I found a great idea for my special husband on a blog but cannot find it on my Pinterest. Sorry for that, but if I find the original idea will post.
I made an Advent Calender for my husband. We do not have children so he does get spoiled at times.
I looked in my stash of envelopes and knew I had long red ones and white A2. Great idea since I like to decorate with red for the holidays.
I took some off white paper for the background and then some Stampin Up Christmas DSP from last year. Added some embellishments.
Then I wrote up some ideas I love about him and some things that I would do for him. Here is the first day picture and also where I hung the envelopes.
He likes candy and the first day he received two caramel santas. The saying was "candy for my sweet"
My other day ideas: 1-Take the dogs out at night (his job) 2-A little nookie 3-He gets to do what he wants tonight. (this could be interesting) 4-Do the dishes. (I cook He does dishes) 5-Did put one in to look at lights in neighborhoods.
So a few ideas. It does take some time to put together. I am going to use the same ones next year but put in different days next time.
How can we not love Splitcoaststampers??? I really love swaps. Who does not love to get something special in the mail. So here was a swap to do 25 Days of Christmas. Can you believe all of the ladies in 3 groups made 25 items for 25 ladies. WOW! and fun.
So I thought and thought what to make. I took a class to make some wonderful Christmas Tags and these are a product of ideas from that class. I. kind of lost some of the tags so I was not sure what some were. But the poinsetta and tree were the newest ones. My poinsetta is a cut from a Cricut Cartridge. It is so pretty and I thought the best.
My day was the 21st so I made a tag and put the number on it. I then added the tags to a glassine bag. See the bottom picture.
My Best Friend/Adopted Sis is having a Church Tea and needed some tea cups. I made 30 for her daughter in laws bridal shower and she asked me for these for the tea. How could I not say no and since I really needed something new to do.
You always want things to be perfect for that someone special. Right???
Well I found the perfect paper, since the theme was Holly and Poinsetta's, how is this not great? I ran the flower under an embossing folder and then used a brad from Stampin Up.
The tea cup is from My Time Made Easy. She has alot of templates for sale and they are only $5.00. She even has a Tea Pot.
I did add a black scallop botton square. I did sponge the cups and bottom with black ink. This gave it a vintage look.
Paper:Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and My Mine Eye "Christmas" 6x6 pad
Template: Mt Time Made Easy Tea Cup
I thought about it for a long time and after looking at other tutorials, I came up with tying 3 strands in a knot and then the other 3 into a knot. I then cut 4 strands and melt the ends. Took the other 2 strands and added a button.
Having a button at the end is great. So many fun buttons out in the world now you can have any theme.
I decided I needed to add something else to it and added the chain. It really does finish it off.
It looks a bit big and is but really no problem.
I did buy the above paracord at Michael's but I have bought on Ebay,
At czar_of_russia, great prices and wonderful colors.
I have been wanting to post this bracelet for awhile but just never got around to it. I hope you like it.
I took a hold pair of jeans from the Thrift Store and braided pieces.
At the ends fold over the braid and take a piece of the denim to wrap around the end.
Sew it on. Then add some type of clasp.
Sew pearls or any type of bead on to the braid. I like the pearl look myself.
People love it and it is so fun to wear.
Here I am back after having a Total Knee Replacement. I should not say I am back but getting better.
You go through so many different feelings during this time and It has been worst then my Open Heart Surgery. Can you believe that????
Ask me in a year if it was worth it? Because right now NO NO NO!!! I am in pain still to this day after 5 weeks, which I know is not much time or is it??? At least I took myself off pain meds, except for therapy. I was forunate to go to a Rehab place which lets call it-Nursing Home. Nice place, clean and staff was great. Youngest person there and had fun talking to people. I even went to Bingo and won 25 cents. I felt bad taking it. The ladies were nice to have me there. I got a manicure which was nice but not what I thought. I paid to have my hair washed-after two weeks what girl can go that long. LOL
My roommate was nice but did not like the TV on-so I was not able to watch much TV. I slept early like 8pm and would wake when the doctor came by at 5am.
I had my blood sugar go up and was tested two times a day and they even had to have insulin. In the hospital they kept asking me if I was a Diabetic and I told them NO. I feel the first day, which got the group on me like a tick on a dog. I told my story 7 times to people. Well if the nurse would have gotten me off the pot, maybe I would not have moved over to the chair. Guess What?? You don't walk so good the first day out. You guessed???? LOL
But what was so upsetting about this whole thing is my Doctor. Did not come by to see me, except on the third day, but tells me he came by and I was asleep each time. Duh! I was doped up for 3 days and tired. One of my therapy mates said her Doctor came by each day and say her. Did complain to the Office Manager at his office and he called me, but talked the whole time. Gave me a bunch of bull which I hate. I have worked by whole working life in Doctor's offices and know how they work.
So that is my story and what can I say, but right now I am so depressed and lonely. No one around and no one to talk to. Make sure you have family support or alot of friends to help you when you are home. My husband has been great when home to help but not the same when noone is around. Just my dogs who are my life savers when in the shower. LOL they love me.