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!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Made Cards!!!

I know, don't have a heart attack, but I actually made two cards today. I was playing with acetate. What fun!

This card was made with TAC Flourishes set, Technique Tuesday chipboard snowflake, Reflection Blue Palette ink, Cotton White Stazon ink, and Stickles. It was inspired by a card by IrishPrincess on Splitcoast Stampers.
This card was made with a Stampin' Up set called Solemn Stillness, Cotton White Stazon, versamark and Silver embossing powder, Pink SU! ink and cardstock.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

8x8 Class (Part 3)

One more 8x8 class and we will have a whole year of layouts for our "A Year in the Life" album!!! I'm super excited about our last class, especially this cute little turkey. Thank you to all who participated in this class. I hope you've enjoyed it as much I have.

8x8 Class (Part 1a)

I was getting ready to post the layouts for the last part of our "A Year in the Life" class when I realized I haven't posted the first part. Here's a little catch-up post.

8x8 Class (Part 1b)

I've Been Tagged...

I have been tagged by Alison at


1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ok so here are my seven weird or random facts:

1. I am NOT a morning person at all.

2. I love my Senseo single serve coffee maker (for tackling the aforementioned morning).

3. I go to Wal-Mart sometimes when I'm bored.

4. Michelob Ultra is my favorite drink.

5. I love red roses, dark chocolate, and the sensual exotics from Bath and Body Works (Brown Sugar & Fig, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sensual Amber).

6. I love watching t.v. in the evening (House, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives).

7. I absolutely LOVE to eat out. My favorite restaurant is Red Lobster.

This is fun...let me see who I can tag...

I'll post more later. I gotta get my little one off to school.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Decorating Cookies Thanksgiving 2006

Used the retired SU! set called Fall Fun. Cardstock by SU!

Thursday, November 1, 2007