Saturday, December 27, 2008


Here's a sampling of the candy I made for Christmas this year. I didnt take a picture of everything... I started packing tins before I remembered to take pics. *doh*

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry merry!!

Checking in on my new laptop and wishing everyone a very merry christmas and a wonderful festivus!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The candy man can

First of all.... My new slippers....dont they rock? I found them today while christmas shopping at Target. I just couldnt help myself. I had to buy them. I deserved a present for all the running around I did today. I finished up all my christmas shopping and then I started making candy

I had never really made candy before... unless you count that one time in girl scouts (circa 1987) ...but I figured it couldnt be that hard. I had SO much fun! I made peanut clusters, pretzel clouds, toffee crunch, peppermint crusted marshmellows and chocolate covered marshmellows. I also made gigantic pretzel rods. (chocolate toffee,chocolate peanut butter and just chocolate)

I ran for 13 hours straight! My candy is put away, my kitchen is clean, my laundy is done, my shopping is done and I can finally crash. Im kinda proud of myself and boy am I tired. Thank God for my Rhodiola supplements! I took one at 5 to get me going. It really helped. I think I'll be taking alot of them this week. I still havent wrapped anything, I need to buy a couple candy tins and I really need to vacuum. That'll have to get done after work tomorrow. I am toying with the idea of stamping tags to tie to my pretzel bags... but I dont know if I'll have time.

Why do all my bright ideas come at the last possible second??

and for those of you who arent sick of photos of my nephew yet... here are the halloween pictures....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

Make you you pop over to Scrapbook Heaven and take a looksie at the mid-December kit.Its full of vintagey papers and fantastic trims. Check out the fun layouts I was able to make with this kit

And while you are there sign up for the fun on the message board. There is a thank you card crop tomorrow (Sunday) from 4pm-8pm EST. There will lots of fun cardmaking techniques.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

challenge time!

I am pleased to introduce the NEW improved Category Stories challenge blog. We have moved to wordpress and we have lots more catagories to share with you! Check out our current category **Decorate** and upload your creation to our Flickr group. I tore us an Anthropologie catalogue to make my layout.

We are also looking for a few new story tellers! Check out this post on how to apply.

I had some extra time now that I finished all of my design team projects so I decided to do the wicked cool guttergirlz challenge. (prompt 12) I tinted my photo red and scrapped about my problem with 4 letter words. *warning* the journaling is explicit and full of swear words. (as per the challenge) Please dont read if you are easily offended.

Now I want to scrap some more. I need to find more challenges! I love the crazy ones.

Friday, December 05, 2008


A week or so ago I recieved a big box of cardstock from Core'dinations. My goodness this stuff is cool. My favorite is the black magic... black cardstock with a colored core. Its the coolest thing ever. I loved sanding the black away and letting that color peek thru. You rip it...and color! I really had fun with it.

Want a chance to win some?? All you have to do is participate in the current Caardvarks challenge and create a card with no patterned paper (I know it scared me too) Here's what I created.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

On the Trail

Have you ever played the game Oregon Trail?. I first played on a green screen Mac when I was in the 3rd of 4th grade. Man I loved that game. I was giddy on computer lab days.

Later I played the deluxe version and would toss all my old boyfriends in my wagon and ford the rivers til they all caught cholera. It was very cathartic.(LOL) I probably havent played that game in 15 years... and now for some reason I have to play it. Someone mentioned it the other day and now Im obsessed. I went thru most of my games. I swear I had this game at some point... but I cant find it. I wonder if XP would even play it if I did.

Somehow, someway I am going to get copy and Im going to play it. Heck its so old I can probably find somewhere to download it for free. I need to check that out tomorrow.

I managed to get some much needed scrappy time in. I created 5 cards for the upcoming caardvarks challenge AND got in a layout as well. Im almost finished with my category stories project too. whoo hoo!

I would scrap daily if I could. After Christmas I will have more time. :) I cant wait