Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Free Vintage Christmas Image

Well here we are, Christmas is almost upon us. Are you ready? I'm sure a lot of you are saying YUP! Plus a lot are owning up to having the presents all wrapped and either under the tree or ready to be put there. I hate you! lol

By now, you can probably guess that I'm not ready. Today is going to be one very busy day, I still have some key people that I need to shop for and boy do I hate having to fight the masses. But the ole chin is up, the shoulder pads are on and I'm ready to head off for my adventure. Pray for me.... lol

Have a very Merry Christmas and for those that need a last minute card.... here's a sweet cut out that I used to create my cards for the grandkids. I only used two dimensions because I was mailing them. But with the extra Santa, you could add a third dimension and bring him out even more. I used red and green card stock and just nestled Santa in front of the fireplace. I was in such a rush to get them mailed that I forgot to take a picture of it... figures right... lol Other than the fussy cutting which took about 10 minutes the card went together very quickly and I loved the end result. So here you go.... a quick last minute card that I'm sure will delight the receiver. Make sure you click on the image before you save it.

Important! This image will only be available for a short time, so do your save right now. Oh, it's set up to print on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with oodles of love and family and the best food around!

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Cut Outs Announcement and Free Vintage Santa Image

Hi Everyone,
I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that you're at least on the way to Christmas. Do you have your tree up yet? We don't, that's an activity that we like to complete on Thanksgiving weekend, but all of our decorations are at our house so they have to be picked up and brought out to DMIL's. That's happening now, so maybe tomorrow we'll be able to complete the tree.

It's been so busy around here the last couple of weeks and I have tons to tell and share. Last weekend, we decided we would try and take care of some of the leaves around here. And you know kids and leaves, well, I just can't resist sharing my Where's Kaiden photo. lol

The Internet connection at our house has been totally unstable for a month or so. Then we found out they were upgrading all the equipment and that new modems had to be installed in order to be compatible. No wonder, I had a devil of a time keeping the ftp and web server up. LOL.... So anyway, since we're at DMIL's it didn't really make any sense to keep the connection up at home. So instead, I got busy and did my research and wound up putting both of them up on the net. It costs me a little bit to rent the disk space and pay for the hosting, but honestly, it's not as much as a broadband internet connection and they have the worry of keeping the hardware up and running. I think that's well worth the few bucks a month that they're charging me. A Christmas present to myself... lol So the web site is totally updated and available to the world. YAHOO!

It's been a busy crafting week. Jordan and I made stars from paper rolls last weekend. We had a great time and really enjoyed spending the quality time together. She is my little crafting buddy and I think she enjoys the time as much as grammy does. lol I was really bummed to find out the batteries were dead in my camera so I don't have any pictures to share, but she was totally into it and as serious as could be while she was working on her stars. Jordan took her very best one home to put on her tree and I didn't get a pic of it, but here's one she decorated with a candy cane.

Thanks so much for the idea DeeDee . I had the rolls all cut and glued together so all we had to do was paint and decorate to heart's content. Jordan had a blast!

I'm really kind of bummed because I like to have new cut outs and CD's for the Christmas season, this year has been such a downer that I really haven't accomplished a whole heck of a lot. But this week, I focused on creating a couple of new cut outs that are available in the stores. Christmas Collection #4 and #5 are from scrapbooks that haven't been published on a CD yet. What do you think?

I'm really loving the Santa's. In fact, I stayed up really late a couple of nights just to try my hand at a couple of Christmas cards - see I told you I was in the crafting mood lol.

Finally, I have a cutie Santa image to share, now you know how much I love Santa right! Anyway, I included him with his sentiment and without. Make sure you click on him before you do the save.

Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!