Thursday, December 24, 2009
I only have a half day of work today and then spending tongiht at my inlaws. Then all day tomorrow at my parents house. We are lucky that we don't have to drive to a million places, we can just enjoy our families!
I have so many fun things I am looking forward to in the next few weeks. I also have so much to share that I have done in the past few weeks as well... just been too busy to post it all :) Looking forward to many posts in the new year!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I came in second place with my Christmas stocking. Not to shabby :) The stocking is hollow inside so I could have the candy canes spilling out the top. I made a plate that holds the cookies out of dough as well. The little glass has 'milk' in it for Santa. The note to Santa also made of cookie. Everything is completely edible! (KAHN - is the name of my company)
It was so much fun to make it.... but really I was a little sad because I miss my competition buddy :( Callista and I came in first place last year in the Gingerbread house competition with our Gingerbread Igloo entitled 'Penguins at the Pole'.....
I have a feeling that the little Penguins had something to do with the cute factor. We had the whole scene going on! Fishing penguins, show covered trees, sledding penguins and polar bears!
This week has been the most crazy so far. I think I have had something every night after work. I hope to get to enjoy the holidays a little more next week!
P.S.- Callista I miss you lots :(
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I have a few things on my list that I really want... but probably won't buy for myself right now. Especially with the cruise coming up soon and all the Christmas presents for others. Maybe these will be some good hints for Alain ;)
The first is Tilt perfume! Two years ago I got this at a black Friday sale. It was $10 a bottle. Now it is not being made anymore and its very hard to find. I think eBay is the only place and it goes for more than the original price!
The second on my list: A super cute and practical camera strap cover for my DSLR. The one I have hurts my neck and is not cute at all. This one is padded and you can add a little pocket for your lens cap in it as well! I might have to order one of these sooner than later. They are mostly sold on Etsy. This one I found Here !!
The third thing is a nice pair of leather (or leather like) gloves to match my new winter coat! I found these at Coach but any dark brown ones would do.
Last but not least... a cozy and comfortable chair for my office. I currently use a dining room chair. But I would love to have something with wheels and height adjustable. This one is from IKEA!
I really thought I would want more scrapbooking stuff.... but I am on a mission to use what I have at the moment... and really have more than I could ever use. Once CHA is over that story might change. Most of the new stuff out right now is Christmas themed and I don't do too much Christmas scrapping. Maybe the new chair would make me more productive ;)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Just follow the directions on the back of the bottle of daiquiri mix for the ice to mix ratio you need. I just wing it and it always tastes good. Then add 1 or 2 shots of bailey's in per person. The bailey's makes the drink so smooth and more like a smoothie! If you want to be fancy you can cut the strawberries and add them on the rim of the glass for presentation.
They are great to make when you have a lot of people because you can make big batches in the blender.
PS- If you live near a Keg Steakhouse you can get the real thing. Its not on the menu but I order it there all the time! Plus their apple martini's are to die for as well ;)
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This month I got to design one of the layouts for them. I really love the one I got to work on. Here is the map:
And here is my version:
I had a lot of fun working on it. There are a lot of great maps this month so you need to head over and check it out! PageMaps
Lots of fun stuff happened over the past weekend! So much to share... where do I start? Friday Mahsa and I went Black Friday shopping... can't tell you about my great deals because everything was Christmas gifts :) But we did score at Macy's!!
Saturday I had all my girlfriends over for my birthday. So much good food and drinks... I have some funny pictures to share later as well! Sunday I went shopping again with my mom and finally found a dress! Thankfully the 4 Christmas parties I have are all with different people so I will be able to wear the same dress.
Now I am almost done my Christmas shopping.... but really worried about packing the the cruise in January. I usually pack the night before we go anywhere... but this time I don't know what to pack! I feel like I don't have enough summer clothes to bring with me and there are no stores here to buy shorts in the winter! Ugh!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So here is what I am left with.... just two little packets, pp and solids:
Monday, November 23, 2009
There was a weird skinny bar on the inside of the closet door in my scraproom that I didn't ever know what to do with. I was going to take it down and put up some hooks... but then I saw an idea on two peas about making your own version of clip it ups! I used the black dividers from my clip it up, cut horizontal strips in each one and fed the ribbon through. The hole in the top fits perfectly on the bar!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Oh and if anyone has a trick to getting those bling shapes to go on easily and straight... let me know! They are beautiful but drive me nuts!
I am so very glad its Friday today! Since I was away last weekend there is lots of stuff to catch up on around the house. This weekend is our 'calm before the storm' we are calling it...nothing planned this weekend and so we are going to enjoy it before the Christmas parties start! Our weekends are totally booked up with stuff until we get back from our cruise in January! I love the Christmas and the non stop parties... its my most favorite time of the year :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The first day we played at Waterway Hills... it was kind of cold but so good to be out golfing again. We went to dinner at Carabas after... really good food.
The second day we golfed at the Legends - much nicer than the first course... and the weather was nice and warm as well! We played the Highlands course. The clubhouse and facilities were awesome:
Andrew posing after a good shot:
After golf we went to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. The food and drinks were amazing :) I wish I would have taken a picture of the drink!!!
Me and the big blender:
After dinner we walked around the boardwalk, fed the ducks and played some mini putt! Andrew and I are big fans of the mini putt :)
I didn't get any scrapping done (obviously!).... but I hope to this weekend... and now I have more pics to scrap!! yay!!
Hopefully more scrapbook posts to come this week!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Head on over to Page Maps today to check out the November maps that went up last week. They have sketches for Basic Gray and cards as well. If your in a rut its a great place to get your creative juices flowing again.
I will post my sketch and creation once it goes live next month. Just a little teaser today!
Tomorrow I am heading out to a craft sale with my friend Jen. She will be selling her cute YennyBee baby products. I also made a bunch of greeting cards to sell at the show. I have only made my cards for friends and family so I have no idea how they will sell. Check out Jen's website for location and maps....... if you are in the area come visit us!!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Here is the cover:
Example of some product pages:
Saturday, October 31, 2009
No scary plans for us tonight! Andrew and Jess are coming over for dinner then the girls are going to scrapbook.. yay :) The boys will be flipping between the many sporting events that are on tonight...... Go Yankees and Habs!!
I am planning on making a few goodies to sell at a craft show next weekend. I will be there helping out my friend Jen (Yennybee Baby Designs ----> see link in the sidebar!). Going to make some quick cards and shower invites and maybe even a layout or too if I am really feeling the mojo!
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I wanted an image of a dress behind the vellum and I couldn't find any clip art I liked. Not knowing about stamps and digital scrapbooking, I just drew one I liked! I scanned it into the computer and printed it out on my paper. For my first try I don't think they turned out too bad!
This Pink and Brown one I made as a sample. I love the scalloped edges!
This baby shower invite was made for my friend Jen's baby shower! Her colors for the nursery were brown with blue and green accents and very modern. We thought that we could make an invite that would reflect her style so those attending would get a feel for what she likes. This train paper from KI was just too perfect! My favorite part it the mini button brads from making memories in the corners of the stripes.
This week has been really busy at work.... and I can't wait for the weekend! No big plans for Halloween... I think when we have kids I may be more into it. Instead my brother Andrew and his girlfriend Jess are coming over to make dinner with us... and then the girls are going to do some serious scrapping!
PS: Today is my other brother Sean's birthday! Happy 25th b-day Sean :)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
For her wedding gift I made her invitations and programs. Here are the invite set:
This is the hidden pocket in the back that the reply card slips into:
Close up of the front:
Details of the swirl and pearls:
The program also turned out really well. Liv had a message to everyone in her bridal party as well as to each of their parents. It was a really nice souvenir of the day!
More invites to come!
PS: Please don't forget to vote for me in the Scrappy Chic monthly challenge!!!! Click here: www.scrappychiclivonia.com and then click on 'monthly challenge' on the left hand side. My layout is #2!!! Thanks :)