Monday, January 5, 2009


Do you make resolutions? I gave up on them quite some time ago. I do want to improve myself- and my life, but don't like the disappointment I often feel when my goals slip away after a few weeks into the new year.
This year I do hope to better my health, , get more organized and get more accomplished when I create. I want to work on putting more effort into small details and have a more polished look to everything I do.
I have already begun my effort of better health, by drinking less soda- I am ADDICTED to coke, cherry pepsi or dr. pepper- and was drinking up to 4 ( or more- yikes!) a day- and NOT drinking enough water. I found this DELICIOUS water!!
omgosh- tho it's not shown- the raspberry is soooo good- real fruit tasting- like fresh raspberries.
yum- and I am proud to say that I now only allow one soda a day for myself- soon to be less then that!

I also am so glad to have the kids back in school today!! teehee- I need some alone time- we had friends over all week last week and 3 to 4 girls shriek at epic decibels! The poor dog would hide under my desk when it got really loud.

now on to my card for this weeks sketch at 2s4y. I used one of my new snowflakes from K&Co. The Paper is from Scenic Route, and I added some KI lace paper, with some cricut cut letters, that I also glittered. my michaels pearls and button and twine bow finish it off.

I also wanted to share my new years project I made for Bobunny's blog last week. I used all Double Dot cardstock and made it very colorful- I loved it til I saw Shanna's set on there- her pink and black set is AWESOME- check it out!
I used lots of glitter glue and gems, and fun stuff- but I think the BEST part of it - are the peppermint cupcakes I made to show off the star picks I made.
I used regular devils food cake mix and added about 2 tsp. of peppermint flavoring. Then I made my homemade buttercream icing- and added about 1 tsp of peppermint flavoring to that.
I topped the cupcakes with red peanut m&m's - aren't they cherry-like looking! and some crushed peppermint puff candies- these are less hard then candy canes ( which hurt my teeth a bit to crunch) (they are more like afterdinner mints) and they kind of melt into the icing- so they are really YUMMY

Have a wonderful day! and dont forget- I'm still taking comments to enter into my blog candy giveaway! it goes til Jan 15th!



Ann said...

Ohhhh, my, this is one gorgeous card! I LOVE the lace overlay and the colors--fabulous! :D

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, Kristen! Your 2s4u card is really stunning (I love the paper lace and the glitter)! Then I saw what you did with that BoBunny paper (some of my faves) What a spectacular birthday set!

Wonderful goals you've set for the year... I share many of them.

(-: Heidi

Pascale said...

Really love the colour and the party stuff looks great! Pascale :)

Hanneke said...

It looks all fantastic!

whoistracy said...

Oh those cupcakes have me drooling over here. LOL

rae said...

I ♥love♥ your 2s4y card Kristen, especially the color palette... fabulous work!
And your Bo-bunny project.... YUM... what awesome!!!
happy new year to you my friend :)

Le Blog de Kafran said...

j'aime beaucoup ta carte...super
Bonne Année

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness cute, cute, cute!!!! You are so talented my friend! I love your resolutions! Good job on your soda cut back:) My resolution is to be healthier too!
I just adore your card this week! That blue is just beautiful!
LOL i am also so excited that my daughter is back at school:)

AUsome mom said...

Where to begin.....the card, the banner, all the accessories, the's all yummy!! Great job. Beautiful, as usual.

Desire Fourie said...

What a beautifully and delicious New Years ensemble. Love all the details. Hugs from Desire

Angela said...

Awesome project Kris! Love the new year's banner!!

Anonymous said...

OOOOooooohhhhhh grogeous card...`Yum` Yum`...delicious:)~X~

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