Thursday, December 31, 2009

{ Goodbye to 2009 }

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...but can someone please tell me where in the heck 2009 went???!!!

Wow! 2010 is around the corner...literally. I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years. It will be a VERY quiet one in our household. Hubby has to work tomorrow and we are all still tired from Christmas. We had 3 family dinners at our house this year. We had a good time, but it is a tiring thing...especially boxing day having to squish 15 people into our house!! ;0) But like I said it was a great holiday.

I was lucky enough to get lots of yummy stampin' supplies. I got a swack of new stamps, some new Martha Stewart punches from my hubby, some nesties and a punch of paper and embellishments. I think the biggest hits in our household have to be the girls new DS's...which Mommy plays as soon as they go to bed! I am thinking I might *need* one for myself soon...or some extra batteries! ;0) And of course the new Band Hero for the Wii!! I was not too sure if Hubby would REALLY love it...oh ya!! Lets see...the day after boxing day we played from 10am until 9:30pm!! Yup! So a very good Christmas in the Houghton household.

Before I sign off for 2009, I will share with you a gift I made for my Aunt for Christmas. I sooooo wish I had decided to try on of these sooner. I have definitely decided to make more of these for next year though...

I was surprised at how easy these really are to make. And not at all that time consuming. Once you have done one...just pick the papers cut out all the pieces and boom! It goes together really quickly. I just need to get me some more cardboard. I like the cardboard you get with the SU designer paper packs. Works great! If you have not tried one already...THIS is the template I used. You can alter it to make it the size you want...mine is 6 X 6.

Oh and a little extra note for ya. I have been downloading some tunes the past few's been awhile since I got some new music. Anyway...thought I would share my newest FAV! Shiloh. She is another 16 year old up and coming star, but she is Canadian. Canadian Girls Rock! I had seen her video
Alright on The Family Channel , so I decided to take a listen to the album. Love her! Great vocals, great lyrics and music. I like her...can you tell? Take a listen...her ballads are awesome! I promise you will like it...I hope!

And another awesome my hubby...was Orianthi. Awesome! She was Michael Jackson's find for his final tour before his death. Amazing guitar player!

I was also downloading some tunes for the girls and Demi Lovato is actually quite good. I was a little surprised...worth another listen too. to organize my new stampin' goodies and get my room back together...had to use my table for Christmas dinner!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

{ Merry Christmas to All }

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas...hope Santa is good to you all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

{ 3 more sleeps! }

Has the panic set in yet? ;0) It will all get done and it will be great no matter what.

Just thought I would pop in today between the tobogganing and wrapping to post a few things.
First off...if you have not discovered THIS blog yet...well check it out!!! Be sure to add your name to the followers list...and Karen might have some freebies for all of us! I will definitely be ordering some of her fabulous digis after Christmas is over!!!

Here is another creation I did using my new Verve stamps...

This was a very simple card...but I still like it. This one was using the CFC12 sketch...once again never got it posted in time! ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by today and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

{ 6 more sleeps! }

Wow! Time sure does fly. I can not believe that it is really only 6 more sleeps till Christmas. Wow! Just thought I would pop in and do a quick post. Today is also the first day of Winter Break for the kids...and so it begins...threw them outside so I could do some tidying up with out listening to them argue...yes, it has begun already! Oh well...hopefully I can get them baking today and then they get to help clean up the playroom fun, eh?! ;0)

I have a card for you that I created a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to win a gift card from Verve Stamps awhile back and this was my first creation using my new Believe set.

I look forward to playing more with this set!

I hope to be back a few times this week, but no guarantees. ;0)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

{ Final TCC Entries and Winner }

Wow! December 1st already! Now the fun begins!

Okay onto our lovely entries for this last challenge of the year! First off is our bloggin' ladies...

Nancy (one entry)
Dianne (3 entries)
Chris (one entry)

And now onto the non-bloggin' entries...First off is Carol J(4 entries)

Second is Bettiann(one entry)

Next up is Karen(4 entries)

And last we have Norma N(2 entries)

These all turned out great ladies! Thank you to everyone for joining in the challenges all year. I look forward to starting up again in January.

Okay...I had my oldest pull a name from all the entries and the winner is...

CAROL J...which happens to be my Mom! Let me know which GC you would like and I will get that off to you this week.

Thanks again to everyone for playing along! to make dinner and then start sending off all these cards!