Dec 11, 2015

Cookies For Santa Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Cookies For Santa Blog Hop.This a one day hop with 10
 stops along the way that will be filled with all different kinds of cookie 


You should have come from Charmagne

Some of my very first memories are of baking cookies with my grandma 
and mom.  Grandma lived next door and  I couldn't wait to get home from school and see what awesome thing she had baked every Friday. 
A lot of time she waited for me to get home or baked on Saturday once I was older so that I could help.  I was learning to bake bread by the time I was 8 yrs old.  (don't ask me to do it now, though! LOL)

I wanted to make a "Family" cookbook but scrapbook style so I could journal about every recipe and include a photo of the family member. I want my granddaughters to know that cooking is in their blood and they come from a long line of fantastic cooks! 

My Aunt Reba was also a wonderful cook and baker.  She was a true lady and I never heard her speak an ill word about anyone.  She loved the lord and her family.  I loved going to her house because she always had lots of interesting things to look at.  

So this is my first page for the book and it is a recipe for Spritz Cookies that are to die for.  I love them and lost the recipe for 2 years and just found it again! I am beyond thrilled that I will be able to make these cookies again this year! 

I used DCWV Christmas Creations paper stack (2014) 
And My Kiwi Lane templates for the scallops and stars. 
I inked up the stars and made them look like sugar cookies.   
The little cookie sheet is a cute little 3D embellishment (brand unknown)  

Thanks for stopping by and remember; It isn't about decorations 
or gifts under the tree or how much money you have spent. 
Christmas is about the greatest gift of all. Eternal Life 
For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. . John 3:16
Cherish the time spent with family, put down your phones and TALK 
watch your children and the light in their eyes. It won't be there forever, 
and one day they will be grown and gone. 
Never let a day go by without saying "I love you" to those you love
the most. 

Next Stop Lisa F

In case you get lost here is a list for all the hoppers! 

Dec 1, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

DAY 8!! 
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1. This hop will take place  November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way  of creating all of those beautiful Christmas projects. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts  finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to  create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer  or two for you to visit. 
So on with the hop!!! 

This is my favorite time of the year and I am so blessed to 
have my grandchildren close by.
This year we welcomed 3 new members to the family 
So I had to make more Christmas Stockings!  
Jaxon is my new grandson and it is his first Christmas
 I decided to go with 
Frosty The Snowman theme for his stocking.
His moms is two fun festive prints. I plan to add small 
pom pom trim to Jaxons so it looks like snow balls hanging 
off the white topper. 
For the stockings, I picked one out in Design Space. 
Cut the pattern out on my Cricut using the 12 x 24 size mat. 
I found this awesome video tutorial on Youtube 
She makes it super easy to follow along and even a beginner at sewing will have no problem.  
I added names with iron on glitter vinyl cut on the cricut. 

I also made chair covers for the girls. Here is one of them. 

The granddaughters just love them. A mom from my granddaughter's 
preschool made them for all the kids last year, out of felt 
but that didn't last more than 2 wks so I decided to make them out of
Christmas cotton fabric. These are super easy to make 
and I had mine finished in about 30 minutes. 
Either project would be fast and easy to do for a quick gift. 

I hope you enjoyed my contribution to the hop and 
I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!!!! 

Your next stop is Jana 

I hope you enjoyed my addition to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!  Leave a comment and follow me to be eligible to win the great prize listed in Lisa's hop post !!!! 

Just in case you lose your way here is a list of all those involved in todays hop! 

1. Lisa Pontious -
Anna - Designer)
Jana - (Guest Designer)
2. Madge -
3. Ashley W -
4. Sandy Hentzel -…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne -
6. Angela -
7. Alicia -
8. Miranda -
9. Daphne -
10. Rhonda -
11. Charmagne -
12. Barbara-
13. Lisa F -
14. Sharondalyn - Http://
15. Jessi -

I hope you enjoyed my addition to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!  Leave a comment and follow me to be eligible to win the great prize listed above !!!!