Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Grandma Mistletoe Ball

This ornament is beautiful and also can tell the stories of a special events from Christmas long ago. Give it as a gift or hang in your home so that you can reflect back on Christmas past. This one is from the annual family parent held at my in laws when the story is read from the Bible and the kids dress and act out the parts. Four sections hold photos and the fifth section has the journaling.

Let’s get started. Please excuse the blurry photo and the glare because of the folds it was very difficult to shoot. Also the magnets that hold down the pieces in many of the photos appear in the photos. It just made it easier to shoot and hopefully make it easier to understand.

Step one cut 5 circles all the same size. I suggest that you cut them anywhere between 4 and 6 inches. These are 5 ½ inches. I cut mine from three different pieces of the Rusty Pickle White Christmas line.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Sharing a few of my favorite things

Over the years I have been blessed with wonderful friends and family who have remembered our family with goodies, treats and gifts at the holiday times. Usually these are small gifts that we enjoyed eating or have still in the Christmas boxes in the attic soon to come down. Does it really matter how much is spent? Does it matter if the cookies and candy came on a small plate? I loved them all.

With that said I have invite you to follow this blog for the next few weeks and enjoy a few of the gifts that I have been given or brain storm up a few "less expensive" ( wouldn't want to say CHEAP) to share with your family and friends your thoughts about them. Some of these I will make and give myselfwhile others will just be links for ideas and more.

So let's start with something to keep you warm. I have received several of these over the years and they get used. How about 4 hot chocolate envelopes with a small baggie of marshmellows stapled together. Add a simple tag and topper. Staple again since it is quick and easy.

Now for the challenge. If you make any of these "little gifts" that will be posted over the next few weeks post a reply about it and your name will go in a drawing for a paper packet of Rusty Pickle White Christmas full of paper, stickers and more. Want to get double the draws make any of the upcoming "little gifts" out of Rusty Pickle paper and you will get double the chance. Don't have any Rusty Pickle again post in your comment or e-mail me at jeethington@ and I will send you a few Rusty Pickle scraps that will work for many of the upcoming projects.

My goal is to post something new every 2 to 3 days. There may not be anything new for some of you but it may jog your memory and make you think.

Oh.........Mistletoe for the next "little gift". It has a bit of a scrapbooking twist to it.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Well it's Friday

Just a simple card for today. I love the My Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas paper.

Today I need to figure out the Thanksgiving menu. It will make shopping on Monday easier if I do. E gets here Tuesday and N will be off for 6 days.

Tonight I am going to Sandra's

QuinceaƱera Celebration tonight. It is a very large and exciting affair. Lots of good food and beautiful dresses for the girls.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall Colors

So you were expecting leaves not flowers and bling. I couldn't help myself once I saw the fun stuff over at Prima. Love their product and they had a contest running so enjoy the beautiful yellow color and play along.

Head to the

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's my first blog hop to go along with my first blog. Isn't this little birdie adorable. Be sure and go to and look at all of the downloads. Great journaling spots and little figures to use on cards and scrapbooking layouts. The little saying is a download too.

I am the last stop on the blog hop so if you are coming in the middle or want to go back and have a bit of fun again start here. Vivian's blog is just beautiful.

Finished with the blog hop and want to go and pick up this little bird or see what else there is...go here. Don't forget to leave some love your name will be thrown in the random drawing and you could win some FREEBIES. There is one FREEBIE a month so go get that beautiful fall download.

Most of the pattern paper is Rusty Pickle, after that my stash provided the rest.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Memories and Nightmares

Well the last 2 days remind me of the Amazing Race for Rusty Pickle. A 12x12 album in 2 days. This "was" my first consignment album. I really hope that J & S love it. They are an adorable couple and I would post a photo of one of the layouts but I feel like I should ask first.

Now I need to get ready for tomorrow's blog hop for It is a fun little place with lots of cute downloads. There are a couple of freebies there too so check them out.

I need to get a card made and uploaded so I best clean up and get busy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yep it is time. It is past time really. I am finally starting up my blog. The purpose of this blog (yes it has to have a purpose) is to keep track of interests in my life. My family, my knitting, gardening, recipes, and scrapbooking. I hope to make a few new friends along that way.

With that said be on the look out for projects that I have finished and a few freebies.

I do have a big announcement tomorrow. Hope someone checks in.