Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
This is my Christmas Village. The pieces come blank, and you have to paint them all yourself! I am at a stand-still, though, cause I am out of room, and I can't do anymore!
This is the white tree I put in our bedroom. I have always wanted a tree in my room. And always loved the white trees, so I finally got one a couple of years ago. It has blue and white lights on it, and a ribbon, but no ornaments. I put it in the dormer facing the road, so you can see it outside!
This is a smaller tree I put up in the kitchen. We call it the "Grandma Tree" because it has all of our Grandmother's antique glass ornaments on it. I used old fashioned lights, and tinsel, too. We are so fortunate to both have a few of our family's ornaments!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Okay, so they guessed me to a tee. I live a mile from Canada..what do they expect? I sound half French Canadian/half English Canadian...eh?? No doot aboot it!!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
This is a very exciting time for my family! My older brother and his wife welcomed their newest edition, a daughter into their family late last week! My new niece is beautiful. I can't wait to see her again! What a wonderful Christmas gift this has been! Her name is Miriam Grace, and she weighed 8 pounds, and measured 22 inches long! In the first pic, my Dad, Pa to all his grandkids, gets to meet his newest granddaughter. Proud Papa? Me thinks so!! My dad also has THE biggest hands I have ever seen, so I thought the hand photo was appropriate...THAT will be a layout, for sure....and a black and white version would be perfect on a welcome baby card!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
I have been tagged by Godelieve! The rules say I have to list 6 weird things about myself. This should be easy enough!
1. My middle name is Rae, not Lou. Kerilou is a nickname my next door neighbor gave me! My mom chose the name Rae for two men she admired growing up.
2. I have a mild obsession with Charles Schultz' "Peanuts" characters...
3. I am a smeller...I drive my DH nuts! "What IS that smell?" "Do you smell that?" "I smell something gross." "Something stinks." And I do have a radar nose...I can smell something bad a week before someone else can.
4. I have a hat festish. Baseball caps, cowboy hats, touques/tuques, I love hats! My mom gets embarrassed, because the more unflattering the hat, the better. I am on a quest for the perfect fur lined ear flapper hat to get me through the winter. She says she won't be seen with me if I wear it! A lot of heat escapes from the top of the head, I am just staying warm. It gets cold up this way! She says I go to far when I wear them around the house and to bed. Whatever!!
5. I love to eat plain rippled potato chips dipped in barbeque sauce.
6. I have an issue with chapstick and ponytail bands. I can't keep track of them. They are a main staple in my life, spread from one end of my house to the other, yet one is never to be found when needed.
So there they are. Now, I get to tag someone else! So...
Friday, December 08, 2006
I always love to see message board posts, and scrapbook layouts, of everyone's special Christmas tree ornaments. When I was putting the finishing touches on the main tree yesterday, I thought I would take a few pictures of my own to share with you! When everything is decorated and in order, I will post some more pics of the whole tree, etc. I made some of these ornaments as gifts a few years ago, keeping a set for myself of course, and some others were made since then. The angel is made out of wired ribbon, and one glass ball one is a floating ornament. You just stamp on a round cut out of transparency, roll up, and insert into the clear glass ball...the transparency gives the illusion of a floating image! DS and I just made the rolled paper ornaments this week. They are pretty self explainatory! Just roll your patterned paper strips into coils, and insert them into the clear ball! I especially love all the handpainted ones, my mom does her tree in all homemade ornaments, so she hangs her set faithfully every year! My favorite is the sled with the snowman face on it. So cute!! Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Can you handle MORE Thanksgiving goodies? I LOVE Thanksgiving! It is like Christmas, without all the commericalism and extra work! I love to have the parade on in the background, and we always watch The Mouse on the Mayflower! Well, I always watch it! These pics are of a few more projects I did for the big day! I find, at least around here, that there is a really limited selection of Thanksgiving decorations, so I made my
own! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
One more holiday down! These little guys didn't take long at all. About 6 hours from start to finish. The little woodstocks were kind of tricky, with their feathers and skinny necks, but they turned out cute in the end. I got the idea off a computer wallpaper I had! Now to start thinking about Peanuts Christmas!
Monday, November 06, 2006
I have known what stamp set I was going to use for my Christmas Cards since before LAST Christmas... SU!'s retired set, A Beautiful Season. Then when I saw the Snow Flurries set in the SU! Holiday Mini, I had to have it. It took me forever to decide on colors, then a design, but this is one I thought of ON MY OWN, not a case! The stamped image is only adhered on the top flap, with a sentiment stamped inside. I am not sure this is the exact finished product, I may attach the punch out from SU!'s word window punch, folded in half, with a brad or eyelet in it, on one of the edges of the card...but I am thinking it does not need any ribbon...I also added a scroll stamp from my friend Michele at Purple Onion Designs, but realized to late that one of the scrolls covers up the image too much, so I will do the smaller image on all 4 corners. I used SU! Chocolate Chip Ink, and SU! Cardstock (Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp, and Very Vanilla). So, be honest, what do ya think? Does it need something else? Have a great Monday!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This has been a very UNeventful Halloween thus far! I am off today, have all my Trick or Treats ready to go, and have nothing else to do to prepare! So, here are a bunch of projects I cooked up for today!
Halloween Frap Bottle 4-Pack
Trick or Treat Candy Bar Sleeves:
Candy Corn Bottle:
Stamps used are Purple Onion Designs, Stampin' UP!, & Michael's $1.00.
Staz On Jet Black Ink, Various ribbon scraps, and my fabulous Uni Ball Signo White Gel Pen!
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Yesterday was my baby boy's 11th birthday! He was born at 7:42 pm, a day I will never forget. Where does the time go? I can't believe how grown up he has become! We had family and friends over for homemade pizza and birthday cake made by yours truly! It was a fun evening. Happy Birthday, Baby Boy!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The hunter has succeeded! I hope no one is grossed out by the pic, but I couldn't resist posting it here! Please don't post any disapproval comments-- that being said, here's what happened! DH and DS decided to go hunting out back on Sunday afternoon. We have 15 acres, complete with a closed in tree stand. After sitting for about 45 minutes, he came into view. DS was reading a book, but stopped long enough to look for horns! (I have a rule about not shooting does or young deer that DH abides by! ) DH shot, but it hit low, and the deer bolted. After much searching in the pouring down rain, it finally turned dark, and they had to quit. The search resumed, and had results the next morning, about 30 yards past where they had left off the night before. DH called me on the radio, and told me how big he was, and I almost didn't believe him. I didn't know there were deer that big around here! DH was so excited! They had to come back and get the boat and row upriver to get him, cause he was inaccessible by land. I have a feeling I will see another deer mount on my wall in the near future!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I have had such a busy week! Last year, I had a grand idea..after thinking about it for a year, I finally made it happen! Daddy went and snagged me a sheet of plywood, and I went and blew up patterns at church on the overhead projector...After transferring the patterns onto the wood, and whining to my lovely husband about how much harder the jigsaw was to work than my scroll saw, they were cut out, sanded, and ready to paint! I painted them on and off for 5 days, added 3 coats of poly protectant, and DH helped me put them out on Sunday! Now all I can think about it what to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I have decided, There will be a Snoopy Pilgrim, with Woodstock and his little woodstock buddies as pilgrims and Indians....but for Christmas--what a dilemma....Do I do Snoopy's doghouse all decked out with Charlie Brown and Snoopy next to it? Or do I do the whole group around the tree, with their mouths wide open in song?? I am so torn! Okay, so I am being dramatic..but you can give me suggestions!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Friday was my Grandma's 86th birthday! She has been in the present nursing home since June, and doesn't really have a concept of time. She didn't realize it was her birthday until Mom and I reminded her, and then forgot by the time everyone got there! Not to mention she didn't know how old she was! We all met for lunch after church, then went to the home for cake and ice cream with Grandma...my brother and his kids came, along with mom and daddy...Grandma seemed to enjoy it, but tires easily these days. After her stroke in the spring, I never thought her 86th birthday would come! Here's to you, Omi!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Well, it has taken about two weeks of poking and prodding my poor husband, but I finally got my hay bales and cornstalks! Every year I put up these adorable scarecrows my aunt made, and dress it up with some mums, pumpkins, hay, and corn...along with a few old farm antiques...just finished tonight! The house is clean and decorated, and ready for my SU! workshop on Saturday!
Monday, October 02, 2006
It is officially fall here in the Adirondack Mountains! The leaves are almost at peak color, and the views while traveling the back roads are amazing! If the leaves weren't an obvious clue, the dropping temperatures are sure to confirm that summer is gone...I love fall, cause October was the month my son was born, and it reminds me of a very special time! My little pumpkin will be 11 in a few weeks! Cody and I took this shot coming off the Bull Run Road on Saturday...This is the road I grew up on, now just one road over from where I live presently...The Lord painted a great picture for me!