Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Christmas Wishes Upgrade

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Started out yesterday with Twoie's Day 9 of his Advent Calendar.
I drove over to my daughter's house in the morning and picked up Steven ........ We spent the day at the bowling alley ....... Steven had a tournament.
Here we are waiting for the tournament to begin.
And here he is picking up a spare.
After the tournament........My daughter made us a SUPER YUMMY Pork Chop dinner and then the kids decorated the Christmas Tree.........
Here's the kids going through the ornament bucket......
And here they are sharing the exact same ornament they each made when they were in the 1st grade. 

Today is Mix It UP! Monday and I have an upgraded version of the card I shared with you yesterday.  I used the exact same product that was used to create yesterday's card ....... but added a couple additional products found in the 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here's my Spot Light Sunday card on the TOP......
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday upgraded card on the BOTTOM......
For my upgraded card for today ...... I started out by changing the orientation.
I created a Whisper White banner flag down the center of my Cherry Cobbler base card ....... and then added a panel of the 'Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper' to the top of that banner flag.
My sentiment was stamped with the 'Farmhouse Christmas' set......And I added two pretty Pearls to the top and bottom of this sentiment piece to finish it off.
The finishing touch was wrapping some 'Whisper White Baker's Twine' around the top of my card ...... And calling this card done!!!!
So there you have it friends......
Two AMAZING looking holiday cards.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 3-D Tuesday creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Happy Christmas Wishes

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
What an amazing weekend I had with my scrapbooking girl friends.  We Laughed ..... Scrapbooked and had a SUPER FUN TIME.  Biggest issue ....... Was I forgot to take pictures of all our fun.
So my only picture share for today is Day 8 of Twoie's Holiday Advent Calendar reveal.  HOW ADORABE IS HE!!!!!

Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from both the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  This card uses several products from both of those catalogs ....... And I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today..........
Needing a quick and easy Christmas card?????
I started this card off by attaching a panel of the 'Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper' to the bottom section of my Cherry Cobbler base card.
Next, I stamped my holiday sentiment from the 'Farmhouse Christmas' set onto a Whisper White 'Tailored Tag' piece.  All I needed to do was layer with several circles pieces and I had a pretty sentiment piece done in no time flat.
The finishing touch for this card was adding some dots with the help of the 'Frost White Shimmer Paint'.
This card was fun to create........
And would look GREAT in any holiday colors.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Merry Christmas To You & Yours

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
I'm spending the weekend with my Madison scrapbooking girlfriends.  We gather together each year and spend the weekend scrapbooking and connecting.  Here's what went down yesterday......
I started out the day with Twoie's Day 8 of his Advent Calendar.  Shortly after he opened his calendar......I took off to connect with my oldest daughter and the scrapbooking gals.
There were only 4-of us at the Friday gathering.  We each worked on some OVER-DUE projects.  I was able to get the five tag albums done for Madelyn's wedding.  They turned out GREAT!!!
I left the scrapbooking gals about 4:30 to head over to Hailey's Dance Center.  I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE watching her do Ballet and Point and Friday night.......She made me SO PROUD!!!!
Here she is doing her Ballet practice. 
OH MY GOSH.......she was born to do this!!!!!! 
And my FAVORITE dance that Hailey does is Point.
After dance practice......I took Hailey to one of her favorite places for dinner ...... And that would be CULVER'S.
Now on to my blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And I would like to share with you the project I created using the November Paper Pumpkin kit.   Here's that project.......
This alternate card was made with the November 'To You and Yours' kit.
I started this card off with making two banner flags with the Designer Series Paper that came with this kit.  Next......I wrapped some of the Cherry Cobbler Twine that came with this kit around the top of the two banners.
My sentiment was stamped with the set that came with this kit.....Along with all the layering pieces I used for my sentiment.
The finishing touch was adding several of the Gold Sequins that came with the kit ...... and I was done creating this card in no time flat!!!!
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot Light Sunday card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, December 07, 2018

Friends Friday Pics

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
Started out the day with Twoie opening day 6 of his Advent Calendar.  His chocolate piece was a 'present'.
It was also St Nicholas Night on Wednesday night ......... So we left our shoes outside the front door.  Twoie got up SUPER EARLY to see if St Nick left us anything.  HE WAS FLIPPING OUT WHEN HE SAW WHAT WAS LEFT FOR EACH OF US.
Our shoes were filled with YUMMY CHOCOLATE!!!!!
I also connected with one of my dear friend and fellow Nursing Home co-workers and spent several hours with her catching up.
And then my daughter Jennifer and I headed out for a night of BINGO at the 'Club Tavern'.  OH MY GOSH .......... WE BOTH WON!!!!!  There is nothing better than playing Bingo with my Jennifer.  She SERIOUSLY makes me laugh.

My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards and projects that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share with you today some AMAZING projects that four very special friends made for me.
 First up for today is this SO FUN card that Carol R made for me.
This card was shared by Liz M.
I'm totally in LOVE with this card that Gus made for me.
And this FESTIVE & FUN card was made by my friend Jan G.
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 06, 2018

Jingle All the Way Tag

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
Yesterday, I had a day full of errands and hanging out at the 'White House'.
I started the day out with Day 5 of Twoie's Advent Calendar reveal.......
Next, I ran some errands in Madison.  One of my favorite places to go while I'm back in Madison is the 'Clasen's Bakery'.
They have SO MANY delish chocolates that they make right at this bakery.
And the bakery goods are UNBELIEVEABLE.  One of my MUST HAVE are these SUPER YUMMY Pecan Corners.  They are a buttery short dough crust that are topped with caramelized pecans and edged in rich dark chocolate.
One of the most AMAZING displays they have in this bakery is a FULL SIZE Gingerbread House that they have baked and decorated for the store!
I finished off the day with my daughter by hanging Christmas lights across her garage.  OH MY GOSH.........Her home is on the top of a hill in Oregon, Wisconsin and the wind was blowing and we damn near froze to death while out there stringing these lights.  BUT OH WHAT GREAT MEMORIES WE MADE!!!!!!

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 TAG.  Now that you have the details for my Tag Thursday creation for this week ........ Let's jump right in with my tag share for today........
I used the Christmas Traditions Punch Box Kit to make this tag.
I covered the tag with a panel of the 'Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper'.....
And then after stamping my "Jingle All The Way" sentiment.......I punched it out with the 'Christmas Traditions Punch' and layered onto several larger circles.
A small piece of the 'Striped 5/8" Burlap Ribbon' was added under the layered circles and then finished off with two Garden Green 'Sprig Punch' pieces.
The finishing touch for this tag was adding some of the OH SO YUMMY 'Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon' and securing it closed with a pretty 'Linen Thread' bow.
That's all it took to bring this pretty tag together.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!