Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas scent

I have been waiting all year to get these gift ready, I had the idea last year and knew it would turn out just perfect. Last year in our local paper was a section on favorites and traditions for this time of year. One lady said it was a recipe for a Christmas scent that she has been using for 15 years..I thought was a awesome idea. So I have put this basket together . I put in a small slow cooker filled with candy, a bundle of cinnamon sticks, the Christmas scent recipe, and a small bottle filled with enough Christmas scent to fill the cooker twice. I started it last year and  I simmer it all season. We have a artificial tree now so the smell of pine is missed so this was a great substitute. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek...Monique :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Totally Stampalicious

This week over at Totally Stampalicious their challenge is use buttons ...I made this Birthday card with someone special in mind :) . Thanks for stopping by today...Monique

Paper: PTI sweet blush cs pink patterns DP & AC CS
Ink: Versa mark dazzle, copic markers & memento ink
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious & PTI handwritten notes
PTI sweet bluch ribbon & buttons
Nestabilites, border punch

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

For My Furry Friends

My furry nephews will also be visiting me at Christmas time and I know they will feel left out when thier cousins are chowen down on what ever they get  in thier sock so I thought I would do up a little something for them :)
Thanks for stopping by today ....Monique


Paper: Left over CS & DP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & copic markers
Stamps: Mo's digital Pencil - Bismarck
Riboon - Michaels

Monday, December 14, 2009

Posting some Love

I dont have anything to share until tomorrow except some love and a couple pics from yesterdays cookie decorating :) I am so excited. I make my crafts,cards, and scrapbooking pages because I like to. It takes me away and gives me a feel of accomplishment. When somebody leaves a comment you feel even better . Yesterday was s wonderful wonderful day for me. I made a card last week for Totally Stampalicious Challenge. My first time making a CAS (clean and simple card) and for starters I won the challenge and recieved the prize, Miss Boo put me on her blog as a fav ( I have followed her blog since I started and look at her favs often) and then K Dunbrook picked me as on of her favs for the week (I didn't even know they did that) and all the comments and compliments that were left in my gallery on SCS and also on my blog. Thank you everybody...I also got to spend some quality time with my youngest daughter doing some baking.

Zoie getting started :. she wished she got ready now lol

Me helping while the butter tarts cook and now wishing I got ready and did my hair lol

So many cookies.

A sea of Yummie butter tarts with NO RAISINS!! I don't like raisins weird I know :)

They are soooo Yummie

We made sugar cookies. ginger snaps, butter tarts, noodle cookies and my famous nuts and bolts. Thanks for the day Zoie , I had a lot of fun and will treasure the time together and our pictures ..Love you
Thanks for taking a peek today...Monique:)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cookie Oven Mit

Here is a cute inexpensive gift. I seen this idea on Charmaine Ikach's blog.


Stamps: PTI Holiday treats
Ink: SU real read, tempting turquiose,& creamy caramel
Poem: Charmaine's blog
Oven mit, cookie mix & ribbon

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Explosion box

This is my very first explosion box. I could not find any directions so I just wong it ( not sure if that is a word lol ) , and it seemed to work out just fine. I am happy with it and I can't wait to give it to my adopted daughter ( she is not really adopted but she is my oldest daughters best friend and is here all the time :)...anyway I am so excited to give it to her. The box it self is 6x6 and the second layer inside is 4x4. I used transparent paper to hold onto the bouncing flowers. I will definitely make this again it was so much fun :)


Paper: Pink and Black CS, DP Kaisercraft blushed
Ink: SU bloack
Stamps: Hampton Art Friends
Martha Stewart heart border punch, pink jewels, random flowers, 7gypsies girlfriend stickers , ribbon from Michaels

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas card

Well I think this is it.. the last little thing I had to do for the kids. I made all the goodie bags for friends..School teachers, dance teachers, bus driver, class mate and best friends :). Now I have to start on my stuff lol and time is running out. So this card will be going into the teacher goodie bags. It is just plain and simple I enjoyed making it a little bit of everything stampimg, cutting , embossing and using my new Bow Easy lol.. Thanks for stopping by..Monique


Paper: Green & whisper white CS
Ink: SU black and garden green
White embossing powder
Stamps: PTI Vintage ornaments, Denami Design Christmas Holly vine
Ribbon Michaels

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Teacher Journals

I had made one of these in October and knew this idea was to good not to make again...I was so excited when I seen this project  on  Nichole Heady's Blog. What a wonderful idea this would be for any teacher. She has all the questions ready  to print off and everything :)..I used the Teachers apple stamp set for both projects. I think that has to be one of my favorite sets.


Paper: Random blue and brown CS, SU kraft CS, All fall penmanship DP
Stamps: PTI Teachers Apple
Ink; Versamark, CTMH star spangled blue, SU black
SU chocolate chip ribbon, jar from Ikea, journal from $ store, Nestabilites circle, scalloped circle & labels 8



Paper: Black and White AC cardstock
Ink: SU Black
Stamps: PTI Teachers Apple
SU black ribbon, jar from Ikea. journal from $ store
Circle, scalloped cirlce and label 9 nestabilites

Thanks for stopping by today :) Monique

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Teacher gifts

Well I have gone all out this year on the teacher gifts since this will be the last year. My last child in her last year of grade school . So I made her 2 home room teachers a little bigger gift (the teachers journal) which I will post tomorrow, and just a little something for her other teachers, and these cute little tins are the other little something :) I filled them with yummie toffee ( I hope these teachers don't have faults teeth cuz this toffee to die for chewy LOL...Thanks for taking a peek today :)...Monique

Paper: Random scraps
Ink: memento ink & copic markers
Stamps: Just rite
PTI tin and random scrap ribbon
Oh I used my new Bow Easy for the perfect little bow...I recommend if you like bows and can't tie them especially the little bitty ones this is a dream come true :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The bag

And finally the bag all filled up..the bag is just basic. I stamped on this humungas Snowflake from Bo Bunny threw on a bow and a snowflake ornament...Thanks for stopping by today...Monique :)

Peppermint patties.

Some more sweet treats to go in the goodie bag. I originally seen this idea on Becky Roberts Inking Idaho site. I knew these treats had to go in the bag.. they were so easy to do and what a great idea for any occasion. I cut out CS with my scalloped punch, stamped my holiday treat image from PTI holiday treats stamp set, glued on to the patties ..placed them in the pretzel bags fastened with a ribbon and some bells. How much easier can it get :)..Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek ...Monique :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Totally Stampalicious

Clean and what Totally Stampalicious wants us to do for their challenge this week, and the winner receives a  $10.00 Gift certificate to the store..This month has been full of  I've nevers and this is another I have never done a clean and simple card. Once I had the idea in my head it was easy took only minutes to make the card :)..Thanks for taking a peek today...Monique


Paper:AC white and red CS
Stamps: TS snowman
Ink: memento black and copic markers
Ribbon, square punch and scalloped square punch

More Sweet treats

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate...Here are the tins with matching chocolate bar that is going in to the goodie bag.


Paper: PP & CS DCWV Christmas stack
Stamps: Riley Santa in chimney & Snowman and Riley, PTI limitless labels
Ink: Memento black CTMH Holiday red & Clover meadow greeen, & Copic markers
Sticklers, PTI tin, Hershey nuggets, address labels


Paper: DP & CS DCWV Christmas stack
Stamps: PCS Kissing Penguins. Digital delights Cappuccino Pippin, & PTI limitless labels
Ink: Copic markers, CTMH Holiday red & Clover meadow green
PTI tin, Hershey nuggets, address labels


Paper: Burgendy CS & Bo Bunny St. Nick toyland
Stamps: Christmas Holly Fairy Mo's digital pencil (Isn't she precious!!) Limitless labels PTI
Ink: Copic markers, CTMH Holiday red & Clover meadow green
Hershey nuggets, PTI tin & address labels



Last but not least


Paper: Red CS & 3 bugs in a rug '' Let it snow''
Ink: CTMH Holiday red, Clover meadow green & Copic markers
Stamps: What gift? Victoria Case, Timmys stocking TGF & PTI limitless labels
PTI tin, Hershy nuggets & address labels

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek........Monique :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hot Chocolate

Oh I see these all the time on everybodys blogs and decided I just had to make some for the goodie bags...I bought disposable icing bags and stamped on some snowflakes with white StazOn. I used my Just rite stamps and colored with my Copic markers...filled with some YUMMIE hot chocolate , mini marshmellows and topped it off with a bow...The kids are going to love them :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek ...Monique :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Totally Stampalicious Challenge

I love sketch challenges, and that is what they have over at Totally Stampalicious. And the winner will recieve a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at their store.!!! So here is my take on the challenge. Thanks for  stopping by my blog....Monique


Paper: Red and yello CS, 3 bugs in a rug let it snow Dp
Stamps: TS Willameana
Ink: memento black & copic markers
MS holly border bunch. nestabilites dot embossing folder, brads & ribbon

More Christmas tags

You just don't know how many tags you use or how many gifts you actually buy until you make the tags...I will them here and there during the year in 2010 so I have enought and maybe even enough to give away...I thought I had tons until I started using them...and then POOF they were all gone hehe..

Stamps: SU Bearing gifts I liked this one...stamp , color , put on ribbon and done :)
Ink: Memento black & copic markers
Paper: PTI white card stock
SU ribbon


Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Dandy Donner
Paper: PTI white and Christmas stack PP
Ink: Memento black and copic markers
SU ribbon


Stamps: Just rite stamps , SU serene snowflakes &PTI button bits
Paper : black, pink, white and yellow CS
Ink: Versa mark and embossing powder
SU ribbon


Stamps: Just rite stamps
Paper: PTI white card stock
Ink: Memento black & copic markers

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Purses

My youngest daughter wanted a little something extra for 4 special friends at Christmas. This is what I came up with Paper purses. In the purse we put a framed school picture of Zoie, a bunch of 5 pencils wrapped in ribbon, a can of bubble gum, a Christmas cracker, a candy cane and a snowflake ornament for the tree. I was so excited when I was making these. I found these adorable digital images over at Angle Landings. The purse template idea was from the 12 days of Christmas 2008 by Becky Roberts over at Inking Idaho., but I ended up using this template over at Andrea Walford in the end.

Purse #1

Paper: Light Blue CS & Glitter Christmas stack PP
Stamps: Digi stamp from Angels Landing
Ink: Copic Markers
Snowflake punch,scallop diamond border punch, label 9 nestabilites, funflock

Purse #2

Paper: Pink cs & My minds eye Be Merry oh Christmas tree
Stamps: Digi stamp from Angels Landing
Ink: Copic Markers
Snowflake punch,scallop diamond border punch, label 9 nestabilites, funflock

Purse #3

Paper: Pink CS & Scrapworks season of joy pp
Stamps: Digi stamp from Angels Landing
Ink: Copic Markers
Snowflake punch,scallop diamond border punch, label 9 nestabilites, funflock

Purse #4

Paper: Pink cs & My minds eye Be merry snowball fun pp
Stamps: Digi stamp from Angels Landing
Ink: Copic Markers
Snowflake punch,scallop diamond border punch, label 9 nestabilites, funflock

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my creations :)...Monique