Saturday, December 27, 2008

Finally, a new post...

Hello!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Finally, a post... after a long time. Christmas has come and gone and just when I thought things would finally get back to normal and I had time to breathe...yesterday, we had an island wide power outage. Aaaaah! I was just about to post some pictures and zzzzzt... the power went out and I lost the internet connection. We didn't have power from 6:30 pm. I still could've done a lot of other things, but just being in the dark made me sleepy, so I went to bed quite early. It was nice to catch up on some much needed sleep. Other parts of the island got their power back by 3:30 am...but not us, we didn't get power back until around 11:00 am or so this morning. My brother-in-law jokingly said that our area must not be "essential"... no kidding.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you first some pictures of the other jars I made this Christmas. I just need to make a few more non-Christmassy ones and they will be put away for another year or until someone asks me to make them again. A couple of my friends needed some gift card holders, so I used the pull out card pattern that Jean from Dandelion Designs shares and altered the pattern to perfectly fit gift cards. Instead of having a stamped message on the pull out part, I attached the gift card. These are two images that I just bought this year. The bear with gifts is a Whipper Snapper image and bear with snowman is a C.C. Designs stamp. They were both too cute to pass up and they were the perfect size to decorate this holder. That's about all I have to share right now, but for Christmas, I received a book that had patterns for some handmade cards. I can't wait to start using them.


mudmaven said...

These are totally the cutest things I've seen in a long time! Great job and thanks so much again for your little surprise package - I put a pix of it up on my blog and I've already made a set of love notes with the "Thanks" stamp! ~chris

Cathy Y. said...

Nicole - I agree w/Chris...Those animal jars are just too adorable!! Each animal is so cute - its hard to pick a favorite. You did a great job on all of them - thanks for showing a picture of all the different ones you made!!

Joy said...

they are so cute! I showed my daughter the pictures and she screamed with delight! TFS! have a wonderful new year!

Heather said...

Hi Nicki,

We lost Power last year in the dead of a bad Winter Storm for 8 days it was aweful!!!

I had a 5 month old and we were forced to leave our home for a week because we are on a well so no power no water either and it got so so so cold in our house it was a horrible experiance and I will never forget it!!!

So needless to say when we loose power for even a coupld of hours now I freak out!!!!

Love the frogs!!!


Heather said...

Oh I forgot to say thank you for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog I always treasure every comment I get and I take so much joy from reading them!!!!

Glad I got to meet you in 2008!!