I have also wrapped boxes in the heavy kraft paper to mail. No strings, just packaging tape.
I am doing laundry today...a Saturday usual! I got a call this morning as I was eating breakfast from my youngest brother, who is 3 years older than me. What a wonderful surprise!! It was so good to talk to him. I have been so lonely for my siblings this year, especially around the holidays. He said he'd been thinking about me and decided to call. We talked for at least 45 minutes!! Such a blessing. I love all of my siblings, but I guess I'm closest to him.
Yesterday, I finished organizing all the laces that Laura sent me. I diecut several spools to put them on. They are now in their own clear plastic shoebox and I have a good selection for flower making!!!
I can hardly wait to see your beauties that you've made, Dawna!
I think my Christmas shopping is about done. Husband and I ordered a few more things from Amazon this morning. I already know what he's getting me since I had to pick out what I wanted and place the orders!! LOL I miss the days when he didn't mind going shopping and picking stuff out for me. Not it feels like I'm cheating!
This afternoon I will probably work on my second pocket letter for Reneabouquets GDT. I finished my first one and have the post all ready to go next Wednesday. Renea loves the PL and said my post is good to go! That's a relief! I started on the second one yesterday.
I'm taking a break from the decorating. I found a bunch of goodies ornaments I got last year on clearance at Pier one and TJ Maxx. I'm making a pile to give to someone. Started to get a little anxiety so I stopped.
I have all my cards made out! Yay!
The best present I got from my husband was 14k gold Black Hills Gold earrings. They have pink and green gold leaves on the ball and they are lever back. I wear them all the time. I told him I wanted them, not expecting he would get them.
Donna-how sweet you are. I feel the same way about you also!
I just want to bang my head on a wall! You know how the Wed before Thanksgiving, I got up early, and went to JoAnn's by 6 am, and bought a Singer machine for 40% off? Well, with that sale, I paid $107 + tax....guess what?
It's only $99 at Walmart every day! UGH..... I thought I was getting such a good deal...... oh well, I loved all my other shopping I did that am, but it's just the point. I'm never in WM's sewing dept, so I didn't know they even had the same machine.
I went out today, picked up some really pretty sequin mixes at Tuesday Morning, and that's all I got from there, some more Christmas jewelry 60% off at JoAnn's, and at Michael's, scored some 70% off sales on Christmas items there. It's crazy now that it's Dec and shopping on the weekend isn't nearly as fun.
I have been wrapping presents. I opened a new roll that felt like wallpaper. It's a pretty plaid design. Well I have a ton of tape on it and had to put ribbon around it so it won't open because it's like real wallpaper. The tape doesn't want to stick! LOL!
Jess-I've done that before. It's aggravating!
Danielle- I want it to snow on Christmas Eve then I'm want to be done with the snow!
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Rebecca yeah, the cards are done and the decorating is done. I'll bet your house is beautiful! I love when my DH buys me jewelry. I remember every piece he gave me. I got a roll of paper that was so thick I had to use shipping tape on it to keep it together! Its was a heavy Kraft and it gave me a run for my money!
Donna wow you're fast, you already started your PL! Have fun doing your Christmas shopping. We all share a special sisterhood!
Jess enjoy visiting with your grandson today!
Danielle stay safe and warm while your out and about!
Gerry I love the holidays too, it is a happy time of year. Enjoy finishing up your decorations and stay safe and warm from the snow storm.
Cheryl I hope to get started on mine this evening.
Well last nights dinner party was excellent! I decided not to cook but rather try a local Italian restraint's menu. Its was fantastico!!! Wine, good food, great friends. Good time had by all! Need to finish cleaning the kitchen up, and the day belongs to me.
My husband doesn't buy me fine jewelry, because he says I lose earrings from the regular store bought stuff, that I have occasionally, ususally with help from a cat. He thinks that would carry over to more expensive items, which it wouldn't because I have a nice jewelry hutch. Now, when my sister visits from out west and we go shopping at a local store, we usually have fun. I'm a silver girl, which is cheaper than gold, so it's usually not too bad. I love my amethyst birthstone jewelry, for sure!
Just got home from visiting my little guy. He's all stuffed up and has red eyes. My daughter thinks it may be the real tree they put up yesterday, unless it's coincidence.
It took us a little longer to decorate because I was making a pile to give away. I want the decorations to be stored in the house not the attic anymore. We made room. I ended up having a big bag of goodies I'm giving to someone!
Dawna-I'm still fighting the roll of paper. It's almost gone though! I love long necklaces also!
Jess- I hope baby gets to feeling better! My DD loves silver also! One year I bought her and Karley a Black hills gold necklace with a baby ring charm on it that she wears. Of course I got one too!
Donna-Those tubs are never ending aren't they? I do love Christmas!
Hello everyone. Been stuck in for a few days now so been sitting down crafting some flowers and binge watching Hallmark movies. Last Sunday I had a bad fall on SIL's concrete floor and messed up my knee! It swelled, turned Black and too painful to do much. So been staying off it. Went to get x-ray on Thursday. Turns out its all good. Just a hairline fracture. Just told it would heal on its own but take it easy on it so I get to NOT drive! YEAH! Not mop, vacuum, etc....DD helping out! But I can be lazy(which is really hard for me) and craft in my chair. Limited but making a few things. Have picked out pps and stuff for Cheryl's PL! Hope to start on it Tuesday or Wed! We are sticking with the theme of Winter or Christmas but surprising each other on what we do! Going to be fun! Well I wanted to check in and try to catch up on gallery love. nite all!
Suzanne told me she's finished my pocket letter already and sending it tomorrow! She's a whiz! I have finished hers also but won't get it out for a few days. Gotta gather some goodies and write my letter to send with it.
Jess, you can always return that sewing machine and get the one at Walmart!
jess- I hope baby gets to feeling better. I do a December daily every year. I think this year one will be good seen we going on little vacation to see family.
we didn't put are tree up this year. we not going to be here for Christmas and I don't have a place for it now seen fil is here and had to move one of my chairs out the way for his and where I put the tree at there no room for it. we have a fake Christmas tree seen I can't real have a real one. but I have my Christmas village out that my aunt always buys me for Christmas.
Beautiful day out today. I started working on Darlene's PL last night, not sure about the paper collection. I may scratch it and start over. I've got to head over to Michael's today and thought I would check up on how the construction of our Tuesday Mornings is coming along.
I'm done with the boys boxes, at least I think I am. I want to get one more velvet paper to do the lining in Cade's then I'll be ready to make them a Christmas Card and wrap them up. Oh yeah, take a pic to post first! I think I can do that today. Will post later.
I need to go shopping for the rest of my gift giving list. Then get to wrapping. I feel ready early this year, and it feels great!
Donna, I am so excited about my December P/L you made for me. You do such an amazing artistic creation every time. I will be working on your P/L tomorrow, so happy to get started lots of ideas.
Rebecca sweet girl please be careful sleet is very dangerous when it freezes. Winter is a time to slow down and be extra careful.
For Christmas my husband took me to our furniture store today and bought me two bed side tables. They are really
Beautiful, years ago Jean bought me for my birthday a gorgeous cedar chest, he has great taste.
Stay warm and sleep well.
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I scraped my first PL attempt, just wasn't feeling it. The second attempt is much better, but I think its a bit more wintry than Christmas. I hope Darlene doesn't mind.
Gerry congrats on the new end tables, how nice! We got furniture yesterday too, a gently used media cabinet for our new TV. My grandson is coming to help us install it tomorrow. I'm so excited to be getting rid of our old projection, although its been a great set.
Donna me too if I have inspiration! I had it today and started and finished Cheryl's PL! It is snowing here today so I still have to take pics and gather goodies but should be postal by Friday! Hope everyone is enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!!!! Hugs!
Had a fun day creating my P/L for my partner Donna it is so great knowing I am 3/4 done but want to make sure I added the perfect amount of embellishments. I also have to finish getting the goodies ready to ship.
I created another Christmas Card today, I posted it on my gallery. I have about eight more cards to make. I only send homemade cards to close friends, and send others store bought Christmas Cards.
It is very cold and damp, been snowing on and off have not seen the sun for the last five days. I feel so bad for the people in the states that are getting storms and tournedos. I pray for the people in and near Ankorage Alaska from the terrible earth quake.
I am sitting in my recliner just chilling with my husband, dog, and cat, by the fireplace under our throw blankets. Nothing more wonderful in my world just snuggling with my family.
that sounds wonderful Gerry! My perfect environment too. Talking about no sun...... I could probably tell you I've seen the sun "Maybe" 5 or 6 times, since early Oct! NO kidding either. It rained nearly every day in Oct, much of Nov, or has been overcast with no sun at all. I do miss it in winter!
I'm getting out of wk early today, as hubby, his best friend and I are going to a Dave Mathews concert in Albany tonight, will get home around 1 am, and then back up at 5 to go to wk. I told the Dr I'm working with, that I may be pretty useless, lol, tomorrow.
I fell asleep in the chair last night. I hate when I do that.
Dave Mathews? Sounds like a fun night Jess. A couple of years ago he was here in concert. He was out riding his bike and got a flat tire. Two concert goers saw him and picked him up and took him to the concert! They got front row seats and were called on stage. That would have been fun!
Cheryl-Belated Happy Birthday to your DH.
Gerry-There's nothing better than being at home with DH and animals staying warm.
Donna-each day you are getting closer to being done with the treatments. Yay!
Shopped at Tuesday Morning and got some more Authentique winter collections! They're so pretty! I'll try to link them tomorrow, since we're leaving in a few minutes.
My "guy friend" TM employee saw me come in the store, comes up to me and says you want to go through the cart? I haven't put anything on the shelves yet, and I said sure. He brings me the full cart, and an empty so I can move stuff around. Let me tell you, our store got a TON of Spectrum Noir 24 packs of the markers and a bunch of their white paper pads too, So I got first dibs on all paper crafting, took what I wanted and put all of the papercrafting items on their hooks, so I put it all away for them. I don't know what they were going to do with all the yarn and all of the SN marker boxes...they didn't have room! I left that for them to put away, and he was really appreciative!
Wow Jess what luck you always have at shopping!
Donna so glad to see you are getting out for the holiday shopping!
Dawna do you have a fire distinguisher handy just in case? LOL!
Rebecca I did that today. Just sat down and next thing you know it was 2 hours later! Guessing I was tired. Or the weather. Snowed yesterday, sunny today, snow and ice tomorrow. Its been a roller coaster!
Looking forward to seeing all the PL's start to roll in! Took pics today so going postal on Friday when I know the roads will be cleared.
Hi! Hope everyone is good! Hey, Donna, I'm an only child, too. My 3rd grade class is pretty silly. They are so excited for Santa, it shows! Maybe because I'm older, but man they wear me out this time of year. Elf on the Shelf only comes out the last few days because they don't handle it too well. Lol
I got all of Suzanne's goodies together today. Still need to write the letter so I can get it sent off tomorrow or Friday.
I've been so out of touch, I didn't know about the P.O. being closed today but that would explain why we didn't get any mail! I am grateful they did that though in honor of George Bush. I posted 4 pictures together a few days ago of him as a very young man, approximately 18 years old, along with three pictures of my youngest son, Dan. They could have passed for twins. It is very uncanny!!
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day. Friday morning I'm taking my best friend to her Dr. appointment. Should be fun getting together.
Gerry, we live about 1 hr and 45 minutes away from Albany. The concert was uncomfortably and obnoxiously loud. I'm wondering if it was because we were so high up, and even with the huge ceiling speakers that were on the other end of the arena. The music was reverberating up at our level. Our friend actually bought all of our tickets, and I would have muddled through it, but he actually suggested leaving early, which we were all for, so we left at 10, and home in bed by midnight! It might have been much better at an outdoor venue, which is where Dave Matthews normally plays, during the summer months.
there was enough pot or synthetic pot smoking around us too, unfortunately. I was surprised at the nerve people had, at an indoor concert.
Dawna, remember you asked me what paper I made my flip card or envelope? It is from the Authentique Christmas essentials pad, which is a mix of different collections. The paper I used specifically is Vintage classic five, found on the Authentique page here: It's discontinued though.... http://authentiquepaper.com/products/Vintage%20Ch ristma...
(I also have the Vintage Christmas pad, which is in the bottom row of that link- and also discontinued)
I did buy it from Tues Morn a few months ago. I always try to scoop up any Authentique paper I can get my hands on, as long as I'll use it!
So ready for it to be Friday today! Hubby has to wk a double shift this evening into the overnight, will sleep in the am, and then back to wk for eve shifts for the weekend, which means I get to craft!
I feel guilty going upstairs into my craft room on eves that he's off, or even if he's off multiple days in a row, so kind of look forward to time when I can get in there, and he's working. I need to get my cards out too.
Jess I just sent your pocket letter today. well later tonight my husband work that the husband the own the company there wife's have a craft thing where they have a few things that you can make you pick out and make it. I am going to it I didn't get to go to the one in November because I was at a reaerate. so I take a pic of what I make.
Jess I understand you not wanting to craft when he's home in the evenings. My hubby sits in the loft right outside my studio when I craft. So we can talk if we want to. The loft is his favorite room.
Donna-Yes today is big alright! Let us know how it goes. So excited.
Danielle-Yes go and have fun! I look forward to seeing what you make!
Jess it sounds like you have a part-time job at TM...you should ask for the employee discount. Even better deals on your craft supplies.
I went to the post office yesterday and mailed out all my holiday packages. Boy is that a relief. You should have seen the line. I think I was 30th deep. It moved fast though and the employees at my PO are great. Always friendly and helpful. They even looked up a zip code for me.
I put all my Christmas papers away today. I'm ready to start a new project. What to work on next? My craft room could use a good purge and reorganization. I think I'll wait until January for that project.
Donna I am so happy you got a good report from your doctor. You will be with the kids real soon.
Dawna, Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas thing you do with your kids a week before Christmas. There is a cute stuffed elf that you put somewhere in a different spot in the house or just one room at nite when the kids are asleep. The elf leaves the kids a small gift each nite for each kid. The kids have to find where the elf moved at nite. You do the same thing each nite until Christmas Eve. My daughter does the Elf on the Shelf with my three Grand Children, they love it.
Jess, sorry the concert was a bust, no way can you enjoy the music when it is so terribly loud. I think an outside concert is the smartest way to go. I also have my Christmas cards to finish and send out, time is starting to run out.
Have a wonderful weekend my great friends.
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Oh Donna I'm so happy for you! Yay! You will be with your students soon. I know you have missed them!
Cheryl-The Visa gift card is for $100.00. According to legal we cannot spend more than that on any gift! There were 2 small TV's, 2 $50 Visa cards, 4 $25 visa cards. There were 4 sets of Indiana Pacer tickets, movie gift cards, zoo passes, an insta pot, and ear beats and more. Plus everyone got a $5 gift card to Target, Meijer, Kroger or Speedway. I got the speedway.
Happy Saturday gals. I got Suzanne's PL mailed yesterday!
Donna, so happy for you going back to work next month! That's wonderful news for you.
Jess, you are the best enabler!! Lol Glad you get to craft this weekend.
I got a birthday card made a couple of days ago and also made a chunky charms purse decoration for my best friend. It can be clipped to a key chain or whatever she wants to put it on. It also can be clipped on a chain for a necklace. I am making one for my sister and sis-in-law also. Will post pictures as I have time.
Donna congrats on the good news!!! Only 7 more to go! Prayers that you finish strong.
Jess, thanks for all the links, I found what I was looking for.
Congrats on the gift card Rebecca! How fun, a shopping spree!!!
Susanne your PL came out darling!
Elizabeth would love to see your chunky charms!
Gerry I can't believe there's a whole Christmas tradition out there that I never heard about! Elf on the Shelf sounds like a lot of fun for the kids. We used to put cookies and milk out, then take flour and stamp out Santa's foot prints from the fireplace! lol The kids went bonkers!
I forgot what else I wanted to say...geez, more coffee!
We started our shopping early this morning. I'm almost there. Need to get my darling Karley a couple more things. I was in TJ Maxx and found the banks that count the money as you put it in! Yay! I got one for Declan and Jeremy. Jeremy is my DS and if I called him and said I need $50.00 in change he'd have it! Lol.
Elizabeth I would love to see your chunky charms also. They sound cool.
Dawna-Thank You! After I won the gift card no one at work congratulated me! A couple of girls said something nrgative. I responded with "jealous much?" One girl said no I'm not jealous. I then said well baby girl you are! Everyone laughed. I will go shopping after Christmas and get the bargains! Or if I see some before I'll buy something.
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Well, I didn't do an ounce of crafting today, but I did change out our very old router (17 yrs old), thanks to YouTube, and then installed our new all-in-one computer, replacing a 10 yr old desktop! All of my pictures on the external hardrive though are not transferable, probably because of the age of the technology. FAT32 storage has to be converted to something else that's newer in the computer, and I am not that techy, so will probably need help from the Geek Squad with that. Anyway, now I can download and buy printables, more than just pinterest images, since I have lots of storage again! I'm contemplating a new printer, but just recently replaced the ink tanks, so will at least use all the ink up. It's a wired one too, and most now are wireless.
I do plan on getting to some crafting tomorrow, and also want to download fonts again, as well as maybe a new version of Photoshop elements. I was still working on PSE6, and version 19 is out now!
I'm missing the interaction here! Everyone must be busy, and it's the only thread still active..... Have to do some cooking this am, and then crafting. I know what I'm going to do for Danielle's PL finally....so many paper choices, but it's going to be vintage Christmas themed.
well today I am baking cookies . my husband going to work on my grandma gift that I am make for here. I am all done Christmas shopping here and I got everything wrap and ready to go on are trip. tomorrow is my younger dog birthday and on the 13 is my husband birthday and I made his card already. I have to bake him his cake later on.
I'm hoping to get out and pick up my Christmas tree today. I finished my pals PL, had to add a few more items to it! Well I think its done, better take a pic to be sure! lol
Presents are piling up and I need to clear the decks to start wrapping.
Oh, I was having trouble finding a topper for my adopted grandson's keepsake box. OMGosh, I just found a crow skull to mix with my resin wings, its going to look super cool, he's 20 years old so Josh will love it! Now I'm excited to finish his! Still need to finish Ashley's jewelry box too. Hum, gee I hope time isn't getting away from me.