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!!!