Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank you Belles 'n Whistles

Hey Friends!  For today, I made a tag that I wanted to put on a goodie bag for a friend of mine. I planned on making her those Chocolate Pretzel Rods and placing them in the Martha Stewart bag with this little tag on the top. I used Pizza Time .. yes yes yes! But I covered up the pizza with sprinkles of little colored beads to make it look like she was baking little donut cookies or something of a dessert straight out of the oven. :)

Also, I wanted to thank ALL of the ladies at Belles 'n Whistles for being such lovely SWEETHEARTS!  I have decided to step down from Belles 'n Whistles to make time for a new crafting adventure.  I've enjoyed my days with you, loved being a part of your family for a year and a half .. you've brought so many smiles to my lips and laughter to my heart!  Thank you thank you thank you for welcoming me into your family, I love you and I do hope we will keep in touch!

With Love,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello Friends!  Wishing you all a very BEAUTIFUL & MERRY Christmas!  May your day be filled with lots of love and laughter!

Thank you all for being so WONDERFUL .. I truly enjoy your friendships!

Big Hugs,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Belles 'n Whistles Challenge

Hello Friends!  Okay, I've totally spaced out on my post that was supposed to be up first thing today .... acccck!  We have a new challenge over at Belles 'n Whistles hosted by Anki using "Warm Colors".  :)

I've used this adorable image Jam Jars from Belles 'n Whistles Store.  Have you checked out the sale going on there?!  You gotta hurry on over and place your order!

I hope to see you at our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See ya soon!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lili's Little Fairies Is Now OPEN!!! Blog CANDY!!!

Hello Friends!  I've got some BEAUTIFUL news to share with all of you and you're gonna be so excited about this!  The new challenge Lili's Little Fairies (previously called Lili of the Valley Challenge) is now open!!!  Wooot wooot! 

Annnnndddd .. little 'ol me will be on joining those sweet women on the DT team!!!  WoooOHoooOOoo!!!!  When asked if I would like to become a new Fairy .. I could not resist!!!  I'm truly excited to be starting a new adventure!  Thank you ladies for having me on board!

Okay, so Lili's Little Fairies is the SAME address that it used to be so no worries!  And if you head on over there right now, they have lots of AWESOME prizes to give away!!!

Our first official challenge will begin on January 5th .. so you can gear up and be ready!  :)  hehe!

In the meantime, here's something that I got to play with for fun using a Lili of the Valley image:

Alright, so head on over to Lili's Little Fairies right now to enter in some fabulous CANDY!!!

  Thank you SO much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya back soon!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Tags

Hello Friends!  Are you feeling the hustle and bustle as things get nearer to Christmas?  ;)  Hope you're all enjoying the time out shopping, relaxing or playing.

I made more Christmas tags the other week ... really enjoyed making them!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar Day 13

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all doing very well!
For today I created a card with the image "Angel's Grace" and added Liquid Pearls around her to look like snowflakes floating around her.  I really love her ... she looks so peaceful and comforting.

Also, a reminder .. have you all been checking back at the Belles 'n Whistles Store every Thursday?!  If you haven't .. then click here to see what's going on all through the month of December.  I'll give ya a hint ... "HUGE SALE".  lol!
Thank you for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!
Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just For You

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all doing very well this week.  Here in town is quite chilly ... as I took my son to school one day last week, there was a light snow flurry.  :)  I love it when it snows here by our home, as it doesn't happen too often.

And last night I made some ham and bean soup .. yummmmm .. nice and cozy.

Well, here's an image that I've had for a year now and I've finally inked her up .. lol.  AND I'm using some most loveliest of papers which I had to fight with myself to actually cut .. PION Papers from a very sweet and dear friend of mine!  Thank you so much!

I'd like to enter this into:
Just Magnolia:  Anything Goes with option of Sparkle

Also one more thing before I head out, here's a pic of Max .. he's growing like a weed .. and he's gonna get bigger still.  lol!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Tags

Hello Sweets!  Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I've had a wonderfuly week with my family who came into town ... but of course time flies so quickly .. they have gone back home today already.  :(  I am already waiting for them to announce their next trip out here .. so my spirits can lift once again.

I wanted to share with you some tags that started a couple of weeks ago ... loads of fun making these!  I think I'll be making a little more.  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Hello Friends!  Today is Day 4 of our Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar and I'm sharing with you a "Yum Yum Holiday Recipe" .. and if you're like me .. a lot of times I want something quick and easy yet tasty.

I've decided to make something that I know we'd all enjoy at our home .. with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee or even a glass of cold milk.  And it's SO easy to do .. and FUN for my little boy to help with also.  He actually helped me make these.  And those little round things at the bottom of my Starbucks cup is something my hubby decided to do.  lol.  He did the recipe with marshmallows.

Here's a little recipe card that I made using Little Light
I realize the font is too small to see, so here's the recipe .. hehe ..

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
Pretzel Rods
Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Assorted Toppings:  Sprinkles, Crushed Cookies, etc...

1.  Melt semi sweet chocolate in microwave or on stove.
2.  Ladle chocolate over 3/4 of each pretzel rod and tap off excess chocolate.  Roll in toppings such as sprinkles or crushed cookies.
3.  Dry on cooling rack until set.
4.  ENJOY!

Don't forget about the sale all through December at Belles 'n Whistles Store!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Performance Goodie Bag

Hello there!  Today is Day 3 of our Advent Calendar Celebration on our Belles 'n Whistles Inspiration blog and I am using a couple cuties to decorate a "Gift Bag & Tag".

My little boy performed in his very first Christmas play for school as well as sang in Chapel, and I decided to make him a little goodie bag for after his "performance".  lol!  I used Andrew's Christmas Stocking at the base of the bag and I used Angel's Song for the tag.  One of my little boy's favorite things is Hot Wheel cars, so I put one in there (it was a bit too big for the bag .. hehe) and then I'll put a little money in there as well.  :)

The goodie bag is from Martha Stewart and the Christmas papers on the tag was given to me by a sweet dear friend.  :)

Also I have more good news to share ...
Just want to let you all know that Summer is having a progressive sale in the BNW store starting today!
See also the store page for details!

December 1st - 7th customers will get 15% off with check-out code: DECEMBER15
Each Thursday in December, the savings will increase! (how much it will increase is Summers secret
and the you have to go back each Thursday to see the new sale)

Excluded from the sale are Christmas 2011 stamps, digital products & Gift Certificates
The sale will end December 31st.
Availability is limited. Once an item is out-of-stock, it's gone till next year!

Thank you so much for visiting me!  I truly appreciate all of your sweet comments .. I'll see ya again soon!