Friday, November 27, 2009
AS WELL AS sponsoring a giveaway on my blog (see post HERE)! You have til next Saturday (Dec. 5th) to enter!
So make sure you enter them both. I am probably going to take a few days off from blogging as I REALLY need to make Christmas cards and finish up my Christmas shopping (almost done, yaaaaay!) I love Black Friday, but now I am really, really tired. And I have a lot of wrapping to do. =)
And in lieu (sp??!) of a picture, I will leave you with this happy image (borrowed from the world wide web) of a super cute, versatile little Cricut cartridge that I bought today at Wal-Mart...it has a full alphabet and dingbat set as well as the cut outs for several little stand-up buildings, including a church. I am breaking this baby in today for Christmas cards! =D!! YAAAAYYY!
Enjoy your weekend!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Just leave a comment by next Saturday, December 5th!! =) If you're a Black Friday shopper, HAPPY SHOPPING!! =D
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See the canvas and original Michaels Handmade Holidays Contest post here!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
TodaysMama and ProvoCraft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter, I'm sharing this meme with you.
1. What are five items on your holiday wish list this year? Shampoo & Conditioner (Victoria's Secret kind), toaster, to get my husband to hang up about 20 things in my house (haha!), some new jeans, scrapbooking gift cards/stuff.
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? Definitely a scarf made by Miss Ariel.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? Making a quilt, knitting/crocheting a quilt, making handmade soap - oh, just one?
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? Probably my bicycle. My brother and I got one at the same time and our parents had hid it outside on the back porch and we were SO surprised!
5. What items are on your kids wishlist this year? No kids...
6. What is your favorite holiday food? Don't laugh...peanut butter crunchies...YUM! But I also am really fond of yeast rolls, and chicken and dumplings.
7. What will you be handcrafting for the holidays? Well, I can't really tell on here...everyone I'm making stuff for reads this blog!! ;) I am making a pretty necklace to go with one of my Christmas party outfits!!
8. What is your favorite holiday movie? It's a Wonderful Life
9. Favorite holiday song? Away in a Manger (really!)
10. Favorite holiday pasttime? Light-looking!! =)
TodaysMama is having a giveaway for all this great stuff, click here for more details!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
And this one won FIRST place in the adults category...
Meanwhile, I went to Stacy & Luke's wedding and these two little subjects were oh-so-happy with having their pictures taken (I was happy to oblige!!)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Here is the canvas again, with a few close-ups!
I also wanted to explain how I made the flowers for anyone wanting to make their own!! I used several different techniques to make the flowers look like a little garden.
For the crumpled looking flowers, I just handcut varying sizes of circles, crumpled and layered them with little dots of glue inbetween layers. The yellow and orange flower and the large purple with blue polka dots flowers use this technique. If you cut the circles with decorative edged scissors like scallops or pinking shears, it gives the flower a whole different look.For the large while polka dotted flower and the yellow flower, I just took a strip of patterned paper (12 inches should be plenty, you can cut it down from there depending on how big you want it) and pleated it in a circle pattern. I just stapled the center and added a pop-dotted epoxy circle sticker for the centers.
For the small circle flowers, I handcut two circles in contrasting sizes and cut one slit to the center of each circle. I then gently pulled the top of the slit over the bottom and adhered with glue, then layered then on top of each other with a dot of glue again (it helps if you smoosh the pointy bottoms just a little bit).
Really easy! If you have any questions, please leave me a comment or send me an email!! =)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
For the biscuits, I just followed this super simple, easy recipe:
2 cups all purpose baking mix
1/2 cup sour cream
6 tbsp. lemon-lime soft drink (Mountain Dew is what I use, but Sprint or something similar would work too!).
3 tbsp. butter, melted
Heat the oven to 425, grease 8 inch square pan. Stir together first three ingredients, flour hands and divide dough into 20 equal portions, rolling in balls and placing in pan as you go. Brush half of butter over the dough balls. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining half of butter....these babies are SOOO good, trust me! =)
After I got the biscuits in the oven, I just followed the directions on a box of flavored pasta (mine was garlic and olive oil flavored) and let that cook, then prepared the chicken.
For the chicken, I just cooked the chicken in olive oil (1 tbsp.-ish, I just eye it) until it was done (I cut mine up for quicker cooking!) and then let poured about a half a bottle of Garlic Herb marinade over it, stirring until it heated all the way through. Serve together and yum, yum! It was a hit! =)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I had so much fun...I'm hoping to tackle a simple scarf soon! Love you girl!! =)
Monday, November 9, 2009
It was really fun...I wish I had been in a better picture-taking mood!