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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. 



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 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/