Monday, December 20, 2010

Get Your Bake On!!

Today is the 20th of December and I'm so out of sorts when it comes to my baking.. I haven't made pumpkin rolls, or cookies, or breads or any homemade anything. I'm so bummed . These things  are  my gifts for my neighbors and friends.-ugh. I'm usually done by now , and the house is done too and ready for Christmas. How did I get so behind. This is not like me!!!

Please someone send a "Whiff Kick" my way- please. I did get the trees decorated and I even have my first gift under it...Wait that's the dog!!!

This year I did a Holiday Craft Show and made alot of Christmas cards and holders. But I've yet to get my own cards sent. Shame on me. One of favorite times of the year and I'm blowing it.

I will be attending "Christmas Tea" on Tuesday so maybe that will give me a nudge to get going.

Well anyway I do have one thing I made. I would like to share the recipe with you all.  They are "Chocolate Cookie Balls" and they taste like a "Ho-Ho" if your familiar with the cake thingy. They are very messy to make but fun to eat-only a few they are very rich!!

Ok, I'm done here I'm moving over to my craft blog. Check me out and what I'm doing over there.
Thanks for stopping by and to all my friends "Happy Holidays" . And don't forget the "Full Solar Eclipse Tonight. The last time this was here was in "Galileo's time". So be a stargazer I think the full Eclipse is 3:17am tonite EST. I'll be there from the beginning. Don't forget your Camera. I don't take good night pictures but I'm gonna try anyway... Bye for now, Joyce

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Craft Blog for me

Yesterday I decided to create a new Blog for my Craft stuff. And keep my garden and other stuff here on this blog. If you like crafts and Cards and knitting and other stuff well visit my new Blog at:

On this blog I'll upload my cards with directions.
Thanks for taking a peek and do come back often.  Thanks for visiting..

Ou, today we got a dusting of the white stuff early this morning, how pretty. The cold front is moving in.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I was in a little bit of a hurry this morning. And well, this is what happens!! After I did this I started laughing because the coffee grounds landed right on the Coffee Rug...I love my coffee strong but not just the grounds.

So I'm off to help out a friend in need and just had to post this silly thing cause I thought it was pretty funny.  And yes my family thinks I'm crazy also :)

Coffee Grounds on the Coffee Rug, get it. It might be funny but you know who had to clean-up the mess .  Forgive me it's been a long week!!!!!!



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Christmas Elf Cards and more.....

Wow, it's been forever since I've Blogged!! Lots going on. Well I know this isn't garden related but come Winter the garden is sleeping and this is the best  time for me to do other projects I enjoy.
This past weekend my friend and I did our first bazaar and well lets just say I made back the cost of the table (Big Smile). We were at a Local Elem. School and a High School. Everybody loved our Cards, Buttttt, well the  market just wasn't there. Oh well, now I have Christmas/Holiday Cards to last a couple of years :)

I'm posting a few  other Christmas Cards I designed. I've made 20 elf cards, 2 different designs. I love these guys.

My next is a more traditional type. Along with some Gift Card Holders made with DSPpaper.
I love the new folders that Stampin' Up offers in their catalogs. I don't have a Big Sizzix, I have the Cuttlebug and these folders work great with that also.

I glued down the DSP ornaments on Kraft paper after punched and ran them Thur the cuttelbug with the "Square Lattice" folder. This makes a beautiful effect. Used Cherry Cobbler Seam binding and paper. Made quite a few of these also-ugh. Alot of work but pretty in person.
And here are a few more cards I've been working on. I love the pearls on the many thanks cards, they go from big to little. Used some new colors. Well, hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them. I love to make Cards for my friends and Family. And they make great gifts!!!

Well have a Marvelous Day and "KEEP WARM"..........Joyce