Saturday, December 30, 2023

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hi, Friends!

Just another day and we will close out 2023!  I hope it was a good one and wishing you a blessed New Year for 2024!

I'd like to share with you a Valentine card that I made the other day with some new Waffle Flower dies.

I started with a red card base and paired it with the Waffle Flower heart frame die.  I love the heart frame die and can see myself using it a lot!  I then added heart glittery design paper with stitched hearts on the background, which are also from Waffle Flower.  Hearts with heart buttons sewn on.  And, the hugs die from Waffle Flower with the pretty aqua ribbon peeking through. Pearl hearts to finish my first Valentine card.  

We had a wonderful Christmas and we hope that you did, too!  Here I am between my two favorite guys...son and hubby!  I love the new snowflake sweater that I wore, but it really was a bit warm this year for the temps were in the 50's.  Needless to say, we didn't get a white Christmas this year, but maybe next year!

One more photo to share with you from Christmas with the pets...

Even with treats Nicky and Sheila just weren't cooperating with sitting still for a photo.  This was the best that we could do with them.  Silly animals!  We sure do love them, though!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Happy New Year!

Take care, hugs!!

Friday, December 22, 2023

Merry Christmas!

Hi, there!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Christmas is just a few days away.  I believe I have everything ready for the festive occasion.  So much to prepare for, but it's been a lot of fun.  And, more fun to come on the big day!  I hope you are all doing well and that you have a very blessed Christmas and joyous new year!

I made a card this morning to send to my friend, Nancy.  We got together on Thursday and exchanged gifts.  We both love gnomes and give each other gifts related to them.  So, I made her a thank you card with a gnome on it.  

She gave me the gnome last year and I added color to make it festive.  The snowflake stencil is from Pretty Pink Posh.  And, the craft cart is a sticker from PhotoPlay.  Gems and twine to finish the card.

I'm not sure if this will be the last card for the year, but I want to thank you for your support of me throughout the year!  It's appreciated!  Take care and have a wonderful Christmas!


Saturday, December 16, 2023

Tweetest Christmas Wishes!

Hi, Friends!

Well, it's been awhile since I've updated my blog.  Christmas activities have kept me busy and now things are winding down.  I believe I finished my Christmas shopping today.  Maybe just a couple tiny things to do yet.  I will do more baking next week when our son comes to stay.  He likes gingerbread cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, and sugar cookies.  I already have the sugar cookies made and froze them.  My hubby likes Russian tea cakes or I think some call them snowballs.  

Anyways, I thought I'd post this card before I send it in the mail.  I used Pretty Pink Posh for the bird images and sentiment.  The holly border is from Lawn Fawn.  I used a punch for the snowflakes.  The Christmas cards are finished.  It's always so much fun making them!

Yesterday, I had my sisters over for a birthday/Christmas party.  We had tons of fun with lots of good food and sitting around the table and talking.  Before we had the birthday cake and ice cream, we played Christmas bingo!

From left to right...Cecilia, Christina, Lucretia(birthday gal),
Donna and me

My spoiled little Sheila did not want to feel left out, so she joined us sitting in her dog bednext to me.

Christina brought some props for another photo, so fun!!

From left to right back row...Donna, Lucretia, Christina
From left to right front row...Cecilia, and me

I'm blessed to have four wonderful sisters!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care and Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 4, 2023

Merry Christmas!

Hi, there!

I hope you are all doing well on this fine Monday afternoon!  How's all the Christmas preparations going?  I'm doing my best to keep ahead of the game.  I'm just hoping that the weather cooperates for a church program that I participate in this coming Sunday.  We could get either rain or snow.  I'm hoping we get the rain this time around.  

Last weekend I spent Saturday with some friends and made more Christmas cards.  I have a twofer for you today.  They are new and with the above card a lady offered to let me borrow the wonderful candy cane die from Hero Arts after she looked at my peeking snowman card from Hero Arts as seen below for inspiration. 

I'm entering my card over at NBUS Challenge.

For the above card, I added greenery from Spellbinder's and the sentiment dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Both the greenery and the candy canes are new.  Gems to finish the card.

Next up...

The adorable peeking snowman die is from Hero Arts, also.  The pierced snowflake plate is from Pretty Pink Posh.  I colored the snowman with copics.  

Ok, well that's all for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Have a great week!