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Christmas Soldiers

Girl time this weekend…and we make happy’s to give away for friends and co-workers.

It’s the girl time that make me happy!

What do you do for fun?


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Cute Stuff

I am on vacation this week, and it has been somewhat okay.  We have an older vehicle that needed belt repair for a long while, and this week the battery decided it was time to stop working as well.  Repaired to the tune of $420 later.  But I am not going to let that ruin my time off…too much to do…and do it joyfully.

This is what some call a staycation…staying at home while I have vacation from work (bonus – I am not sick). I have goals, and a list of priorities to accomplish this week.  Weekends never seem to be long enough for my organizing, and the week just piles stuff back up. So it is a never ending circle it seems.

Anyway…one of the goals this week was to empty out my pantry.  I knew it was bad, but really had no idea how bad it truly was.  Jar of Alfredo sauce: expiration Feb 2006!  Yep, that plus a lot more.  2 large black garbage bags full, and some time later = organized.  For the moment anyway.  I had the kids help, and hopefully that will play into keeping it for longer than 3 days.

 NOTHING on top of the refrigerator!!! I love that.

A two drawer system (that I found in the garage), and some other tubs (that I can’t find the lids) organized the chips and pasta.  All of my baking ingredients are on one shelf (sugars, cocoa, marshmallows).  It may not look like much, but, oh what a beautiful sight it is for us.

I also added a cutie to my scrap closet.

This was a bonus Decor Elements from Stampin’ Up from a couple of months ago.  I LOVE their design and ease of application.  If you need anything from Stampin’ Up – Julie is great – and you can find her here:

But isn’t it the cutest!  Most people won’t see it, but I do from where I sit in the office.  I need to get some small chalk and a chalk ledge so that I can get some great use out of it. 

Well, back to it…still have more to get done…and it is already Thursday!  Have a great day.

Jerry Ann

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Office Area

One part of my New Year’s goals was to reorganize my space in our office.  
It is coming along, but it still has a long way to go, 
but I wanted to show you something I have accomplished.
Plus it is an incentive for me to get busy and finish!  

Please excuse the glare from the lamp (bad photos).
I added this wonderful measuring tape from Stampin’ Up to my desk.
It’s official name is “Finial Ruler” from their Decor Elements.
It rocks!!
I applied both lines (the bottom one is used for matching – 
but David and I liked the way it looked) plus I think it adds depth.
I applied the 1 inch to the 36 inch sections, 
and added the adjoining images for some applique bling.
I love it.
I can use it for sewing (my goal is to pick up sewing again), 
and for scrapping and stamping.
If you need a consultant for your craftiness…
 call Julie – she rocks.
I will post pictures of the before (I still can’t believe that it got that bad), 
and some of the after pictures soon.
and blessings,
Jerry Ann
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I love making cards.  Once a month, Julie (wonderful, crafty friend), who sells Stampin’ Up, hosts a stamp-a-stack weekend. I always feel NOT crafty when I attend these things.  Julie always is the first to tell you that she follows directions, and will take from scrapbook pages or other ideas and make it her own.

I loved learning this technique.  We weaved ribbon around a card stock.  I fumbled around a lot this day (my hands were not cooperating), but it was so worth it.  Ribbon, card stock, color paper, and a stamp.  Simple, and really cute.

And then – change the paper, and ribbon…and you have a completely different look.  
This is really great for using up extra ribbon.  
 And, then this rose:
Tear some paper.  Emboss the white outer part of the rose.  Water paint (yes, with drops of ink on a wet card).  Blot if you wanted it lighter (which I did), but I LOVE the effect.  You can also dry with an embosser.

Then Marie (another crafty friend – jealous!) had a workshop, and Julie had to step it up.  And we did!  

These bubbles are a riot!  Fun, and really easy.  

These petals almost killed me, but OH did I feel crafty!  And, I think I could repeat what I did. 
Simple concept, and very easy, just detailed.

You can find her here… 

Tell her where you found her!  =)