the corner of my dinning room.  The tree is for the ornament exchange at our party tomorrow.  I cut all the ornaments on my Cricut with the Christmas solutions cart.  I cute the bases on red and blue vinyl and the tops on shiny silver paper, glued them together, stuck them on the wall and added shiny ribbon to make them look like they are hanging.  I love this corner so much I might not ever take it down.  Seriously, Anthony won't be here to say anything about it and the girls won't mind one bit.

Close-ups of the ornaments.  I'm not sure what size I cut these at since they are all different sizes but they all did fit on on 12x12 sheet.

I'll be entering my creations into the Fantabulous Cricut "Deck the Halls Crawl" Challange.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Friday and a fab weekend!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh Wednesday how I love you!

Wednesday means only a couple more days that I have to get up and bundle the kids up for our short walk to school before the Christmas break!!  Wednesday means we are on the down hill slide to our wonderful Christmas party this weekend.  Yay yay I'm excited!!

Isn't this card just the cutest!  I love this patterened paper from Me and My Big Ideas and these cute little reindeer from Smirk stamps.  I love the little ornaments on his antlers. 

Happy Hump day everyone!!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Angels on high

Sorry for not posting yesterday, school was cancelled yesterday so I had very little time in my craft room yesterday afternoon. 
 Last night I attended a fantastic cookie exchange with the fabulous women in my neighborhood.  I have so far refrained from having one or two of those delicious cookies for breakfast.  We are on a two hour delay from school this morning so my kids would see me eating them and then I'd have to give them one and they always tell Dad when I let them have cookies for breakfast.  They seem to forget to mention the actual breakfast that I fix them every morning.

I only have a few cards left to show you.  This is one of my favorites this year.  I love how simple it is and of course pink is always a good choice.

Have a happy Tuesday!


Friday, December 10, 2010

where did the week go?!?

Seriously its already Friday?!?  I have a to-do list about a mile long and nothing seems to be getting marked off.  Why oh why did I decide to have a holiday party this year?  I'm a little stressed, not about the party, I could throw a party in my sleep.  I have some new that I've been putting off writting about, even really thinking about. 
Shortly after the new year my hubby will be going to overseas for a year.  The girls and I will be staying in Ohio, near their grandparents. I've done really well holding off on freaking out until after Christmas but I can feel the reality closing in on me.  What I really want to do is lay down and cry, and at some point I most likly will, but now isn't the time for that.  Now is the time for us to spend as much time as possible with each other, to celebrate this wonderful, cheerful holiday together and with those we love.   So the freaking out and hysteria can wait a couple more weeks.

I promise this wasn't all a pity party for me, I do have a card to show you.  I love this one.  Super simple and cheery.

Thanks for listening to my rambling.  I wish for you a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.  Merry Christmas Friends!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Seriously its cold outside!!! I'm past being done with winter and its hardly started.

Heres a card I did with some Smirk stamps. They are just too cute!  The colors aren't quite right in the picture (its purple) but I love how the colors of the card are bright and cheery.

Well I'm off to tackle the laundry monster that keeps growing.  Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Good morning to you.  If you consider cold and snowing with a two hour school delay (after you got up already at 6 and took your shower) a good morning. It wouldn't be so bad except I had errand to run this morning after I dropped Rhalynn off so I could be back by 9:15.  But since there is a two hour delay it means the road must be bad (which terrifies me) so no driving for me this morning.

Here's one more of my Christmas cards (which I haven't even sent out yet).  I hope to be sticking them in the mail today (cross your fingers for me) 

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Birthday Girl!

Happy Friday morning everyone.  The clouds are clearing here in Dayton so its going to be a sunny day.  YAY for the sun!  I'm in full Christmas decorating mode at our house.  I've decided to have a little holiday party so I'm going all out this year.  I still have to purchase some lights for our front porch and put a couple more things on the walls and I'll be all done just in time to start cleaning.

Even though I'm in a Christmas mood I have a birthday card to show you.  I love this stamp so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of her from me.  I've been working on my shinny black hair and think I'm getting pretty good at it, now if I could just get some other hair techniques down I'd be doing good.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pirate Chistmas

Well  we are halfway through the week and I have plans with my BFF on Friday evening, YAY!!  Did anyone else catch Glee last night?  What did you think?  I missed last week and forgot that I missed it so I need to go back and watch it but I'm not sure if I'm really getting the show this year.

I have a fantastic card to show you today.  I just love this pirate snowman and all the little extra stamps that came with him.  Isn't the polka dot paper fantastic?  I'm hoping to use him tons more.

Well I'm off to Michaels to get some glitter to finish off my Chirstimas ornaments for this year.  Have a wonderful day!!