Dec 30, 2010

Cardabilities #18

Morning All!! Here is today's card sketch for Cardabilities:

I got a little excited with the buttons....
I discovered I like these colors together. Very Fall-ish though, which might not be what we are in the mood for. But I figured we had to be done with the holiday cards ; ) Click on over to Cardabilities to see the teams reveal and play along as well!

Here's to only 2 days left of 2010! It's been an interesting year around the world, but considering we still have a job, a roof over our heads and a new baby added to our family, I consider 2010 magical!

Love to you and yours
Happy New Year!!!!

Dec 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you love and laughter this holiday season.
From our crazy family, to yours ; )


Tis The Season

Just one more card before the season is officially behind us. This is the last of them I think. Nothing more Christmas-y to share. We are finishing up dinner and getting out stockings right about now. Soon little heads will be asleep on their pillows and mom and dad will be busy in the garage wrapping!

See you in the morning!

Dec 24, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

Here is a NON-Christmas card for ya. More Cosmo Cricket and PTI. I like these colors too, but of course they are pretty much the same as on yesterdays card. When I told you there would be a card everyday, did I say they would be different, stunning and unique? Nope, I don't think I did. It's a good thing too...

So today I am baking pies, making rolls and glazing a ham. I can't wait to eat! It's my favorite meal of the season. Growing up we always had a candle light dinner for Christmas Eve. It was such an exciting thing for all of us kids to look forward to. Almost as magical as Christmas morning. It was the ONLY time the entire year that we would get out the candles. I think since my parents are visiting I will need to dig out some candles for our dinner too. Its just too fun to pass on no matter how crazy the kids get at the table.

Have a warm day and a Merry Christmas Eve!!

Dec 23, 2010

Deck the Halls

I am really liking the colors on this holiday card. Pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket and ribbon, button and stamp from PTI. Whatcha doin today?? We are heading to China Town for some quick and easy gifts for my nephew to take home. Maybe we will hit Pearl River for a kimono and grab some chinese food on our way home. I am sure it will be CA-rrrAzy with the holiday rush and tourists. Should prove to be an interesting day.

Hope you have a good one!!


Hey all. Another card for ya!:

So today the baby has been a bit sick and we had a total diaper blow-out....really gross. I feel like I have a ton of things to do, but when I actually try to sit down and do something, I forget what needs to be done. Do you think that means I am too busy or that I am disillusioned and just thinking I am busy. One can never tell. I do have all my Christmas shopping done (I think!) and all the Christmas cards have been sent out. whew! I thought that would never get done.

Anyway, the week is quickly disappearing and I hope wherever you are, things are great for you.

Dec 21, 2010

Christmas Card 2

Good Morning! Here is another card that is all monochromatic. (is that the term I want to use? Yes I think it is)

I just want to eat this card because it looks like a candy cane:

Super simple and pretty flat which makes it easy to send. Something I have tried to be more conscious of this year. Nothing worse than having a card come back to you, get ripped up in the mail or just plain rejected by the Post Office worker.

Tonight we are seeing Mary Poppins. I will let you know how it is! I can't wait to go. It's going to be my oldest boys FIRST Broadway experience. And I can't wait to share the love I have for it with him. Should be a fun time.

have a great day. thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Card 1

Good evening all! This is the week right? My family is here and we are ready to enjoy days on the town and nights cozying up to a Christmas tree with hot chocolate and a book. aaaah, my favorite. So far we still have school for the boy this week, and have been baking tons of cookies for the neighbors. Tomorrow we will hit a broadway show, which should be fun. But until then, I do have a card for you:

This week I have a new Christmas card everyday to share. Nothing fancy or crazy, just a few glimpses of what I tried out either for the shop or for sending to loved ones. I did a blend of both bought photo cards and handmade cards this year. It wasn't totally creative but it helped get the job done, so I can't complain. This card features some felt paper from K&Co with some other simple elements to complete the card. I love the non-traditional colors for the holiday.

For those of you who may not celebrate Christmas there will be regular cards coming your way too, but just in a week or so. I hope to get back on my feet quickly after the holidays pass. So wish me luck!

See you again tomorrow!
Love to you and yours

Dec 13, 2010

Snapdragon Inn FREE Nights Stay Giveaway!!

Hey there peeps! Do you remember THIS trip I took in September?? It was our anniversary trip to Snapdragon Inn up in gorgeous Vermont.

Welp, in order to celebrate the holiday season, the wonderful people at Snapdragon Inn are giving away a free night's stay EVERY day from now until Christmas!
So click on over to their blog -->HERE and find out the ways you can enter to win. And you twelve chances to win, so that's pretty great! It is a WONDERFUL place to visit and would be absolutely charming during the holiday season so I am pretty sure you will be happy you entered the drawings.

That's all the fun stuff I have to share today! I will be posting all next week with a Christmas card everyday until Christmas, so be sure to come back often.

Have a lovely week!

Dec 7, 2010

WINNER!!! Alice's Tea Cup Cook Book

Hey there, we do have a winner! LINDALOU who said:

Ya gotta love cook books. This one looks lovely.

So nice to know I'm not the only one that spatters on their cookbooks and recipes.

CONGRATS!! I will get your book in the mail to you!

Have a great day!

Dec 3, 2010

A Card and A GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello there people! What a loooong time it has been. Well of course there has been a lot of action here from the recent holiday and our festivities are still going on a bit. We love having visitors and we are having a great time! Today we will head into the city to see the tree at 30 Rock.

But enough of that, I have a great non-papercrafting giveaway for you today. I know you are really going to love it, (I know I do!) and I can't wait to get it started. But first a little holiday card for you:
This is a little one I sent to the shop, although I am sure it will be a bugger to send in the mail ; )


How many of you have heard of Alice's Tea Cup which is located here in NYC?? Well, its a loverly little place that has fabulous scones, cakes, teas and food. You can read about a trip we took while still living in the city HERE. We love it there. In fact we have had more trips, but I can't seem to track down the other posts.

Anyhoo, Let me show you a little somethin' somethin':
It's the new cook book from Alice's Tea Cup!! Yes I know, it looks heavenly! And I can actually tell you first hand that it IS heavenly! I got permission to give away one copy of said book and decided to give it a try first before putting my stamp of approval on it, and let me just say I APPROVE!! (please note whomever wins will receive their OWN copy of the book, you will not get one I used with batter splatters on it and such ; )

Since the book showed up the week of Thanksgiving, I decided to let it help me round out our feast. I chose my recipe; Banana Nutella Cake (oooooh):
I mixed up the batter. And it tastes divine just plain out of the bowl (ask me how I know ; )
I stopped myself long enough to get the batter in the pans and cooked. I'm lucky there was any batter left:
Each layer is slathered in Nutella. Divine!:
And here is my frosting try. I tell you, I have NO idea how to frost cakes, but for some reason it still came out looking absolutely delectable, that's how easy the instructions are. And of course we were too busy eating it to take pictures of the inside, but trust me when I say it was totally wonderful! It really made our Thanskgiving feast top notch.

There are so many wonderful recipes in this book. The photos are beautiful and there are little fun tidbits about the restaurant and the owners that are a delight to read. SOOOO, if you wanna win this book follow the instructions below:

Leave me a comment, any comment. Something fun, sweet or just plain practical.
Leave me your name and a way to get ahold of you either by blog address or email.
Thats it!

You have until SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight to be eligible. I will post the winner on Monday here on the blog.
Good Luck!

Happy Craft Cooking this week everybody!


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