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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