Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa - the second visit

Hey yall. I'm currently in St Francisville celebrating Christmas with Jason's family. Last week the boys saw Santa at a Christmas party. This time, unlike the first, Joey was not scared! I thought I'd share some pictures of the boys with Jolly Ole St Nick.

Anthony absolutely LOVES Santa. He ran to the door to greet Santa when he came in. He climbed up in his lap and did not want to get down. There were other kids there who also wanted to see Santa, so he had to get down for a little while. In this next picture, he is daring anyone to make him get out of Santa's lap again!

I hope yall are all having a wonderful weekend. Oh, and how could I forget--Santa came early to my house and brought me the new Cricut Expression!!! I played with it a little when I got it Thursday night, but really haven't had time to do much with it. Aunt Pat also got one, so I'm gonna bring mine down to her house the day after Christmas. We're gonna have a few friends over and play with our new toys! I always figured it would be too hard to get Aunt Pat into papercrafting, but the QVC infommercial did all the hard work for me! She has since bought paper (my personal weakness) and a Xyron. Her first project is a calendar that I can't wait to see. She's hooked, but I don't think she realizes it yet. Anyway, yall better finish up your Christmas shopping--only a few days left!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yes, I'm still around

Hey yall. Sorry I haven't been posting lately. I've had lots to do to get ready for Christmas. Hopefully I will get on here more after the big day. If I don't get a chance to post between now and then, yall have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Gift card holders

I made 2 gift card holders using this tutorial by GinaK. I didn't do all the layering on these first 2, but I might on some later ones. I was just trying to get the pattern right and didn't go though all the extra steps.

I'm being ridiculed by a 13 year old and by my husband now for having a blog about "how to fold paper" so I guess I need to go do something more useful with my time.

More happenings from yesterday

Here's some more pics of what all we did yesterday. We went to see Santa. Joey is terrified of Santa, but we talked him into standing next to him. We have asked Anthony several times what he wants for Christmas and all he'll say is, "Tigers." Guess what was in the bag from Santa??? Yep, each kid got a stuffed tiger!

Next we went to my grandmother's house. I made 26 placecards for her Christmas party. They matched so well with her gold plate chargers and other decorations.

After nap time, Anthony wanted to go jump on the "jumping thing." I took him out to the trampoline. He looked at it and said, "It too big. I not wanna jump."

Joey was content playing in his room with his legos.

I hope yall are all having a great Sunday and enjoy seeing pictures of my boys.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Today is Jason's 31st birthday. The boys made him birthday cards this morning. We gave him a Bible since his was tearing up. I thought it was a surprise, but then found out Joey told him what we bought just hours after the purchase last Saturday. Oh well. Here's Jason and the boys at Chili's for his birthday lunch.
Me and the boys enjoyed drinking his chocolate birthday milkshake. The boys are begging me to take them outside, so I need to go before I lose my patience.

Winner of the Fluffles Tags

Hey yall. Today was the big drawing for my first blog candy. Joey was so excited that he got to pick the winner.

He said he knew who he was gonna pick. I told him first of all he didn't know who was in the drawing and second of all he had to pick a name with his eyes closed.

Of course, he drew Aunt Pat, which is who he wanted to win. I was watching so I know he didn't cheat. Anthony wanted to draw a winner too, so I thought we could have 2 winners just so no one thought it was rigged.
Anthony drew Kerry, one of my SBS-24 girls. I've got your address, Kerry, so I'll be sending you some tags. After I make them. :)

Joey took a picture of me calling Aunt Pat. Anthony never misses a chance to cheese for the camera.

Friday, December 5, 2008


I HATE housework, but doesn't this Bella make it look like all fun and games? She's even wearing heels and a smile! Yep, she's a swapped image.

Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy TONIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday!

OK, it's not really anyone's birthday today, but here are some birthday cards made with swapped images. You knew I was gonna use swapped images, didn't you!

I really like using the swapped images because I already have a pile of them stamped and ready to color! Aunt Pat said I could just stamp my own stuff and put it in a pile, but that's not as much fun as coloring somebody else's stuff!

Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy by Friday night!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More swapped images

Here are a few Christmas cards I made with some swapped images.

Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy by Friday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Fluffles & Blog Candy!

Here are some more Fluffles I made last week. I just love this guy!

Joey and I were lucky enough to find the warm and cozy wishes Fluffles at Michael's Saturday. Joey likes Fluffles because I usually color him orange like his cat Tails. I am so excited about owning my first Fluffles stamp that I am hosting some BLOG CANDY! Post a comment on this post by Friday night to have a chance to win some gift tags made with this new stamp.

One of my blue-eyed cuties will draw to pick a winner. Tell all your friends and neighbors!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Notecard Set

I was asked to make a personalized notecard set by my friend Meredith for her little boy's speech therapist. She came over the other night and picked out which papers she wanted me to use for the notecards. I love how the busy flower designs turned out. We were thinking the pattern might be too busy, but I think they look the best.

You really can't see it in the picture, but the squares have designs embossed around them with Cuttlebug folders. The H's are from the Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet set. I'm hoping to make several more sets for Christmas. Thanks for looking!