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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Ernie the Elf!


                                                                           
                                                                     






Merry Christmas! So glad you could stop by. Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas. Spending the day at home. My kids and Grand Kids will be here in a little while. I'm busy cooking. 

Santa sent a special little Elf to my house to watch my little Grand Children to make sure they are being good. 

They were so excited when he came and choose a name for him. They decided on Ernie the Elf. (I don't think they remembered that I have a uncle named Ernie). 

Here is some of the pictures that I took of Ernie.



                                                
This picture was taken the first time my grand children meet Ernie. My Grand Daughter Scarlett kept looking at him real fast to see if she could catch him blinking. :0)



                                                      



                                                      



                                                     



                                                     


  
                                                     
They laughed pretty hard when they found him in here!



                                                    



                                                     



                                                     


                                                    
Elves Love Pancake Syrup!


                                                   


                                                 
I had a long talk with Ernie. Told him he could have all of the sweet's  in the house that he could find. But don't eat anymore of my Chocolate Covered Cherries.  


                                                   


                                                     
Ernie telling others about the birth of Jesus!


                                                  


                                                    
  I think Ernie has a crush on Crystal the Barbie!



                                                                              



Hope you enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of Ernie the Elf. Santa picked him up sometime last night. The Grand Kids are sad that he had to go. But he will be back again next year. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and wishing that you only find Happiness, Joy and good times in the new year. 

Cindy 


                                                     

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mason Jar Project and Winner of Let It Snow Blog Hop!

Hi All,Glad you stopped by. I've been busy getting ready for Christmas. I just finished making a Crocheted Infinity Scarf for my Daughter and I'm still working on a Crocheted Blanket for my Grand Daughters birthday in January. It's been a lot of work. Hope I get it done in time. Will share pictures of them later on.

  It has been SOOOO COLD here in Indiana. It was 0 last night. Going to be a little warmer tonight. I had to get out in it today and go to town. I'm telling you I hate getting out in Snow and Ice.  Oh, I miss Fall. It doesn't last long enough. 

I thought I would share a  few pictures of a project me and my two Grand Children did a couple of days ago.  

We decorated Mason Jars and put battery operated candles in them, so they could put them in their bedrooms.




                                                                            

My Grand Daughter Scarlett made the first one. She cut tissue paper in red,green and white. First paint a layer of Modge Podge,added the tissue paper. glued on white snowflakes that she punched out. She just used computer paper and then did another layer of the glue and sprinkled on white and green glitter. 

My Grandson Walker made the center one and decided to make a Ninja Turtle one by gluing on a napkin that he had. 

The one I did was made by using some pretty tissue paper that I had with White poinsettias and red berries on it and I added white glitter.

We love how they turned out and we had a great time making them. I am going to be on the hunt for some more pretty Tissue papers and napkins.

Here is a few more pictures that I took of them.




                                                   
(With some of the lights off and Candles on the Inside)!




                                                   
A picture of them with all of the lights off. Well the Tree lights are on.

This is a fun craft and super easy to do. If any of you decide to try it. I would love to see them. 

Supplies you will need-
Glass Jars
Modge Podge
Tissue Paper or Napkins
Paint Brushes (We used foam brushes)
Glitter (Optional)
Punched out Images (Optional)
Battery Operated Candles 


Now I would like to thank everyone that visited my blog for the Let It Snow Blog Hop and for your sweet comments and thanks to the ones who became followers of my blog. 

Now I would like to announce the winner of my little giveaway. 
My Grand Daughter helped me and we choose a winner using random dot org



And the Winner is...................




Kathryn

Kathryn said-
These are great!!! Where did you get the pattern for the boxes?
Was it a cut from a Cricut Cartridge? I think this would be a great project for the girls to do for gifts to parents/family. Please let me know which Cartridge,If you would please.


 Congratulations to you Kathryn. Please e-mail me your mailing address and I'll get them out to you. My e-mail is cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Also Kathryn, The Tissue Boxes are not from a Cricut Cartridge. I seen a video on youtube and can not remember which one. If you go on youtube, there is several video's on how to make them.
If you make some. please let me know. Would love to see them. 

Again Thanks for everyone for visiting my blog and just in case I don't do any more post for awhile.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!     Cindy
  

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Let It Snow Blog Hop!

                                                                                  


Hello and welcome to the Let It Snow Blog Hop. If you just happened to stop by my blog and would like to hop along, then just start at the beginning at Lisa's  blog. If you just came from  Heather's blog,you are at the right place. 

I was so excited to be in this hop with all of the super talented crafty girls. Going to be so fun. So grab you a cup of coffee or like me a cup of hot chocolate and sit back and get comfy. 

So on to my Winter/Snow Project. While looking through my Cricut booklets, I seen the perfect Image from the,  A Child's Year Cartridge. Nothing says winter and snow more than a child playing in the snow making a Snowman. 


                                                                             






                                                                                

             
                                                                               



                                                                               

                                                                               


I made seven of these Tissue Boxes in total. Some in the Crumb Cake Cardstock and some in the Blue. I added another layer of cardstock on all the sides and the tops and embossed them with a Snowflake embossing folder and sponged them with white Ink. After the Ink dried I sprayed them with  Pearl Glimmer Mist. I also sprayed it on the white Images. I used the Scallop Oval Nestibilities for one of the openings and didn't really like it, So for rest of the openings I cut Ovals out with my Cricut.
I used my S.U. Scallop Punch to make a scalloped border around the one in Crumb Cake. The cardstock used for the border is Cranberry Crisp.  

I made these for my Mom and my brother and sisters for part of their Christmas Presents. I just have to make a couple more. One for me and one for my Daughter.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Winter/Snow Project. They were really fun to make. 

Now before you leave me, I want to let you know that I'm having a little giveaway. I am giving away a couple of little stamp sets. 



                                                                            


If you would like to have a chance to win them just leave a comment on this post and be a follower. That's It! I will choose a winner by using random dot org and I will post it here on my blog one day next week. So make sure you stop back by to see if you were the winner.    

The next stop in the hop is Pam


Here is a list of the lineup-





















 
1. Lisa ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/

2. Julie (Cricut Chick) ~ www.simplysilhouette.com

3. Tricia - http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/

4. Lori ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

5. Sarah~ www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com

6. Heather ~ http://paper-junkie.blogspot.com/

7. Cindy - http://www.cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/

8. Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

9. Melisa http://melisascraftycreations.blogspot.com/

10. Elecia - http://creationsby-kahaulani.blogspot.com/

11. Jessica-http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/

12. Mary - http://irongatestamps.blogspot.com/

13. Aisha - http://londonskyedesigns.net/

14. Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/

15. Nadja ~ http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/

16. Carla ~ http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

17. Inga ~ http://mommahobbit.blogspot.ca/

18. Christine ~ http://hotberrydesigns.blogspot.com/

19. Debbie W ~ http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

20. Carolyn S. ~http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/

21. Elizabeth ~ http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com/

  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fantastic Foliage Card for Mom!

Hello Crafty Friends, So happy that you stopped by. Are you all getting ready for Thanksgiving? We are going to one of my Sister's for Thanksgiving so I only have to take a couple of things for the dinner. One of the things I'm going to make is Corn Casserole. Now I can not think of what else I am going to take. Probably a dessert. Was going to make Pumpkin Pies. Someone else is bringing some. So as of right now, I have no clue. 

Have any of you had Corn Casserole? I LOVE It! But I have one sister that thinks it is one of the most disgusting foods that their is. (I personally think she's not normal). Christy I hope you read this.  Would love to hear some things that you are making this year.

So on to my Card that I wanted to share with you all. I made a Card for my Mom's Birthday.








I made her Card using the Stamp Set (Fantastic Foliage) from Stampin Up. 
I also used S.U. Stamp Sets
Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Sincere Salutations

Cardstocks- 
Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla

Inks-
Old Olive, Cranberry Crisp,Summer Sun,More Mustard 
Close to Cocoa,Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie,Really Rust,
and Creamy Caramel.

   Punches-
S.U. Lacy Border Punch, Lg. Scallop Oval and Lg, Oval

Also used-
Edge Distresser and More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon

 


Also thought I would share a picture that was taken last Sunday. My Niece McKinley was in a School play called Princess Whatshername and she played Snow White. 
My little Grand Daughter surprised McKinley and dressed like Snow White to. 






I thought they looked so cute in their Snow White Costumes. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and hope you come back again. Happy Day to you and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.     Cindy  


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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A sticky and gooey Birthday Card!

Hi, Glad you could stop by. Can you believe that It's already November? The days are flying by to quick. Starting to think of Thanksgiving and already getting in the Christmas spirit.

 The day after Halloween I was leaving for work and turned on the radio and heard Christmas music. They were going to play it all day. Now that may seem to early for some people. But not me. I Loved It. I was singing along, taping my hand on the steering wheel and bopping my head to the music. Now I'm sure I looked like a crazy person to anyone that may have seen me.

I am already wanting to put my Christmas Tree up. You know If you put it up early,you get to enjoy it. I have heard of people putting their tree up on Christmas Eve. Are you kidding!!!! Just Crazy.

 I am just a little chatty cathy today and I told myself that this was going to be a quick post because there are annoying things to do like Dishes and housework. and need to get those things done so that I can finish a Card that I'm making for my Mom's Birthday that is coming up in a few days.

So before I go let me share a Card that I made for my daughter Jade for her birthday.






My daughter made some Caramel Apples a few weeks ago, so I thought she would enjoy this.

I used the Create a Critter Cartridge for the Apple and used my Gypsy to weld it together. I cut the Apple out again in More Mustard cardstock and drew drips on it and cut it out by hand.
Used Real Red Cardstock for the apple and sponged it in Ruby Red Ink. Sponged the Caramel with More Mustard Ink.
I used a corner rounder for the top of the stick and made it in Close to Cocoa Cardstock. Used a white gel pen to make it look a little shiny.
I think it turned out cute and it was fun to make.



I also thought I would share a picture of my Grand Children Walker and Scarlett when they were out Trick or Treating.






Again Thanks for visiting. Hope you liked seeing the card I made and hope that you will come back soon. Have a good and creative day.  Cindy



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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Cards!!!

Hi and So glad you could come by to visit. It's Halloween, The day when all the Ghost, Gobblins and Ghouls come out to play and who knows what else will be lurking around. 
It's raining here today in Indiana and going to have some severe weather later. Because of the weather they have changed the Trick or Treating to Saturday. Glad they decided to change it. Saturday we are suppose to get extremely cold weather. Hate when all the kids have to cover up their costumes with big heavy coats. 

I have been so busy that I had decided not to make my Grand Children Halloween Cards, until my Grand Daughter Scarlett seen a Halloween Stamp Set that I have and told me that's what she wanted on her Card. 

Did I have the heart to tell her that I wasn't making them cards this year. Ahh I don't think so, In their eyes I'm the best Grandma ever. I could never let them think other wise. Right!

For Walker's Card I knew I had to put a Cat on it. He Loves Cat's and he loves my Black Cat Nelson. So his card was pretty simple. Just laid a circle on white card stock. Sponged S.U. Going Grey Ink to look like clouds. Stamped a black cat. Wish I had embossed it. Oh well. and I made a fence using the Mini Monsters Cartridge and embossed it with a wood grain folder. 




For Scarlett's Card, I used the Stamp Set that she wanted. I got it at Hobby Lobby. Made by Hobby Lobby.  
Punched out a circle and laid it on top of the Cardstock and sponged inside the circle with Summer Sun and more mustard Inks. Also used Eggplant Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Black and Close to Cocoa Inks. Wanted to girly it up a little so I added a Scallop Border and added some google eyes for fun.




















So there is my quick Cards that I made. Hope you have a Spook-tackular Day and come visit me again.   Cindy 



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