Monday, December 14, 2009


WOW!!!  What a CRAZY weekend!  3 parties... 2 appetizers... decorating the tree (finally) and keeping 6 month old puppy Abby away from the ornaments... shopping... fixing the dishwasher (thank you, Sweetheart!)... making 2 handmade gifts... searching for (AND FINDING) the last part of the Zhu Zhu maze that we needed (WOOOO HOOOO!)... basketball tournament... AND the Rusty Pickle Blog Hop!!!  No wonder I woke up this morning in a fog... ;-)

I promised to post some pictures of my house decorations and here are a few of my favorites... I have fallen IN LOVE with fishing line and have used it to suspend ornaments from the ceiling above my front entry and from a branch that hangs over our dinning room table.  The entry is full of silver, dusty chocolate and warm gray, doves, glitter and snow.  Our dinning room is decorated with a tree branch (from our back yard), that is suspended above our table... the "curtain" of diamonds hanging from the branch is a perfect accent for Christmas as it picks up and glitters with the cool glow of candlelight and quick twinkle of little Christmas lights.  

I know I also promised to post our family Christmas card... well, it's designed in my head (and it looks GREAT!)... but it is not done yet, so you will have to check back!  I think you will like it... it is a "CARDLESS CHRISTMAS CARD!!!"  Wonder how I did it... come back and check it out!

THANK YOU so much for coming by for a visit and checking out my blog!  You have all given me such a BLESSED gift with your wonderful comments, that it is about time that I give something back!  Here is a picture of the RAKs for the random winners.  One of my new friends will get the "Snowflakes and Mittens" package with 12 sheets of paper, tag set, 2 albums, rubons and a package of buttons!!!  And one of my old friends will get the "White Christmas" package with 14 sheets of paper, 2 albums, rubons, buttons AND... because it pays to come back and visit... a set of my FAVORITE chipboard letters... the Random Alpha Set!  (Note for you new friends... you will be "old friends" for my next give-a-way, so be sure to keep checking back!!!)  AND THE WINNERS ARE... 

"OLD FOLLOWER"... Silvia who said... "I am one of your 65 followers :) stopping by to say fabulous LO and awesome ornaments!! Comgrats on your "Barbie" LO!!  December 11, 2009 2:29 PM

"NEW FOLLOWER"... Sandie who said... "I'm a new follower. Happily so. Love this inspiration! Thanks. Great looking art." December 13, 2009 9:16 AM

Congrats Silvia and Sandie!!!  Please email your mailing address to me at  I hope you have fun with your new Christmas goodies!!! 

I hope you each have a FANTASTIC week and a very happy and SAFE holiday season!!!  Make it a WOOOOO HOOOOO kinda day!!! :-)


scrapbookmom79 said...

congrats girls!!!!

Sandie said...

Thank you so so much. :) Wow. I'm beside myself.

I love the decorations. I must try something like that. I'm trying to get close looks at the first one, to see how to do it. It's gorgeous.

scrappinlil said...

congrats girls...and I love those ornaments dangling from the ceiling and the branch from your tree what a great did you hang it up though...did you you fishing line for this too? TFS

laterg8r said...

love the suspended crystals, great idea :D

ZoiHoku said...

congrats ladies!! Wow - your decorations are absolutley amazing! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

silvia said...

YAY!! Thanks for making my day!! Congrats Sandie!!
Goergeous decorations!!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the dangling crystals!! Sounds like you had a super busy week-end :)