Tuesday, December 28, 2010


So these are the gifts I made for my sister in laws for Christmas. I got the idea from a UStream virtual crop that YourPaperPantry (it's a cool ning site) held in November. I know there are a ton of Youtube videos on these dressforms, this is just my take on it. You can find the dressforms at Michaels in the childrens wood craft section. It is originally intended to be used as a jewelery holder. There are holes that run through the shoulders and a dowel slides right across, I plugged up the holes with wood putty and sanded them smooth. You then paint, cover with paper and embellish away!!

Hope you like them :)

Much love,

Saturday, December 18, 2010


This is for all of you that hopped over to my blog on friday for some Jingle Jangle fun....I'm sorry I wasn't able to hop on friday :(

I hated to disappoint but it was unavoidable, family stuff, you know how that goes.

I hope all of you had a great time visiting all of the other awesome and talented ladies!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Much love,

Friday, December 17, 2010


This post is so very late in being posted, please accept my apologies in advance.

What a week.....trust me you don't want to know, lol.

Let's just sum it up. Read all the way through it's good for at least a few laughs!

8 dozen cupcakes, tree decorating (a little late huh?), fractured tooth (one of the twins), 3 class parties, 3 days of work, hubby's "goodie day" at work that he so kindly signed me up to make a bajillion pigs in a blanket and Magic Cookie Bars (which are divine by the way), multiple trips to Target, Walmart, Kohl's and JcPenny's looking for Mario and Luigi pajamas for "Pajama Day" for the twins, mailing out a swap, a prize and a bottle swap. Whew! I'm wiped out.

What can I say after a week like that?.......TGIF!!! Oh wait....tommorrow is tamale making day with the family.

Even though things get hectic and sometimes I feel in over my head (usually of my own doing) I've got alot to be thankful for, the number one thing being that I AM ABLE....

So without further ado.....drumroll please.........the winner of the blog candy for the Thank You Gift blog hop is......

mamascrapper69 aka Stephanie Collins aka stephanoid69

Congrats to you!!!

Much love (and a grip load of words)

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world~
George Washington Carver

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Welcome Holiday Hoppers! I am the last stop on this awesome Thank You Gift blog hop hosted by Joy over at Joy's Life.com. What an awesome idea!

So if you are on the right trail you have just hopped over here from Tracy's blog. If not, then check her out and then come back. Or you can start at the very beginning with Joy.

So I had extreme technical difficulties and had to be creative with what I was going to share on this hop. This video is actually the type of project I created for this hop but not the actual project. My Flip camera is having issues today and I couldn't film the new video to save my life! So I went back into my "video archives" and pulled up this video. Let me tell you that I use these cards as gifts year after year and they make THE BEST gifts for teachers, friends and family. Just change up the saying that you print on the cards and you have an awesome gift!

If and when I get my Flip camera to record without failing me :( I will post the video later. In the mean time, be inspired by all the awesome projects you've hopped through and have a beautiful holiday with your friends and family.

Oh wait, what would a blog hop be without BLOG CANDY?!? So leave me a comment below along with a way to contact you and I will choose a winner for a $10 gift card to Joann's Fabrics (if you don't have a Joann's in your town, then a Michaels card).

Much Love,


Thursday, December 2, 2010


And the winner is.......searchingfortruth....Yay!

I will be emailing you for your address and popping your Michaels gift card in the mail to you.

Thanks to all that commented and played along with us on the awesome Advent calendar blog hop.

Big hugs,