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OMG, is it seriously only 2 days until Christmas?!?!?  Where the heck did this month go?  Anyone who knows me at all knows that I adore my Cheekies, and I find any way possible to use them.  Cheekies have graced cookies, cakes, cards, scrapbook pages, and they have even made it to gift wrap, and wreaths!!! I’m constantly trying to think of new ways to use my favorite girls!  With Christmas just a few days away, I sat in my kitchen today wondering what I could do for my last project as GD for TGF.  I wanted to do something fun, something innovative, something that I haven’t seen in the gallery yet.  Then I got to pondering…I think I may need a drink…  Ok, so then it hit me!!! I just had to make these totally Cheekie Cocktail Glasses!  And a couple of close ups:I etched my beloved Cheekies into martini glasses, because after a long day of being in the kitchen baking up a storm for all of the last minute guests who keep popping into our house, I’m going to need a Cheekie Cocktail, or two…

Cheekie cocktails.

I know that everyone expects me to bake…  But sometimes, I just want to do something that is, well… not baked. ha ha ha  So, being as I’m completely addicted to Pinterest, and I found an idea for a candy wreath on there,  here’s what I decided to do:You can soooooo do this too!! start with a foam wreath from the craft store (seriously like $3), then add mints with hot glue (I used 3 bags, so about 4 lbs. of mints, at $1 per bag) and then a ribbon.  Here’s a close up of our little angelic friend:I do hope that your Christmas is the sweetest ever!  Make one of these little wreaths and give to a friend, and they will have a sweet Christmas too!  Enjoy!!
Happy Holidays to you all! Gosh, it seems WAY to early to start saying that, but alas, here I am announcing it to anyone who casts a glance in my direction. To say I love this time of year, is a gross understatement.  Which brings me to telling you a little bit about myself;I moved to Idaho five years ago after a career as a 911 dispatcher and perpetual Administration of Justice student in northern California.  My husband, who is also in law enforcement, and I were expecting, and decided that two parents working shift work was not the way to raise a child.  So we re-located (along with some other family members as well, because who wants to raise a baby without grandparents around right?  My parents and my husband’s mom also moved to Idaho around the same time frame).  After moving to Idaho, I became crafty.  I opened a bakery, and got a few stamp sets from my cousin, Lena, who was selling SU! at the time.  After she got me addicted (yeah, that’s the word) she opened me to a world tha…
Happy Sunday to you all!!! Are you still in a turkey and Stuffing induced coma?  I think I am… just sluggish still I guess.  Although I will say that I weigh less now than the day of the feast, so go figure! ha ha haLast night I decided to surf TGF Challenge blog, and I saw that there were two that I hadn’t done that were still open.  So I called my Pal and asked her to play along.  After our first card, she ran out of glue… so I had to fly solo.  So, the first card was a sketch, here’s the results:And here’s the inside:The next project was to make a tag… I don’t believe that I’ve ever just made a tag.  hummm… Here’s what I came up with:So, those were my projects last night.  I hope that you enjoy.  I have a cupcake order to get working on and I think that I need to find something to eat before my stomach calls the authorities on me.  (it’s growling a lot!!)I’ll see you all tomorrow, I have a SUPER DUPER big announcement!  HUGE!
Ok, so it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted.  I’ve been a busy girl… sick too.  I hate when the entire family gets sick, then passes it around like a white elephant gift at a bad Christmas party. Ha ha ha No body really wants the gift, but they take it and pass it along just to play nice.  My busy week started with a run to the horrible place that sucks the life from you before you even get into the parking lot.  Yup, Wal Mart… and seriously… I have one checker that I LOVE, she’s the best.  things scan right, if they don’t she fixes it, and she’s friendly, and perceptive, and efficient, and FAST!!! She’s the only bright spot in the entire place… Trust me, I know, I’ve looked! hahaha Anyways, I ran out of powdered sugar to make Butter cream frosting, and so I had to run there to grab some ($64 later, I was finally checking out) and as I walked back to my car, this is what was parked next to me…. Ok, so forgive me a cruel chuckle… I know that the truck was there second as the red…

A little TGF prior to Caffine...

So, it’s been a while since I have made a card… I’ve been so darn busy with baking for the Seasons Boutique (happening right now!!!) that I’ve forgotten what it’s like to sit at my stamp desk and create something that is not made from sugar! ha ha ha
Ok, so, my subject matter didn’t stray too far from the kitchen…. but I have to ease back into these things!! Geeze people! ha ha ha  I was surfing online this morning and one of my fave spots to go is  I noticed their challenge for today, tossed my laptop aside, and went in to stamp at oh dark thirty, even BEFORE my morning coffee… go figure! I’m fairly certain that every scrap of paper I used today was provided to me by my bestest Pal, Lena, so shout out to her and a big thanks for all the wonderful scraps you always send my way!  Also, LENA… are you so proud of me??? Look at this card and notice what I left off… just for you…. yup… finally I made a card with NO RIBBON!!!! You must be SHOCKED! hahahha

Ok, well …

It's a Big 'un!

Ok, let me start by saying I totally intended to post on here way more regularly…. but I’ve been soooooo busy!!!! Ha ha ha  here’s how my last two weeks have been.

First of all, let me show you a picture of my and the one who I call “Pal!”  She is my cousin, Lena, and a mere 11 months older than me.  Everyone says we should have been twins, because we have a bond like that; so close that we are eerily on the same page at all times! ha ha ha  I love her to pieces and we rarely get to spend any time together.  This picture was taken on my recent trip to California. 

Now… let’s get down to it!  The past two weeks have been rought with illness (just colds, thank goodness!), birthdays, baking, and even a few cards.  Let’s start with the illnesses off of that list, shall we?
Evan got sick… not super bad sick, just that “Momma I’m miserable,” type of sick.  For my 5 year old to hang out on the couch for 3 days… that’s like WOW!  But really all he did was snooze and cough, cough and snooze.  M…

Busy, busy!!!

Talk about a busy week!!  My intention was to try and write on here every other day; not happening this week! ha ha ha Let me re-cap.
We FINALLY closed on a little house for my mother-in-law to move into.  It's about 1200 sq ft, and has a smaller yard so its a lot less for her to have to take care of.... it's super cute and just right for her!!  I spent the first part of my day over there on Tuesday making sure it was all clean for her.... scrubbing other people's funk is sooo not my idea of fun.  But i had to get it done.  So i kicked up the volume on my iPhone and rocked out and cleaned every inch of the place!  I shampooed the carpets (twice) and I think it all came out just great!  Smells fresh and clean in there and, after the movers and my husband helped all day yesterday, she was able to spend her first night in her new house! Yeay!
So, after that... I had a tun of Dr.'s appts and dentist visits.  seems like they always show up all at once right?  I think it's…

Sunday, Sunday...

Yeah, I know it's the wrong day for that song... but it just sorta feels that way.

I have decided that I need to post more... so I'm going to try and use this Blog as more of a daily journal than just a "Posting Projects" sort of an outlet. So, here it goes:

I have been busy lately with Pinterest!!! OMG, if you haven't signed up, you absolutely MUST! I'll tell you right now, it is so addictive that your whole world becomes consumed with what is going on there. With over a thousand pins an hour, it's no wonder I can't pull myself away. Pinterest is like a virtual bullitain board(s) full of ideas like recipies, crafts, photography, fashion, and the all out bizzar! I absolutely adore it! I not only look at it on my computer, but I got the app too! Have someone invite you and give it a try.

So, the above being mentioned, I have found a few projects that I just HAD to do. So I got myself a big bag of glue sticks, a few boxes of crayons, and here's the fir…

Despite the green, they are LEMON.

Here is a quick pic of some cupcakes I made for a baby shower. Lemon...yum!Lemon cupcakes

A pie for you

Here is a scrapbook page I made for an inspiration challenge…This is a close up so that you can see the coloring of this Krafting Kimmie stamp and the embellishments:And here’s the rest of the page:I’ve been feeling a bit more crafty lately… so stand by for more stuff….. have a fun Labor day weekend!!!

Sparkle scrapbook page

Here's a scrapbook page I made for my sparkle creations challenge. They told us to make anything but a card... so here's what i came up with. AArrrrrggghhhh!!! This picture is of my son from halloween 2010..... guess I better get cracking since i'm nearly a year behind.

Earth toned cutie

Here's a little Earth-toned card tha I mae for a challenge.... my fave card this week!!!

ABC for TGF and a CAKE

I know it’s been a few days since I have posted, but I’ve been a busy, busy girl!!! here’s what I’ve been working on:

I made a few dozen of these Gum Paste Roses and colored them with gold, iridescent yellow, and orange luster dust. Then, after cooking Hors de oeuvres for 100 guests at an 80Th birthday party, and 100 cupcakes to go with it, I made this centerpiece cake for the birthday girl;

I love how the light/subtle colors of this cake came out, perfect for the weather and the occasion.

Next: I HAD to do this TGF challenge. The greeting Farm challenged us to make ABC ( anything but a card) this Friday, and I’m just getting around to it! Ha ha ha

My Dear Brother-in-law is currently a Gunnery Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps and is serving in Afghanistan, (he has done 2 tours in Iraq too) and so given the upcoming holiday, I was feeling a bit patriotic. I chose to make a Thank You picture for him… I started with a red picture frame….

I know this little picture can’t even begin to express my…


My cousin, Lena, invited me to do this sketch with her.... so here's my card!Jammie Clark