Friday, December 09, 2016

Friends Friday-Saddle-UP! Gift Exchange

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
What a JAMMED PACKED DAY I had yesterday ........ Let me share some of that fun with you now.....
I met Kelly for coffee this morning and totally forgot to get a picture of us........However, for lunch ..... I did not make the same mistake.  I picked up my dear friend Barb and we went out to lunch together.  After lunch we drove over to East Towne Mall and picked up a great Christmas gift for Jack.
I then met up with my two grandsons for bowling.  Here is Steven.....
And here's Jared.
Steven was SO EXCITED to have bowled a 413 series.  He has become an amazing bowler.
And this is Jared.......who also is a fantastic bowler.
We then jumped in the car and headed over to their ALL TIME FAVORITE place to eat ....... Subway.  We spent some time chatting and catching up.
 
For my blog post today........I have a special Friends Friday post to share with you.  I have two Saddle-UP! Gift Exchange projects to share with you. 
My first gift exchange project was made by my Wisconsin friend Joan.  She made these adorable coasters and post-it-note holders.
She included four darling post-it-note holders with coordinating pens.....
And four very practical coaster ...... these are being proudly displayed in studio for now.
This next gift exchange project was made by my very talented downline Dawn.
Once this gift was unwrapped it had a surprise box inside.
When you pulled out the box ...... it was the gift that just kept on giving.
Not only was it a darling pop-up box......
But it had a drawer inside the box......
That had a darling project tucked inside (for Hailey).
Dawn made these OH SO STINKIN' CUTE Santa earrings that were made with the Shrinky Dink and the 'Cookie Cutter Christmas' stamp set.  They are simply ADORABLE!
Needless to say ..... Hailey was SO EXCITED to have received this gift.
  
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a special Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tag Thursday

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
What a SUPER FUN DAY I had yesterday.  Had time at both lunch and dinner to catch up with some friends......and had a BLAST!
I started out with having lunch with the City Assessors bunch.  These are the people that Jack use to work with ........ And every year when I come to town......we connect.  Sally, Me, Mark (who was Jack's replacement) and JoAnn (Jack's right hand person when he was in charge of the Assessors Office).
And we went to the Avenue Bar in Madison .... I had a FABULOUS grill cheese sandwich and a cup of potato and cabbage soup.  The sandwich was SO BIG that I sent 1/2 of it home with Sally.

I also met up with some of my co-workers from Meriter Hospital/Retirement Services for dinner and got so involved in conversation.......I totally forgot to take a picture.  Realized it when I got home and all I could do is pour myself a glass of wine and dedicate this one to my Meriter friends!
 
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER PRETTY GIFT TAG.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.
This is the perfect tag to make for all your holiday gifts.
I created a Cherry Cobbler version......
And a Emerald Envy version.
I used the 'Presents and Pinecone' DSP on the bottom portion of the 'Layering Circle Framelits'.  And each tag was topped off with a Petite Petals flower that was created as a Poinsettia flower. 
These tags just couldn't be easier to make ...... And image how fabulous they would look in all kind of holiday colors.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday cards with you ....... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Wine Down Wednesday-Naughty or Nice

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
Had a FANTASTIC day yesterday when I met up with two sweet dear Madison friends and also helped my daughter decorate her office.
First up was sharing one of my 30-day challenge cards with the waitress who took care of us at lunch.
I then had a couple hours to do something fun ...... Just for me ...... So I ran into Barnes and Nobles and picked up a couple books.
I met up with my daughter at about 8pm to help her decorate her office.  We hung some extra large colored bulbs from her ceiling.......
Decorated her door as a big present......
And finished the decorations up with adding some lights around her outside window ...... And adhering Santa's to that window with the employees names written on each of those Santa's.
 
For my blog post today I have a special Wine-Down Wednesday card to share with you.  This middle of the week card will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
 This special holiday card was made especially for my Upline Lisa Pretto.
I created a brick fireplace with the help of the 'Brick Wall' embossing folder.
I used the 'Greetings from Santa' set and some black embossing powder to create a beautiful "Naughty or Nice" message for the front of my card. 
 
And the focal point of this card was the single Red/Glimmer stocking that was created with the 'Christmas Stocking Thinlits Dies'.
To finish my card off ...... I used the 'Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies' to add some garland to the top of the brick fireplace.
I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out ....... And knew that is was going to one very special person.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a fun Tag Thursday creation with you ....... Hope you can make plans to stop back and  join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

3-D Tuesday-Diaper Fold Treat Holders

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
What a DELIGHTFUL DAY I had yesterday.  Check out some of the FUN I had......
My daughter and I set out early to do some Christmas shopping for the kids and then made our way to the Village Bar to have some lunch.  We had a hamburger and some of their FANTASTIC French Fries.  (OH YUM!!!!)
After lunch, we went to have a facial at the Kneaded Relief Day Spa.
And here we are in the Relaxation Room waiting for our spa treatment to begin.
We then met up with my youngest daughter to do a Paint Night.
And here we are with our finished paintings.
 
My blog post for today is 3-D Tuesday.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project to share with you.  This project is SUPER FUN to create and the greatest feature is you don't need any special tools to create it.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.
How FUN are these little gift pouches.
They are SOOOOOO EASY to make.
If you go to Pinterest and search 'Diaper Fold Treat Holders' ..... You will be able to get the instructions on how to make these cute little treat holders. 
I used the 'Presents and Pinecones DSP' to create my little treat holders. 
The best part of this little treat holders is you can make them ANY SIZE! 
 My treat holders were made from a 6x6 piece of DSP and hold two mini Kit Kat bars.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card creation with you ....... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!