Hello stranger! Long time no see, huh?! I have been busy around here. I’m not 100% finished with everything yet, but I will say that the majority of it’s done. That definitely takes a lot of stress off of my mind for a minute. I’ll probably enjoy a day off tomorrow…we’re supposed to get some snow and ice tomorrow through Saturday. It’ll be nice to get snowed in with my 3 guys for the next few days, but it’ll also give me a chance to get caught up on emails and get a head start on January DCC issue. This month we put out two December issues and guess what….one of them is FREE! They are both available on the iPad/iPhone and we will have the PDF available soon! We also brought our sketch challenge back this month. Make sure and check that out above, if you’re interested in entering! We have a $25 Two Peas in a Bucket gift certificate available to whoever is chosen!!
Have you been doing Elf on the Shelf? This is our first year and it’s so fun! I think I enjoy it more than anyone in our house. The boys are starting to understand it, but they’re just not sure about this pesky elf right now. We started it December 1st and the boys named our little elf Mushroom. Yes…Mushroom!! Here’s a few pictures from the last few days.
It’s fun trying to figure out what to do next. I’ve started a folder with ideas from Pinterest, so hopefully I won’t run out of ideas before Christmas. I think it’s a fun tradition to start…I would have loved it when I was a kid. I’d love to see what Elf on the Shelf ideas you have!! Leave me a comment if you’re playing along this year.
Today is my mother-in-laws birthday. I made her this card.
I thought I’d do a Christmas/Not so Christmas birthday card since her birthday is in December. I wish I would have taken a picture of the inside. I placed a little Christmas tree with jewels inside and had the boys sign their names. It was really cute and she loved it!! We bought her a plant (I don’t remember what kind…but it was pretty!) and two poinsettias. So the card went well with the gift. 🙂
Well…it’s getting late and I need my beauty sleep. Hope you all stay warm!
What a nice Friday. I had to work today…it was a long day, but I got lots of stuff done. Afterwards, Jerms and I dropped the boys off at Pams (mother in law) house for a few hours and we had a nice date night. We didn’t do anything super crazy, but dinner with no kids is always AMAZING! Jerms and I always have a fun time together.
Today is Michelle (my step-mom) birthday. I made her a card a few days ago, but was unable to share. I didn’t want her to see it on the blog before the big day! She loves to quilt, so I tried my hand at a quilt inspired card. I don’t love the way it turned out, but I learned a lot from it.
Well folks…I am really tired. I spent too much time on Pinterest and not enough time blogging tonight. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a nice good post in for ya. Or maybe I won’t. I guess you will see tomorrow!
Hello friends. It is officially November! Holy smokes….time is flying by. There is only 52 days until Christmas. 52!!! This is nuts.
I did a lot of work today. Not around the house. I’ve had dishes in the sink for 2 days now and they really need to get washed. I worked…did school…worked….worked….finally showered….took the kids to a movie….and back to work! Very fun and productive day.
We went to see Free Birds in 3D with Granny and my little cousin Trey. It was a cute movie, but we didn’t love it. Trey fell asleep for most of it and the boys were ready to leave an hour into it. It wasn’t really a great 3D movie. If you do see it in theatre, just shoot for the regular show. It’s not worth the extra money.
The Die Cut Crazy Holiday Blog Hop started today! I hope you have checked it out. The ladies have put together a lot of neat projects for everyone and there’s even prizes!! Everyone loves prizes! Make sure and take a look!
Today was a nice day. It was the first day this week that everyone was home all day together. I loved it. We ate together, played together, and worked together. It was fabulous. I crafted for a bit today. Have I mentioned how much I love having my own space? My table is in front of a window, so I opened the curtains and let the sunlight in while I worked on some stuff…it was awesome.
Here’s a card I finished up.
I wanted to do something that used up some of my left over scraps from other projects. I already had this leaf image on my Silhouette Studio…it must have been on there when I got my cameo or was a free download…either way I was glad to see it on there when I needed it! Again, I used my sewing machine on the borders. I love incorporating it into my paper crafts. Such a neat idea….I can’t wait to experiment with this more.
I took the boys to trunk or treat tonight. They’re on the count down to how many days left before Halloween! We’ve been learning about days of the week in school, so this has been fun with Halloween approaching. Bonus was super shy and it took him about 10 minutes to finally get warmed up to the idea of being around so many unfamiliar people. Ultimately, the idea of not getting any candy sunk in and he was ready to go. The boys looked so cute in their costumes. I didn’t get any great pictures tonight, so you’ll have to wait until Thursday to see what they are! Oh the anticipation!!
Jerms is off tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to another great day with my hubs. I better get some sleep…my alarm is set to go off bright and early tomorrow. Jeremy is already snoozing away…it’s rare that he’s ever asleep before me!
Enjoy your Monday!!
Hello! I’m up late crafting and thought I’d go ahead and get my blog in before I start on something else. I made this card for my little sister who had surgery on her ear last Thursday. Her favorite color is yellow, so I hope she enjoys all the bright colors. I had fun with this one. A little too much fun, because I ended up doing it twice! I messed up on the first one and had to start over. I tried to hide my mistake, but there was no way to make it look the way I imagined without just starting fresh. I ended up switching a few things the second time around and it turned out better than I had originally planned, so I was pleased.
Here’s a picture of the final product.
I really like it. This is my first card I tried the stitching on. Now that I finally have a space to craft, I can get my sewing machine out no problem!! Don’t be surprised if I go stitch overload….I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. 😉
I’m off to do a little more crafting before bed.
Enjoy your Sunday! It’s almost Halloween!!
I bet you guys thought I forgot about blogging tonight! NOPE!! It’s 3 a.m. and I’m still awake.
I’ve had a full day of crafting, working on the magazine, and cleaning. The boys were pretty good today. Not as much fighting as yesterday! Yippee!!
I just finished a card for my moms partner. Cari’s birthday was September 19th and we were in Eureka Springs on vacation. I should have made her card before we left…that just didn’t happen. So I did it today! Better late then never, right?
In the picture from left to right: Me, My mom Tricia, Cari, and my brother Brody.
It’s not really a birthday card…more like a ‘We love you! Sorry I didn’t mail you a birthday card!’ type of card. Does that make sense?
I did some Halloween crafting today as well. Tomorrow the boys and I are going to paint mini pumpkins. That should be fun! I’m looking forward to Halloween. The weather is changing and I am loving the cooler temps. I need to get the fall decor out. Maybe I’ll get to that tomorrow.
It’s getting late. A few episodes of Portlandia and then I’m off to bed.