Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Mailbox Gift

Happy New Year's Eve My Blogger Friends!
My share today is a darling little Christmas project that I made for all my SaddleBrooke friends. I made my rounds on Christmas Eve morning to get my 29 Candy Cane Elf Treats delivered to my dear dear SaddleBrooke friends.  And let me tell you........these Elves BLEW my friends AWAY.
I can not take credit for this DARLING Elf treat.  They were created by my fellow SU demo Jackie Topa......Who is the QUEEN of Punch Art.  She created these little cuties and posted them on her blog and I knew the minute I saw these..........I WAS GOING TO MAKE THEM FOR MY SADDLEBROOKE GIRLFRIENDS.
 I created a Girl Elf......
 That has a Riding Hood Red Pennant Dress .....With coordinating Lucky Limeade Mittens.....
And her shoes are made from the Top Note BigZ Die and wrapped around the bottom of a candy cane.
Her ears were formed from the wings of the Bird Punch....and her golden hair is the apron from the Owl Punch.
The boy comes together the same as the girl.....but you use the Modern Label punch for the boys body.
And basically everything you do to the front of your Elf.....You do to the back.....So it too is as finished and pretty as the front view.
 And here's a view of what the Girl Elf looked like hanging from the mailbox......
And I dropped a Boy and Girl Elf off at my neighbors house who had their daughter visiting for the holidays.
These cute little Elves were the HIT of all gifts I've made for my SaddleBrooke friends and I have to THANK Jackie for creating this AWESOME punch art cutie.  Though making 29 of these was a LOT OF the end......It was all worth it.
I'll be back tomorrow to share my New Years Eve Mailbox Gift with you.....Hope you can join me for that share.......Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gift From Kris

Happy Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today I'm racing to get my New Years Eve Gift done for my dear sweet SaddleBrooke Friends ..... So I'm going to cut to the chase and share my amazing and so thoughtful gift that Kris made and gave to me on Christmas Day.......
On Christmas Day.......Kris and John and Jack and I went to the movies.  After the movies we headed back to Kris and John's house to have dessert.  When we walked into Kris and John's house......Kris had these two little gifts sitting on her kitchen counter for me.
Kris made me this DARLING hand sanitizer package.......
That not only had some yummy smelling hand sanitizer tucked inside.......
But also was decorated with this "OH SO CUTE" snowman!
The other package she created for me was this darling Tim Holz box die.......
That had this ADORABLE snowman tag made from the SU Two Tags Die and scallop punch!
And inside the box was two rolls of Washi Tape.......One PINK (YAHOOOOO) and One Gray!
Kris also wrapped some pretty red rick-rack ribbon around her box and that was totally all she need to do to create this super festive package for me.
The presentation was amazing and without a doubt ......... the gifts in each package was just the PERFECT gift for me!  Thank you Kris for making me these darling little gifts.
Thanks for joining me today......I'll be back tomorrow to share the mailbox gifts that I created for my SaddleBrooke Friends for Christmas.  I promise you....You won't want to miss the darling post I'm preparing for tomorrow.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

OVER the TOP Gift From Kathie

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have a special little share for you ....... It's a gift I received from my good good friend Kathie this holiday season.  When she knocked on my door and was standing there with this PRETTY PRETTY package......all I could think of is........Where in the world did she get that GORGEOUS Peppermint Plate.  Well........let me tell you friends....this post is going to BLOW YOU AWAY.
Here is what Kathie was holding in her hands when I opened my front door on Sunday afternoon.  It was what I thought to be a plate of cookies........(and I'm thinking...OH BOY OH BOY - to receive some of Kathie's homemade goodness.....YUM.....I'm ready to BLOW the diet)........
But as I looked closer at the packaging I realized that the cookies were on this AMAZING and GORGEOUS peppermint plate..........But then Kathie told me the most SHOCKING part of this gift......
The plate is ACTUALLY Peppermint Candies.......That have been unwrapped (thank you John) and arranged on a cookie sheet and then baked (to melt them down) and join together to form this plate.  IS THAT NOT JUST THE MOST AMAZING AND CHARMING GIFT EVER!
Kathie's dear sweet husband unwrapped all 36 peppermint candies and then Kathie arranged them onto a cookie sheet and baked them for about 10 (or so) minutes.........
And if the Peppermint Candy plate wasn't enough of a gift......Kathie made me her version of a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.  LET ME TELL YOU FRIEND.........I am going to have to take Kathie's word on all the YUMMY GOODNESS that is wrapped up into this gift.  I honestly don't have the heart to unwrap this and take away from the PRETTY of this gift.
 Here's a close-up of the Peppermint Candies all melted together to create the plate.
And if the Peppermint Plate......and the Homemade Thin Mint cookies wasn't enough ....... Kathie went OVER THE TOP with creating this DARLING DARLING and OH SO COORDINATING Gift Tag. It was the PERFECT addition to putting this entire gift together.
Can I just say that this was one of the most amazing and over the top gifts I received this year.  I am SOOOOOO BLESSED and HONORED that Kathie created this for me ..... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU KATHIE!  You are AMAZING Girlfriend,
 It's one of those gifts that just WOW'ed ME.........
And makes me realize that I am blessed to have such talented and gengerous friends.  Thank you Kathie!
I'm off to put the finishing touches on the gifts I'm making for my SaddleBrooke Girlfriends for New Years Eve.  I need to get them finished and ready for delivery on Monday morning........ So I'll be busy this weekend working on those.
I'll be back tomorrow to share a darling gift that my good good friend Kris gave to me on Christmas Day - Hope you can make plans to join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, December 28, 2012

More Christmas Cards and Gifts

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
It's Friday and we are heading into the weekend FULL SPEED!  The holidays are almost over and hopefully you are getting rested up from all the running around that was done in preperation for Christmas ...... and now you can begin preparing for your New Years Eve activities.  Whatever your plans are - keep yourself health and warm for the remainder of this holiday season.
Today I have a few more cards and gifts that I received this holiday season ........ SO ........... Let's jump right in...........
My first card share today is this DARLING card I received from my Wisconsin scrapbooking galpal Kaila.  Her stockings were hung from a piece of red glimmer paper and then she textured her White panel with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and it created a look of bricks (SO STINKIN CUTE).  She also used some puffy paint to creat a fur-look to the top of each stocking and that just put this darling card over the top.  Thanks Kaila for your fabulously created holiday card.
Next up is the card that Cheri and Kelli Sue made for me.  OH MY GOSH......Such a FUN and HAPPY card.  They stamped a Santa Claus stamp onto a piece of Whisper White and then used some puff-paint to drawn the string and bow ...... which created a hanging ornament for their card.  BRILLIANT and SO FUN.  Thank You Ladies for making this card for me.
 They also gave me this AWESOME charm for my scissors........
And they bought it for me when they were in Russia this year.  There now is no mistaking who's scissors these belong to.  Thank You Kelli Sue and Cheri for your WONDERFUL WONDERFUL gift.  I simply LOVE IT.......and the color is PERFECT!
And last (but not least) is the gift my good friend Jan gave to me.  It's Mexican Spice Cocoa Mix.  And let me tell you something friends.......IT'S DELISH!
And if the gift wasn't a gift by itself......Jan created this AMAZING and OH SO PRETTY gift tag to go along with her gift.  Honestly.....the picture does not show all the pretty and hard work that went into creating this pretty pretty gift tag.  It is going to be displayed in my studio for a long long time.  Thank you Jan for my delish gift.......I'm pretty sure I won't be sharing this gift.   YUM!
Thanks for joining me today.......I'm off to head over to my good friend Mary Fish house today. She's invited me over for a day of PLAY ...... and several of her downline friends will be there to join us.  I'm SO EXCITED and HONORED to be asked to join her today.  I'm looking forward to a day of PLAY and LAUGHTER .......... to say nothing about rubbing elbows with some TALENTED and SUPER GIFTED Stampin' UP! Demonstrators!
I'll be back tomorrow to share a DARLING DARLING-OH SO OVER THE TOP GIFT that I received from my good good friend Kathie this holiday season.  Hope you can join me tomorrow for that share......I promise won't be disappointed!  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More Holiday Cards and Gifts

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have more Holiday Cards and Gifts to share with you.  These are a few more that I received from my dear sweet friends ...... so let's JUMP right in........

First up today is the SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS Card that my dear friend Debbie made for me.  I just couldn't get the camera to pick up all the "PRETTY" that Debbie put into this card ....... So your just going to have to take my word for it.......SERIOUSLY PRETTY CARD!
Next is the FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN card that Opal made for me.  OH MY GOSH FRIENDS - this was the one card that I received that FILLED ME WITH SMILES all the way.  Thank You Opal for all the time and engery you put into creating this card.
 Here's the Christmas Popper that Abbie created for me!
 And the Holiday Mice and Snowmen that Carol made for me!
 I received this little cutie little gift from Rochelle.  And let me tell you something.....She hit this gift OUT OF THE PARK with the PERFECT GIFT for Jack and me.........
Rochelle had this AMAZING and FUN mini Starbucks coffee cup ornament tucked inside the gift bag.  Do you think she knows how much we LOVE Starbucks?  PERFECT GIFT Rochelle!
My dear friend Jude (and Jessica) made me this DARLING little bag that had mini Gingerbread Men cookies tucked inside.  The cookies showed through the diecut window on the front of the box that gave the look of the cookies inside the jar that Jude diecut on the front of the box.  SO FUN Jude!
Next is an amazing hand embroidered notepad holder that my friend Jackie made for me.  It is a beautiful notepad holder that Jackie stitched my name across the front of......making this a special and treasured gift.
 This fun little gift bag was given to me by my Stamping Friend Marge.......
Inside Marge tucked a can of Ro-Tel Tomatoes and Velveeta Cheese.....So I TOO could create the amazing nacho dip that Marge made for my SaddleBrooke Stampers Holiday Party Committee.  DELISH!
My GOOD GOOD Friend Kris made this Holiday card for me.  She did an amazing job of embossing the Holiday Frame on the front of her card and then adding the traditional plaid ribbon put this card over the top.
And my last card share for today was made by my Good Friend Jan.......It is full of texture and fun - and even had a surprise message on the inside.  GORGEOUS CARD Jan!
Thanks for joining me today......I have more cards and gifts to share with you tomorrow - Hope you can make plans to come back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Cards

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
Hope you had a fabulously fun and festive Christmas and you were able to spend time with family and friends and most of all.......Santa was good to you this year.  I received so many gifts and cards this year that I would like to share those gifts with you over the next couple of days.  Here we go......
First up is the AMAZING Holiday Card my oldest daughter Cheryl made.  She made this herself!  I'm sooooo proud that she created this DARLING card and then was able to pull her entire family together and got a professional picture taken with everyone in it.  I'm ONE PROUD Mama!
Next up is the Christmas Tag that my friend Pam made for me.  She said that she wasn't making and giving cards out this year..........But instead..........we received this GORGEOUS tag that actually was a winning tag.  Pam's tag WON the first prize award at Ellen Hudson's 12-Tags of Christmas Contest.
Pam's tag was the first place winner and won her $150 in free product.......Now that's what I call a fabulous Christmas gift.  WELL DONE PAM - and thank you for making me one of these tags for my very own!
 Here's the card my internet friend Donna made for me.....Such a Pretty card!
 And my good friend (and QUEEN of Recyle) Lissa made me this card! Simply PERFECT!
 And my fellow Wisconsin and FU friend Ann made me this GORGEOUS card!
 This FABULOUSLY layered card was made by my dear friend Berta!
And my last card share for today was made by my sweet sweet friend Liz!  She created this card with the new SU Ornament Bundle.  She layered the ornaments so the ornament actually swung out with dimension and popped right off the card.......OH SO PRETTY!
I was sooo blessed this year to receive so many handmade Christmas cards that it's going to take me several days to share all the cards I receivced........So I'm hoping you can come back tomorrow to see more of the things I received this Holiday Season.  Keep Living Your Dream!