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Monday, December 12, 2011

A little somethin' somethin'

A little extra for the girleys. I found some spa socks at a local craft store and made them into a cupcake. Super easy & fun.

Happy Day :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hubbys co-worker gifts

Every year about in September I start my thinkin' about what I am gonna do for hubbys gifts. I usually peek around the internet and see what fun ideas there are. On  someone had posted in the gallery pics of their Grinch candy canes, so I thought it was so cute, and I would make some.

I went searching my local stores and online for green candy canes. It seems like most come in packages with other colors. I found these. They had the most green in one package.

I did find some candy canes that are new this year, the Shreck ones. But they have pics of him all over the wrapper ( they are cute) but I didn't want that.

Next up, making the tags to hang off the candy canes. I wanted to do the saying on one side & a picture of the Grinch on the other. So I went to my avery program. I am not sure the number of the label, but 6 fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. I think the label size is 4 x 3 1/2. Here is how they turned out.

I need 18 so I printed 3 of each. Then I cut them to size, I just eyeballed it.

I got some card stock ( i used wild wasabi from stampin' up) I cut them to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. That is 6 per page.

Next i grabbed a color box ink in skarlett and inked the edges on both the saying and the grinch paper. Please excuse my dirty craft table :)

 Then I got a glue stick and glued the grinch on one side of the green card stock & the saying on the other.

Next I got a hole punch and punched a hole in the upper corner.

I got some red fun fir and cut 4 to 5 inch pieces and strung that through the hole and tied it around the candy cane.

 WOW all done!!!

I have this santa can I made several years ago out of a coffee can. It is the perfect way to transport candy canes so they don't get tangled up or broken. Love it :):):) The handle makes it super handy!!!

Candy canes all ready to go!!!

Now.... what to do with all the red ones??? LOL

Have a super day.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Happy Holidays !!!

So I was playing around with my camera, the new dslr we got last Christmas. I have been a little nervous about trying pictures out of the standard modes the camera has. So here is my first try. I am lovin' the results :)

Every year we (hubby & I) give the boys a new ordiment for the tree. This is this years.
I love the sparkle. I really wanted to capture that.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Digi fun :)

I was messin' around and made this with some digi elements!!!


Monday, September 12, 2011

New page

I was inspired by Donna Downeys inspiration Wednesday. Most of the supplies she has I don't so I had to use what I have.

So much fun :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Back yard pic's

Here are a few pic's I took of my backyard. We had to replace the sprinkling system 3 years ago, and most of the plants are on their 2 ed year this year. I wanted to try taking some pictures a bit before sundown. I wish I had taken them a little sooner, but I am lovin' the light.

Have a happy week :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bird Love

I love birds. My friend gave me a bird feeder last Christmas & I have been feeding them since. I love seeing all the different kinds of birds come to the feeder. The dove's make me laugh. They are so big sitting on the feeder. At times I have seen all three of them on it, it is quite a sight.

For awhile I have wanted to try my hand at drawing/painting some birds. I love how Dina Wakley does her birds. They are so colorful & beautiful. So this is my first try at drawing some birds. The head is shaped kinda funny but I am happy with it.

Connie :)

Monday, August 29, 2011


So It was time to do some dilly beans. They are hubbys favorite. We only have a few jars left of last years, because he likes taking them to work & sharing. So we headed to Day's farm and picked a box of beans. We were able to can 35 pints of the Dilly Beans. Yummo!

I also wanted to try some cauliflower. So I made a little extra of the pickeling brine and poured it over some cauliflower. We got 3 pints out of 1 head.

We also wanted to try the brine on some cucumbers. So Craig went and got a dozen cukes. We got 6 quarts from the dozen cukes. We tried them yesterday with dinner & they are good. Next time we would leave the skins on. I didn't take a picture of the cukes. Oops :)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Big Picture Festival

Here are the pages I have completed so far. I want to finish, but its slow going.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Tomato Love

I was out picking a few tomatos for dinner and came across this beauty :)

Enjoy your weekend!!!
Connie :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New pages

Some new pages I have been working on.

Connie :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New index cards

July 30 - no Card visiting Calvin
July 31 - no Card visiting Calvin
Connie :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Newest Cards

Here are last weeks cards.

Have a great weekend,
Connie :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The concert was awesome :)

Finely the day was here, I was so excited!!! All three bands were ROCKIN'. I had a fun time!!!!!

Night Ranger started off the concert. I was most excited to see them. They are awesome. I was a way happy girl when they played YOU CAN STILL ROCK IN AMERICA, one of the best songs ever, it's in my top 10!!!!!!! They also played Sister Christan, sweet, love that song.

Next up was Foreigner. They were good too. They played mostly their hits, which was good. My favorite song from them for the night was Dirty White Boy, I had forgotten about that song, so when they played it, that was awesome :)

Third up was Journey. I was excited to see them too. I do wish I would have seen them when Steve Perry was singing. He is quite the songbird, beautiful voice. Arnel sang fantastically too. They had an awesome light show. They also blew confetti out of the huge air gun things(not sure what they are called). The sky was filled with white,fluttering confetti. Only a few pieces came our way, so we waited till a lot of the crowd was gone, and Carch went and got a few pieces of the confetti and I used the pieces in our homemade smash books. My favorite song from them was Stone In Love. I felt bad that I had forgotten that song, since it has been along time since I heard it, but I love it. And Lights... always awesome.
I had a super time, wished we would have been closer to the stage, but had a great time :)

Connie :)