Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy 2019!

2 Co 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

T Stands for the very best to you, my friends!  I am sitting here on New Years Eve looking at our hostess Elizabeth's wonderful cruise journal pages.  So fabulous!  For sure, I wish I was having high tea on an ocean cruise!  But here I sit with my tea and leftover Christmas Snack mix,  in front of my laptop.  I do hope to visit  you to celebrate T Stands For Tuesday.

Here is a shot of all the lovely homemade Christmas cards I received this year!  So gorgeous and creative!  Some came all the way from Australia and Spain!  Thank you to all my friends.  These cards gave me so much pleasure and enjoyment!  I hung them going down my stairs to be admired by family and guests during the holidays!

Now, I promised to show you my big gift project that I did this year and every year for the past 15 years!  I cut, stamp and color 15 sets of these little mini calendars for some family and friends.  They are originally given with a 3 1/2 x 5 inch acrylic frame.  Each month fits in the frame for display.

It has been a wonderful year, and you all have helped make it that way!  Thank you for all your comments and encouraging words in 2018!  I look forward to more inspiration and sharing with you in the new year!

Happy 2019!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 17, 2018

T Stands For Truly, Have A Merry Christmas

Luke 2:11 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

I can not believe it is Tuesday (or almost) again!  I want to post so I can join Bleubeard & Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.  The T-Gang all link up with her and feature a drink related item in their post.  

I have been creating Christmas cards, still!  My list just keeps getting longer!  
Here is one I made today.  Both the die cuts were from a friend.  I just layered them on top of a Cuttlebug ornament embossed panel.  I was inspired by a Featured Stamper Challenge to CASE DiHere's SplitcoastStamper gallery.  She used an ornament with a sentiment in it, but I put Mary & Jospeth and baby Jesus in it.  I got the idea from her to make the dots with a white gel pen.  I added the little shiny stickers to the ornament.  Now, I have to stamp the inside, and the envelope and it will be ready to address.

The above was made for several challenges on SplitcoastStamper including my First Christmas VSN Challenge this week-end.

Here is a really simple gift card holder I made following a Dawn Griffith video using a Top Note die from SU!  The papers and cardstock is also SU!  The ribbon is from my stash


That is what I have been doing!  Still need to show you another teapot!  If it is a Christmas teapot, I utilize it for decoration.  This is one that I used to decorate the top of my cabinets.

That is it for this T Day post!  Hope you all have a great week.  

                             Merry Christmas!   
  I probably won't see you  next  week as I  will have company, and it will actually be Christmas Eve and  Christmas!  Can you believe it, one week!  

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, December 10, 2018

T Stands For Too Much Goodness!

Luke 2:11 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

That is the way I feel, like I have been given too much goodness!  Today, I had friends over for a small brunch, Christmas gift exchange, so of course I had to have the house decorated and cleaned.  We had such wonderful fellowship, as we heard Christmas music in the background, and smelled the aromatic  candles in the background and felt the aura of  the lit tree.  I just felt God's goodness as I enjoyed the closeness of my deer friends.  I know it is early, so I guess I could say T Stands for Too Soon!  I do have about everything done, except gift wrapping and cards mailed.  I think most of them are made, but I keep adding to my list!  I have made some gift calendars.  I will show those another time after everyone gets theirs.  But here are some of the Christmas cards I have made.  I tried to make them all year round.  Most are one of a kind, but some I made several. I try to stamp the inside sentiment as well as the envelope.  If I don't, that makes a lot of work at the end.

For Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover, I took some photos of our outing on this past Wednesday.  We went to a Senior's Wednesday Christmas program at the Art Museum, which meant we got into the museum free, too.  They fed us a scrumptious concoction of ham in some kind of bread thing.  I didn't get a photo of that.  But we sat right under a piece of art!  We heard some delightful third graders sing some wonderful Christmas songs.
After the program,  we visited the Kansas Farm Photos exhibit.  I am so glad I got to see that, but sorry I missed the Monet exhibit!  We also went to one of our favorite rooms, (my husband and I), the Western artist Russell.  My husband loves the western paintings.
After leaving the museum we headed to a popular diner!  And I ordered something very sinful!
I saw this waffles and chicken on the menu, and since I have heard a lot about this food combo lately, I decided to try it.  It was absolutely to die for!  The waitress said to be sure and put a little waffle, syrup & Chicken and sausage and gravy on each bite.  It was soooo good!  You see there were two big chicken strips on there.  I took one off right away to bring home.  In the end the waitress also gave me a little bowl of more sausage and gravy.  I brought home half the waffle, one piece of chicken and lots of sausage and gravy, and that is right, bacon with chocolate on it!  I had another meal on Thursday! LOL

You notice how good my husband was!

Best Breakfast in Kansas! Just ask Harrison Ford!

Don't you just love that name!  This is a gem of a place, almost hidden under a US Highway!
Waving to all of you!  Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate it when you let me know you were here!