Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Thank You

As most of us at this time of year, Thank You cards need to be made and sent.  Yesterday I took  some time to create this quick and simple card to us as my Christmas Thank You.

All products are from Stampin'Up!.

Products used: Real Red Card Stock, Old Olive Card Stock, Quilted Christmas DSP,  Stitched Shaped Framelits, Thanks stamp from Blissful Bouquet Oct. 2015 Paper Pumpkin. On the inside, which I did not take a picture of , I used "So Much"  from Perfect Pairings, and stamped the back with"handstamped for you" from the Better Than E-Mail stamp set. I finished it off by adding dimensionals on the back of the Thanks piece to add more interest to the front of the card.

That's it for today. I'm expecting my son and his family from VA in a few hours.  They will be staying until Monday and we are having our family over tomorrow for a Sunday meal.  I think the New Years Eve celebration will be low key. We will sit around and chat, perhaps play some family games, and EAT until midnight.

I pray you have a wonderful, blessed, and prosperous NEW YEAR!

Crafty Hugs,

Friday, December 29, 2017

Our recent Travel Log

 OUR  October and November was very busy traveling. It starts when we drove to PA on October 5th to attend my brother-in-law Johns 70th. birthday, then drove back home on the 6th. After unpacking , we packed and loaded up the car to drive to Longboat Key, Fl on the October 13th. heading back home after a wonderful week on October 21th.  On our return we were able to spend time with our family to celebrate my granddaughters 4th. birthday on Sunday the 22nd.

After a few days to unwind, do wash and errands, we PACKED AGAIN, and flew out of RDU to Phoenix on October 25th. to stay at our home at Roadrunner Lake Resort. Before we left NC we made reservations at Sedona Pines Resort to use our time share exchange points.  Did I say PACK AGAIN!!! BUT in spite of having to pack again, the trip to Sodona was certainly worthwhile , not only the resort, but the scenery. It's known as Red Rock Country and certainly lives up to it's name. We did quite a bit of sightseeing while there and saw and learned so many interesting things.

We returned to Scottsdale for week and headed out November 20th. and we are both were looking forward to going home.  Thanksgiving spent with 5 our 7 children and their families to stuff ourselves and be thankful for all the Lord has provided us.

Our little place at Sedona Pines

Steve and I standing in front of the many beautiful Red Rock Mountains of Sedona.

Jerome State Historic Park, Douglas Mansion, Jerome, AZ
I'm posting just a few of the many photos I took through the weeks we traveled. If you have any questions about the places we visited, I would be happy to answer them if I can.
The duck on the pond at Roadrunner Resort

Some of the beautiful aquarium displays at Ody Sea Aquarium

Eating lunch overlooking the feeding dolphin area at Ody Sea Aquarium

Clarksdale, AZ

Montezuma Castle, Camp Verde, AZ

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to do something you LOVE!

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Notes

I made five sets of these for neighbor Christmas gifts and added a bag of candy with them also. Some of the gifts had 4, 5, or 6 3x3 cards with SU 3x3 envelopes included in each little pizza box. I saw the original idea over at Mary Fish's site and fell in love with the look and simplicity of them, but changed it up a bit to be able to use what products I had.

I did use one SU pizza box, but the remainder of the cards I put into boxes made using the SU score board and instructions off of  YouTube. The trees were punched with papers from the Quilted Christmas collection from the 2017 SU Holiday Catalog.

Products: Tree Punch(retired), Quilted Christmas DSP, Star Punch, Stitched Framelits, and SU Pizza Box.

I pray you had a very Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter and family and here's wishing youa very blessed New Year!🎉

Crafty Hugs,

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