Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Notes

This is Jazzy. She is my velcro dog. Wherever I go, she goes. <3 I love her to pieces.
Here are some things I want to remember for next Christmas and I don't know where to put them so I will remember to look. Then I thought of here! Ok, here goes:
1. The calendar kiosk at the mall isn't lying with it's "One day only" 50% off sale on Black Friday. Buy them then!
2. 2 pounds of shrimp is PLENTY for 4 people. 3 pounds is ridiculously too much.
3. Add a little more liquid to the McCormick batter so the excess batter drips off easily (IF you fry again next year).
4. Set the outside lights timer for "hours after dusk" and set it for 6-ish hours.
5. Use only the silver beads around the tree. It looks pretty.
6. It's ok to get to 9:30PM mass by 9:15. 9:05 was a little early.
7. 2 trays of baked ziti is perfect for 9 people. Just the right amount of leftovers!

There's Snow one like you

It appears Blogger is having some issues. I can't seem to add hyperlinks to anything after a certain point. Maybe it's just me? Oh well, here is a Christmas card I made. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom set called Winter Wishes. The snowman is a retired Stampin Up set called Stitched Snowman. That paper is a Martha Stewart mat stack I purchased at Joann's and that twine is from Martha Stewart also.

Terrific Tuesday Challenge/Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #67

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I only cooked for 9 people, but I couldn't have been more tired. No more frying fish next Christmas Eve. It's too time consuming! Ok, onto the challenge. Scrappy Mom's TTC challenge this week was to create a project using a bag. I love me some cello bags. They are good for everything. For this project, I made a set of cards to give away as a Christmas gift. I made a generic and simple bag topper to match the first card. The bag/package is for the TTC challenge and the card is for the Peachy Keen sketch challange #67
The actual card is for Peach Keen's Sketch challenge #67. The challenge was to create any project as long as you incorporate a PK stamp. How easy is that?! The turtle is cut from Create A Critter. This whole pack includes shaped cards. Here's a close up of some of the cards included. The turtle is from Create A Critter. The patterned paper is DCWV Citrust stack. That stamp is from My Pink Stamper and that adorable face is Peachy Keen's Princess Faces.
For my next card, I used the snail from Walk In My Garden. The sentiment stamp I later added is from Papertrey Ink. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture with the sentiment, but it reads, "Inching by just to say". I cut off the workd "hi". I love this sentiment with the snail.
For my last card, I used Everyday Paper Dolls for this adorable doggie. I have a confession. I bought this cartridge solely for this cut. I don't really use the paper dolls much, but this dog was the cutest. I made 4, each using one of the faces in one of Peachy Keen's newer releases, Happy Go Lucky Dog Faces. Aren't they just too adorable?!
The sentiment stamps are from Mr. Cricut Crazy, Man's Best Friend set. Here's a close up of this adorable pup: