Hello all! Life is slowly starting to return to normal after a wonderful, albeit hectic, Christmas holiday. I had family staying with me for a week and a half (4 people, one dog! ;-) ) and it was so fun - lots of cousin play time, good food, late night movies (most of which I slept through), and JUST DANCE parties on the Wii. This is going to sound really strange, but I'm just entering the world of Wii. My MIL gave us one for Christmas, and although my children have used one before at friends' houses, I've never even touched one. Well, I've got a few months before I'll see my sister again, and then we're having a Just Dance rematch baby! ;-)
It was also nice to have their miniature poodle Jake here. We have been promising the kids for years that we would get them a dog as soon as we got into our own home. Now that we are, they're making follow through! Waahhhh! Honestly, I love dogs - other people's dogs. The ones that I can cuddle with and enjoy and not be responsible for. We will get a dog, but we've only been here a couple of months. I'm going to give myself a little more time to settle in before I take on another project.
Speaking of projects, next week I am having some friends over for this month's Crafting Night. We decided that we should do something for Valentine's Day. I know, I know - it makes me crazy too that as soon as Christmas is over, there's Valentine's Day stuff everywhere. It's the life of a crafter - always looking forward to the next holiday/season and reason to create! I decided to make a nugget box/card ensemble. Do you remember nugget boxes? I made about a million of these 5-6 years ago and haven't done anything with them since. Can you even still buy nugget boxes? I guess I need to find out...
The box that I made holds 8 Hershey's Nuggets. If you would like instructions on how to make nugget boxes of all sizes there's some great instructions here. I'm assuming that most of the women that will be making these will want to give them to their hubby's, so I tried to make this slightly more masculine. What can I say? I like glitter, whimsy, buttons and bows - masculine is a bit of a stretch for me.
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Love-alicious
Cricut Cartridge: Gypsy Wanderings
Paper: Roberts Crafts, Core-dinations, AC Cardstock
Embossing: Cuttlebug Victoria - topped with Diamond Glaze
Border Punch: American Crafts Knock-Outs Scallop Heart
Embellishments: Black Organdy, gold gem
Before I leave you today, I feel I should mention a retailer that is a Utah institution that will be closing its doors in a little over a week: Roberts Crafts. The website will go on, but the retail store is closing after I don't know how many years. I first came here in 1994 and have been a frequent customer ever since. Such a shame.