Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing you all the best in the new year...are prayers are with all of you and our love...

Well some of the family gathered at Barriere for Christmas is the snow fall we got ...the boys headed out on snowmobiles on boxing day ...there was 13 guys all together...they said it was beautiful in the back country

These two cutey's were made by my mom ...these are reader digest magazines ..folded and painted ...and heads added ...recycling ..way to go mom....

Here are two more cards that Samantha created....

Well here are two of the gifts that Papa made for our grandgirls ...these hope chests were made for Abi and Hannah is a pile of wood then with a lot of love and hard work they turn into these beautiful chests.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy 5th Anniversary Glen and Patty

Friday, December 19, 2008

Just some quick ideas and a quick look at our snow area....

Well here is a picture of the driveway you go through to get our place is so country ..and see the snow ...

Here's a cute one to make up for those little kids ...that are busy doing the scavenger hunt ...

have fun

serves: Serves 1
· bocconcini cheese balls
· pretzel sticks
· currants
· radish
· cream cheese
· carrot
· tzatziki
1. Cut a small slice from two 1-1/2-inch (3.5-cm) bocconcini cheese balls. Set 1 ball on a plate flat side down so it sits level.
2. Break a pretzel stick in half and stick 1 in each side of ball for arms.
3. Press 3 currants into front of ball for buttons.
4. Cut off root end of 1 radish to make a hat. Using a little cream cheese, stick to flat side of second bocconcini ball.
5. Press 2 currants into ball for eyes, and the root end of a small carrot for nose. Cut a thin slice (with pink skin) from rest of radish. Cut a slit in Frosty’s face under nose and insert radish “mouth.”
6. Join head to body with half a pretzel stick. Serve with tzatziki “snow” for dipping.

A nice little snack to add to those osyters ...pickles...garlic sausage....yummmm

Spicy Cheese Cocktail Crisps
Use a variety of small (1 ¼") cookie cutters to cut dough into shapes.
If you’re tight on time, you can use a pizza wheel to cut dough into cracker-size pieces

serves:Makes 100 1¼" biscuits
time:Prep: 30 minOn the table: 2 hrs (includes chilling time)

· ¾ cups flour, plus extra for rolling
· ½ tsp salt
· ½ tsp coarsely ground pepper
· ⅛ tsp cayenne
· ¼ cup butter
· 2 ½ cups old Cheddar cheese, grated

1. Whisk together flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in medium-sized bowl.
2. Using a stand with the paddle attachment or handheld mixer, mix butter and cheese together until combined. Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until dough forms. Scrape bottom of bowl with a spatula frequently. It will take about 5 minutes for dough to form and ingredients will look very crumbly up to the last minute when they come together.
3. Divide dough in half and flatten each piece on a piece of parchment paper. Wrap and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
4. On a lightly floured surface (for easy clean-up and no-fuss rolling, do this directly on the parchment wrapping, then top with a second piece), roll each dough out to ⅛” thickness and cut into shapes.
5. Transfer to a parchment-covered sheet pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes at 350°F or until puffed and golden. Do not re-roll dough, but simply make “cook’s treats” and bake the leftover cuttings. Cool crisps on wire rack prior to packing in airtight boxes.

Christmas Fun

Here is a neat idea to do for the kids ...we made christmas crackers this christmas ...we did stuff neat little gifts inside of each one ...but this sounds like fun and a great way to get the kids off the couch.

Use Chiyogami paper and matching ribbons, but instead of trinket you hide a list for a holiday themed scavenger hunt. Here’s a list you might try...
1 Build a snowman
2 Eat a Christmas cookie
3 Put on one piece of holiday wear
4 Kiss a family member under the mistletoe
5 Give the names of five people you’ve wished happy holidays to
6 Count the number of presents left under the Christmas tree
7 Sit on someone’s lap and tell him or her what you wished for this Christmas
8 Draw a reindeer (bonus prize to the best picture)
9 Eat a candy cane
10 Make a snow angel

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Now this is my attempt at doing a color challenge using Andrea Dickinson kit called Dizzy...Kim B picks these awesome colors about 5 in total and then puts them out there for these awesome ladies to create with ...and for doing these challenges get a free kit from kimB and all the kits the ladies have made for these colors is awesome . Well not only did I try to do the color challenge ..but Andrea Dickinson was also doing a quote challenge ..and I though it fit in well with this layout ...these girls maybe sisters ..but they are friends I hope you like make sure you check out DSO and all the wonderful things they do and all the help these ladies will give you

This is the card my SIL Nina made ...I hope I caught it good enough for you to see how I think they called it embossed it with the sparkles in the is awesome ..Thank so much Nina ...we love it

Make sure to stop by her blog ...just click on her name and away you'll go

This is card holder my daughter Sam made ...behind the little reindeer are clothes pins to hold the cards....their are about 12 little reindeer's to this cardholder....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Well here is a quick look at the of Melissa xmas concert ....her last one she will do year she is off to high school ...

Our little Hannah ..boy time flies ...she so wants to go to school ..she keeps saying ...I'm all grown up ...she is a sweety ...she loves to craft...

Abi what can I say this girl is ready for school ...she loves to learn ...and she is a big never ever have a moment where she is not asking how does it work ...what does it do ..or did you know ...

Thank You Papa for doing the small little videos for me ...he is getting so good at doing these up for me ...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Here are the girls from Friday's fun time snow and time for some fun ...they played outside in the snow till about 10:30 ...good for them

Thanks to the Christmas Around the World for the layout used

Well here are the girls from their xmas concert...their song was a homemade grade 7 blues song ....Papa is doing a small video ..will blog it when it is done.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here are Missy and Ellesia...the guitar rockers...hehehehe

Thanks to my SIL for the kit and the freebie she offered today can pick up the musical note with the Santa hat there Mrs Miles .... and make sure you also checkout my other SIL Nina ...she used it to ....

I am sure if you asked she would put it up again for you to get ....she is an awesome lady

Will be updating more tomorrow ...hugs to all HOW MANY MORE DAYS
till JESUS birthday or Christmas Day????

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Well here is our granddaughter Madison....looks like mom did an awesome job on your cake ...
her birthday was Dec 6th ..

Way to go girl ....we love and miss you ....
and here is Missy
and her new guitar
wow 12 now

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Well here's our little sweet ...
what a little cute

But her she is turning the big 12

We love you girl ....

Hey those arms give awesome hugs ...
Happy Birthday
Credits go to Shabby Princess.for the elements and paper used for layout.
and thanks to my SIL Barb for founding Shabby Princess

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Good Morning to all ....
Well on Friday I visited this very neat blog page ....and wow I fall in love with the lady's very awesome blog layout she had for Christmas ...especially the Xmas balls. So me being me I ask her where she got them ....and her reply was she designed them ...they are awesome and she is giving them away as a freebie please drop by her site and say hi and see these awesome designed balls.....Vj's Scrap Room

Now I also know my SIL Barb (Mrs Miles) has a freebie up for her brothers birthday ...very cute Festive stop by her site.

And has many of you may know another SIL has started a blog site.... Nina (Notes by Nina)...check it out she has some very awesome card ideas and lets you know what to use ....maybe she could give us lesson thru the blogs awesome site to visit.

So any ways ..I was playing this morning ...hope you like it ..I have always loved the window created by Olivia ODorazio so here it is all decorated up....

Credits go to : Olivia ODarzio aka Mrs Miles for the window..the xmas balls to Valj ....and the rest of course to KimB ...between all her festive Xmas kits she has put out will have a hard time to see what you will play with next ....thank you ladies for all the time and love that goes into all that you created.

Well enjoy your Sunday ..and God bless you all

P.S found this saying and thought of so many of you out there and the love you show and share and for what you believe in ....

Remember: Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read, so make sure yours makes the right impact on others

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Today is Matty's birthday ....
Madison we miss you ...we love you and we wish we were there
to HUG you ..
I know mom and dad will be spoiling you today ...
love Papa & Grama & Melissa
Also want to say Happy Birthday to my nephew Bobby ..have a good one

Nina what an awesome card you made your brothers...he loved it
remember to checkout Nina's blog

I know lots of people are thinking of you both today
I just wanted you to let you both know
I'm one of them ...
Have a wonderful day!

Barry husband ..I just wanted to also say I love you with all my heart ...

Also check out my SIL Mrs Miles for birthday wishes...for her brothers

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sorry I have not been around ..our connection went down and my hubby was away for a couple of days with the son-in-laws...his birthday is Saturday and he has to work so he took sometime this week.... guy stuff .
But he is home and here I am back online here are a few of the cards that were made the other night ...
These cards were made by Shari much fun...

these cards below done by Samantha

And here of course are my digital card you can see ..I used KimB's
From Santa with Love...and her doodle frame ..the Merry Christmas ..was created by my SIL
Barb ...(Mrs Miles)
Now in this card ...again using elements from the kit From Santa with Love and using Jazzy words to delite Christmas Kit ....these kits can be purchased from DSO

Now this card is a homemade one ...well it was an awesome night

Well I hope you enjoy these cards ..I will be back tomorrow to all

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here is a quick picture of Abi's arm ...she is doing great ...

Abi and our kitten Socks ..she loves packing this cat all over....

Well Hannah set up a tea party and invited Aunty Sam and Uncle Cory for tea. They all look like they are having fun ....Aunty Sam ----Abi ---- Uncle Cory ---Hannah

Thanks to Chaos Lounge...awesome kits and you can get them from Digital Candy Shoppe