Sunday, December 30, 2012

four generations side by side

Check out these four pictures. Love them!!
From left to right.
My grandmother, Gertrude circa 1940 around 40 years of age
My mother, Gerda, circa 1953 at 20 years old
Myself, circa 1991 about 26 years old
My daughter, circa 2012 at 26 years old

I love to see how my grandmother and my daughter have the same eyes and intensity.
Then my mother and myself look so much alike.

Cool retrospective!
This needs to be a scrapbook page!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Charlie Brown Tree makeover!

Happy Day Ya'll!
I love this reindeer!

My twinnie and I were out shopping trying to figure out what to do with this tree.  And voila! We found these wooden reindeer for 11 cents. Unfortunately there were only 3.  Had to place them strategically on the tree, but they are so glamorous!

Here's a before picture of this tree, nothing wrong with it, but I wanted something different!

I spray painted the tree-which by the way, can be done.  I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed until I got the desired look.  Which ended up a coppery, goldish tone.

Topper, beaded fruit and lots of glue!! Pearl garland, gold balls and red cardinals and gold pinecones = glamour!!

 up close of pine cone...

 To fill the middle of the tree I added the beaded fruit in the middle.  E6000 is your friend.  (google it)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wild for Christmas

Merry Christmas my dear followers!
What a wonderfully, purple-y day to have!
Enjoy this little bit of wild for your Christmas!
Here's a couple more shots!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Darlin' duex

Yesterday on this posting, I told you about miniature xmas trees I created for our staff meeting.  Here's tree number 2.

I call it my "Naughty or Nice" tree.  I found all of the decorations at the Dollar General store.  This cute little ornament was $1 and it MADE the tree!

This tree was a remake from a silent auction tree that needed a little bit of pizzazz!

Tulle is a great, inexpensive way to fill in those gaps.  

This little Naughty and Nice tags were from toothpick toppers, I yanked the toothpicks out and glued the tags to chocolate kisses.  

The second best find was a kitchen towel in the same them.  NIiiiccceee!

Which have you been this year?
Come back tomorrow for a view of this tree:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone

I had such fun this past few weeks creating miniature Christmas trees for our staff meeting.  The following were given away as door prizes.  Now, because I want you to come back next time, I'm only going to only give you a few pieces.  Come back tomorrow!

giddy up tree

I found this boot at Hobby Lobby, perfect for this cowboy/horse themed tree!  I was so excited!  The sheriff star is a party favor.  Note the star garland and burlap accents.

Since these trees were for our holiday staff luncheon I wanted this tree to honor our Girl Scout camp were our 40 horses live.  at the top of this photo is just a little peek of one of the horse trading cards added to this tree.  This particular horse is running.  Below the trading card is a bell that made a fun jingle!

I had to add this photo, my MR added some scratches to the bottom(top) of this boot to make it  look realistic.  Note, the kitten in the background.  She was watching the birds out the window!

You just never know what will work on any particular themed.  I was walking through the Dollar Tree and saw these clips in the hard ware section.  "Ding!" a light bulb went off as I thought the bright red would really pop on this tree.  

Last picture of this tree. I was so proud to use shoe strings and strips of a bandanna to make these lassos!  Yippeee ki OH!

Come back tomorrow to find out about THIS tree!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Define Good

Dear Santa,
Define Good.
Isn't that great?

Before this little tree looked like this, 
Nothing at all wrong with this little tree, chocolate kisses all over it. Who wouldn't want this little tree? 
This little tree was entered into a silent auction I was hosting this past weekend, unfortunately it wasn't "show-Y" enough to capture many bids.  My boss ended up bidding on the tree and now this beauty will make a second appearance at our staff meeting. One lucky staff person will take this little tree home!

Watch for  a better picture in the next few days as I fill the tree just a bit more.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Road trip!

Today I'm posting a layout for Red Carpet Studios challenge blog. This week we are featuring layouts inspired by the Griswald Christmas vacation.

Although my photo and layout are not nearly as funny as the Griswald's. But it was a Christmas vacation to Patriots Point in South Carolina.

It a really interesting part of our history and has some very different places to see . Oh, and if you have a fella in your life, it would be guy heaven!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The pumpkins blinged

So proud of these blinged out pumpkin!
Fabric covered!

 Beaded, chalkboard painted, green and gold and silver
 Beaded up close!  This was an outdated  dress found at the goodwill.  She's now found a new home as a pumpkin dress.
 It's an upclose picture!
 did you always wish for a golden pumpkin?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

punkin N pie dos

Oh, what do we have from the pumpkins left over,
Just wait and see!
Come back soon!

The beginning!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Punkin N Pie

Twas the night before Friday and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring not even a spouse.

The stockings were hung after washing with care
on the shower curtain to get some air.
The kitten was nestled all snug in our bed
with visions of yummy treats dancing in her head.

When out on the deck there arose such a clatter,
I slowly crawled off the  bed to see what was the matter.
From the window I could see in a flash
The noise was from a crash.

When what to my wonder and eyes did appear
But 5 magnificent pumpkins almost like spheres.
Why who would've believed the Great Pumpkin was real!

Linus has been telling us for years and years,
but no one would believe and it left him in tears.

But lo and behold on my deck there they were,
all orange and round and left there for her!
Oh, what should a girl do with a deck full of orange,
but pull out the spray paint and adorn the great beauties!

yes, that's a black one in the foreground

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Time travel to Women's Right to vote USA

I am compelled to write a posting regarding women's right to vote!
Less than 100 years ago women in the USA weren't allowed to vote!
Freedom Rider, US Woman's Suffrage movement.  

Women’s suffrage at the state level was first granted by Wyoming in 1869. The most receptive region of the country to equal suffrage was the West. As women gained the right to vote in school and municipal elections, some state governments allowed them to vote in national elections. But, in general, women’s suffrage was denied in national elections until the beginning of the Roaring Twenties

photos courtesy Vintage Periods


Monday, November 5, 2012

Crafters Giveaway Winner!

It's time to announce the winner for the Great Crafter Christmas Giveaway!
The winner will get this in the mail!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dirty little people

I don't really have anything to say about dirty little people, except maybe wasn't it a song way back when?
Scroll all the way to the end of this posting to see the song I was talking about.  Can't believe we really liked that song back when.  It's stupid!!

But, either way, did the blog posting title catch your attention?  If  so, comment and tell me what you thought the posting was about!  I'm in a giveaway kinda mood...I'll send one of  you lovely readers (randomly chosen) some little prezzie!

don't you love the paper I used?

Now that I have your attention, please stick around....
Red Carpet Studio Design Challenge is hosting another challenge this week.
It's a layout challenge, so grab a photo, put it together in a CAS fashion  and enter into the contest.  This week the winner will win a $25 gift certificate from The Paper Parade (durn I wish I could enter!)

 This is a clean and simple layout, I love the technique that is popular today to splatter paint...There's a trick to make it look random, but good at the same time.  I haven't quite got the hang of that yet.
 The little brown eyed girl, featured here is showing off her plate of food during our family reunion in 1998.  What I don't have a picture of and wish I did,  was later in the day, the little brown eyed girl and her cousin(let's call her the little dark haired girl) got in a fist fight.
that's right
first time I saw  my daughter stand up to someone and not back down.  Never did find out what that fight was about.  I think I'll run over to my little dark haired niece's facebook and ask her about.  Surely, now the truth can be told!
In the top left corner I used some clear, glittery stickers spelling EAT.
Because who doesn't like to eat?  Besides, we have proof I like to eat--we've talked about that before and my girlish figure.
Hope you'll join us at the Red Carpet Studio Design Challenge!
If I can't win that great prize, maybe you can.
Run, don't walk.
See you next time!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Crafter's dream Christmas Giveaway

My Merry Messy Life: A Crafter's Dream Giveaway #ACraftersDream Oh boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! It's time for a timely giveaway, don't we all need just a little bit more supplies. This giveaway is hosted by My Merry Messy Life, Earning-My-Cape and Tutus & Tea Parties and has a Christmas, crafting, and supporting small business theme! Each blogger is offering her/his own giveaway worth $25 or more going on now through Sunday, November 4, 2012. Here at Puddin N Pie you'll be entered to win a wonderful prize that will awe and inspire you to create away your holidays!
Christmas is just around the corner, and the time to start crafting our gifts for friends and family is now! Some of the blogs in the giveaway group will be giving away some awesome crafting supplies! Sometimes we want to give a handmade gift, but just don't have the time or know-how to make them ourselves. This is a great opportunity to support small businesses and shops who offer handmade items! Some of the blogs in our giveaway group will be highlighting such small businesses and offering giveaway items for them, as well. Even if you don't win the giveaway, we hope that you will keep these small businesses in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your special someone. a Rafflecopter giveaway Now you can hop from blog to blog entering as many giveaways as you want!
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