Thank You’s for Christmas Presents

Good morning!  We had a wonderfully relaxing 4 day-type of weekend, enjoying our last days of Christmas vacation. I rang in the New Year in my PJ’s on the couch, enjoying the peace and quiet of a sleeping baby.  My teenagers were out very late (one babysitting, one celebrating) and I had to stay up half the night to make sure they were home safely.  NOT because I was ringing in the New Year in…

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Christmas Gifts for the Teachers and Frosty Trash Recipe

I managed to get all of the teacher gifts (and office staff) packaged up and sent off!  I’m excited to share the cute packaging idea with you, and also the yummy recipe (at the bottom).   The recipe makes a pretty large batch, and each box held about a 1 1/2 cups.  I put the mix into plastic bags (the cute printed ones!) and used a twist tie to keep them air tight.  These are the…

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Christmas Photo Ornament

Well, another weekend has come and gone — and I’m sad to say that it was another busy weekend with NO TIME TO STAMP!  But I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of time to work on finishing some potholders — and threw the timing out on my sewing machine in the process!  Not sure what happened — and I have never done that in 25 years of sewing.  My wonderful “fix-it-all” husband…

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It’s that time of year!

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas…….but it is taking every bit of energy I can muster up!  I refused to get out the Christmas Tree (more on that in a minute)………but this little one is on my kitchen counter.  I am not thinking this picture does it justice, but it is really cute!  I tied some of our Stampin’ Up! fabric on it to give it a homespun feel, and bought new ornaments this year,…

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December Club Project #2 and Family Updates

Deck the Halls fabric and Deck the Halls Paper have coordinated to make a perfect little gift card holder.  I fell in love with this idea when I saw it on a blog.  It really caught my attention with that fabric, and I liked the ease of using the 2 Tags Die and punches, also.  You make this little “pocket” by using 2 of the tags.  You will cut off the scalloped edge of one…

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December Club Project #1 “JOY” Boxes

Tonight is the first gathering for my December Club Classes.  I’m so excited to share the gorgeous Christmas projects that I have prepared for them.  I have CASE’d them from several wonderful blogs, and I’m thrilled that someone has a little more time to be creative and design these things!  THANK YOU! So, here is the first blog that I discovered, and I really like it.  Robin’s Blog is called Trinity Design Studio and her…

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