Sunday, December 27, 2009

Johnny's New Bike

Johnny definitely loved his new bicycle. 2010 should be a great year ~ I'm ready to see it get here! Best wishes to all and hope your Christmas was Blessed and Your New Year will be Happy and Healthy. Hugs, Julia

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Almond Roca Christmas Candy

These little bags come out so cute and the candy is yummy! My Sister (Twin of course) Judy told me where to find the recipe in my Betty Crocker Cookbook. They call it something else and don't put chocolate and toasted almonds on both sides like she does, but this stuff I had to get wrapped ~ it can be addicting instantly! MMMMMmmm. The topper is the Top Note Die cut from Real Red CS and sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink and the stamp set I used is Christmas Punch (sure getting my use from that set this Holiday Season). I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and layered onto Green CS. Hope you're all enjoying a busy but happy December.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Goodies

Here's another cute little treat bag of goodies using the Top Note Die and the Christmas Punch Stamp set along with Christmas Cocoa DSP. I used the Scallop Oval Punch to back the stamped image ~ I hand-cut the stamped image! (Aren't you proud of me Lene'e??) ... I gave this to my friend Jeri at work ~ she's been spoiling me rotten this week and I wanted her to have something special so she knows how much I value her friendship.
Christmas is sneaking up quick this year ~ I need to get my tree up! YIKES!!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry Christmas Hot Chocolate Treat

I saw a packet like this in the Craft Sale Kay Sha had on her site .... so many cute things. Go HERE and check out her blog. I used the Bashful Blue CS and Top Note Die sponged around the edges with Soft Suede Classic Ink. The Merry Christmas is a stamp from the Yuletide Christmas Stamp Set that Judy gave me. Stamped Whisper White with Brocade Blue Classic Ink and added some red berries with the Real Red Stampin' Write Pen. Punched it out with Scallop Oval Punch and sponged the edges with the Soft Suede. I added a packet of Swiss Miss Instant Chocolate, a Candy Cane, Hershey Kiss and some mini marshmallows in the bag for a treat. Perfect as a Christmas Eve treat while awaiting Santa's arrival!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Little Nugget Box

I went to my Sister Judy's today and she had made a little nugget box she found on Inking Idaho's site. I came home and found the directions and got one made. It has little 3x3 cards in it and 3 little nugget chocolates wrapped in DSP. There is a clear cover over the box to protect the contents and it's tied with gold elastic cord and a satin ribbon attached. Check out her site, she gives great instructions. Thanks for sharing Becky. :o)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two Christmas Tags

I made a couple of little Christmas Tags with the Two Tags Bigz Die. I used the Merry Moments DSP and glued it onto chipboard and then ran it through the Big Shot. A bit of Soft Suede Ink for sponging and added the Sleigh being pulled by a horse using a stamp from the Yuletide Christmas Set, sponged around it in the Soft Suede and layered on to Real Red CS punched with the Oval Scallop Punch for one. The other one I used the Circle Scallop Punch with the Sweet Season Stamp that looks like a snowflake. I added a little glass brad from the pretties kit and mounted it with dimensionals to the long tag that had been sponged with the Soft Suede Classic Ink. I added the silver cord for tying onto packages or hangers if they're used as ornaments. Hope you stop by again soon. Hugs, Julia