Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

Hi, have you missed me?  I have been sick for the last 12 days.  I'm starting to feel human again today.  However, I don't plan to stay up till midnight to welcome the new year in.  It is just a bit past 8 and I'm already thinking about going to bed!

I did get a card made today and started making the cards I'm going to do for my card class in January.  I'll finish them up and post the details about my classes the next couple of days.

I used one of the new Sale-a-Bration sets to make this card.  The set is called Feeling Sentimental, it has a Ferris wheel and one of those old bicycles with a big wheel on front and small one on the back as well as the phone booth and Celebrate sentiment.  Remember, if it is a Sale-a-bration set, that means it is free!  This is a great set too, I'm totally loving it.  Sale-a-bration starts on Jan 22 so this is a sneak peek for you. 

I used some of the Candlelight Christmas DSP for the background paper.  I love that one side of the DSP is something you can use later if you didn't use up all the paper on your Christmas projects.  En Frances` is stamped on Very Vanilla and torn and inked for an additional layer.  The Celebrate sentiment is stamped on one of the dies in the Lots of Tags Sizzlet set.  I thought the sentiment was a great one to post on Dec 31st.  Yall have fun and be safe when you celebrate tonight!  I reckon I'll see you next year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Christmas Eve!

Where has the year gone?  It is already Christmas Eve and 2013 is just a blink or 2 away.  I created a Christmas card with MDS to share with you.  I put pictures of the grandkids on it because they are much cuter than my kids these days.  They are growing  up so fast, the oldest turned 10 this year, in no time they will be starting high school.  But I don't want to think about that!

I hope you all have a nice Christmas day and are blessed with the spirit of Christ in your home.  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Clearance Blitz and Craft Fairs

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last!  And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.  Hurry though, I've heard a lot of people saying things are selling out quickly.  I need to hurry on over there myself, there are a couple of things I want to get.  To go directly to the clearance rack click here.  You can order directly from there or call or email me with your order.  Have fun!

I have been setting up every Friday at the Winter Market in Clarksville.  It is at the Smith-Trahern Mansion and is every Friday over the Winter months until the downtown farmer's market opens again in the Spring.  The Trees of Christmas have been there the last couple of weeks so it was fun to set my table up in front the beautifully decorated trees. 
It has been fun creating all the Christmas goodies and I enjoy talking to people as they come by my booth.  This Friday will be the last one before Christmas so if I don't sell all of my specifically Christmas items I'll have a fun treat for the kids at church on Sunday!
Between the Winter Market and my nephew's wedding that was Saturday I have been extremely busy the last couple of weeks.  I made the sign in book for the wedding and completely forgot to take a picture of it.  I'll have to take one so you can see it.  I used glimmer paper and it looked fabulous!  I love that stuff.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Tree

In case you have been wondering why I haven't posted in a while, it certainly isn't because I haven't created anything the past week or so!  Every year I help with my church's Christmas tree they sponsor at the Smith-Trahern mansion's Trees of Christmas display.  The kick off for the trees was Sunday.  We also do a Festival of the Nativity at church the first weekend in December so this was an extra busy weekend.  Here is the main ornament for the tree, I was so glad I had the Simply Scored tool to make these rosettes extra easy to make!  I  bought the little "crystal" nativities and hung them over the rosettes.  A silver Shimmer Paper star and some glittery netting finished off the ornaments nicely. 

The finished tree turned out beautiful!  I was very pleased with it and enjoyed every one's compliments of it.  If you live in the Clarksville area you can see the trees Mon-Thurs next week.  There are a lot of beautiful trees in the Trees of Christmas display.
Here are a couple of pictures form the Festival of the Nativity too.  It is always a wonderful weekend of live musical performances and hundreds of nativity sets to enjoy. It is such a great way to kick off the Christmas season!  First, the way the room looked overall.  We had nearly 300 nativities set up and I couldn't even begin to imagine the number of Christmas lights there were!  It was beautifully presented and very peaceful.  I completely forgot I was in the gym.

This is a picture of the live nativity.  One of my brothers built the stable and another one of my brothers was the Joseph at the time this picture was taken.  They traded out the shepherds, wise men and Mary and Joseph every hour and a half or so.  It was great to see them  every time I walked into the gym. 
One of my favorite things this year was the display of these photographs.  Helen Robson is a very talented lady, she sews the costumes and gets people together and sets the scenes and takes photographs.  They are amazing!  I especially love the picture with the baby yawning, precious!  Here is her website if you want to see more of her work, 

This was one of my favorite nativities, I guess it is the portion of the city wall in the background that I really like.  It is so realistic and rustic.

I love this Eskimo set.  We lived in Alaska for a couple of years and I loved it there so this one reminds me of those fun years.