Monday, December 29, 2008

One More Holiday To Go

Well the Christmas rush is finally over. WHEW!! Man oh man am I glad thats done. Now off to the New Years seasonal rush. Well no parties for me and my family. I believe that we will just stay here and relax. Ringing in the new year is exciting but it also can be stressful to. Trying to set new goals for the new year can be hard. As well as hard to keep. I believe I will just keep it simple. No baking, cooking, or cleaning for me on that day. I believe I will take in some movie time with the hubby, couch, and puppy. Then later on that evening I believe I will just go to bed and try to silence out the firecrackers. You know they say whatever you do on new years day you will do it all year. Well I have cooked, cleaned and washed clothes. And hey somehow I have had to do it all year to. I think this year I will spend my new years day SCRAPBOOKING>>>>

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Well 20 yrs ago around 5:40am on December 24, 1988. I had the love of my life handed to me. The best Christmas present ever!! Nothing can ever compare to the first sound of a new baby cry or the new smell of a baby. Kristin is truely a blessing from GOD. Just wanted to share my personal thoughts of my heart to you.

Friday, December 19, 2008


WOW Time is really flying by. Christmas is almost here.. Whew, pst. I will be glad when it's over to. Not much to say so take care have a great holiday!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Desk Calendar Tutorial

Desk Calendar Tutorial With a little altering this can be used with the CTMH new SOTM coming. Check it out here

Look at this craft calendar HERE in her SCS gallery. When you're ready, you just untie the ribbon, flip the inside to the outside, re-tie the ribbon and you're set for the next 6 months! This is a surprizingly easy project. All supplies are SU with the exception of a Sakura clear glaze pen & Spica clear glitter pen that was used to accent the image pieces and the calendar, which was printed on the computer. She used the Tree For All Seasons set to represent each season. It's currently on the dormant list, so you won't find it in your catalog, but it IS available and you can see it online right HERE. ~ Okay, are you ready to make one of your own? Here's how :)
Cutting/Scoring toolBasic Black & Whisper White cardstock
4 Colors of card stock with coordinating DPTree for all Seasons Stamp set
Black Stazon Ink, SU Markers & Sakura clear Glaze pen1 3/8" Circle Punch & Scallop Circle PunchCropadile, Black Gingham Ribbon, Roll-on adhesive & Dimensionals
Step 1: Print a Yearly Calendar...go to: click on the calendar & Select AllRight Click on the calendar & select Print PreviewGo to the “Shrink Down” drop down menu, select 80%Print onto Whisper White Cardstock

Step 2: Cut, Punch & Score the following pieces:Cut Black Cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½” and Score at 4 ¼ “ ( just like you would for a cardbase)
Cut Black Cardstock (4) 5 x 1 5/8”
Punch (4) Black Scallops
Cut 4 pieces of *Cardstock & coordinating Designer Paper:Cardstock: 5 ¼ x 4”Designer Paper: 5 x 2 ½”
Cut Calendar strips (finished size should be 4 7/8 x 1 ½” each)For each “season” complete the following steps:
Adhere DP onto the coordinating colored cardstock.Adhere the black matting to the white calendar strip.Adhere the matted calendar strip to the colored cardstock (the bottom edge of the black mat should be approx 3/8” from the bottom of the colored allow room for holes that will be punched).Adhere Black Scallop above calendar strip.Stamp & color image. Punch out with 1 3/8” circle punch.Place (2) dimensionals behind the image circle & adhere to the black scallop
Next, you'll want to think about which 2 seasons you want on the outside and on the inside of your calendar then adhere each onto the black calendar base. For instance, you could put Spring & Summer on the outside, Fall & Winter on the inside. Just make sure your seasons go in sequence. If your layers are heavy, you may want to consider using sticky strip or whatever strong adhesive you prefer. For my calendar, my standard monohesive worked just great! I made this one about a month ago and it's still in perfect signs of lifting.Use your Cropadile to punch two 1/8” holes (for the ribbon) on the bottom edge of both sides of the calendar (approx 3/8” up from the bottom edge). Thread gingham ribbon through and tie in a loose knot or bow. Wasn't that easy? This is basically just a standard black card base with layers on all 4 sides and it fits inside a standard SU Medium or Translucent Envelope! You can customize this SO many ways for gifts. Just look through your stamps and papers & I bet you'll find something that would work for each season. Add Scriptures, Quotes, family Photos...the possibilities are endless! If you have any questions about the project, just email me (
I'm headed out of town for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving to my US friends and a Wonderful week to my friends abroad! HUGS to all :) !!!
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