Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for being so loyal to visit my blog over the past year. So today, I wanted to share our family Christmas card that I designed for this year and our Christmas card photos.

Supplies are all from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Access: Rhinestone Brads, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Silver Elastic Cord
Tools: Ornament Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

L to R: Paul, Kelsey (18), Barbara, Bryan (21)
Photo taken at the Pointe Hilton Resort on Kelsey's 18th Birthday

L to R: Bryan, Kelsey
Photo taken just before Kelsey's graduation from high school

I hope you and your family had a joyous Christmas.
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sweets Tree

Here is a peek into my dining room where the Sweets Tree sits in the corner. It mostly has ornaments that are food related, Starbucks, gingerbread houses, gingerbread boys & girls, wooden candy canes, mini kitchen utensils, cookie cutters, you get the idea.........

Check back soon for more Christmas at our house!!!

Live, Laugh, Love, and STAMP!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dazzling Divas Christmas Party

I can't believe it has been so long since my last laptop totally died and I have been lost without it. Moving on with the desktop and will be posting all the happenings of the past few weeks as I have several things to show you all.

First off, this past Thursday we had our Dazzling Divas downline group Christmas Party. We started the evening off with a delicious dinner at BJ's Restaurant. After dinner we came to my home for a gift exchange and dessert.....Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Cheesecake....yummo!!
Here we are after dinner at my home...Left to right: Anita Hager, Pam Hegarty, Me (Barbara Welch), Grace Bachara, Vicki McClelland
Other members that were not able to attend: Lorri Heiling, Nancy Riley, Melissa Davies, Sharon Hartsman

For the gift exchange, we made a gift for each other...

Pam gave us a set of 4 glass coasters with stamped inserts using the Holiday Lineup Set, you can make new inserts for every holiday and change them out!!! How cool is that!!

Grace gave us a gift set from Bath & Body Works in this adorable SU! box decorated with SU! accessories

Anita used SU! Rub-ons to decorate this soap/lotion dispenser and decorated this adorable gift bag.

Gift Bag:

Vicki's gift is a fold-out scrapbook, she used lots of DSP and the Simply Scrappin' Die-cuts made this so cute!! I can't wait to add some pictures

Vicki's Gift Open

Here is the gift I made for everyone.....a gift tote and inside I had a Winter Flu Survival Kit, an ornament and a photo holder.

Supplies used for gift tote:
Stamps: Delightful Decoration, Christmas Punch

Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White

Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Access: Ornament Punch, Curly Label Punch, Lg. White Brads, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Inside the Winter Flu survival kit:
*Kleenex inside Tissue Pak Wrap
(see my tutorial HERE)
*Chicken Soup Mix
* Anit-Bacterial Hand Gel
*Halls Cough Drops

I made these adorable candy favors to give to our servers at the restaurant and one for each of the ladies at the party. I totally CASEd this idea from Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho.

Stamps: Christmas Punch, Punch Pals
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive
Access: Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Markers, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Peppermint Patties Candy, Double Stick Tape, Wilton Pretzel Bags

If you would like to join my group and be a part of the fun times we share, please contact me for more information. I would love to have you become a Dazzling Diva!!

Thanks for stopping by today and check back for more stamping ideas.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!