Friday, November 30, 2018

Friends Friday

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
To say I had a BLAST yesterday with my girls is an UNDERSTATEMENT.   These two special ladies just know how to make me LAUGH and have FUN!!!!!
We started out our day with a stop at Starbucks and then headed over to get a Spa Pedicure.  OH MY GOSH........what a wonderful treat on a COLD COLD COLD Wisconsin morning.
For lunch......We stopped off at Culver's for a YUMMY Butter Burger.  HOW DELISH!!!!!
And then......The shopping fun started.  We took a trip to Kohl's and let me tell you......This corner of the store has some crazy magic connected to it.  Every time we are in this section of Kohl's.......the girls do some crazy wild stuff.  Here is a link to my facebook page.......And you can enjoy this video for yourself
To finish off my day - I connected with my grandson Steven to watch him bowl.
And here he is ........ doing what he does best!
Then after bowling.......we stopped off at Subway (a tradition to do with my boys) ....... And Jared caught up with Steven and me to have dinner.
Here I am with my two favorite boys!!!
Now......on with my blog post for today........It's 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 is the card and gift that my upline Lisa Pretto sent to me.
Next, is this GORGEOUS card that my sweet friend Judy G made for me.
This card was made by my bestie friend Debbie Hill.
And my final card was made by my dear friend Karen H.
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, November 29, 2018

Holly Jolly Tag

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
I spent the day yesterday doing some SERIOUS shopping and playing with my girls!  Here's what we ended up doing............... 
We started out our day by meeting up at Starbucks.......And then took off to do some SERIOUS shopping and had lunch on the West side of town.
After lunch ......... We took off to the Kneaded Relief Day Spa for an afternoon of being spoiled.  The girls were scheduled for a facial......And I went for a FABULOUS massage.  OH MY GOSH........It was like a big slice of HEAVEN!!!!
Before he headed home (With Noodles for dinner) .............. We stopped at Twoie's Karate class. 
Now on to my blog post for today.  It's Tag Thursday and I have created a beautiful tag and want to show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER PRETTY TAG.  Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.....
This fun tag was created with the 'Christmas Traditions Punch Box'.
I started out with adding a panel of 'Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper' on a Basic Black tag.  Next.......I created two glimmer tags and positioned those right in the center of my tag.
The center of this tag.......I used the 'Christmas Traditions Punch Box' and stamped a fun holly jolly image on the front of my tag.
And I topped my tag off with a pretty piece of the 'Very Vanilla and Copper Tea Room Ribbon';
I'm just crazy about the way this tag turned out!
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!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fill the Season Card

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
Well yesterday was a WHIRL WIND kind of day.  I met up with my good friend JoAnn at 8:30 in the morning to have coffee.  After that.......I had an appointment with my hair dresser at 11:00 and she gave me a whole head full of pretty curls.  Then I drove over to the far East side of town and had lunch with my sweet friend Barb.  I finished off my day by meeting up with some Madison friends for dinner at the HQ in Oregon. 

My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today 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........
How BEAUTIFUL is this card..........
I used the 'Dashing Designer Series Paper' on the center of this card.......
And die-cut a Whisper White 'Stitched Label' piece for my sentiment to be stamped on.
My sentiment was stamped from the 'Peaceful Noel' set and I used Garden Green ink for that.  My final touch was adding a 'Galvanized Button' to the front of my stamped sentiment piece.
So my friends.......
That's all it took to make this pretty holiday card.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Tag Thursday creation to share with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stack of Presents

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends
So yesterday my daughter took the day off work and spent it shopping and hanging out.  Here's a few pictures of my SUPER FUN Monday........
We started out our morning by stopping in La Baguette Bakery and sampling some AMAZING & DELISH French bakery.
After doing some shopping over on the West Side of town......We stopped at Qdoba's to enjoy a burrito bowl.  OH MY GOSH......HOW YUMMY!!!!!!
And then I got to take Twoie to his Karate Class.
HOW FUN!!!!!!! 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 product is featured in both the 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' UP! Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
So check out this darling little stack of presents I created.
(It looks ADORABLE under my tree)
I used the 'Gift Box Punch Board' to create this darling stack of presents.
To create the Smallest Box.......I used a 6x6 DSP and used the Small Start Line and Small Diagonal Line to create that box.  To create the Medium Box.......I used a 7x7 DSP and used the Medium Start Line and Small Diagonal Line to create that box.  And to create the Largest Box.......I used a 9x9 DSP and used the Large Start Line and Medium Diagonal Line to create that box.
The Designer Series Paper I used was the 'Santa's Workshop Specialty Paper'.
And I topped off my stack of presents with a pretty tag from the 'Tags & Tidings' set.  And I used the 'Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon' to wrap around my stack of presents......And tie it up into a pretty bow.

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

Christmas Tree Upgrade

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Yesterday we spent the morning just hanging out at the White House.  My kids made me a big bacon & egg breakfast.........And then we took off to enjoy a Paint Nite.  Always GREAT TIMES doing this traditional activity with my girls. 
Here's Michael and Jenni starting the breakfast.
They work so well as a team!  And their breakfast was DELISH!!!!!
And then we connected for another Paint Nite.
SERIOUSLY.......This was the VERY BEST Paint Nite ever!!! 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 is my Spot Light Sunday card from yesterday on the TOP.....
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday card for today on the BOTTOM.....
The first upgrade I gave my card for today was changing the orientation.
I used the same sentiment......But for this upgraded version.....I used the 'Layering Ovals Dies' and cropped out my sentiment.  I also used the Shaded Spruce 'Regals Designer Series Paper' to add a small panel on that DSP on the front of my card.
Three tiny Real Red circles were added below the sentiment......
And I used the 'In The Woods Framelits Dies' to crop out my Shaded Spruce tree.
After popping some Stampin' Dimensionals to the backside of my cropped out tree ....... I added the same small Real Red circles to the front of my tree.  And to finish off my tree......I used tied up a pretty bow with some of the 'Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon.....And added it to the top of my tree.
So there you have it friends......
Do you have a favorite??????

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, November 25, 2018

Christmas Tree

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Well......Yesterday was our annual Gingerbread House/Christmas Cookies decorating party.  OH MY GOSH........We really made some AMAZING memories.  Check out all the fun we had.......
Madelyn, Brooke and Hailey got an early jump on decorating the entire kitchen for our party.
They did an amazing job......
And there were Gingerbread fixin's EVERYWHERE!
Here's the three boys (Michael, Jared and Steven) working hard on adding the perfect touches to their Gingerbread Houses.
Here's Twoie and Brooke's Gingerbread Houses.......
These are Madelyn and Michael's houses......
And these four belong to the Sewell Family.
Chance (their dog), Steven, Jared and Hailey's houses.
So after we got all the houses built......We brought out the cookies for the kids to decorate.  Each kid got 16-cookies to decorate however they wanted.
There was LOTS of laughing and joking......
And all the kids made NaNa a special cookie.
They all did an amazing job......
And they made for some great snacking on Saturday night.
And my FAVORITE picture of the day is this AMAZING picture of my kids!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.   This card uses several products from that catalog ....... And I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today..........
This beautiful card was created using the 'Winter Woods' set.
I used VersaMark ink and Shaded Spruce ink to emboss this sentiment.
I used the same process to stamp the holiday tree......And then I punched out several tiny Real Red circles to decorate the front of the tree.
For an added touch of PRETTY ....... I used the 'Fine Tip Glue Pen' and gave each of the little circles a touch of shine.
Just crazy about all the white space that this card has......
It's a seriously elegant card in my book.

Thanks for joining me today!  My girls and I are heading out today to do a Paint Nite.......And I'm sure those will be some great pictures to share with you tomorrow.  I'll also 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!