Paper Paradise

Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's all about the E-X-P-R-E-S-S-I-O-N

My brother with pimpin bubba teeth.

I L-O-V-E this picture of Cathy. I loved the expression she had on her face after she opened her new Cricut Expression machine that Daddy bought her for Christmas! She totally did not have a clue about it! They were not supposed to exchange gifts but I "informed" my daddy that he "better buy her something nice!" And he did! I think it's hilarious! But I have to give him credit that was all of his doings and he did a fine job!
Now I can't wait to go over and play with "her new toy!" hehee Daddy is buying her a huge outside handy house and is going to make it into her/our craft room. He is ready for his garage back. lol I am really excited about it though. I will no longer have to haul my things to and from. Now I only have to buy doubles of everything to keep over there. Oh well. It's time for another shopping day!!

Well I will be gone for over a week. We are going on a well deserved vacation and we are so ready. We are leaving in a couple of hours and we are totally siked! We are going up North to stay with some friends and hopefully get to play in a lot of snow. My girls have never seen the snow. I bought new batteries and a new SD card for lots of pictures. So beware!! :) No seriously pray for our safe travels and I hope to share the cool pics when we get home! Merry Christmas!!!

PS I decided to pack my sb supplies! What should I take>?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had such a good time over at Daddy's today. Cathy had the fire place and house decorated so beautifully! She loves to decorate for Christmas! I am so glad that Daddy had someone to share the holidays with. She has been a huge blessing to all of us. Her tree is awesome!
Clint had his eyes closed in this picture. He is so handsome!

I love Christmas. It is filled with so much exictment! The girls are now sound asleep waiting on the arrival of Ole Saint Nick. They didn't ask for to much this year. And every year they pretty much ask for the same things. I am so glad that I had them together close in age. It has made it so much easier for me. They wore the same size clothes and shoes for the longest time. And they always have someone to play with. They do everything together. I hope they always stay close.

This year on their Santa list was

Nintendo DS

Little Pet Shops

Cell phone



portable tv for car

Hopefully Santa will be nice this year~ ;) Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Cards

I am going to my first cookie exchange tomorrow and I'm super exicted. I love the holiday season! I made 6 dozen cookies. The last card is the invite that I made for the CE. I punched out circles with my sizzix die and used a scallop circle punch to make it look like a bite was taken out of the cookie. I punched out dark brown circles with a hole punch and glued those on.

The first card is a Christmas card that I made for my Dad and stepmom. I copied the gingerbread house idea from the Paper Crafts Magazine November 07 edition. That is one of my favorite magazines! The idea is on pg 45. I made my own pattern since I have no way of enlarging the pattern. I used my NEW ;) fiskars scallop punch for the snow and I covered it with prisma glitter and glue. It really sparkles and looks so pretty! The glitter really sets it off!
We are getting super excited here. We are going on our first vacation in YEARS! We are going up North for a whole week and hopefully we will get to play in the snow! We are going to go see Niagra Falls one day. I really want to see it a night. Hopefully I'll have some fun pictures to share when we get back! Have a great weekend!