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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season with family and friends!  :)


Thursday, December 17, 2009

A little Christmas Cheer!

It seems that this week we have little time to breath while preparing for Christmas, entertaining family from away and trying to get some work done.  When I had to bake cupcakes today, I had no time to do anything fancy so I had to think of a way to make my cupcakes stand out.  Cannot have plain cupcakes people!!!  So I thought back to Thanksgiving when Elsie created these adorable cupcake picks and thought, I CAN DO THAT!  I printed some tags from this months Guild kit, Season of Delight, taped some toothpicks to the back of them and stuck them in the cupcakes!  Now when we are at the party taking pictures, people can add their Christmas wishes before they chow down.  :)  Thanks Elsie for the inspiration!



On Tuesday evening I baked this little gem for Connor’s Christmas party at school!  He told me that the class really liked Fred, which is what Connor named him.  He was a chocolate cake with butter cream for snow and everything is made from marshmallow fondant!



I made some snowball garland today, which took a whole ten minutes and four dollars!!!  :)


And I even took a few minutes to scrap while I was waiting for everything to bake… Seasons of Delight, this months Guild kit.

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A New Tree Skirt

When I was pulling out my Christmas decorations this year, I noticed that the red of my tree skirt had  bled into the white.  It must have gotten wet somehow?  So I thought it would be a good idea to toss that one and make a new one.  I gleaned what supplies I could from around the house and came up with this!  Otis is a pattern for a plushie and can be found here.


I simply cut up pieces of materials I had around the house to put him together.  A pocket from an old sweater, some burlap scraps, felt scraps, buttons, ribbon, trim, and the berries and garland I snipped from some other decorations. 


He  makes me happy!  :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

PUBLICATION CALL for the Artisan Notebook!


February's theme is all about Toys & Games! Send us your game pages! Anything goes! Traditional board games, your child's favourite teddy bear, or even your WOW obsession, it all goes! Send them along to me!
Send 8"x8" or 8"x10" layouts, 150 dpi, under 1 mb to amyeileenhead attt msn dotttt com by November 13.
The subject line should read FEBRUARY ISSUE.
In the body of the e-mail, please include:
Layout Name
Your name aka user name
Link to your favorite gallery
About the photo(s):
Techniques: (Including what program you use)
Credits and fonts:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Because it made me smile

And I know it will make you smile as well!  :)