Archive for January, 2011

Happy New Year!

Almost a week into 2011. It  has been pretty busy, but not craft-wise at all. The job market seems to be opening up a bit and there are at least some jobs to apply for.

I did miss posting some of my late-in-the-year craft projects. I worked hard to make 50 baby shower favors for a friend of a friend. I found the idea on a website but I used my own color inspiration and more. Making 50 party favors, all by hand and with just me; that took ages! It was worth it and satisfiying but I would never make a profit doing that.

I made 50 little candy bags using posterboard covered with lovely scrapbook paper. As they were ‘thank you’ favors, I added a medallion of various chipboard shapes topped off with a small 1″ square with the words, Thank You stamped and then heat embossed in black. I used some tea dye ink to ‘antique’ the medallions. Little cellophane bags were then filled with M&M’s and tied with a satin ribbon. I was pleased with how they all looked.

Candy Party Favors

Thank you favors for a baby shower. Handmade with Love!



Cocoa enjoying Christmas!


Christmas Tree Mesa 2010

It's a tree!


Christmas was fun and as usual, went too quickly. Colleen was here and we saw The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 3D.  Otherwise, we went to Ah-So for sushi on Christmas Eve, our tradition for the past 5 or 6 years. I also attended Midnight Mass and the church was decorated beautifully. No snow, of course, although it was pretty cold.

I do have a few more tree pictures but I haven’t downloaded them yet from my digicam. Last time I did download, it crashed my already fragile computer.

More to do today so I’ll leave  you now.


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