Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Seriously??  Happy New 2014 Year!  WHERE did this year go??  I know I have been busy but did I really miss this entire year?  I have some memorable moments but many of the days have truly escaped my memory.

But it is now time to move on... So if you have been hopping with us, then you have arrived from the happiest of all stampers at Dawn's blog here.  Her card gives you a sneak peek at some of the new CTMH products! 

If you get lost hopping around you can always go back to Melinda's blog here where you will find the complete list for this month's hop.

In my life I have dabbled in many crafts!  In the 80's I loved to crossstitch and I have a few of my projects left from that 'stage' in my life.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to sew!  No, I am not a quilter.  I originally sewed garments for myself...but alas those days are gone... 

I was once known as "the vest lady"!  I taught vest classes in Tampa and traveled in the 90's on the weekends to a variety of Pfaff dealers.  (oh - so fun!)

In 2002, I started teaching bag classes ( long before there were a million bag patterns)!  I had my own line of bag patterns and I was known as 'the bag lady'!  I decided to dig out some photos and create a 2 page layout using this month's stamp set ...  Here are several pics of the ladies with their finished bags in my 'most popular' bag class!

S1401 Cross Stitch Wishes

Here is my 2 page layout using the retired Stella paper pack.  I should probably inform you right now that I purchase any paper, stamp, embellishments or accoutrements that have to do with sewing!!!

S1401 Cross Stitch Wishes
X7174B Stella paper pack (retired)
X7174C Stella Complements (retired)
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment(retired)
Lagoon ink
Sunset Ink
Based on a Scrapbook Generations free layout page

Now it is off to Lisa's blog  here a.k.a. the "Happy Stamper".  I am sandwiched beteen two happy consultants - how can this year not be an exciting year???

Happy New Year everyone!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pazzles M & M train

Anyone who knows me, also knows that I collect M & M's! (HUGE!) This week Pazzles started their Christmas project - the Pazzles Express.  Well, I just had to make it an M & M train!

Tonight I finished the engine and the 'coal' car.  I lined the car with red and green paper (wish I had purchased more...) and of course filled them with M & M's. Sadly the weight of the candy was a little too much for the car, so I quick took a picture of it and then emptied it into my candy dish...

I added a knob to the engineer's door...

Now off to start making another car....
(check back soon!)

Oh I am so excited!! ... my signals and trees are done!  ready to add a winter twist to my  train set...

I started decorating for the holidays... and I added my train to my hutch in the front foyer!  I decided to add some snow and glitter to my tree,,,  yummy...