Thursday, December 23, 2010


WOWY 2 posts in 2 days.. how does that happen.. you go 9 days.. then BAM back to back posting! AND it is closer to Xmas then 9 days ago! LOL!! I still have more to share.. BUT gonna keep it to a special birthday wish.. and some cards!!!

Today is 2 of my most FAVORITE peoples birthdays!! My HUBBY!!! and Our Niece!!! She turns 6.. and well my hubby is coming into the WONDERFUL world known as your 40s! (shhh dont tell him I told ya that!!! :) )

Here they are... (I made that eggnog rum cake for them... we celebrated them both , and Kimmie last weekend! at moms house!)

So in honor of Steve and Bug! (Allyson) I have some birthday cards to share!!

First up the Birthday Girls Card I made her-
Next a card for my Grandma- (I had NOOO idea what to make up for hers.. and in the end LOVED it!!!)
This one was for my Cousin Mary-
Finally this was for my neighbor Carol-

Isnt it funny how you do one thing on a card.. and the next follow... I LOVED doing the frame look on them, adding the glittery stars I made.. and then the cute bows.. I couldnt stop!!

SAD NEWS ALERT... I would have added the to you.. under Happy Birthday but GASP.. I LOST it in my creative space.. WAHHH... ok that is all the bad news for today.. will just email PTI and get it replaced.. along with 10 others I need! ;)

I hope you all have a GREAT day... cant WAIT to give Steve his gifts.. I think he is gonna be surprised.. BUT our girl is still asleep.. so we wait a bit longer!!

THANKS for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! I cant believe it has been 9 days since I popped in! I have been so busy over here!! TRYING to get things ready for the Holidays! :) Thought I would share some of the goodies we have made with ya!!

First up Amanda and I made up 29 snowman soups for her classmates for xmas! :)
Next we made up 5 of these little treat boxes for some SPECIAL ladies at her school!! Filled with candy and a gift card to starbucks..

Finally her teachers goodie.. Amanda decorated the bag (a little help from mom) and made the card.. whipped up the bookmark.. added some candy and a gift card to Borders and we were good to go! :)
I have some more goodies to share.. but will save them for another day.. I do have SAD NEWS... my SWEET BIG SHOT>>... BROKE! WAHHHHHHH I broke it working on packaging for my bunco gifts.. AND I forgot to take a photo of them.. sigh.. I dont think Santa will get my WISH in time.. SO I will have to replace that if hubby cant fix it.. I NEED my big shot! :)

On that note.. I hope your all having a WONDERFUL week.. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
THANKS for stopping by!

Monday, December 13, 2010

12th Day of Xmas (on the 13th!)....

Happy Monday!! Today I have my 12th day of xmas share for ya! I know a day late.... Was gonna share something else with you but was so INSPIRED by todays PTI group post.. I had to make up this little cutie.. this is a gift for ME! Sometimes we all need a treat this time of year!!

I wanted to make a little mini book to show our house decorated over the holidays.. I have no pages yet.. probably wont til the new year! BUT the book is ready for photos when I have time!

Here is what it started out as! (gotta love the recycle!)
and here it is Now-
I wish you could see it.. I sprayed that LOVELY PP with glimmer mist.. it is so PURTY!!!
Supplies- PP-Basicgrey, Stamps-PTI, Bling- Michaels, Stickers- Thickers and MM, Dies- Spellbinders Nestabilites

THANK YOU for joining me the last 12 (13 days) I had a GREAT time.. I still have LOTS to finish.. and LOTS to share! Wont be daily.. but pretty close! Hope your all having a WONDERFUL Holiday Season!!
THANKS for stopping by!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Days 10 and 11 of the 12 Days of Xmas!

Happy Saturday Blog Friends! Are you all READY for the HOLIDAYS? We are ALMOST!! :)

SORRY I missed yesterday.. my hubby took the day off.. we got some shopping done... went to lunch... then home.. got the kiddos headed off to see Santa, have dinner, then as a SURPRISE Steve took us to the botanical gardens.. we have never been and the lights were FABULOUS!!! I hope w can go again next year! :)

I have a photo share from last night... I took probably 100! :) But here is one of us!! I had a little FUN with it at picnik! :)
Ok on to my shares.. again 2 blast from the pasts...

Thought I would share some SNOWFLAKE fun.. I have been making these like crazy this year (just like last! ) I LOVE them.. it is one of my favorite shapes in Accent Essentials!

Ok first up.. I LOVE to alter ALOT of things.. and when I saw these frames at Walmart for $1.. I had BIG plans.. I grabbed a few.. to date I have altered TWO! :) But that is ok! ;) This one I made up for ME! I LOVED this photo of the kiddos.. and wanted to do something special with it! This is what I came up with...
Day 10-
Day 11- this is one of my FAVORITE dies.. from SU.. you can do so many FUN things with it.. today I made it into a little Xmas Thank You card.. ok not TODAY.. but last year! ;) You know what I mean... hmm I think I need to do a post on this die.. maybe I will! ;)
Suplies- CS, Ink, Stamps, Buttons- PTI, PP- Basicgrey, Bling- Michaels! Die- SU, Cricut Cart-Accent Essentials!

So my blog friends I am PACKED full today... but first am sneaking in some time to PEEK at the PTI peeks .. UGH I am in TROUBLE again this month.. I want it ALL!! how do they do that to me... HOW? Every month! EVERY MONTH! :) ha ha!

I hope your having a FABULOUS weekend! THANKS for stopping by!
Happy Holidays!!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Day 9 Of the 12 Days of Xmas!

Happy Thursday!!! (almost FRIDAY! I am READY for the weekend!) So we are on Day 9 of our 12 Days of Xmas.. THANKS for visiting... Today I am sharing some TAGS with ya! I LOVE to make them.. I have BIG plans Monday.. gonna TAG the day away! LOL!

I have 2 to share today with ya!- ** EXCUSE the photos.. had to take them inside tonite!**
This first one... I stamped, added to the center of a MS small doily, (the image is on some glimmer mist paper I made up.. you can sorta see it in the photo!) Mounted the Doily on acetate, added the red ring, ribbon and star I made!

Next Tag- Used my PTI tag die, some Melissa Frances - Home for the Holidays, added another glitter star I made, santa image, stamped, ribbon and some pearls! :)
Supplies- CS, Ink, Ribbon, Stamps- PTI, Stamps-WM and Impress, Santa Image-Designer Digitals, Stars by me (except the bling red one.. that is from Michaels!)

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow!! :)
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Xmas!

Happy Holidays to You! :) This month is FLYING by for me! The good news.. just a couple more gifts to get and we are DONE! Gonna get on the wrapping game next! :)

So today is Day 8 of the 12 days of Xmas on the PTI forums! I had PLANNED to share something else with you.. BUT when I saw Michelles post today I HAD to change! :)

So I LOVED .. THIS recipe! So I had to make some up.. SEE-
I didnt use almond bark.. I had white choc. chips, and I used milk choc. chips for the top... added some sprinkles (red and green of course) and a bit of crushed candy cane on top..

I wanted to put it in something PURTY! So I grabbed from recycling a container that had had almonds in it! and went to work on altering it!! Now it is full of this yummy popcorn.. and since Xmas is a bit to far away for this to last.. gonna open it up and share it with the family.. never fear I will fill it again for a gift! :)
Supplies- Stamps- WM, CS, Ribbon, Ink-PTI, Stars made by me! (I am ADDICTED to glitter my friends!)

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with Day 9 .. hopefully a bit earlier! :)
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Xmas!

Today I was SWAMPED so bloggy friends I am gonna share a blast from the past.. tomorrow will have some FUN new stuff... Quick gift bags for today!!

I plan to make up more of these this year.. quick fun, and cute.. little bags.. Perfect size to fit a small gift in, some candy and a gift card! :) I got these at Michaels!

The snowflake one I ran through my sizzix with an embossing folder, made a tag.. added a bow and snowflake button! The tree one was again ran in my sizzix using an embossing folder, added my tree image tag on the front.. stamped sentiment, and a bow.. and your READY.. seriously 10 minutes each! Gotta LOVE that!! :)

THANKS for stopping by! I will see you tomorrow! :)
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 06, 2010

PIO DT Challenge and Day 6!

Happy Monday!!! So I am a BIT late in sharing my PIO goodie.. (SORRY GIRLS!) was busy busy all weekend! BUT I am happy to say I am finished and sharing!

Gonna share this also as my goodie for day 6 of our 12 days of Xmas at the PTI forums!!

We had a FABULOUS sponsor this week for PIO... Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.. FABULOUS stuff!!! THANKS so much...

We hope you will come along and JOIN us at PIO.. it is our only challenge this month! So you have LOTS of time!! .. I have listed below all the other challenges I am entering this in!

Digi PP and Tag Digi Stamp- Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps., Ribbon, Ink, Stamp-PTI, Snowflake by ME! :)

Challenges For Beth-
Pile it on - It's all in the wrapping
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Creative inspirations - Christmas gifts
Bugaboo stamps - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Christmas Colors
Sew Many Challenges - Snowflakes
Stampavie & More - Snow/Snowflakes
Sundays with Chrissy - Christmas is coming
Wags'n'Whiskers - Snowflakes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything But A Card
Reasonable Ribbon - Anything But A Card
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Papercutz - Christmas with 2 patterned papers
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Paper Players - Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends - Packaging
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes

THANKS for stopping by!! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

On the 4th Day Of Christmas.....

Happy Saturday!!! :) Thanks for stopping by the 4th day of Xmas share! :)

Today I am busy busy.. off to celebrate my sweet nieces SIXTH (that does NOT seem possible!) Birthday so if you dont mind I am gonna share a blast from the past! One of my most FAVORITE templates (Captured Card Case) from PTI!

I made this up last year! (and have yet to use it! LOL!- I do this sometimes! - I am running out of room to do that! MUST use what I make.. and CREATE with what I buy! :) - All good goals for 2011.. never mind they have been my same goals since 2000~ HA!)

Top View-
I stamped the PP with giga guidelines, and used some perfect pearls!

Supplies- CS, Stamps, Pink Button, Ink- PTI, Ribbon and Snowflake Button- Michaels

I have a YUMMY recipe to share today (I forgot yesterday!) No photo but I made it last year for dessert.. saw it on the cover of one of those CUTE little cookbooks that makes me BUY them almost weekly! :) BUT I said no.. and came home.. and guess what GOOGLE found it for me! :)

Easy Peppermint Dessert! It was YUMMY!!! :)

Well my blog friends I must get ready for our FUN FULL day!!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Xmas!

HAPPY FRIDAY!! Today I am here to share my Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas shares we are having over at the PTI boards!! You can find the thread HERE of all ideas and links!

Today I have a cute quick gift.. Snowman Soup! I have always wanted to make these up.. I think they are such a FUN idea.. so today I did! :) You cant tell but IRL it is glittery.. Used my spicas, and added a glitter snowflake I made up! I hope the girls like them...
Inside is a packet of cocoa, Hershey kisses, candy cane.. and those are SNOWMAN marshmallows I found at Target I believe.. I thought they would be PREFECT for the snowman soup! so I bought 4 bags! :)
Snowman Stamp Set from PTI- Snowman Soup Recipe found HERE!

I am a bit behind at the moment so I am gonna go finish up.. Have a GREAT day!
THANKS for stopping by!!! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursdays Share!! (Day 2)

Happy Thursday!! Today is Day 2 of the 12 Days of Xmas shares!! You can find the link HERE at the PTI forum.. lots of FUN stuff being shared! THANKS for joining the fun!!

So today I have 2 gift card holders for ya! :)

For both I used different sets of Nestabilities.. this first one I THINK I am gonna make up for Justins teachers, BUT he has to approve.. he wants NO GIRLY feel to them... SIGH.. so that means no SPARKLE or BLING (and that is HARD for me! ) I think they will pass his 14 year old 8th grade test! HA HA!!! :)
This one is in one piece.. I just folded my CS, and didnt place the die fully on it, so it would open like a card...

This next one.. well it has some glitter.. on the star.. I made the stars up with some of my YUMMY Martha Stewart White Gold Glitter- I LOVE them.. more will be coming! :)
This one I cut 2 of , and just scored so it would open nicely!

Supplies- CS, Ink, Ribbon , and some Stamps- PTI, Stamps-WM, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Challenge I am entering these for-

So how about another FUN pretzel recipe! The kiddos and I LOVE to make these.. so fast and easy again, and for the price of the dipped ones in stores you could make about 200! No KIDDING!!
I just use Milk Choc. and White Choc. Chips, melted.. then dip.. add sprinkles.. or my personal FAVORITE.. CRUSHED CANDY CANE!! Easy Peasy and sooo YUMMY!!! :)
**FUNNY STORY.. if you made it this far! :) Yesterday Amanda saw my post and said MOM you made those (the goodie I shared yesterday.. ) I said no .. it was an old photo.. she said...

THANKS for stopping by!! See you tomorrow with Day 3!!!
Have a GREAT day! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Happy December! and A Festive Little Share!!

HAPPY DECEMBER! (can you BELIEVE that! Time is FLYING by me!!)

So today I have a fun share for you.. I LOVE the 12 days of xmas ideas out there... crafts, stamping, baking - I am sure you get all the emails daily! LOVE them!).. Michelle and Melissa are doing a FUN one.. and you know I LOVE those PTI girls! SOOO I got the idea to ask on the boards if anyone wanted to join along.. and guess what they did!! (Day 1 can be found HERE!)

So today starts our Day 1 of the 12 days of xmas shares (I will have more.. maybe I can talk them into more too! HA!)- Also gonna enter this in some challenges!! (which was my goal in 2010.. more challenges...and GASP 2010 is almost done.. I better get busy on that! ;) )
This fun box is PERFECT size for some candy and a gift card! :) or a little homemade goodie!
Template is from MTME (cutesy cover.. its FREE!), CS- all from PTI , PP- October Afternoon, Ribbon from an ebay store, stamp from Impress, Snowflake made by me using Accent Essentials Cricut Cart.

I also LOVE recipes.. so while I havent started my baking yet, and I thought it was a GREAT idea Michelle and Melissa were sharing a recipe a day too.. I thought I would add that on to my post! These are some of our FAVORITES to make.. HERE is the recipe! (it says 20.. UM lets just say I can eat that many myself.. we usually TRIPLE it.. and still make 2 batches.. they are that yummy and EASY.. the kids LOVE to help make them! )

Pretzel Turtles-
Here are the challenges I am submitting the box for-
Embellish Magazine- Color Challenge
JUGS- 3D Embellie
Crafty Sentiments-Christmas
Crafty Calender-Snowflakes
Christmas Stampin - Anything Goes
Artful Inkables- Punches/Diecuts
Fresh Brewed Challenges- Winter/Christmas
Paper Cutz- Anything Goes
CraftsandMe- Snowflakes
MelJen Designs- Buttons and Bows
Sweet Stampin- Buttons and Bows

Ok I think I have said enough.. I hope you will come back tomorrow to see what I have in store!! and PLEASE stop by the PTI forum if you have time to see ALL the FUN stuff being shared... HERE is a direct link to the 12 Days Thread!!
Happy Holidays!- THANKS for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!!!!