Saturday, December 15, 2018

#236 The Tree #5 of 12 days of December

The Tree :) 
I love Christmas Trees with Christmas light :) 


I will admit...we do have a fake tree. There have been too many years of bees, spiders, beetles...you name it that came crawling out of our fresh cut tree, even if we did have them use the shaker to avoid it.lol
So now we go with the artificial tree. It's easy...and I don't have to worry about moving the presents every other day to water it. Lets be honest....I never watered it much and always ended up with a major fire hazard a couple weeks in.LOL

I also don't have to wait for a dry day to go 
cut it down. 

I also wanted to show off one of my favorite new ornaments. :) I got this when I was at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando for OnStage with Stampin' Up!

Tell me about your tree :) When do you put it up, when do you put presents under it? Do you have star or an angel or something else.
One person will win a pack of whisper white envelopes. You know you need to replenish those envelopes after sending out all those Christmas cards. 

The winner of Tea Room Ribbon is Kathy Beemer! Congratulations!!

Happy Crafting until next time
~Nicole

Thursday, December 13, 2018

#235 Christmas Cards & Crafts - #4 of 12 Days of December

Well this is an easy one!

I've got lots of pictures of these :) 
This is what I do!
It's what I love!!
Cards and Crafts!!!
I have to admit, I didn't make that cute little snowman in the bottom middle, but it sure is a cute craft!


Tell me your favorite thing to make during the holiday season for your chance to win the Tea Room double set ribbon :) 


The winner of the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder is Jen House!
Congratulations :) 

Happy Crafting as the season continues :) 
~Nicole

Saturday, December 8, 2018

#234 Christmas Music - # 3 of 12 Days of December


And believe me....I sing it loud!
You may not want to hear it loud...lol...but I can belt out "Mary Did You Know" in the car like nobody's business.

For me...it's never too early for Christmas music :) I know one of you listens to it year round ;)

What's on your Christmas playlist?
Here's my Top 10 - in no particular order
  • Mary Did You Know?
  • Last Christmas
  • O Holy Night
  • What Child is This?
  • Breath of Heaven
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Baby It's Cold Outside
  • All the songs with "Once Upon A Christmas" movie with Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Share with me what's on your playlist for a chance to win the 
Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder


And the winner of Day #2 for the "I" clear stamping Block is 
Babe O'Mara!
Congratulations!

I hope you all have a wonderful time listening to your favorite Christmas Music

Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

#233 Christmas Lights and a Giveaway

Ohhh How I love Christmas Lights :) 
This beautiful picture of snow with lights was actually from a few years ago and we were so lucky to have some pretty snow.



We have had so many traditions with Christmas lights :) This is a picture of the lights that you can drive through at Portland International Raceway. We've gone the last few years and plan on returning again this year. Hoping to skip the rainy nights this time.lol

I'm a sucker for a good Christmas light display. Since my kids were little we have gotten hot chocolate and listened to Christmas music as we drive around and look at the bright lights in the neighborhoods. 

I already feel behind this year as though I can't catch up and it's still early in the season. 

Congratulations to Patricia Robinson for being the winner of Day #1 in December and winning the "Bee Thankful" stamp set. 

Make sure you enter to win the next giveaway. 
Next I'm giving away the "I" Clear block. 
Always nice to have every size. :) 
To enter either comment on my blog here, or on my Facebook page telling me something about Christmas lights...do you put them up? Do you love them? Do you drive around and look at them. Tell me about your Christmas Lights experience. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole


Saturday, December 1, 2018

#232 - 12 days of December Intro and Giveaway


December always starts out with a bang for us :) Today is my husband's birthday :)

Happy Birthday
Ned Fenimore :) 

After some lunch, we went by to see our daughter Sara at her work (The Boba Factory) and this delicious
Honey Toast!
That thing that looks like cake....Nope! It's thick delicious toast with a wonderful sweet flavor :)
Mmmmmmmmm
Then tonight we will go out to dinner as a family. 

So for our first blog post of December and this monthly blog fun we are about to have...
The question is...

What do I have to do?
Ummmmm.....EVERYTHING!!!! Lol
My Black Friday shopping was not so successful, so I was not able to get my Christmas shopping started as I normally do. Darn it. 

I have baking, shopping, creating, crafting, working, sewing, knitting, card making and so much more to do. Even a smidge of decorating left to do. But I LOVE it all. I love the holiday time of year. :) It's just too fun. 

Giveaway #1 is....
The Bee Thankful Stamp Set. :) 
I'm so thankful for all of you!

What do you have to do this December? 
To enter comment on my blog or Facebook Page. 

Happy December to all of you!
Hope it doesn't fly by too fast. 

Happy Crafting
~Nicole




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#231 Fun Fold Card - Pleated Card

Every Wednesday in October at 4:30PST I am doing Fun Fold cards on my Facebook Live :) 
Won't you join me :) 
You can watch this week's here


and you can see how we made this card as well as a special way to tie a bow and how to make your clear faceted dots a coordinating color :) 

Also...here are the measurements for the pleated card :) 


Join me next week to see another fun fold card :)

Happy crafting
~Nicole

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#230 I'm going to GREECE and Fun Fold Cards ;)

Wow! Thank you to my wonderful loyal customers who helped me earn a trip to Greece from Stampin' Up!
Just 2 weeks ago now I earned the trip!
It's so crazy to even think about. 
Next summer my hubby and I will be cruising the Greek Isles!!! AHHHHH

I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog for a month! That's not ok!
I think you all deserve a giveaway!
Comment below and tell me what trip you've taken that you have enjoyed the most.
One person will win 5 handmade cards from me along with some other goodies ;)

Well...if you didn't know...I do a live Facebook show every Wednesday at 4:30pm PST. 
For the next several weeks I will be sharing
FUN FOLD cards with you :) 

If you didn't get to see the first of the series you can see it now by clicking below

You can also watch another video here on YouTube

Make sure you tune in each week to the Stampin' RN live Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thestampinrn
 If you can't watch live, you can always go back and watch the replay :)