Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Memories

This is one of my favorite pictures from last Christmas. The layout was inspired by the Deja Views ad in December's issue of Creating Keepsakes. Enjoy!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pay It Forward

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow, or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise!

Just post a comment and the first 3 to do so can put this above paragraph onto their blogs.

Another Ornament

I got home from working at the scrapbook store tonight, and my daughter wanted to make an ornament so here's what she created (with a little help from mommy).

2006 Ornaments

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Here Comes Santa Claus

We're snowed in today so I decided to scrapbook. This is last year's Santa pic on an 8x8 layout using stamps from The Angel Company.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Been playing with my new toys...

I bought a Cuttlebug embossing folder the other day, and it has been so much fun to play with. Even my six-year-old daughter is fascinated with it, and it really is easy enough for a six-year-old. I love that it fits in my Big Shot along with my new Cookie Cutter scallop dies from Quickutz.

I really need to get a new stamp to go in my scallop circle but for now, I'm still using the little snowflake from the Stampin' Up! retired Lace Snowflakes. The Christmas stamp is from the TAC set called Holiday Magic.

P.S. Sorry about the streaks on my scanner. It looks like I got some adhesive on it and it needs to be cleaned.

Photo Christmas Ornaments

With Christmas upon us, I wanted to take a look back at some of the photo ornaments I have made through the years.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I collect nativity sets and my daughter LOVES to play with them. Sometimes, I'm afraid she will break one but she is very gentle and this little girl loves baby Jesus SO much, how can I deny her the joy of a nativity???

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Been working on calendars for Christmas gifts...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Getting into the Spirit

Got some new cartridges for these wheels I've had since last year and started playing around. This is a retired set from Stampin' Up! called Sparkling Season.
I was inspired to use my new Scallop Quickutz cookie cutter dies too. Did you know those work in the Big Shot??? Yup.
These are simple but fun. I always need Christmas thank you notes for unexpected gifts and parties. I hope you like them.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Shopping Was Awesome!

We had a great time, and although not everyone could come this year, Dena and GeorgAnn loved their gifts. It was sort of fun, just us Devino girls. We've never gone shopping, just the three of us before. We got a lot done and some great deals. Can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Black Friday

I'm so excited! I mean, don't get me wrong. I love Thanksgiving--the food, my family, being lazy all day. But I LOVE to shop!!! I'm excited for Black Friday!!!

Every year for the past four years, I have gone shopping with my husband's family. When they first asked me, I was hesitant because they get up early (I mean, EARLY) and if you know me, you know I'm not a morning person. But after that first year in 2003, I was hooked. We have a blast shopping then we go out and have a few drinks at the end of the day (and you know I'm all for that!).

In 2005, Jason's sister and aunt started a new tradition--gift bags. So this year is my year to give them out, and I can't wait for them to open their gifts. It's mostly small stuff like lip gloss, hand sanitizer, a toothbrush and paste, nail file--all basic necessities for a great shopping day. But, for each person, there is some sort of gag gift to fit the personality. The first year I got a disposable camera since I'm the scrapbooker. I won't bore you with all the details but I wanted to show you the bags I put together this year.

I tried to get all felt bags so we could use them year after year. The only one I didn't find in felt was an angel bag (my sister-in-law loves angels). Anyways, several of the girls in the family sew so maybe someone will make her one next year.
They are all from Michael's except the snowflake one which is from Target. The little reindeer one is for Jason's cousin, Dallas. I'm not sure if he is going this year, but he has driven us several years in the past and it's kind of a little thank you for him. Maybe it will encourage him to try to go next year.

I made the tags for most of them. It was fun and I hope they like them. Happy shopping to you and yours!!!