Hangin With My Girls

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Welcome to my Blog!! I want to thank my inspiration - Gabriel, Gabriela and Alesandra...without them I would have nothing to crop! Additionally, I need to thank my BSF, Cie, as she has enabled me to buy my Big Bug "Lili Cie". Lili Cie doesn't get to chirp as much as I would like her to, but in 2009 this will change. My goal will be 100 Layouts and 200 cards. Thanks for visiting and come back soon! Be sure to sign my guestbook!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


First off, let me start by saying that I bought a sewing machine from my nieces MIL about 2 years ago and in the closet it has sat. I have NEVER sewn ANYTHING and had a heck of a time threading the machine when I finally did take it out a few days ago!
So...a kind soul sent me instructions on how to make jammies for my E a few weeks ago. I printed them out tonight and........well, I couldn't make heads or tails out of them. LOL...not really a direction follower here....so I tossed the instructions and below is what I came up with...(even used a fancy zig zag stitch on the bottom...lol...just don't turn it inside out as it is pretty ugly...) I found the CUTE material at J's on clearance and decided that I was going to tackle jammies for friends for their E's for Christmas...I think I was aiming too high tho - there is NO WAY I will get the number done that I want to get done. I will certainly try though!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stampin' Up! retired set - Totally Cool - I FINALLY FOUND IT!!

I had been looking for this retired stamp set for sooo long! I just love it. Well, I finally found it on ebay and received it the day before BFF's birthday...

Here are the 2 cards I made - one with blonde hair (BFF) and then another with brown...most of my other friends are brunette. :)

PS - now I am looking for the retired set, "Unfrogettable" - it is sooo stinkin' cute!!! MUST HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you like - they are some BRIGHT colors!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Altered "grande" Hershey Bars

These are great little holiday gifts for classmates, neighbors and co-workers. Very inexpensive as Safeway and QFC both have the big Hershey, Symphony and Cookies and Cream chocolate bars on sale right now for $1 a piece. :) Enjoy!

Friday, December 12, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas....

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa, " I said"
You know....good little girlsShould be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,And now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a lookIn this room where you work.
"He shook his head quickly,And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaimAs he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,I'll see you next year!"

Sent to me by Karen Vargas....