Fun Getting To Know You Christmas Questions

Dec 19, 2014

Here are some fun getting to know you Christmas questions you can share with friends and family at a family gathering or party. I always find it interesting in how others celebrate the holiday season. If you don’t celebrate Christmas you can easily change the questions to fit your holiday celebration. My sister and her family arrive late tonight and I cannot wait to have some fun with everyone. You know I’m on “best weekend ever” notice for Madelyn and Isabella. I LOVE being their aunt. I have a weekend of fun all planned out that includes lots of hot chocolate, s’mores, cookie baking, holiday light looking and presents. It’s going to be a fabulous weekend. 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? This year it’s all about Gift Bags.  2. Real tree or artificial? We...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2012

Forever on Thanksgiving Day The heart will find the pathway home. ~Wilbur D....

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What a busy week…

Nov 24, 2010

I hope you all are getting ready to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. We will be having a very slow paced day tomorrow. This year we are staying put as we decided to do our traveling to see family for Christmas. I must admit it will be nice to just relax and not worry about entertaining or traveling. This Thanksgiving I am getting off so easy… all Ansley requested is “Stove Top” stuffing and a pumpkin pie!!! Can you believe that… Ansley is not a big turkey eater and Alan doesn’t want me to go to all the trouble of cooking for just us three. So they got major brownie points with me this Thanksgiving. I’m thinking a big pot of stew or chili will be great to eat while...

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Fun project for any age…

Nov 16, 2010

This paper snowflake ornament will certainly keep kids of all ages entertained while waiting for their Thanksgiving meal. All you need are a few supplies and they should be busy for at least an hour and hopefully longer. The younger kids can punch the pieces needed, the older kids can fold them into shape then together they can attach and glitter everything to create the ornament. I think some made out of red and green solid cardstock or the adorable Tinsel & Twig collection by The Girls’ Paperie would look awesome. Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Maya Road Iridescent Glitter, Maya Road Chipboard Snowflakes, Maya Road Pure White Ink, Rhinestones, Diamond Stickles, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue Tools Needed: Fiskars Extra Large Square-a-Licious (scallop square) Punch, Fiskars Extra Large Seal of Approval (scallop round) Punch,...

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Sonny says…

Oct 31, 2010

Happy “Howl-o-ween” and I say Enjoy! Mini Thanksgiving...

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Sweet Deal…

Oct 12, 2010

Okay there is this fairly new etsy store called Laura’s Vintage Garden. I have spoken of this store before. Well today Laura is offering a sweet deal to those of you who make a purchase in her store. Laura’s store has wonderful PDF’s that are perfect for using in vintage projects as well as making gorgeous soldered charms. Since Christmas is just around the corner you know I am all about the vintage Christmas images especially her Santas but she also has lots of vintage Halloween and Thanksgiving PDF’s too. You just have to check out all her great stuff. Laura not only has loads of PDF’s she also has some really nice vintage items like Cabinet Cards and Vintage Ephemera Packs… So here is the sweet deal… if you purchase two items from...

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Coupon Code 63B3..

Aug 31, 2010

will get you $5. off of last years “All Hallow’s Eve” online workshop. Even though it is last years workshop does not mean it is dated my any means. These projects can be recreated year after year. So if you did not participate in this online workshop last year you can still do so without worry this year. This online workshop includes 12 vintage-themed project tutorials. Projects include items such as treat baskets, feather tree ornaments, mini wall hangings, tags and a treat bag. Each tutorial includes color photos and step by step instructions. Some projects come with downloadable templates to make your creative process a bit easier. I have also included vintage postcard and mini flashcard downloads for both Halloween AND Thanksgiving. Suggestions are provided to convert at least 7 All Hallow’s Eve...

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A Happy Christmas…

Oct 28, 2009

Yes it looks as though I skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving all together and went straight to Christmas. Honestly this was not my intention it just kinda happened… I guess it comes as no surprise that I was the kid ready to pull the Christmas tree out of the attic the second I saw any sign of Christmas in the stores. Mom and I always had some kind of Christmas craft going on each year. I still have the stuffed fabric ornaments we made one year… once we made lots of cute ornaments using a simple salt and flour dough mixture then painted and coated them in varnish… not sure what happened to those but I’m sure it had something to do with Southeast Texas humidity. Anyway, I could go on and on telling you...

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…

Oct 11, 2009

Oh how I love this movie… I looked forward to watching it every year as a child and still like watching it as an adult. Not only does this pumpkin look adorable sitting on our coffee table I think it will also be cute as a placecard on our table for Thanksgiving dinner. All I need to do is replace the “Happy Halloween” sentiment with a name. To recreate this project first paint the plastic pumpkin using orange acrylic paint and the stem (remove the stem for easier handling) with brown acrylic paint, let dry. Apply liquid adhesive to the pumpkin then generously apply orange glitter on top. Apply  liquid adhesive to the stem then generously apply brown glitter on top. Tap off excess. Let Dry. Create the leaves using this tutorial. Wrap the...

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All Hallow’s Eve Registration….. Starts Today!

Sep 1, 2009

YAY… today is the first day of registration for my new “All Hallow’s Eve” online workshop. Once registered, you will have access to the private blog which presently lists all the supplies and tools needed to recreate each project. The cost for this online workshop is $19.95 and includes 12 project tutorials. All projects have a vintage theme and include items such as treat baskets, feather tree ornaments, mini wall hangings, tags and treat bag. For those that are participating in any Halloween tag swaps I placed a few tag tutorials in the first two weeks of the workshop. Each tutorial includes color photos and step by step instructions. Some projects will come with templates to make the creative process a bit easier and I have included vintage postcard and mini flashcard downloads for...

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Oak Leaves Cluster…

Aug 26, 2009

Can you tell fall is heavy on my mind? I cannot wait for some cooler weather. But for now it looks like another hot day here in Texas. I have no idea how these High School football players practice in 100 degree temps… nuts I tell ya. Anyway on to my post and more thoughts of fall. As you can see I am really loving my new Cuttlebug Leaf Dies and thought I would show you the cute cluster of leaves I created using the oak leaf die. This literally took me 15 min. to create from start to finish. And the tiny Maya Road Hanging Chandelier Beads are a great accent for acorns. They catch the light beautifully and will look great on a candlelit table setting. This leaf cluster would look really...

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All Hallow’s Eve Sneak Peeks…

Aug 25, 2009

Thought I would share a few sneak peeks of my upcoming All Hallow’s Eve online workshop. Registration will begin September 1st. Once registered you will have access to the private blog and can get a look at the supply list. Those of you that have not participated in one of my workshops I want to make sure you know you can substitute products I used with items you may already have one hand. I just include the supply list in case you want to recreate the projects exactly as I have created mine. This new workshop will include 12 project tutorials. Each project will include color photos and step by step instructions. There will be downloads of vintage Halloween postcard images and a mini flashcard PDF. AND… since Thanksgiving will be just around the...

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Simple Leaf Pick Tutorial…

Aug 24, 2009

Here is a super simple leaf pick tutorial. As most of you know I love creating accents for projects out of book pages. While looking around our local Joann Craft Store this weekend I found lots of their Cuttlebug dies on clearance and I was thrilled when I found this leaf set. I plan on making a nice cluster of oak leaves to accent some Thanksgiving projects. But first I had to try out the Maple Leaf. Supplies Used: Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine Cuttlebug Leaf Set Die Book Page 24 Gauge Wire Wire Cutters Aleene’s Paper Glaze Stickles – Platinum Instructions: Using your Cuttlebug and the Maple Leaf Die, cut two leaves out of a book page Using Aleene’s Paper Glaze apply adhesive (I like this adhesive as it will not buckle your paper)...

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What a great mail day…

Nov 25, 2008

Okay I have to admit I have been a tad bit stressed about the big “Thanksgiving Day” dinner at our house. Alan’s mom and dad are coming and Terri’s boyfriend Laren will be bringing his family. I know it will be fun and everything will turn out beautifully but I didn’t name my blog “It’s in The Details” for nothing…. seriously I can make myself NUTS detailing everything down to the last grain of salt. I am the type of person that can make a mountain out of a mole hill with any project or event. My brain just keeps thinking about adding this and that and this would be great oh and if we had this, that would be great too…. Sorry I kinda got off topic… wait I don’t think I even...

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Sheer Blossoms meet the Cuttlebug…

Sep 8, 2008

Additional Products Used: Maya Road Buttons – Earth, Maya Road Trinkets Metal Elements – Blossoms, Maya Road Philadelphia Uppercase Alphabet, Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber – Gold, Melissa Frances Regal Glitter Collection (Gold), Melissa Frances Autumn Splendor Vintage Transfers, Floss, Tulle and a Berry Spray.

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Ho Ho Ho I love my Santa

Dec 1, 2006

I know you are probably getting tired of seeing my Dad in his Santa suit but I just love this photo. If you want to see some ADORABLE tree ornaments you have got to go to Notes from the Journey all the design team members created tree ornaments using Maya Road products.

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Catching Up “LONG”…

Nov 25, 2006

I will post the Brine recipe at a later date in case some of you cook turkey for Christmas and want to give this a try. My BIL Douglas and Ansley had a cute little duet going on the piano.

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Trial Run…

Nov 22, 2006

What a nice visit Ansley and I had with my parents. While we were down, Ansley made her first pumpkin pie. On our next visit Mom is going to teach her to make a custard pie.

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Just a peek…

Nov 16, 2006

at a project I am working on right now. I’m just a bit nervous since I will be the one cooking the turkey this Thanksgiving and I’m not a cook! My Mom can cook the best turkey!

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