Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Daily ~ December 2 to 10

December Daily 2014

December 2

I tried to bake raisin bread today and only realized that I do not have bread flour, I had to substitute it with regular flour and cake flour, it turn out good though.
We are both missing my brother-in-law Dan today, it has been weeks since he passed, but we are still thinking about him a lot : (




December 3

I had a bad dream last night, that reminded me that I need to cherish the love ones that are still by my side even more.

Everyday is a blessing!

I finally work on my christmas cards and gifts list this evening.



December 4

It is raining today in Las Vegas, Papi and I went for our weekly walk, it was fun to walk Papi in the rain.

December 5

Finally, the tree and Christmas decor is up today!
These are part of my winter decor this year, the ornaments on the tree is going to be white



entrance table



coffee table



mantel decor






December 6

Papi hasn't been eating well, he is a picky eater and eats only when he is very hungry, even though we never give him table food at all, he still never finish his bowl of bowl every meal, so I decided to change the kind of food I give him, well... this is a lot moist then the dry food he had, he LOVES it and finish it up in seconds



We went to Burton Cumming's concert tonight, he is the lead singer of GUESS WHO, even though it is not the kind of music I would listen to, but I had to admit that it was a good concert




December 7

I went shopping and get Papi's his christmas present today.
I also mixed Papi's regular dry food with the moist food, guess what, he only picked out all the moist one and leave the dry ones in the bowl! : (



Another great concert tonight - Lee Greenwood, his "God blessed the USA" is one of my favorite at the Bellagio musical fountain






December 8

All the christmas cards and gifts are packed, I am waiting to get ink so I could print labels.




December 9

I do some fried doughnuts today, it was great, hubby likes the coconut topping and I like the sugar ones.




December 10

I started painting our dining room today, when we bought the house, every wall is just plain white, hubby hates it, over the years, I painted my girls' room, the guest room, and finally now the dining room. Because my body ached so much after the last time, I tell myself not to rush to finish and allow myself 2-3 days to complete the work, but guess what, I still did it in a day, from 12 pm to 6 pm, what I do is go really slow, do a bit of stretching and exercise along the way, and my arms and body didn't really feel that bad this time.





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Saturday, December 20, 2014

All I want for Christmas is....

I have been busy the last 2 days, both my girls are home, they are keeping me busy, cooking, shopping, we even clean up the garage today, throw away 5 big bags of "stuff", you know, stuff that you hoard for a long time but they really just stayed in the boxes in the garage, it is time to "let go"...

Anyway, today's project is gift wrapping for Christmas..



have you done your Christmas shopping yet?

I really want a workable vintage typewriter for Christmas, any idea where to look?



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #193 ~ Camouflaging Die Cuts

The Challenge:






This is too fun that I MUST find time to play along. In fact, I wasn't too happy with the card I made, I might just try another one later this week.

Products used -
PTI Ink - Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Hibiscus Burst and Scalet Jewel
PTI die - Sparkle
Sentiment - PTI Hand Prints Sentiments Stamp Set




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 242 ~ Christmas Color Challenge

This week at



Ros wants us to make a Christmas card, tag or project using the following colors



I make a holiday tag....


I used the grey color cardstock for the tag and then added red for the leaves


and my blue appeared on the song bird...


this week we have Sweet Peas Stamps as our sponsor, the winner will get to choose 4 digital images from the store.


Sweet Pea Stamps (SPS) is a small home-based business in Michigan. SPS does not work from a brick and mortar shop. You will find SPS only on line at Sweet Pea Stamps. We pride ourselves in quality and value. Lynette McAnsh, Owner, is a perfectionist. If the product is not top quality, she will not offer it.

Lynette stated her small business selling D.O.T.S. in the 90s. In 1999 she started “Designs, Ink’d” and sold that business in 2004 due to health and family issues. Missing the love of running a small business, and with her children older, she started Sweet Pea Stamps in April 2009. Now, 5 years later, we are representing over 30 artists with digital images and rubber stamps. She does work alone, sometimes with the help of family; her turn-around time may be longer than the big companies. You will always be met with friendly and professional demeanor and her merchandise will always be the highest quality.

Other online places to visit SPS are the Facebook page Sweet Pea Stamps, and our Facebook group, Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans. SPS has a monthly blog challenge at One Sweet Challenge and daily inspiration from SPS’s designers at Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps blog. We hope you join use.


Our guest designer is....


Don't forget to check out the team too






Monday, December 15, 2014

More cleaning up to do.....

 I store all the photos on my computer until I posted the project, now that my photo folders are so full that it is beginning to slow down my computer, I better do some cleaning up.....

I didn't manage to get Christmas cards out to all of my friends last year, so I made it up by sending them New Year's card, I better post these before they turn one year old, LOL!





just 2 weeks more, we will be welcoming 2015! so goodbye to New Year's card 2014!





Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our Beautiful World 77 ~ Hearts

This week at



The word is

HEARTS

I snapped a few of these at Victualienmarkt in Munich, Germany


they are all so pretty that I had a hard time picking my favorite






I also found baskets of these at a local nursery in Grafing, Germany



in different colors....


and the wintery knitted ones.... all so sweet


we are not stopping here, pop over to 


and my team will show you more

HEARTS






Saturday, December 13, 2014

Last year and this year!

Last year, I made a few different holiday photo cards, so many that I don't even have the time, or the slot here to post all of them, so here is one from Christmas 2013.... sort of cleaning up my photo folder (I keep the photos on my computer until I posted the project on this blog)


well, here is one for Christmas 2014


this year, I just make many of one design.


here's the photo I used on the photo card.... you can see how much Papillon had grown in a year, he is  a big boy now!


so do you send photo card to family and friends?

do you make your own or have it print commercially?