Thursday, July 30, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop


For my last Christmas in July I have joined Adorn-it Summer Party. If you look on my right side, under my pretty picture, you will see the box that says ADORN-IT. Click on that and you will be directed to their site but I would really like you to start at the beginning. Here is the website:
I am number 13! Oh No...... lol

For my last project, I did Iris Folding. Here is the definition:

Iris folding is a technique that originated in Holland. Color coordinated strips of folded paper are taped into place over a pattern, creating a spiralling design that resembles the iris of an eye or camera.

What I did is create a "frame" with the tree in the center. You need this frame so you can tape the paper on to it. Take SCRAP Christmas paper, different sizes, and fold them long ways. They don't have to look pretty.

Take the SHARP edge and line it up with the number and the drawn edge and tape the paper to the frame.

Do this until all numbers are covered.

Now flip over to see your design. Trim the pieces of paper that are bigger than the FRAME edge if needed. Your done.

I am using 5"x6.5" pre made white cards and I glued matching solid color cardstock to the card, then I glue the Iris Folding design to the card. Add finishing touches and you have a beautiful card to give.

To get the pattern go to:
To get the GSD or WPC, not the pattern just the frame, click the title under my name as usual.
If you started with at my blog and you would LOVE to blog hop, like I know you do, Here is the next stop. #14 Cathy Phillips

Thank you for celebration Christmas in July with me and I can wait until we celebrate Christmas in December.

Hugs, Lisa
Iris Folding Xmas Tree

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Im Late!!

Oh No.....Another Boo Boo. Who would have guessed a boo boo from me. lol

So how about this one? Do you believe? I try to but my hubby makes it so hard. Every year is the same thing. Jo Ann's and Michael's gift cards are top on his list. I tried to make him a list a couple of years ago but I don't think he looked at it. lol I do love him though.

Well there is one more week for Christmas in July. What am I going to do next month? I have no clue. If you have one, I would love to hear from you and I will see what I can do.

I Believe

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gingerbread People

How about some people that you just want to eat their heads off? lol

I thought I would do something different. How about a recipie? This one is from Kraft Foods.

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hr 32 min
Makes: 20 servings

What you will need:
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Butterscotch Instant Pudding
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

BEAT butter, sugar, dry pudding mix and egg in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Mix remaining ingredients. Gradually add to pudding mixture, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

HEAT oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch-thickness. Cut into gingerbread shapes with 4-inch cookie cutter. Place, 2 inches apart, on greased baking sheets. Use straw to make hole near top of each cutout.

BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate as desired. Insert ribbon through holes to hang cookies on tree.

I hope you have a great week and have a little holiday cheer. :)
Gingerbread People

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Christmas Flower

I hated this file! I don't know how else to say it. The size I have now will fit a 5" x 6.5" card so it's quite small. Maybe that's why I cringe just thinking of it. There was supposed to be little yellow circles in the center but I knew they would not cut. So I just got my gold glitter gel pen and added alittle zing. I did try to use my solid yellow gel pen, but yellow and black makes green and it was looking like puke.

To let you know how hard this was for me, I could fit 4 of this size on one cutting page. I created 4 cards and it took me 6 house. Now I took an 1/2 hour for lunch and of course 1 hour for my soap opera, but I am only human. lol I think another problem I had is my nails broke so I trimmed them all down and I just couldn't grab the pieces as well as I wanted.

At least it pretty. I see now I could have done better on the leaves, but it's pretty. :)

To make a long story short, you will have an easier time if you make it bigger, if you use your tweezers, and you don't make 4 at one time. lol

Christmas Flower

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


OK....if you don't know me, I LOVE Christmas! It is the funnest time of the year. Here in Michigan we wish for the snow to fall on Christmas Eve and to wake up in the morning to about 1 foot of snow. The day after, we want all the snow to be gone and our temperatures to be 70 some odd degrees. haha

We, in America, also have this thing called Christmas in July. It is just a silly excuse for the stores to have a sale. Their sales do not have good prices and it's kinda a joke. But anyways a good excuse to make Christmas cuts.

I will try to add one a week but I can not guarantee anything. So sit back and listen to the holiday music I picked while you download the file.

Holiday Cheer!
Christmas Wreath