Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth -- WOYWW #238

Wishing everyone who celebrates a wonderful and Merry Christmas today!!! I'm fortunate this Christmas to have close family nearby. My oldest sister lives down the street from me now. We celebrated last night with spiked eggnog, dinner, and opening of Christmas presents. Growing up we always had Christmas Eve dinner (or Kucios). 

My desk is the same mess as last week. No changes there. Will leave you with this card I made...oh, and desk you ask? Yes, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to check it all out. 

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WOYWW #237 -- a heck of a mess I tell ya..

It's one week before Christmas folks!!! Can you believe it?! I can't. Time flies by way too fast. 

So, besides being a week from Christmas it's also Wednesday which means...time to share the craft desk. Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what all the fuss is about. 

For those of you neat crafters -- I'm sorry. LOL. But my desk is a huge mess with ink pads, stamps, paper, glitter, etc. There's a set of 3 plaster trees I want to get painted up for my little village I have. Years and years ago they always had a ton of village houses, shops, etc and I have a whole tub full of them. And ornaments too! 

Here's a close up of a plastic container I kinda put most of my Christmas clear stamps, etc in...

And last week I went to a class at JoAnn's to learn how to knit. Here's what I have so far...

And I'll leave you with a pic of my doggies in front of the tree. 


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Rustic Christmas

Finally the rain has stopped and the sun is shining. We've been getting so much rain (a continuation from spring and summer) and clouds! Yuk!! Christmas is just about a week away...and I have yet to go Christmas shopping. I am just so behind this year - I don't know why. :-/

Here's another card I made for first attempt with the Sizzix accordion die. So fun to decorate each panel. 

The paper is by The Paper Studios - Santa & Friends. Edges all inked with TH Vintage Photo.

Here's the front of the card. The sentiment is by TH Stampers Anonymous. The holly leaves are by Impression Obsession.

The tree is also a IO die. I added Viva Glitter Liner - Holo Iridescent to the snowflakes. 

Both the deer and fir tree are IO dies. I added Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel for snow. 

The last panel - Leaping Deer - is a Memory Box die. 

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - Holiday Blitz - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pink Christmas

I finally finished all my Christmas cards last week. This year I didn't even start until after Thanksgiving. Yikes. 

Here's a card I made using a new stamp I purchased at the Scrapbook Expo this year...

Simple black background with the trees (Rubbernecker Stamps) stamped and fussy cut. The larger one was popped up for dimension. I added small dots to the trees with Viva Pearl Pen in Pearl Pink along with a white gelly roll pen around the bottom edges of tree branches. Stickles Copper added to the tree trunk. Snowflakes were added to the background with a white Gelly roll pen. 

Along the bottom of the the card is a little snow bank made with Stampendous Vintage Pink embossing tinsel (Love!) and Marvy Snow Marker along the top edge (heat set to make it pop). 

I'm adding this to the Craft Your Passion Challenge - Let It Snow.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WOYWW #236

Gosh, it's December and almost Christmas. How time flies!!! And, it's also another Wednesday which means it's time to share my craft desk. Why you ask? Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what all the fuss is about.

 Last week I was missing again. I went to a Christmas Festival of Lights display here in Georgia on Tuesday evening (and it rained!) and the next day went to a tree farm and got my Christmas tree.  You can see some of it here (and my tree).

My super messy desk which will be cleared up some later this morning. In the process of trying to finish up my Christmas cards and get them in the mail. You can see one I was adding some extra touches to. It's a Sizzix Pop n Cut card. First time I used it and so fun and cute. There are some extra cards sitting on top of the pen storage. 

Here's what's happening around the desk. The rest of my Christmas paper, dies, stamps, etc. :-) 

Happy WOYWW!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Flat Susan's visit in GA

Hi Everyone. Gosh, I feel like I've hardly blogged for the last couple months. Well, I guess I haven't. Especially last month. Hopefully this month I can make up for it and get my cards, etc posted to share. 

In the meantime, I've had a little guest with me..her name is Flat Susan and you can find out all about her and her travels here

Last week she got a chance to play in the snow. I was completely shocked when I awoke the day before Thanksgiving to find snow had fallen. It was in the forecast for Atlanta, but I live about 30 minutes south so wasn't expecting anything. Well, I was wrong!!! 

I guess it was more of a snow/ice mixture. 

The next day we celebrated Thanksgiving. I made dinner and my sister, brother in law, and his mom came over. And Thanksgiving...was the coldest since 1911. Goodness gracious! 

Earlier this week we went to Callaway Gardens (about an hour south of my house) to see the Festival of Lights. It's one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" according to their website and National Geographic Traveler. Well it didn't disappoint...(but, it started raining, again, while we were driving through!)

Yesterday, Flat Susan got to pick out my Christmas Tree. We went to a tree farm to see what they have...

Oh, and remember the cold, snowy weather we had last week? Well, it was 70 degrees outside!!! Ca-razy weather (which just continues from spring and summer...). 

A Fraser Fir was picked out (pre-cut from NC). To me, they just seem more like a Christmas tree anyway. And here it is...

Flat Susan helped hang up some of my mom's ornaments. She used to make Lithuanian ornaments for years and years. Traditional ones are made with paper straw but these are made with white drinking straws.  

The crosses are my favorite. 

Today, Flat Susan left Georgia and is making her way to North Carolina. in the hills of North Carolina to be exact to visit with Sandee. I had the chance to meet Sandee last April. We had lunch and I saw where all her handmade goodies are displayed for sale at a fun artist's store. I have my 2 best friends that live quite close by so I stopped off to meet her. I'm sure FS will love her visit. Asheville, NC is gorgeous! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WOYWW #234 -- Snow!!!

Hello! Well, here we are, another Wednesday. And the day before Thanksgiving for those of us here in the US. What's so special about Wednesday? Well, we share our craft desks and take a nosy at other's to see what they are up to (or not). Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to check it all out.

As for me..I've been missing the last couple weeks I believe. My one sister was hospitalized with an infection. She also has some other things going on with her. I had a whole week of stressing, worrying, being angry, scared, etc. Than decided to go see her in the hospital. So, I flew out to Lubbock, TX. 

My desk has been empty...this is what I've been doing the last couple weeks..

The day I decided to book my current laptop that is on decided to start shutting down on me. I knew I wanted a new one anyway, so I guess this was the time. However, after I took it to the store -- it was working fine! I still bought a new one and plan on using this upstairs in craft room/office. 

And today this is what I woke up to....about 30 minutes south of Atlanta, GA!! 


There's not alot, but for where I live it is! First time I've seen snow in this house. I wasn't expecting it to stick to ground this far south! (Except for the cold, biting wind!) 

See, there really isn't alot. 

I've been so bad this month. I made some Thanksgiving cards. Never took pictures. And......forgot to send them out. :-( Dang it! I have this whole week off onto Christmas cards and here's to getting them done and out. SOON!! 

Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US!! And Happy rest of the week to everyone else. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Flat Susan Visits Downtown Newnan, GA

        Who is Flat Susan you ask? Find out all about her adventures here

Today I had a chance to take her out to downtown Newnan. (I've been a tad on the road so she's been minding herself...I had to make a quick trip to Texas where my sister was in the hospital!)

This is the old courthouse. Now there's a Visitor's Center as well as Probate Court and some other features. As you can see, they are getting ready for Christmas already. 

Newnan was established as a city in 1828. Quite young compared to all the cities in the rest of the world. During the Civil War, Newnan was considered a hospital city. 

Newnan is located in Coweta County and today it's very popular for filming TV shows and even movies. The courthouse can be seen in the movie Zombieland. Also, a very popular current TV show, The Walking Dead is filmed all over Coweta County.

This building was used as a "fight scene" in Walking Dead and is located only a couple blocks from the courthouse. Also, in this same area, they are currently (or just recently) filming for the 3rd installment of the Hunger Games. I saw some trailers on the other side of this building so they may still be here. 

We also popped into Hobby Lobby, a large craft store in the U.S. I left with only 2 items. Shocking. For me at least!! LOL. 

Afterwards, I took her for a treat...we had a spa pedicure!! Ahh.