Friday, December 30, 2011

Some Craft Goodies I got for Christmas!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! This year, I did a lot of online ordering of gifts, and I have to say I am in looooove with Amazon!  I did the trial of Amazon Prime, and I liked it so much I went ahead and joined for the year.  Talk about making your holiday shopping a whole lot easier!  Great prices, free shipping, and the items are on my porch in like two days!  It's fabulous, I tell you!  

I get so excited about all the gifts I find for everyone else, that when my husband asks me what I want, I usually come up blank.  This year, I made a wish list on Amazon, emailed it to him, and guess what?  He got everything on it!  He's awesome like that!

Anyway, today I thought I'd share some of my new toys with you.  I am super excited about all my new craft goodies!

If you haven't seen or used one of these, you are totally missing out!  The  ATG gun is a craft room essential and I am so thrilled to finally have one!  Not to mention, it's pink!

Next up is the Tweezer Bee.  No, these aren't for plucking!  They are for picking up all those tiny little pieces of paper you cut with your Cricut that are impossible to place exactly where you want them with your fingertips.  I can't tell you how many tiny little eyes, noses, and other little embellishments I've lost or dropped trying to place them in their proper places during a project.  No more little pieces sticking to my fingers!  

How cute is my new Sizzix Texture Boutique? This adorable little gal can make all sorts of beautiful textured paper out of your ordinary paper!  And, of course she's all dolled up looking like a cute little purse!  

And last, but certainly not least is my early Christmas present to myself!  I finally broke down and got a Cricut Cake!  I can't tell you how excited I am to try this guy out!  In case you still think they cost a fortune, you are wrong.  They have totally come down in price since they were first introduced, and I got this one for a steal off of  Ebay.  

I just love all my new crafty goodies!  My New Year's Resolution is to start making craft video tutorials (finally) on my blog.  I can't wait to share some projects with all of you!

What did you get for Christmas?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!


It's been a little busy around here lately, but I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted!  As a mom, I often wonder how my mother did it all those years ago.  There is just so much to do to get ready for the big day!  I truly love the holidays, but I have to say that I'm not sad to see them go.  The New Year feels like it always brings a fresh start.  (I hope so, because it looks like that diet of mine will need to start over too!)  In case you were wondering, I haven't stepped back on the scale since my last diet post.  So, like so many others I'll be back in the game on January 1st.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!