A diary of both my life and my art work, a reflection of time and growth.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year!!

Now for the Yummy Irish Cream Recipe!!

I got this recipe from Company's Coming Gifts From the kitchen cookbook.

Irish Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk 300ml
3 large eggs
1 can of skim evaporated milk 385 ml
Instant Chocolate drink powder 1 tbsp.
Coconut flavoring 1/8 tsp.
Instant coffee granules, crushed 1 tsp.
Irish (or rye) whiskey 1 cup

Put first 7 ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth.

Add whiskey. Mix. Pour into jar with tight fitting lid. Store in fridge. Makes 5 cups.

Irish cream can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

I will be back later with cards from friends!

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Too Cute for Words!!

Oh my word these little penguins are too cute for words! I just adore them!!

So what are everyone's plans for new Year's Eve? We are going to ring in the new year snuggling on the couch watching a movie, not exactly exciting but I wouldn't have it any other way!

I will be back a little later today with some cards from friends and the Irish cream recipe mmmmmmm........!!

So here are a few of my New Year Resolutions I would love to hear some of yours too if you would like to share.

1. RAK someone at least twice a month.
2 .Create a "gratitude" journal and write in it daily.
3. Reduce my stamping/scrapbooking expenditure.
4. If I buy a craft item, I MUST use or make something within a week of buying it.
5. Lose weight and become healthier
6 .Exercise at least 4x a week.
7. Create a blog tutorial at least once a month starting with a ribbon tying one
8.Start my Christmas shopping in August.
9. Read at least one book a month
10 .Become more organized in every way, storage, life, kids
11 .Set a schedule (housework) and stick to it ex. Monday, Wednesday, Friday Dust
12 .Spend more time stamping, less time surfing
13 .Clean up my craft table after every use
14. Get Phoebe (dog) to stop eating my couch.....LOL!
15. Get my eye fixed once and for all (the eye surgery in the summer did not take)
16 .Try to become published
17. Teach Jason to drive.
18. Start a journey to wellness blog and find some blog buddies to share the experience with (if any of you are interested let me know)

Supplies: CC designs stamps, pretty in pink, going Grey, shimmer white, DP, Black ink, copics, brads, corner rounder punch, prima flowers, ribbon, gel pen and dimensionals

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

You Wanna Piece Of Me?

I think this little Moose's face is too cute, to it looks like it is saying You Wanna Piece Of Me?..........ROTFLMBO!!!! This set is called Snowball Fight and is from Treehouse Stamps.

Not too sure if you can tell in the photo but there is a light dusting of snow over him, I mean you can't be in the middle of a heavy snowfall and not have at least a little snow on you!

I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season, I know we are. today would have been my Dad's 55th birthday, so we are going to celebrate with some cupcakes in honor of his memory.

Supplies:Snowball fight (Treehouse Stamps), Bashful blue, Real red, watercolor paper, and Daisy D's dp, Black ink, copics, stickles, liquid appliqué , ribbon, ticket corner punch, and brads.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

I *Heart* You!!

I got my Lace Heart set from Flourishes in the mail yesterday, I just love this heart it is GORGEOUS!! I do believe it will be seeing a great deal of ink.....LOL!! When I first saw the heart it just reminded me of the bodice on a wedding dress, so I just had to try to create one. I used some white tulle to create the skirt the tulle was actually left over from my wedding!! The heart was stamped on White shimmer paper with versa mark the I poured a combo of white ep and glitter and heart set, I love the subtle sparkle it has.

The next thing I thought about was Chocolate!! I altered an acrylic heart with Basic Grey 6 x 6 Infuse paper, I think it almost turned out to look like a chocolate cake. The chipboard letters we stamped with Chocolate chip ink using the heart from the Lace heart set. I love how the letters came out. I stamped the inside with the saying" How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

Then I filled the heart with pink M & M's! so once eaten they will reveal the message!!

Wow we are still trying top get back on track from the holidays, and Jason has been home so I have been spending some time with him. I will be in my studio most of the day working on some pretty cool projects that I will share with you a little later!

I hope you Enjoy your Saturday!!

Wedding Dress Supplies: Lace Heart, Flourishes LLC, Shimmer white, creamy caramel card stock, Versa mark, white EP, Glitter, Tulle, Pearls, and Dimesionals.

Heart Box Supplies: Lace Heart, Flourishes LLC, Infuse basic Grey, Chocolate chip and black ink, Ribbon, Acrylic heart from (ferraro rochet chocolates), crystal effects, Chipboards letters.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

It's My "_________" In A Box........LOL!!

OK, time for another naughty post......LOL!! For those of you who watch Saturday Night Live you will probably get this right away, but if you don't watch SNL or if you need a refresher watch the video first.......*wink* then you will totally get my cards!!

****For some reason the video will not show up in the google reader**** if you wish to see it just come visit my blog, sorry I don't know how to fix it.

The first card is a spoof of the video........ROTFLMBO!!! It's my "carrot" in a box......LOL!!!!

The second card is a reversed spoof......too funny!!!! It's my "boobs" in a box!!! LMBO!!! I had such fun making these cards, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Supplies: Cold Play, Night of Navy, Real Red, Chocolate chip, WW, DP, Stazon black, Brocade blue,Only Orange, Copics, Heart punch, ribbon, cystal effects, dazzling diamonds, marker, and dimensionals.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all!! We are having a wonderful day I hope you all are too!!

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Monday, December 24, 2007

One Last Gift

Well I thought I would show you one last Christmas Gift, i made this for my Dad's sister and her husband it is homemade Irish Cream......mmmmmmmmmmm. I had actually made my sister one but didn't have tome to take a picture of it.

I just covered the bottle with some DP added ribbon and a tag! I made a quick card to match the theme of the bottle.

Well I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!! I hope Santa brings each of you everything that was on your Christmas list.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Kissmas

Awww......so cute Pixel and Pookie snuggling under the mistletoe, I just adore these images that Stampendous has come up with. Who doesn't love a good snuggle under the mistletoe with their sweetie??!!

Well my kids are starting to get quite excited about Santa's nearing visit, I am so lucky both girls still believe with all their hearts, a rare thing at age 12 1/2 and 11. I want my girls to be kids as long as they can, I had to grow up way too fast and didn't want that for them. Jason and I were saying what happens if they believe in Santa right up into adulthood....... well I guess we will have to break into their houses and leave gifts from Santa.....LOL!

Well i just have a few stocking stuffer's to wrap up then I am finished.....whew! Tomorrow we are going to have dinner with my Dad's sister, she seems to be having a bit of a difficult time adjusting to not having him here this year. I hope our visit will help her feel a little better.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!

Supplies: CC designs, Pixel and Pookie stamps (Stampendous), Real red, bashful blue, watercolor paper, Daisy D's dp, Black ink, Copics, Ribbon, Brads, Bling and Dimensionals.


Friday, December 21, 2007


I got this in my email from another mother who has a daughter with autism. As you all know we have a daughter with autism so this is very near and dear to my heart!! Thank you to Five for Fighting for being so generous!!

I think you will really like this- Please feel free share it with your friends if you'd like.The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family.>They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

Link to the site Changer her world


Skating Pond

I have these cute little Pixel and Pookie stamps from Stampendous and they have been begging to be inked up! So I stepped outside my comfort zone and tried to create a scene, not my strong suit. I need a little more practice but all and all I think I am happy with it.

The pond is covered with crystal effects look like real ice in real life. Well I should get busy I have a ton of things to do today before school lets out!

Merry Christmas to you all!!

Supplies: Flaky friends, Stampendeous Pixel and Pookie stamps, Real red, old olive, river rock and watercolor paper. black, burnt umber, wild wasabi, barely banana, and close to cocoa inks, copics, liquid appliqué, stickles, crystal effects, and dimesnionals.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Frosty Gift Basket

Today's Way To Use It challenge was to make anything using some wrapping supplies goes!So fun!!! I have been wanting to do a gift basket for some time and today was the perfect time to do it, now i just have to find someone to give it to!!! The tea tin is filled with gourmet hot chocolate, nuggets of course fill the nugget tin and the little square tin is filled with Lindt Lindor Chocolates some of my favorite!!1 YUMMY!!! Maye I will mail it to myself......ROTFLMBO!!!

Tea Tin supplies: Tea tin, Basic Grey fruitcake DP, Bravo burgundy card stock, Ribbon, brads, die cut.

Nugget tin supplies: Nugget tin, Basic Grey fruitcake DP, Bravo burgundy card stock, Ribbon

Tiny tin supplies: Square tin, Basic Grey fruitcake DP, Ribbon

Wishing you all Very Merry Holiday Season!!!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Winner And A Rant!!

First the rant......................... Oh My Word!!! I am so irritated with CBS, leading everyone on saying we were getting a new episode, i even checked their website today to make sure.....................then at the last minute bait and switch!!!! A repeat!!!! This is a new low for them!!!
Even the tv guide up until the last minute before airtime said it was new ans then bang it changes to a repeat description!!!! Ok I feel better now!!

The winner is
Blogger Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas Kelly. And how could ANYONE not be nice to you? (If someone's not, I can beat them up for you! LOL!)
This stamp set looks really cool. I'm thinking it would make some awesome Christmas cards for next year!
And thanks for just the opportunity to win a cool set!

Jennifer please email me (sidebar) you addy!!

Thank you to everyone who played along!! Merry Christmas to you ALL!!!!

On a side note Jennifer I might take you up on your offer..... do you know anyone at CBS.......?!!!......LOL!!Bahahahahaha!!! Just kidding!!!


Thinking Of You

I made this card for today's sketch challenge I just love the way it turned out!! I really like bashful blue and real red together such a nice winter color combo!! I used Flourishes new release Open To Love the little birdie in this set is too sweet!!

Well I am getting down to wrapping just our presents now........whew!! I got my Mom's and my sister's presents on the bus yesterday YAY!! I have the teacher's and the girls aides gifts done and ready to go!! I have to hit the grocery store for all the fixings, later today and I think that is it dare I say I am ready!!

Be sure to enter for the Christmas blog chocolate 3 posts down I will be drawing tonight after Criminal Minds and CSI NY!! I can't wait I am so excited about Criminal Minds tonight looks like a good one!!

Supplies: Florishes stamps, Open to Love, Real Red, bashful Blue, white card stock, DP, Black ink, Copics, Stickles, Brads, Marker, circle punches, Ribbon, slot punch, and Dimensionals.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

More Cards from Friends

I am so blessed to have so many wonderful blogger friends I love my computer cause all my friends live in it!!! This gorgeous card is from Tracy at Tracy's Happy Place be sure to stop by here blog with a hello she make the cutest cards and runs a monthly challenge!! Thank you so much Tracy!!

This super cute card is from Nancy over at Nancy's Creative Mess Be sure to swing by here blog for some beautiful creations!! Thank you Nancy and Merry Christmas to you!!

This beautiful card came from Lynne aka Newbie007 along with it came a box of stamps, the Canadian collection from Michaels!!! woohoo!!! Thank you so much Lynne!!

And this stunning card is from Stephanie aka SmilynStef, Wow that paper is gorgeous I have to get me some!!! How nice to get an RAK at Christmas time!!

I love you guys you are so good to me!!! THANK YOU!!! Thank you to all who have blessed me by sending me happy mail!!


Gifts For The Teachers

Both of my girls have male teachers this year, so I didn't want to give them a pink fuzzy snowman.....LOL!! so I made them a criss cross box you can find Nicole Headys tutorial here Criss Cross Box. They are filled with my yummy homemade Skor Bark Mmmmmmmm......!!!!

Well I will keep this post short I have to get my sisters presents on the bus!!

Don't forget to enter for my Christmas blog Chocolate 2 posts below!!

Merry Christmas to all!!!


Monday, December 17, 2007

Dazzling Smowman!!

Today's TLC challenge was to use the Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique. The Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique. is pretty simple stamp your image colors as desired cover entire image with versa mark add dazzling diamonds or Iridescent ice heat set and that's it! You get this very dazzling effect!!

Don't forget to enter my Christmas Blog Chocolate on the post below!! It's really yummy!

**Now for some rambling about Criminal Minds**

I was at first shocked and upset when Mandy ( Jason Giddeon) left the show just cause he was such a strong character and a great leader. But I like how Hodgener has stepped up mind you I adored him as Greg in Dharma and Greg. At first I was not thrilled with the new guy that they brought to the team but as each episode progresses I am finding a place for him in my heart......LOL!! Oh man is the show getting intense!! The whole Gracia shooting thing??!! One the edge of my seat!!! Yes I will yell at the TV **blushing** so poor Jason has to listen to me yelling look out!!.......LOL! I think my favorite character now that Giddeon is gone has to be Morgan, strong , sensitive, type reminds me of my hubby my hero!! Mind you I love Reid too he is a hoot I love his ramblings!! I can't wait to see where they take us next!!

Supplies: Inkadinkado snowman stamp, Real red, river rock, old olive, white and dashing dp, Black ink and versa mark, copics, ribbon, bling, holly leaves and berry brad, Iridescent ice , ticket corner punch and dimensionals.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Chritmas Blog Chocolate!!!

I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!! So what better way could I do it then to giveaway this Gorgeous set from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps, this set is called Vintage Christmas and is a pretty good sized set!!

I will draw randomly for this one Wednesday night after Criminal Minds and CSI NY another 2 of my favorite shows!!

So all you have to do is leave a comment on this post!! It can be anything as long as it is nice!! *wink*

Merry Christmas to you all!!!


Snowman Tree Ornament

I made this ornament actually I made 6 of them for Megan and Stephanie's aides at school as well as one for my mom and my sister! isn't that just the sweetest face!! I got the tutorial and box instructions from here Gift Box Lynda's snowmen and boxes were just too darling for words!!

I just love the boxes the will house these cute little snowmen!! I couldn't decide one which box to post so I posted box styles!!

Supplies: Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi card stock, DP, Ribbon, circle cutter, crop-i-dile, clear bulbs, white paint, stickles, fuzzy socks, snowman button, sharpie pen, gold cord, orange wire, sticky strip tape.

I used an adult sized sock to I could get two hats out of every sock instead of a kid sized sock where I could only get one hat per sock.

The sock I cut in half then cut the toe section off so i have 2 tube like pieces, I used sticky strip to attach hat to the bulb, then cut the top of the sock into quarters, the cut the quarters into strips. and tied off with ribbon making sure to secure it around the top of the bulb.

The nose is orange wire curled around a pencil to make the shape and attached with crystal effects.


Cards from Friends!!

I wanted to share some of the Christmas card we have received from our crafty friends, please keep in mind the last card is rated "R" just a warning!!

This sweet Hanna card is from Monika at >M.A.D. Stamper Be sur to check here out she is an amazing artist!! Thank you and merry Christmas Monika!!

This super cute Minnie Mouse card was made by Megan our youngest daughter for our family, she loves Christmas time!!

This cute snowman card was made by a friend that attends the same church we do, thank you so much Hellen and Merry Christmas to you!!

This card was sent to us by Melanie of Melanie's Madness be sure to stop by her blog to check out her wonderful creations. Thank you so much Melanie and Merry Christmas to you my sweet sweet friend.

This gorgeous Peace, Joy and Comfort was sent to me from my wonderful friend Diane aka DD2njoy, thank you so much for this gorgeous card!! Merry Christmas to you Diane!!

And this little racy number was sent to my by my best friend Erica the one who got me into stamping!! What a hoot this card is, last year I had made a different racy card with these snowmen and this years she has so topped that card.....LOL!! Merry Christmas Erica!!

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AndThe Winner Is.........


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree....easy to navigate. That snowman is really cute and love the gallery with all those neat ideas!!!!

Cindy Coffman

December 14, 2007 4:39 PM

Please send me your addy so I can pass it along to Ashley and Kristen so they can get your set out to you!! Email can be found on the side bar!!

I will be back shortly with something fun!!


Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy Snowman and Blog Chocolate

Isn't he just the happiest looking snowman?! He is one of the newly released designs from Treehouse Stamps. Treehouse stamps is offering free shipping to Canada with a $40 purchase!! Sweet deal since not many ship to Canada for free! Today's limited supply challenge was to make a white based card so snowmen are perfect for today's challenge!

I know you won't be able to see it but the cuttlebugged layer has been spritzed with glimmer mist so it glistens in real life, very pretty!!

Well I will keep this a quick post as i have to get the kiddies off to school but I will be back later with some cards from friends.

Ok so you wanna know how to get some blog chocolate?? First what's up for grabs is one new set from Treehouse Stamps pictured here!! So how do you get it??? Well all you have to do is check out the Treehouse Stamps website and then come back here to comment on it - likes, dislikes, suggestions, etc. then on Sunday morning 9 am pst I will randomly pick a winner from the comments left on this post!!

Supplies: Winter memories Treehouse stamps, Real red and white card stock, black ink, copics, cuttlebug, ribbon, brad and holly leaves,glimmer mist and dimensionals.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Monochromatic Santa

Today's way to use it challenge was to make a Monochromatic card, I love this Santa from Stampfransico and he is perfect for a monochromatic color scheme!!

Just a quick post for now, I have a super busy day with the kids Christmas concert this morning and evening and having to finish of a million tiny errands too!! Wishing you all a super day!!

Supplies:Santa stamp (stampfransico), bravo burgundy, white card stock, figgy pudding dp, bravo burgundy ink, brads, ribbon, ticket corner punch and dimensionals.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I've been tagged!!

I have been tagged by Shannon of Live, Love, Laugh and STAMP

The rules of the game:

* Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
* Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
* Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
* Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here are 7 random facts about.

I "apparently" suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) I have many little quirks that others like to call issues...........LOL, but we don't need to discuss any of those.......*wink*

White flour causes my feet to swell..................too weird!

I have a Christmas tree fetish I "apparently " can't decide on one so we currently have 6 full sizes trees and if i had more room i would have more!

I love to go to bed the problem is I don't really sleep , I spend most of the night trying to get back to sleep.

My bedroom has the average temperature of 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degree Fahrenheit, I love my room cold the colder the better!

I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, when my mom was pregnant with my sister she would eat them and I have been eating them ever since too!

I am allergic to ice berg lettuce.........can you believe that it is like what 80% water??!!

If you are reading this and would like to play along consider yourself tagged!!

Wishing you all a good night!!

Off to bed for me!


Note Cards and A Gift Box

Just a quick post, to show you 2 of the newly released Flourishes sets Love Nest and Open to Love. Aren't those little love birds just the sweetest?? We used to have a set of love birds, they laid eggs a few times but nothing ever hatched. Jason was so sad when the wouldn't hatch.

I hope you are all having a wonderful evening!!

Supplies: Love nest and Open to love stamps, Sage shadow, pretty in pink, regal rose and white card stock, black, burnt umber, inks, copics, dimensional.


Snowflake Harmony

I made this card for today's sketch challenge, I love all they layers in this sketch so pretty!! And I love burgundy snowflakes!! Wow I'm finally getting there I got all my Christmas cards postal yesterday, YAY!!Now all I have left is the hand delivered one to hand out.

Be sure to check out my My Hubby's auction, he is auctioning off all his "Chicken who did It" Cards with all the proceeds going to the NONA (North Okanagan Neurological Association), this is the organization that provided Megan's EIBI program free of charge and it is easily a $30,000 program!! Through this program Megan learned to speak, how to be able to have relationships, and so much more we are eternally grateful to them!! We plan to have Megan hand them the check!! So please check it out!

Lot of exciting new today!! Flourishes has released three new stamps sets!! Perfect timing for Valentine's day projects. I will be back later today with some samples, I'm just putting the finishing touches on them!

Some other bigs news Treehouse Stamps is releasing it's first 2 sets tonight at 8 pm PST!! Be sure to check it out!!

Supplies: Snowflakes, Winter Wonderland,Purely Pomegranate, River rock, curious Poison Ivy, card stock,Holiday Harmony DP, Purely Pomegranate, ink, Cuttlebug, Stickles, Ribbon, Bling, Circle punches and Dimesionals


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monogrammed Greeting

I made this card for today's color challenge the colors we were to use are Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie. I found this a very hard color combo to use four different cards hit the garbage can before I finally came up with this one, I do really like this one.

Well as you can see my Papertrey Sets finally arrived yesterday!!! I ordered them November 15th can you believe it I could have walked them here faster!!! Canada Post is so.........................slow these days!

I got most of my baking done yesterday and have just a few cards left to address, I am finally staring to feel like i can enjoy the season!!

Supplies: Papertrey stamps, Curious Poison ivy, Pumpkin Pie, and certainly Celery card stock, Black, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie, inks, Ribbon, Circle punches, Circle cutter.


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