|here’s my post for sunday scrappin’.
my ta-da’s: advent calendar and the december daily that i’m going to post today
my to-do’s: christmas cards, and some encouragement cards, and a few gifts
my challenge for the next person, (as suggested on sunday scrappin’): scrap a picture from a past Christmas
ok. so, i’m finally finished with my day long project.
i wanted to make a december daily, as suggested by ali on her blog. basically, you create a page for the entire month of december. then, each day of december, you take a photo(s), journal it and create a layout using the page you have already created. it should help you save time during the hustle & bustle of the Christmas season.
i am only going to post 8 pictures today, showing how i altered a 3-ring binder to use for it:
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|had some fun last night….went to the annual taste of home cooking school.
each year, my mom, sister and i always go. it’s fun. it’s a girls’ night out. we meet for dinner at a local coffee shop, downtown, near where the expo is, then head over to the expo & cooking school.
this pic is my lap. you always receive a bag of goodies, including their magazine, which contains many recipes, including the ones that will be demo’d. (the bag of goodies has changed drastically over the years. it used to contain kitchen utensils, all sorts of freebies & coupons….now, it’s basically coupons)
|lots of yummy recipes were taught with lots of give-a-ways. LOTS of give-a-ways! appliances. groceries. platters. gift baskets. TONS. (might i mention, that over the years, the 3 of us have NEVER won anything?! zippo. zilch. nothing.)|
|the above picture is only part of the stage, (about a third of it–the far left stage). it’s neat how they make it look like a home-kitchen-setting. all appliances, decor, dining room tables etc. this was taken with my cell-phone, so the pix isn’t the best.|
|the above picture was directly center stage, but we were in the 2nd row, so the view is kind of looking up…..this is where she stood and cooked, with a camera’s eye view from the top.
i love the holidays and everything about them. the cooking show has been a part of the holidays for quite a few years. we always have a good time. last night, there was a BAT that decided to fly around and swoop over our heads. it added quite alot of excitement to the show for a few minutes. imagine an auditorium full of 95% women, with a BAT swooping over our heads. YIKES!!! (have to admit that the cookind instructor handled it like a pro. didn’t rattle her, cheryl, at all!)
here is the list of yummy recipes that she showed us:
well, that was my night last night.
hope you are doing something fun & holiday’ish!
coffee, lunch, and shopping with lisa…
coming home to find packages on my front porch!!!
needless to say, i ripped them open, knowing what i would find inside!!!
check out these new stamp sets:
i can’t wait to get started on my Christmas cards!!
these stamps will come in so handy!
i am planning on making my own gift tags also.
hoping to make some additions to my etsy store using some of these new products also!
i’ve been reorganizing my craft room (shhh. don’t tell my hubby that’s what i called it….it’s really our “spare bedroom”….just happens to be filled with 85% scrapbooking stuff…..oh, and our treadmill and HIS weight-lifting bench)…..(WE “SHARE” the room……ha) anyways, i’ve been totally reorganizing it, cleaning, dusting, the works. hopefully, after a nice dinner out tonight, i will be able to come home and finish the room. maybe i will post some pix later this week.
oh. have you started your Christmas shopping yet? i bought an ornament today….a gift for my son….shhh don’t tell him….i am hoping to keep it a secret until we put our tree up next month….it’s really cool and retro….will post pix of it eventually!
|a tisket a tasket.
here’s my huge basket!
i have been looking for something to keep my ever-growing marvy punch stash in.
found this one today!
(except for the fact that i have already ordered a few more punches and my basket is over-flowing already!)
if you haven’t tried these punches yet, you should! they are easy to use and the different sizes are perfect for any project! you can purchase them many different places, of course, i would suggest my favorite online store, papertreyink!!!!
bad 4 you
splurged on this un.be.lievably out. of. this. world. brownie from starbucks.
it was soft and chocolately…..ohhhh ya…….and paired with a grande non-fat caramel macchiato with an extra shot of espresso. sooo good.