Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Katharine!

You are a Katharine -- "I am happy and open to new things"

Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.

  • * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.

  • * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.

  • * Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.

  • * Be responsible for yourself. I dislike clingy or needy people.

  • * Don't tell me what to do.

What I Like About Being a Katharine

  • * being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down

  • * being spontaneous and free-spirited

  • * being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.

  • * being generous and trying to make the world a better place

  • * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures

  • * having such varied interests and abilities

What's Hard About Being a Katharine

  • * not having enough time to do all the things I want

  • * not completing things I start

  • * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career

  • * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies

  • * feeling confined when I'm in a one-to-one relationship

Katharines as Children Often

  • * are action oriented and adventuresome

  • * drum up excitement

  • * prefer being with other children to being alone

  • * finesse their way around adults

  • * dream of the freedom they'll have when they grow up

Katharines as Parents

  • * are often enthusiastic and generous

  • * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life

  • * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz
at HelloQuizzy

Wow, its scary how accurate this Quiz is.....go and find out who you are?

I hope you have a very Happy New Year!



Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Paula!!!!!!!!!!

Paula, I hope you had a wonderful Birthday! Go over and wish Paula a Happy Birthday!.

Love you Sis!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Very Vintage Christmas Swap

Heidi over on Foxgloves, Fabrics and Folly hosted a wonderful Vintage Christmas Swap.
My wonderful Swap partner Linda, has an awesome blog: LBP Sews.
She sent me some awesome presents. I just love them all. Please be
prepared for a LONG post. =)

I opened my box, removed the packing and there they were. Presents never ending it seemed.
All I could see was present after present, I was like a kid on Christmas Morning.
Look at all these wonderful wrapped gifts. I am telling you I wanted to rip into
as soon as I took one out. But I knew I wanted a pic of them all together,
so I waited.
LOOOK!!! At all of those wonderful presents, my table is so full of goodies. I LOVE the ELF pillow. He has crystals hanging from the points on his shirt. He has an awesome smile, he is so Happy that its Christmas time.

I love this Vintage Cookie Book. It was printed in 1963. (that is actually the year I was born)
I love it. I have made some cookies out of it already. (that's another post soon)

She made this awesome Joy Banner. I love it.

Christmas cookie cutter, Santa toothpick holder, and a very pretty Cheese Ball Plate.
I can't wait to put my cheese ball on it Christmas Day. So pretty.

Look at these pretty Christmas towels that I can hang in the Kitchen..and a Green Rubber

I love homemade ornaments. They are so sweet I can't wait till I get my tree tonight and put
them on my tree full of homemade ornaments that my boys and I have made over the years.

I love this pewter Santa key. How I would loved to of had this when my guys were little.
We never had a fireplace, I had always told the boys that Santa had a special key to open
our door and come in.
The story that comes with the key, "Please don't worry -
If your house has no chimney,
I can still deliver your toys,
I won't ring your bell or knock on your door,
'cause I'd wake you with all of that noise.
If you'll hang this magic Santa Key
on your doorknob Christmas Eve,
I'll let myself in, deliver your
presents, and then I'll quietly leave!


Here is a facial shot of the Santa toothpick holder.

Some vintage items: Vintage Postcard from 1908, A "vintage picture" with a magnetic calendar on it, and the Awesome Christmas journal/Recipe book. I love it and have started putting
our favorite Christmas recipes in it.
This very cute candy dish it has 4 different Christmas designs on all 4 sides: Christmas tree, Snowman, Santa, Reindeer. The dish was filled with mints.

I saved the best for last. I dearly love this Snowman. He is so CUTE.....hugging the little deer and has a snowflake in has hand. He has such a cute smile.

Linda I want to say THANKS...I love everything!.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay,here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Tag as many people as you want to....Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? we have had a real tree for the past 10 years
3. When do you put up the tree? the day after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? First full week in January
5. Do you like eggnog? NO NASTY STUFF
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My beautiful Blue Swinn Bicycle- yes with a banana seat.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Boys now that they are grown.
8. Easiest person to buy for? My husband
9. Do you have a nativity scene? yes I actually have 5 sets.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards. mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a vacuum one year
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
13. When do you start shopping? November
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes - Elephant Christmas Parties
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Moms Potato Salad, fresh fruit salad and Dad's Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers
16 color lights on tree? white and color lights
17. Favorite Christmas song? Winter Wonderland
18, Travel at Christmas or stay home? love to stay home, Home to me is Mom's about 5 miles from our house
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? maybe
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I have both, I guess it depends on mood when I put tree up
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We have always let the boys pick one present from under the tree on Christmas Eve, and then the rest of them on Christmas Morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? being rushed
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Vintage decorations
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? family dishes
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Family time - visiting -games- happy

I am not for sure who to tag, so if you come and read this you have been Tagged. =) So please fill out and link back to me and leave a comment so that I can come and read yours.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Butterfly Award

I am just getting around to posting an award that I received from Donna over on Chookyblue Blog. Thanks Donna for the award!!!!!

And the rules are:
1. Post about the award
2. Link back to the givee.
3. Place the award on my sidebar
4. Choose 10 blogs that I think are cool.

A. Paula
B. Cat
C. Kathy
D. You Go Girl
E. WhiMsy love
F. Two Crazy Crafters
G. The Artistic Stamper -
and check out her Advent Blog Candy
H. Paper Pleasing Ideas
I. Dust Bunny Hostage
J. Daisy Cottage

I need to post some pics of my swaps, I haven't forgotten, but I cannot find my camera, so please all be patient, and I will have pics for you soon.

Donna thanks again for the award, and also for hosting our Christmas Swap.

have a wonderful evening,


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Go check out the Artistic Stampers Advent Giveaways.

Jennie has been giving away some awesome things the past week, so don't forget to go there daily and see your beautiful tags and awesome giveaways.

Have you kept up with Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of Christmas? They are so AWESOME, you wouldn't believe how beautiful they are and then the awesome give aways he is having daily.

TODAY'S GIVEAWAYS:(winners will receive one of the prizes below)
1. paint dabber set (ranger)
2. $50 shopping certificate to (
3. letter to santa stamp set (stampers anonymous)
4. storytime santa stamp set (stampers anonymous)
5. word keys, keyholes & ball chain (tim holtz idea-ology)
6. word keys, keyholes & ball chain (tim holtz idea-ology)
7. distress ink, distress embossing ink & powder, ink blending tool (ranger)
8. distress ink, distress embossing ink & powder, ink blending tool (ranger)
9. holiday type stickers & blackboard box (cosmo cricket)
10. holiday type stickers & blackboard box (cosmo cricket)

Daily December is continuing go and check it out. Ali is doing an awesome job with her journal.

Just a few of the many Christmas ideas to help you decorate and remember this Christmas, give the Artist a BIG THANK YOU..

Thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

29 Days of Giveaways for You

Art by Christie - is having a giveaway also. She is giving things away for the next 29 days. Go and check out her blog and get involved. She is also having a special giveaway for those who spread the word about her giveaway.



Wednesday Giveaways

Three great giveaways today. Look for a new December Daily post around noon pacific.

1. One A life well crafted, year long workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking with Kolette Hall.

2. One 12x12 canvas post-bound Hollycheck scrapbook valued at $27.95 from Butterfly Kisses.

3. Giveaway package from Peachy Cheap, package valued over $100.00.

Go on over and post a comment on her site and hopefully you will win.



More Blog Candy

I keep blog surfing, and wow there are a lot of Blog Candy give a ways. Go check out Claire's blog over at CraftyC's Crafting Library. She has a bunch of goodies to give a way!

She's had over 36,000 hits in just over a year as to show her appreciation to all of you who visit, she is giving away some candy which has the following;

Small Caddy
MM Alphabet Stickers
Crystal Stickles
Rasberry Liquid Pearls
Basic Grey 6 x 6 pads - SULTRY - CUPCAKE - 2 SCOOPS
Doodlebug Brads
Woodware Ribbon
Doodlebug Flowers
Crystal Stickers
Minimum of 15 Stamped Images

To win the candy all you need to do is link her blog to yours and let everyone know about her candy and then post on this thread. she will ship worldwide.
Easy Peasy. You have until Sunday 14TH DECEMBER.

Tim Holtz has his 3rd Tag up for The 12 tags of Christmas.

Check out what he has for blog candy today:

1. letter to santa stamp set (stampers anonymous)
2. distress ink trio & mini accent (ranger)
3. holiday type sticker book & blackboard box (cosmo cricket)
4. fa la la embellishment pack (making memories)
5. circle/oval fragments, philosophy tags, trinket pins (tim holtz idea-ology)
6. prima festive flower tin (prima)
7. tim holtz scissors (tonic)
8. holidays past stamp set (stampers anonymous

You must go and check out his tags daily, they are so awesome, he has come of the most unique techniques. I love his site.

Happy Day,


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2nd and more blog candy!

Jennie of The Artistic Stamper, has another tag and more blog candy to give away. Go check out her site.

Jennie did another tag, this time slightly different, and of course there is the opportunity to win more blog candy!
This time Jennie used the baubles from the, seasonal grunge board(which is now on her website!) and embossed them through my Big Shot on a harlequin embossing plate. Then she wiped red brick and worn lipstick distressed inks over them , and highlighted the bows in gold stickles. She stamped the Merry Christmas in the same colour-red brick.

Go and check out her tag on her site. It is so beautiful.

Tim Holtz has tag #2 up for The 12 tags of Christmas. It is gorgeous also. Go to his blog and check it out, he also has blog candy daily.

Creating a December Daily Album by Ali Edward

December Daily is a way to celebrate the traditions and everyday blessings during the month of December. Check out the links for more details on putting together your own album. Look for more examples to come during the month of December.

Creating A December Daily Album: Part One

December Daily is an album that documents the month of December leading up to Christmas day (and sometimes beyond - that's completely up to you). It is a chance to reflect, to share, to celebrate the season in a manageable, in-the-moment way. The entire key to this album is to put it together BEFORE December. This is the first of a few posts on the process of putting together this album. In December I will share my finished pages each day

(I am just getting mine started, It would of been easier I think if I had found this earlier and could of been ready ahead of time. Mental note for next year :) Deb)

December Daily: Day One

So much of this project is about working with what you have set up for yourself (especially if you put the foundation pages together in advance). Each time I do this project I reminded how much I like setting it up ahead. I like having some parameters to work in - a bit of direction that takes some of that initial guess-work and decision making out of the way.

December Daily Album : Part Two

Now comes the fun part: selecting + organizing + numbering pages. One of the things I aim for in this album is variety: sizes, textures, colors, edges, etc.........

December Daily : Q & A
You can go here and find answers to some of the questions that you might have.

Click on the links and check out Ali's album, I believe its going to be a lot of fun.

Ok I am off to collect all my items so I can get busy..WOO HOO, I love Christmas time!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Tim Holtz

is sharing his expertise again and started a new set of 12 tags of Christmas.

Go check it out.


Advent blog candy EVERY DAY until December 25th!

WOW, have you seen all the things out there to do for Christmas. Journal your Christmas - 25 days of Christmas - December 2008 photo-a-day....... I could go on and on....I love it!

Jennie over on the The Artistic Stamper is sponsoring the Christmas Advent below.

Christmas Advent

I thought it would nice to celebrate Christmas this year by giving away Advent blog candy EVERY DAY until December 25th! This will be a stamp or "stuff" or an ink pad or absolutely anything, and on Christmas Day it will be a BIG load of stuff, just for you!
So for just leaving a comment or becoming a follower, and if you can please link my blog candy advent giveaway on your blog today and every day up until Christmas day, you get the chance to win some blog candy. You might even win twice!
I have planned an alternative Christmas artwork for every day too!
Here is the first one.
Day 1
This is a large Chipboard tag with Distress inks, lightly spritzed, stamped with a Christmas Stamp sentiment, and a small Grunge board Holly, decorated with Ruby Slippers Stickles.
So, just leave your thoughts, and be in it to win!

I will be back on later with the others I have found.