Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Congratulations Sandy!!

Last month we celebrated Sandy's 5 year Stampin' Up! anniversary - I am so grateful to have her as a part of my Crazy Stamping Lady team.  She brings so much to our group.
Me and Sandy with her new 5 year bracelet and charm.
The back of her bracelet charm.
Front of her bracelet charm.

Congratulations again Sandy - here's to another five and many more after that!  ~Maureen

Monday, November 28, 2011

Downline Project

At our last downline meeting Nov. 5 we made a cute little wine bottle tag for gift giving.  Possibly a hostess gift for the Thanksgiving holiday.  You could also use it to hang on your bottles for a tasting with information on the bouquet, undertones, etc. of the wine(s) you are serving.

I started by using the Big Shot to die cut a cute little tag from the Two Tags die.  Then to punch the hole on it and have it centered, we used a mask punched out of a post it note to stick on and center and help punch the circle out of the middle.  Then scored right below the hole, to allow for hanging.
Punching out of post-it note.

Place post-it mask in middle of the top of the tag.
Voila - a hole punched out perfectly in the center of the tag top.
Next we colored our Fall leaves by stamping and adding color with sponges and then cutting them out.  Once they were done and added to the tag it was ready to put on the bottle for presentation.
Stamping and sponging leaves.
Leaves after they are cut out.
And then we had a doorprize drawing for the bottle of Sweet Red Table wine and the tag topper.  Karen was our lucky winner.

Hope you enjoyed today's project.  If you ever make a project using my blog as inspiration, please send me a picture - I'll be sure to post and link back to your blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  ~Maureen

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Family Halloween!

We had a great time celebrating Halloween over at Heidi's.  Here are the Jones kiddos all dressed up
Monster Doll Paisley, Luigi as Prince and our little Monkey with her blankie Zamarah.
and the King Kids -
Monster Dolls Kamili and Makai - and Mr. Police Officer (look at those muscles LOL) Zavian.
Frankenstein Pops Heidi made for the kiddos.

Spooky eyeballs were one of the munchies we had.
Heidi had us all over to their home and we had good food (see above) and these are just a few of their decorations - The skulls were foggers and when we turned them on the entire front of the house got extra spooky.  In fact when we opened the door the house filled with fog which was really cool.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Playing Catch Up!!

 So much to catch up on - I hate it when I don't blog, because I use this as a bit of a journal of my life.  I love going back and looking at the great memories we've made.
Picnic lunch at the park!

Papa and Prince climbing rocks.
Papa and Prince climbing trees.
Prince at the railroad museum.
 So you can see this is from way back in October.  It was my day with Prince and we were lucky enough to have Papa off work to join us.  The day started with breakfast from McDonald's, then we picked up Papa at home and spent some time there playing and drawing.  Then off to the park for a picnic lunch and some rock climbing.  Finally Prince got to see the local railroad museum.  He LOVES trains.  He even got to go in the back and get sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes.  It was a great day with one of our favorite little guys...Prince!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi all - I have really been missing in action (2 1/2 weeks since I posted - yikes!)  Lots has been going on with family - some not so great - so any prayers would be appreciated.  But I wanted to wish all of you an amazing Thanksgiving - hope you get to spend it with those you love.  There is soooo much to be thankful for even in difficult times.  Among my blessings I count all of you!  I hope to be back blogging more regularly again - so check back soon!!  Love, Maureen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Goodies

Just wanted to share some fun Halloween goodies with you today!  Here are some Halloween favors I made to give out at work -

Some prizes wrapped up for our work Halloween potluck!
 Here are the Halloween s'more kits I made for my student workers. 
I truly hate the dark side of Halloween and some of the horrible stuff associated.  But I LOVE the color and cute things that go with Halloween.  So wanted to share some of the fun I had :)  Hope you liked!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween - Part I

Halloween - Part I - sounds like the beginning of a series of scary movies - huh!!  Well - if you don't want to be scared  turn back - turn back while you can!!  Too late -  - this scary creature is ME!!  Took me a while to do the makeup.  On Monday when I wore this to work I FREAKED my students out.  I don't think anyone recognized me - which I think is good.  Glad to know I don't look like this every day :)
 We went to a Halloween party at our neighbor's too - I was the monster above; and Paul was a Lumberjack and yes that is a real ax.  It scared me that he carried it - but he taped the edges up and was careful to not let it out of his sight.  Next year - no weapons.