Friday, December 30, 2011

Capturing Santa! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wanted to wish you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! THANK YOU for your visits! I have met some of the most AMAZING friends from this blog/internet!! I treasure those friendships.. You all INSPIRE me!! and I am looking forward to MORE FUN in 2012!!!!

Now I have a SHAMELESS PLUG!! My 15 year old son has been making movies 3 or 4 years now! Here is his latest.. he wrote it, directed it, produced it, acted in it! Along with his Dad and Sister! I am so PROUD of him.. of THEM all! :) If you have time.. would you PLEASE watch it.. his goal is to hit 100 views on his movie before the end of the year!!! It is only 6 minutes!
Capturing Santa Movie

Oh and Of course I am in it.. I am the one quietly Christmas crafting so they could film! HA HA! no you dont see me but my job was important.. silence it is hard.. ha ha!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Treats, A Box, Tags, and More Tags!

Happy LAST Wednesday of 2011!! :) This year has FLOWN for me..I think I say this every year.. and each year I mean it MORE then the last! :) I hope you all had a FABULOUS holiday!!! We sure did!!!!

I have a few more Holiday things to share with you! THANKS if you make it all the way through!! Wanted to get all Xmas shared! :)

This year I cut way back on treats.. 1 because I eat them... 2 because I eat them! LOL!! BUT I did add a new cookie to the mix.. it was DELISH.. found it on pinterest.. (love that place!) They are White Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies! YUMMY! I did mine a bit different I added some melted white choc. on top.. then added more candy cane (I LOVE candy cane! ) Then our usual... dipped pretzels, pretzel turtles , peppermint bark.. and red velvet candy cane cake balls!
I have one more captured card case to share with ya!! Made this for my Amanda and 1 for her good friend Lauren! I whipped up one of those bows I am in LOVE with again! :)

Side View-
Top-Inside (I had such fun filling these for them!!)
I made up some tags too!! Here they come!!
Amanda tried to save the bow from this one too!

Challenges I am entering-
Everybody Art Challenge- Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
Make it Monday-Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays- Anything Goes
Jelly Park- Anything but a card

If you have made it this far.. THANK YOU!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL rest of the year, and a FABULOUS 2012!! I personally plan to do LOTS of cleaning and purging and CREATING!! :)
THANKS for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Justin MISSED when Santa visited us AGAIN! He does every year.. silly boy! BUT Santa was so kind as to sit in on our family photo for him!!

Have a WONDERFUL Day!!
Love The Johnson Fam. and Santa ;)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays! and Teacher Gift Shares!

Happy Holiday Blog Friends!! Can you BELIEVE how close it is!! Are you ready?? I ALMOST am.. I think I say this each posting! :) BUT really I think I am.. today we will wrap wrap wrap... and I want to make some special tags! and then the baking begins..I have to wait til this week or else I just eat it! :)

WARNING LOTS of PHOTOS to follow.. you were just given fair warning! :)

So I thought I would share with you today the kiddos teacher gifts!!

I made these CUTE bag in a box treats after being inspired by my friend Mara- I did them ALMOST the same.. I just did my box a bit different I have bad luck with folding so I just cut the ends and folded them up.. otherwise all the same!
Here is inside.. there is alot of space in these little cuties! We put in candy, a card and gift card, with room to spare! :)
Next up.. a captured card case (how I LOVE this template!) I LOVED the new die also from PTI.. but wanted to do a BIG version AND make it before it was even released so I set to work to whip up my own.. BIG loopy bow!! I really LOVE how it came out.. and will/did :) make it again! This one is for Amandas Teacher-
Bow View-
and Inside.. made her a post it note and matching pen set, candy , gift card... and still room in the box!

Card Amanda made her!
Lastly for Amanda we sent these cuties I saw on Pinterest! it was the LAST Christmas treat I will ever make for a grade school class.. BOOO!!!! Next year she is on to Middle School!
and FINALLY!!!

Here are the gift card holders I whipped up for Justins teachers... he doesnt like girly.. I may have pushed the envelope on this one.. BUT there is NOOOO BLING, or SPARKLE.. so to me that is safely non girly! :) He was so worried he would be the only one in class giving a gift.. so he went in early AND in the end didnt get them all out before BUT others gave gifts so he was ok! :) again MAMA was right.. I told him many times dont worry! ;)
THANKS for stopping by!! I hope you all are having a WONDERFUL Holiday Season! :) I will be back with a few more shares.. I figured I better stop here! :)
Have a GREAT day!!

CHALLENGES I am entering today-
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Last Christmas Card/Project of Year
Christmas Cards All Year- Anything Goes
Raise The Bar- Christmas
Jingle Bells- Wrapping It Up
Divas By Design- Merry Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Monday!!

Happy Monday!! Are you all READY for Christmas?? I will be DONE tomorrow! YEAH! Now to wrap! Crazy to think in 2 weeks it will be the DAY after Christmas!

Alrighty on to why I am posting!! I have a birthday box and card to share and some Pinterest goodies I made up! ;)

First up I made this up for my neighbors birthday!! Shrunk the captured card case from PTI to 60% to make it perfect size for a gift card!!! Whipped up a matching card and Viola a fun little birthday set! ;)
Close Up Card-
Close Up Box-
Some Challenges I am entering-
PIO- Bling
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Monday- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes

Wanted to share some goodies I made up last week from Pinterest! First up was this YUMMY! and I mean YUMMY .. Candy Cane Popcorn. The only thing I did different was use white choc. chips! It VANISHED FAST! :)
Next up I made this dip.. it was DELISH and also didnt last long!! I combined 2 dips-
Olive Garden Smoked Mozz. Dip (DID NOT use smoked cheeses in mine!) And Hot Caprese Dip!
What I did for this was use Sour Cream, Shredded Mozz. provolone, and Parm. Cheese.. added garlic, ital. seasoning, chopped tomato's and basil.. it was so GOOD!!!

That is all I have.. gonna wrap some more gifts! Amanda has been such a BIG help!!
Hope your having a GREAT week.. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

PIO Challenge- Bling!

2nd Post Sunday! :) I whipped up another captured card case for our PIO challenge this MONTH! (Yep thats right a month long challenge.. and a chance to win a GREAT prize! Hope you will join us!!)

Our sponsor this week was Designed 2 Delightdigital stamps are whimsical and FUN images hand-drawn by Faith Skrdla. (THANK YOU!)

Such CUTE digi stamps! I choose snowball fight for my image!!
PIO- Bling
Creatalicious- Christmas and Sparkle
Crop Stop- Punch (Scallop Border) and Holiday
CCEE Stampers - snow and bling
Divas By Design- Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Christmas or Winter
Scrapbook Sisters- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Raise The Bar- Christmas
Jingle Bells- Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!!!

Pointsettia Gift Box!!

Happy Sunday!!! Hope your all having a GREAT weekend! We are getting all FESTIVE here at the Johnson House! I am ALMOST done xmas shopping.. will be done with 95% of it by TOMORROW! YEAH! Let the wrapping begin!!!

So I wanted to create a few things this Holiday Season.. I LOVED the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week.. I NEVER would have thought to put the colors together but I am so PLEASED with how it turned out!!

Top of Box-
Side View-
Used PTIs Captured Card Case.., Cricut (for Pointsettia) , scallop border punch, leaves cut from spellbinders, and glittered with MS glitter (LOVE her glitter!) pearls, ribbon and button! VIOLA a gift box all ready to be filled!!

Challenges I am entering-
Shabby Tea Room- Photo Inspiration and WHITE OR CREAM, NEUTRALS, SILVER AND GLITTER! (Winter Picnic)

ABC Challenge- E- Embossing
Creatalicious- Christmas and Sparkle
Crop Stop- Punch (Scallop Border) and Holiday
Divas By Design- Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Raise The Bar- Christmas
Jingle Bells- Christmas

Thank You for stopping by! I will have ONE more share later today.. it is our PIO challenge.. Hope you have a GREAT week and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

PIO Challenge- Sugar and Spice!

Happy Sunday!! Hope you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving Weekend!!! We did!! :)

It is time for our PIO challenge... this week is sugar and spice!! and our FABULOUS sponsor is Whoopsie Daisy Digis ! They have some CUTE digis!!!

PIO also is looking for new DT members!!

Made up this card for my sweetie pie nieces birthday!!! Love You BUG! :)

Challenges for Beth-
PIO- Sugar and Spice
Deconstructed Sketch-Sketch
Papertrey Princesses- Birthday Card
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - sparkle and shine
Craft Your Days Away - bows or buttons
Crafty Purple Frog - for someone special

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Papertrey Princess Challenge!!

Happy Saturday Blog Friends! I hope you all had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!! We sure did.. it was also Justins 15th Birthday.. GASP! I can NOT have a 15 year old yet... seems like yesterday he arrived... sigh!! He is such a GREAT son.. I am the LUCKIEST Mama EVER! :)

So it is my turn to host the Papertrey Princesses Challenge.. In honor of my Justin.. it is to create a Birthday Card!!

Here is mine-
and here is Amandas!! I always have the kiddos make their cards.. what you probably cant see or know.. is she made this a CARROT CAKE! Because it is his favorite! :)

We are off to a wedding... so looking forward to it! THANKS for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Sunday and A Little Creative Share!

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you all had a FUN weekend! We did!! Yesterday was Justins birthday party! (His official day is Thanksgiving!! Will be 15! Doesnt seem possible!!)

I have a few quick photos to share but first I will share what I made up for the girls treats! We girls went to Build A Bear.. and the Boys went to Whirllyball! :) Good times!!

Gift Card Holders-

I LOVED how Mona did her sparkley tag HERE.. so I BORROWED that fun idea for the girls! I LOVE how they came out!! Tied with that FUN Tulle.. tag and flower and it was good to go! (I am gonna keep Amandas.. shhhh DONT tell her! HA HA!)

Some challenges I am entering!
ABC Challenge- D - Dazzle
PIO- Anything with P!
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps - dots
2 Sisters - Sparkle
Tip Top Tuesday- Tag (my tip this week! Use our Xyron and run your stamp imaged through it, so the glue is on TOP of the image.... then sprinkle with GLITTER! :) )

A few quick photos before I go! :)
The Boys- Whirllyball
The Girls!
This is my SWEET niece Ally.. being SILLY in the front window at Build A Bear! :)
We all had a GREAT day.. and TODAY.. I get to go Xmas shoppin with my hubby! YEAH! so EXCITED .. we usually get a big chunk DONE today! :)
Have a GREAT day!!! THANKS for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Waltzing Mouse... WALTZ!

I am so EXCITED to be able to join the WM Stamps Waltz this month.. it has been MONTHS! and I have MISSED it!!!

So first off before I get any farther.. I have to THANK very very much Renee! I had ordered the NEW 2011 Holiday Ornament Set last week.. I had made a comment I hope they arrived in time for the waltz... well Renee so KINDLY offered to send me some cut just in case! They arrived in time for me to finish TODAY! Now she sent me so many plus some BEAUTIFUL ribbon.. if our mail didnt get here so late I would have used more.. but no worries I will use it all up this season!!

Ok on with the projects.. FIRST off... EXCUSE the photos.. I had to take them inside since it was dark out when I finished! For this first one I was INSPIRED by the FABULOUS Melissa Phillips goodie she created HERE!

I cant share what will be inside since it is a holiday gift for someone very SPECIAL to me! BUT after it is opened I will!!
I spray painted and glittered the tin... then added lace, my tag, a stick pin (you cant see SORRY!) lovely ribbon from Renee, and snowflake center!

Next up.. I HAD to use the LOVELY red goodies Renee sent.. and as I do every year I plan to make up LOTS of tags.. so I decided to whip one up!!

Now before you go.. a peek at the TREASURES I got today .. and after my day.. I TOTALLY needed it! :) LOVE happy mail.. LOVE this hobby that has such generous kind people!!

IF you made it this far... THANK YOU for stopping by! I will be WALTZING after getting my kiddos up and off to school! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Monday!- Anohter Xmas Share!

Well my blogging seems to come fast and furious or long dry spells! LOL! This is a fast and furious week! :) 2 days in a row! Yeah Me! :)

SO last week I was the LUCKY winner of THIS fabulous vintage christmas kit.. by the super talented Amy Jaz! I LOVED it!! I had to get right to work on something fun! My goal is to NOT be to far behind this holiday season! (If my hubby is reading this he is LOLing right now! He knows me!) ANYWAY! Want to make up some fun treat ideas.. I just LOVE the paper bag gifties... so this is what I cam up with.. not sure if they will all have cocoa in them.. but for the moment it does! :)

Gonna enter it in the following challenges!!
Art Impressions Stamps: Use at least 2 ribbons
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes (must have something digital)
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Pile It On- Traditional Christmas
Mami Doodles - Christmas
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
Totally Gorguss - Christmas traditions

I am off to work on a little something ... all these ideas are in my head.. I gotta get them out before they vanish! HA!

THANKS for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

PIO Challenge- Christmas

Happy Sunday! Hope you all had a WONDERFUL weekend!! Ours was nice!!

It is that time again.. our PIO challenge! This week we had the FABULOUS --
They have such CUTE digi images!! (if you play along this week you could be the lucky winner of 3 of them!! Hope you will join us!!)

I picked this cutie pie digi this week.. wanted to get a head start on xmas stuff.. so I whipped up one of the mini pizza boxes.. sooooo LOVE them!! :)

Top View-
Side View-
Challenges I am entering-
PIO- Traditional Christmas
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - new stamp
Creatalicious Challenges- Distress Edges
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - anything goes + digi
Hiding In My Craftroom- Almost a card- use something from stash
Inky Impression - Glitter it up
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Secret Crafter- Spots and Stripes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions

Thank You for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween Blog Friends!! I hope you are sitting down.. I have a HUGE post to share with you today!! :) I will go fast.. hardly any chit chat.. WAIT.. is that possible! LOL!!

On with the post-
First up.. some quick cards I made for the kiddos! I LOVE this cute line by Doodlebug! (Monster Mania! so CUTE!)
I made up these YUMMY Pumpkin Pecan Brownies and used a homemade Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting- they were DELISH! I did add white choc. chips to the brownies! Will make these AGAIN! :)
Whipped up this card for friends! I am LOVING this digi image from Madebyjanet (I KNOW you all know this by now how much I LOVE her stuff.. but I gotta say it again... I LOVE her stuff! LOL!)
Entering this in some challenges.. will list below in post!!

I also made up a treat bag (put in some of those above brownies!)- See LOVE that image! LOL!
Challenges I am entering card in-
Secret Crafter- Spooky Or Whimsical
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes
PaperPlay- Halloween/Witches
Patties Creations: Halloween or Autumn Colors
Tip Top Tuesday- Happy Halloween!
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
WagsNWhiskers- Black plus ribbon or pearls
Totally Gorjuss- I remember (Carving Pumpkins with my brothers! Now my own kids!)

Well I am off... LOTS to finish up before tonite.. and trick or treating! :) Hope you all have a WONDERFUL day.. and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! THANKS for stopping by..
Will share COSTUME photos tomorrow! :) Wowy I am on a roll! LOL!! If you made it this far THANK YOU! :)