Tuesday, December 25, 2007

On the Twelveth Day of Christmas...

Well the last day has arrived all the gifts have been opened dinner is baking and the kids are all playing in the boxes there gifts came in and not the presents in them:-) lol

Todays gift was given to all by... Oh hey me:-) lol
I made altered clipboards for everyone - they were really easy to make I bought everything to make them at the dollar store, then I tore stippled different colors on pages torn from a books I was altering tore the pages in strips and glued them on the clip board - I photo copied the the postage stamps. after everything was glued and dry I used gel gloss medium over the top of the clipboards then I used E6000 to glue the clips to the boards. Simple but cute:-)
I'm looking forward to hosting this swap again - Thank you to everyone who participated in this swap I had a fun time and I enjoyed all the gifts that were made! Have a Very Merry Rest of Christmas Day and Have a wonderful New Years Drive carefully if your on the roads!

Day 11 ABC Altered Book Club

Today is the Day 11 and the final day for ABC Altered Book Club - both of todays gifts are given to us by JJ McElroy - from group 1 she altered a spiral notebook I just loved the penguin, he is adorable!

For group 2 JJ made us a Christmas ornament using a matchbox - It is so cute JJ and what a wonderful idea I will have to remember this for next year:-) Thank you!! mine is on my tree.I had a really fun time hosting this swap ladies I do hope you will join in again next year! All the gifts so creative! I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Until next year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

What did you get?

Just thought I'd share a few of my goodies:-) Dh bought me a Tinker Bell fleece blanket, Eyore slippers, a Christmas Bear and a Tinker Bell steering wheel cover - he really just wanted to get rid of the glow in the dark pink one I already have on my steering wheel:-) lol

Salia and Me

These were the gifts I had under the tree - but my two big gifts were a new Sew and Serge sewing machine from my mother and in early fall my dh bought me a new laptop:-)

I really had a great Christmas - Hope everyone else enjoys theirs and for those of you on the road drive safely and buckle up!


Here Comes Santa Clause,
Here Comes Santa Clause,
Right down Santa Clause Lane...

Every year our friends Kathy and Freddy Have a Christmas Party and Santa Comes - What makes this party fun is that the Santa that we have has watched most of our kids grow up, Mr. Maize has been our Santa for 13 years now. It has kept the illusion of Santa alive and well in our children for many years past the usually age of reality:-)

Until lasat year Mr. Maize was a substitute teacher in the Montgomery County so he was privy to lots of good gossip about his children that would make there eyes go wide when they were sitting on his lap:-) lol

Here are just a few pictures of my daughter (Salia) my husband (Mike) and myslef sitting on Santa's lap - my dd wanted one of me and I thought the one of my dh sitting on his lap would make a really nice gift for my mil:-)

Salia and Santa

Mike and Santa

Santa and Me

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Puzzle Art Plus

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas our friend Sue Shute gave to us a very pretty sticky note pad holder - This is very cool Sue I love how you made it - I have a friend who is Stampin' Up demonstrator and she liked it so much she kept my second one so that she could copy it for a make-n-take for a party:-) Thank You Sue I love mine. The snowman stamp is adorable.

Day 10 ABC Altered Book Club

On the tenth day of Christmas Carol Baker and Becky Perterson gave to us...

Day 10 - Group 1 - Carol made us a very pretty Christmas wall hanging. Carol the background paper is pretty thank your for such a beautiful gift - it will be treasured for years to come.

Day 10 - Group 2 is from Becky Perterson (volunteer from Tennessee Stampers) she made us a beautiful Christmas book/scrapbook to go with our wall hanging - There are spots were can add small pictures of Christmas memories. Thank you Becky

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Day 9 ABC Altered Book Club

On the Ninth Day of Christmas our friends Halle Gustafson and Sharon Bonnett gave to us...

Group 1 - Day 9 Halle's gift to us is a beautifully altered CD that can be used as a wall hanging or a Christmas ornament.

A friend is someone who listens with the heart
Day 9 - Group 2 is from Sharon Bonnett (volunteer from Tennessee Stampers) I should have used one of the recipies earlier today when the grandkids were here - 4 kids in one small room makes for a very interesting day:-) lol - Sharon's gift to us is 4 recipies for some party drinks:-) Thank you Sharon I really will keep this handy - I haven't tried a Cosmopolitan before - but it sure sounds good will have to try it.

On The Tenth Day of Christmas

On the Tenth Day of Christmas Cathy Hudson gave to us a beautiful altere tag book with wonderful quotes to live by.
Since I was in two groups Cathy made me a second book it is a Paris themed altered CD envelope book. Paris is one of my favorite themes - Thank You Cathy!
You put lost of time into these books, and they are wonderful!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Day 9 Puzzle Art Plus

On the Ninth Day of Christmas Lisa Heusler gave to us...

Ok well I don't exactly know what to call it - But I LOVE the design - I'm not sure how or what she made it of, but I have mine proudly displayed on my Christmas tree - but I have two and I'm thinking that it would look really AWESOME on the front of an altered book so I think when Christmas is over one will get packed away with the other ornaments and one will be taken downstairs to my art room to await the right book to come along:-) Thank you Lisa and I really hope you will share how you made it!

Day 8 for ABC Altered Book Club

Hard to believe that Christmas is only 3 days away, but will still be paying for it until next Christmas:-) lol - Is everyone done Christmas shopping? I went and bought my turkey and pumpkin pies today and braved the fruit aisle to get cranberry sauce and let me tell you brave is an apt word - it is dangerous to try and get cranberry sauce during the holidays - people are like jackels waiting for a box to be put out and grabbing them out of stockers hands before they can even stock the shelves... Wal-Mart needs to give hazzard pay to stockers during the holidays and you better make sure your life insurance is paid up before you venture into the stores for Christmas dinner shopping:-( lol

Day 8 - Group 1 is from Kay Hanson she made us a Christmas tag - I think I'll be using mine as a book mark.
Day 8 group 2 is from me (Theresa) I made an altered CD it can be used as a wall hanging or a Christmas tree ornament however you would like to display it. The top half is again my hand made paper (see Saturday April 21, 2007 - Elizabeth's teaching at work) The bottom half is shelf lining paper that I have had sitting in my closet for years now - The image is from The 2006 Christmas Countdown sponsered by Lisa Vollrath from Ten Two Studios and Go Make Something

Thursday, December 20, 2007

What I did with some extra gifts

Just wanted to share with everyone, we had two extra sets of gifts from my ABC group we voted to give one to a friend who had to drop out becasue of a family crises and we thought she needed cheering up, But the other set we decided to doante at first I was going to take them to my Senior Citizen Center here in town but on my way to the allergist today I decided to take them to the hospital instead, So along with gifts from ABC - I also donated a few of the gifts from Puzzle Art Plus - since I was in 2 groups in that one too - as most of you know my dd helped me 'keep' some of my gifts as she really liked them too - but a few of the other items I just kept thinking what will I do with two - so I decided that I should share the beautiful art work with others - Lets face it - it really SUCKS to be in the hospital any time or any day but on Christmas now that is really the pits - so I thought that the gifts should go were they would be most needed! Even if you do have family that comes to visit, it just isn't going to be the Christmas you want to remember, so maybe our art will cheer some people up on Christmas Day.

I just wanted to share - I know most of you knew what the finale decision was but I wanted you all to know that I had completed my mission and all the gifts would find a good home for Christmas.


On The Eighth Day of Christmas...

...Our friend Dale gave to us - Clothes pins - No not the kind you hang clothes with:-) lol She made us these beautiful large altered clothes pins that we can keep by our desk or where ever we would like and attach an important note to it or maybe use it as a picture holder - the possibilites are endless - Thank You Dale they are lovely - I gave my second one to my friend Boo she really liked it and decided that an already altered one was probably better as she is afraid her muse may never return -who know maybe your clothes pin will help her muse find her way home:-)Those of you who really know me won't be the least bit surprised to see that I will be using mine to showcase my beloved four legged furball - for those of you who don't know, but for the life of me I can't think of who you might be because I think I have and show off more pictures of him then I ever did my kids:-) lol - This is Kit-Kat - Dale you don't know what a privelage this is, I don't show off my little baby just anywhere it has to be the best:-) Ok well he may not be that spoiled but he is darn close to it - Kit-Kat is my gift from God - I am allergic to cats and I tell my Allergist that I am not allergic to him, he tells me that isn't possible, but I had him long before I ever started with the allergy shots and I never once had an allergic reaction of any kind to Kit-Kat I tell my Dr. that when he was born God decided that this little ball of fur was going to belong to me, because when we went to get him, he chose us right away crawled up in my lap and started purring the friend we got him from said he was never with anyone else, so I will always believe that he was a gift from God.

Ok now that I got way off on tangent - how did I get started on that?? Oh yes I was going to show you all what I did with my Clothes pin. This is my ball of fur in a box that is way to small for him, but like he cares - he LOVES boxes.

On The Seventh Day of Christmas (ABC Altered Book Club)

Day 7 has arrived well a bit early but I have to spend the day at my sewing machine tomorrow making a robe for grandaughter for Christmas, I forgot all about it then remembered they'd be here Sunday and I got to thinking oh $#@& I haven't even started her robe yet - Yes I am the Absent Minded Sally:-) lol

So Our first gift is from Zoe Payne she made us an altered notebook - guess now we can all get a head start on our Christmas gift list for next year - keep it close at hand and everytime you think of who or what you need to buy - you can make yourselves a not - just don't loose the book - that is something I would do and your not allowed to steal my ideas:-) lol - Well if I lost the book Christmas would have to be cancelled RIGHT??? Just think of all the money I could save next year:-) lol Ok I'm getting corny again - I'll finish up and stop making you all groan with my drab sence of humor:)

Day 7 - Group 1 from Zoe Payne

Day 7 Group 2 is from JoAnn White

She made us a scrapbook to put all of our Christmas memories in:-) all the work is done for us all we have to do is add the pictures and maybe a few who, what, when and wheres:-) lol - She also gave us a few embellishments to add if we'd like. Thank You JoAnn it is very pretty!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

On the Sixth Day of Christmas ABC Altered Book Club

Well there is a definate theme for todays gifts dominos and more dominos:-) Our first gift is from Marie Davis she made us a mini domino necklace with vintage ladies on them.

Marie Davie Group 1

Our second gift is from Kathy Wurdeman she made us all Christmas Domino Pins - I love the color on them and the bling:-) They are very pretty and I will wear mine with pride for the rest of the season - I am going to start looking like a walking domino game:-) lol

Group 2 Kathy Wurdeman

On the Seventh Day of Christmas (Puzzle Art Plus)

On The Seventh Day of Christmas our Friend Stephanie Loomis gave to us... Something to write all of our Christmas thank you cards with:-) I hope You will share how you made these pens inquiring minds want to know:-) Thank you Stephanie I love them!! I am just sorry this picture does not do them justice you can't really see the very pretty colors.

Day 5 ABC ALtered Book Club

I know the days are a bit confusing for you ladies just remember that I am posting pictures from 2 yahoo groups and also that ABC was one day behind that is why my Puzzle Art Plus group is on Day 6 while were still back here on Day 5 I guess I should have numbered them so as to skip day 1 but I didn't think about it until to late:-(

Anyway lets enjoy our beautiful Day 5 gifts from Judy Matheny and Anna Circo.

Day 5 Group 1's gift is from Judy Matheny she made is really cute Keyholder or Ornament you choose how you want to use it - me mine is going on my keys:-) I love Frosty - Thank you Judy he is just adorable!!

Day 5 group 2 is given to us by Anna Circo - she call these 'Fortune Christmas Trees'

I don't know if everyones fortunes are the same but mine says...




Thank you Anna they are very pretty - what did you use to color them? I love the colors very much!