Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas gifts update

Well, Jenna loved her Twilight box and movies
Jason liked his clock. Didn't get a good picture, tho

Nick was sick on Christmas so I didn't see him until yesterday and didn't get any pictures but when he opened his Vikings glass block, he said, "Sweet"! So, I guess he liked it!
All in all, it was a great Christmas, anytime we have all the kids and grandkids together, it is all good! :)
Hope you all had a great Christmas and wishing you all a fabulous New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The TWILIGHT box is done!!!

My 21 yr old daughter wanted all the Twilight movies for Christmas so I got them and thought it would be cool to make a box for them. But, I know NOTHING about Twilight so with a little help from some Cricut Message Board friends and my local LSS, this is what I came up with:
I started with a paper mache box purchased at Hobby Lobby
I painted it inside and out with a light brown acrylic paint

then I decorated. The top has a layer of torn script print paper from the K&Co. Lifes Journey stack. The letters and sillhoettes are from Cheri at CP's Scrapping.The sticker was sent to me by Samantha.

this is the front panel. It was really hard to cut around the hardware. I don't love it but....Oh well!

This is one of the sides

Other side

This is the back. More hardware to cut around!
Inside I put the three movies and a package of microwave popcorn. There is plenty of room for any future movies that come out!! So, what do you think? I would love to hear any comments. Good or bad!!
Merry Christmas, Everyone!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We made the glitter otnaments!!

Wow! What a day. I had four of my grndkids come over today and they made glitter ornaments. 4 kids under the age of 10, I don't think I need to tell you,  I have glitter EVERYWHERE!! I had all 25 names cut out of vinyl for them to use. That was fun- trying to teach them how to burnish it real good! But they got the hang of it. Parker wasn't all that into it, he only made one, the one for his name. The other 3 had alot of fun. Then they were putting them on the tree and Sadie dropped one! So we cleaned up that mess and then Kourtney dropped one! OK- clean up again. Then I dropped one!!! So now, I have to make three more to replace them. It was no big deal and it did make the girls feel better when I did it too!! :) I didn't get any pictures of them making them, I was too busy helping them and getting wax in the next ones. But, all in all, it was fun!

The kids called these The pictures of Shame!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

TRYING to get ready for Christmas

Well, we have a blizzard here in Iowa today so it is lookin g alot like Christmas! Maybe that will help put me in the mood more!
I am trying to get all the presents made or bought and wrapped. Our family is growing so fast, it is hard to keep up! Just 13 years ago, I was a single mother of 2 boys. Now, I have a husband, 6 stepdaughters and their two spouses, 10 collective grandchiuldren PLUS my teo boys and one fiance. Wow! We need a bigger house when we all get together!! My son is getting married next August so I am hoping that Christmas 2012, I will get a new baby to spoil!
4 of the grandkids are coming over tomorrow to decorate my tree. Twin boys, almost 10, a girl 9, and another girl 7. We are going to make glitter ornaments. I have one for each member of this huge mob, including the dogs and have cut all the names in vinyl. I can't wait. I ber I am more excited than the kids!!!
Those four LOVE my craft room. Parker is wowwed by the "stacks and stacks of paper". I put together a couple of big containers of craft stuff for them for Christmas. One has paper- white, colored and construction. The other one has glue sticks, markers, scissors and a ruler. I gave them all my decorative scissors since I never use them. Oh, I also gave them some punches. I decorated the containers with vinyl cuts . They turned out pretty cute. I know they will like them :)
Tomorrow I will have pictures of the ornaments we make. And the tree they decorate.