Monday, November 30, 2009

It's the Holiday Season!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! We had a fabulous time! We had family over for traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and we went out for a movie afterwards. Heidi and I had a fantastic time shopping on Black Friday, but we missed Bethany tremendously!!! It's just not the same without you girl!! We bought our Christmas Tree and it is tall and majestically standing in our living room!! We still have to put ornaments on it, but that will come! I am so excited that we are in the midst of the Holiday Season. I just love Christmas!!! Everything about it!!! The music, the giving, the name it, I love it!!! I wish you all a blessed Holiday Season from the Bottom of my heart!!! I hope you enjoy each and every minute of it!!!

Today I was supposed to go back to work, but I just wasn't feeling well this morning, so I went back to bed. Going back to bed was just what the doctor ordered and I am doing much better this evening!!! It stinks being sick!!!

I am so excited to post my new projects!!!! Over the holidays, I was a very busy little beaver!!! I have been hard at work on three new classes for the Christmas Season!!! Here is a quick peek
at all three of them!

The first class is a set of six cards made with the wonderful October Afternoon Very Merry Collection!!! This set of papers is so much fun, I just couldn't stop at four cards. I believe that you could make a dozen cards out of one set of these papers!!!
The second is a set of 4 cards made with Webster's Pages Home for the Holidays collection. I used Vintage Christmas images, some Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and lots of glitter with this set of cards!! You will have to see them in person!!
I also have a set of three Vintage Santa ornaments made with lots of glitter and pearls and of course, Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.
I will have a kit description and prices up this weekend! Please email me at if you are interested!

Thanks for stopping by!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!!

Merry Christmas,


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jingle Bell Hop!!!

Welcome to the AC Bailey Jingle Bell Hop! With the holidays literally around the corner, the AC Bailey Design Team has decided to help Santa (and you) out this year with some fun and easy projects to help make the holiday gift season a bit easier. And just like Santa, we've also gotten some extra help this year and asked some additional elves to help out and post some of their cool projects too! And if that isn't enough help...we've also arranged for some early Black Friday sales just in case you need some products to get the projects completed.

come out and meet our Elves...check out their projects...leave a comment on their blogs and be eligible for a prize - upload some of your completed projects from any of the tutorials into the AC Bailey gallery and be eligible for another prize! Projects need to be completed and uploaded into the gallery by Tuesday, November 24th at Midnight Eastern to be eligible for a prize.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I have a special treat for you all…..

A visit from the Jolly Old Head Elf Himself!!!

Here is a quick and easy tutorial to make your very own Santa Ornament:


Patterned Paper cut in a quarter circle:

I used American Crafts Papers from AC Bailey (See the Black Friday sale at AC Bailey!!! All American Crafts are on sale!!!)

Wood Beads

Curly Doll Hair

Pom Poms


Decorative Cording or Ribbon


I used American Crafts Slick Writers also available from AC Bailey

Hot Glue Gun

Holly punch

Stickles as desired which are also available at AC Bailey

  1. Draw a face on your wooden bead with a marker. It doesn’t have to be perfect as most of the face will be covered with the Jolly Old Elf’s beard.
  1. Attach decorative cording folded in a loop to the top of the bead with hot glue. Make sure your cording is longer than the length of the Old Man’s hat with enough at the end to hang. (see picture for reference). Be sure to use your hot glue liberally so that the bond will support the bead.
  1. Roll your quarter circle into a cone and glue with hot glue. Attach to the bead with hot glue.

  1. Cut up the doll hair and attach to the bead in sections with hot glue. This is a very random process; keep adding hair until you like the results. Straighten a little piece of hair and add a little glue above his mouth and fill in his mustache. Trim beard as desired.

5. Embellish with a little felt, holly leaves and berries and a white pompom

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Now head on over to Jenn's blog for more Jingle Hop Fun!!!

Catching up!!!

What a whirlwind week!!! I just want to say a great big Thank You to those who attended my Santa's Workshop Crop!!! I had a blast with each and every one of you and I just gotta say, " You all rock"!!! Your projects all turned out amazing and I am so very proud of those of you who "got out of your box"!!!! You all are such a blessing to me and I thank you!!! Here are a few pictures from the weekend:
I love you all!!! You rock!!!

Little Red Scrapbook!!
I just loved these papers from SEI!!! They were so perfect for fall layouts and projects!! Here are a few of my November goodies:
Ben and I traveled to Seattle to visit Matt and Beth and we missed Heidi so much I just had to document it...hence the title, Missing (1)!!

This layout is based on one of my favorite sketches. Check out the Challenge at LRS!!!
I just had a blast with these papers making this fall banner!!! Here are a few close-ups...

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Stay tuned for the AC Bailey Jingle Bell hop!!!


I love you all!!! You rock!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Little Red Scrapbook Sneaks!!!

Wow!!! What a whirlwind this weekend has been!!! I finally have my Little Red Scrapbook Sneaks ready to post!!! Here is the beautiful kit full of SEI papers and fun embellies!!!And here are my sneaks!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Santa's Workshop Crop!!!

The Santa's Workshop Crop begins today!!!
If you didn't get signed up for the crop...feel free to stop by and shop!!!
All Bazzill Cardstock will be 10% off and I have stocked up on lots Red and Green for your Christmas needs!! I also have new Prima florals for you to choose from. So come on over and join in the fun!!!
Friday 4-???
Saturday 9-???

Have a scrappy day!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You!!!

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and to those who are serving our great nation. Thank you for your courage and dedication.
Thank you for our freedom!!!!
We just can’t say it enough.
To our son.....
We are so very proud of you! May God protect you and keep you safe as you serve to protect our great nation!
You are our hero!!

Wishing everyone a Happy Veteran's day!!
Please remember to pray for our troops!!!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Seattle bound!!!

We are off to Seattle for a nice long weekend!!! I can't wait to see my girl!!!
Beth Leach
Isn't she the cutest????

We are going to have a party and scrap and maybe take the ferry into the city. It doesn't matter, we will be together!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Santa's Workshop Crop!!!

I've been having some fun with MME's Be Merry line of papers. These snowmen are just way too cute!!! I will be featuring this card set at my Santa's Workshop Crop coming November 13th and 14th! I hope to see you there!!!!

If you are interested in a card kit or attending the crop, please contact me at

Thanks for looking!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!