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Sunday, November 30, 2008

My new baby and a card swap!

I have a new little baby in my craft room!! Lookie!! It's a new Cricut Expression! :-) I had no intention of buying one but it was such a good deal.... I'll blame it on my SIL because she's the one who wanted to go shopping on Black Friday! I'm going to enjoy spending some time with my new little toy. I can already see some fun projects in the days ahead!

I also have a new card to show. I am participating in a swap with the SU! set Crazy for Cupcakes - so this is what I came up with. I sure love this new set. Cupcakes are so in right now! I feel like a trend setter because we had cupcakes at our wedding three years ago, and now everyone is having cupcakes. lol

So I'm nearly done Christmas shopping and it sure feels good. I hope to have some time now to make some Christmas goodies. I've had requests for peanut butter balls and almond bark pretzels so it will be fun to do some baking with the boys now. I am also going to start setting some goals for 2009, even though we still have a month left in 2008. We'll see how that goes!! Once I get my list I will have to post in here so that maybe by making it public, I can be held accountable (if by no one else than by my mom!!).

Well, it's time to head back in to the craft room and make room for my newest addition! Have a great week! See you back here real soon!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Finally posting again!!

Okay, for those of you wondering, I am still alive! We've just been super busy with stuff going on! But now, football and baseball is over for our boys and that has freed up time on the weekends for us all! I have been busy working on things and have been making myself work on stuff in the craft room. The first project I've been working on has been Christmas gift tags. Below is the photo of the ones I have done. I've made 12 of each design so that I have some to give to people as gifts. I thought - why not!!? Everyone needs gift tags and I have plenty of paper and stamps to make them! What a simple, homemade gift! I need to figure out how to get better lighting because this one looks just blah. My craft room doesn't have any natural light (no windows) so my Ott Light must really make a big difference when I have it on! I've also fallen in love with the stationary boxes! They really aren't as hard as they look! Here is a Christmas one I made recently. One of the inside pockets is just the right size for giving a gift card - so what cute packaging for a gift card and some additional goodies inside. I have four gift tags, four 3x3 cards and four A2 sized cards inside the box. I would show them to you - but it's a gift for a blog reader of mine!! So the outside is all you get to see!!
One last photo - since I didn't post during Halloween time... Here's a picture of our buzz buzz bee all dressed up. She definitely got the hang of trick or treating but was sooooo shy when we'd actually get up to the door! And I'm enjoying all the loot that she brought home! DS#1 dug out a costume at the last minute to go trick or treating with a friend and DS#2 stayed home to hand out candy. He enjoys the social aspects of Halloween, so I think that was a much fun for him as anything. Then when DH and I got home with DD, we made caramel apples, so that was a fun and yummy treat!
I'm REALLY going to try and get back to posting on a regular schedule (regular for me, which means on the weekends) - so I hope to "see" you back here very soon! Have a wonderful week!!