Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tis' the season.....

We had a wonderful Christmas at our house and here's hoping that you did too.

This face pretty much sums up all of it for me:

Note: Just after I took this shot I asked Jen what the gift was that she unwrapped which made her so excited and she said, "I don't know what it is." be 4 years old and easily excitable again.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pumpkin carving - 2009

Yep. I'm a little late on this one. So without further ado.....

This year the girls enjoyed carving the pumpkins that we had picked at the patch and Steph did most of the poking and carving on her own pumpkin. Jen was what I would call "less than impressed" by the entire process and didn't like scooping out the goo one bit. She did it for about 6 minutes then looked at me and said, "I'm done."

And that was that.

Here are a few pics of the fun.....

Oh she looks happy here alright, but don't let the cuteness fool you. This was the first scoop of the goo and a split second before she realized that it was nasty. she is showing me her perfectly clean hand alongside her gooey other hand. This was a split second before she walked out on us to watch a movie instead. Good times folks, good times.

As you can see the goo didn't bother Steph one bit.

Daisy got in on the action. I think she liked the goo. Or maybe it was the face. Yep....I think it was definitely the face.

After some carving and a tiny bit of gagging from goo disgust, they painted a few of the smaller pumpkins. This was an activity that Jen could sink her teeth into so she decided to grace us with her presence again.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

Hello to everyone who is stopping by for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

I'd like to welcome you to my silly little blog. Take a look around but don't be distracted by the cuteness that lurks on these pages. My suggestion is to try not to look directly into the eyes of the little one we call Jen....


Today I have two seperate holiday projects that I would like to share with you. The first are some cute christmas tree ornaments that I handmade for our tree this year using a bunch of ribbon scraps and some canvas (and I just know that all you scrappers and cardmakers out there don't have ANY ribbon in your stash....right???)

hee hee.

So what I did was:

- I cut two pieces of canvas in a triangle using my pinking shears
- Sewed different lengths of ribbon right onto the front of one piece
- Added about 10 inches of ribbon to the top to use as the hanger
- Sewed the two pieces together leaving a small gap to add stuffing
- Once stuffed to my liking I sewed the gap closed, and there you have it!

These are so quick and easy and they can be added right to the tree, can be used as an adorable door hanger, or can also be used to top a special gift.

The second project was done using my handy dandy and always trusty Cricut! I used the Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge to cut out the 2" circle tags from kraft paper, then I used the Doodletype cartridge to cut out the snowflakes on white cardstock. I found many different snowflake shapes on a bunch of different cartridges so you can look through and pick out your favorite. After everything was cut all I needed to do was glue the snowflake to the front of the tag, stamp the back To: and From:, and add a red string for the tie. These gift tags are a fun way to add handmade to the holidays and will be on all the gifts I give this year!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my Etsy shop funsize creations for other fun handmade goods for the holidays, and for even more eye candy stop by my sewing blog and take a look around.

Happy holidays everyone!!
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