Christmas Crackers

Lori decided that we would work on a secret special project together and we decided to make it Christmas Crackers.  Make sure you go to the Love Is In The Details Blog to see Lori's amazing crackers!!!! I was so excited that Lori had the snappers for the crackers and sent me some. Finally this year our crackers are going to snap!!!! Thank you Lori!!!

Every year I create Christmas Crackers for Christmas Eve. It is a tradition my Mom and I started about fifteen years ago when we were sick of the junky stuff inside the crackers we would buy at the store.
I love picking out the little gifts for each of my boys but this year I decided to do something a little different.



Inside of each cracker is a Cadbury Chocolate bar, the traditional party hat, a joke and a secret clue for each person. Once the clues are solved it will lead the boys to a special gift hidden in the house.

 Yum!!! I should have bought an extra one to make sure it tastes okay!

 Everything fit in perfectly!!!

 Ready to wrap!!!!

 Each cracker is wrapped in tissue paper and then tied with ribbon.
I added corrugated cardboard and the wine sticker from the Love Is In The Details Store - they were the perfect size!

Each cracker has a unique die cut, (Sizzix & Nestabilities) and the patterned paper matches their place card so no ones gets mixed up.

So do you want to know what the secret hidden gift is??? Can you keep a secret???

The clues will lead them to this....

A great game that we can play after dinner!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Christmas Houses

Another wonderful Christmas reveal today at Love Is In The Details!!!
Lori sent us these wonderful houses that Nola's Dad made!!! They are the perfect size and so fun to create with!

You can purchase them here. You can get 3 for $5...that is a great deal!!!!

I had so much fun playing with the houses!

I made one for each of the boys, on the back they can add their Christmas wish list!

To see all the amazing creations that Chelsea, Melissa, Lisa and Nola made with these adorable houses please head over to the gallery! Oh and don't forget to leave your comments!!!

Thanks for popping by!!!

Coffee Bags!!!

Have you seen the awesome new packaging & goodies now available at Love Is In The Details???
There are so many fun things and make perfect gift for Christmas or any occasion!!!

The Team over at LIITD did a reveal yesterday using the coffee bags - so many ideas!!!!

Here is what I came up with using the bags....

Thanks for stopping by!!!

More pictures from Florida

Before we begin I hope you will pop over to The Love Is In The Details Blog and check out Lisa's Reveal! Awesome stuff!!! Make sure you keep your eye on the blog as there will be lots to see!!!!

Okay so now here are some more pictures from out trip:

One of these days....
Did it move???
One of the best rides!!!!

My guys!

Our favorite ride at the Magic Kingdom!!!

Still more to come so keep checking back!!!!

Florida - Part Two *Animal Kingdom*

Ready for some more pictures??? Here are some from our visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Can you spot my guys?
See I do go on rides!!!!!

Florida Part One

Hi!!! Home from Florida - what an amazing holiday we had! The weather was amazing, the parks were awesome and the crowds were crazy!!! 719 pictures, yes you read that right!!! I will make a few blog posts to share with you some of the highlights.

The boys LOVED the Harry Potter Ride at Universal, well we all did. The details in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter were outstanding!! Oh and the was perfection!!!! The only bad part was that the crowds were insane and we could only get in the candy store, the line for Ollivanders were so long that we could not wait.

So today I will share with you our pics from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter....

A lot of the pics did not turn out because of the crowds unfortunately!
Thanks for popping by.

Time for another reveal!

Today is my reveal day at Love Is In The Details!!!!
I had some wonderful products to work with, see a complete list of them at the end of this post.
Here are a few of my creations, to see them all go here.


Here is the list of products:

Patterned Paper - BB - Cambridge Chess - #PP910
Patterned Paper - BB - Cambridge Cobalt - #PP911
Patterned Paper - BB - Cambridge Dot - #PP912
Patterned Paper - BB - Cambridge Post - #PP913
Patterned Paper - PP - Fetching Charming #1860E
Patterned Paper - MME - Family Roots Floral #9272E
Patterned Paper - MME - Playful Playing Around #9256E
Lemon Juice on Kraft - JB - Cold Raspberry - #1822E
Corrugated Red Alphas - JBS - #AL885
Tiny Type Alphas - CC - Blue - #10781
Scrapbook Dazzles - Family - #10261
Noteworthy Journal Book - BB - Cambridge - #J914
Prima Flowers - Edith Roosevelt Collection - #F900
Paper Brads - 20 mm - Pomegranate - #9311E
Chipboard - RR - Knott Wood - #10288

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!

Time for a Challenge

I hit the scrapping table the last couple of days and I have to say WOW I really love this craft! I was seriously wondering if maybe I had lost the love for it!!! How scary is that?? Thankfully though I have realized that I still adore it and here is a layout to prove it!

This layout is for a challenge at Love Is In The Details....go HERE to see the details!!! By completing the challenge you could win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks for popping by!

My Reveal Day!!!

Today is my reveal day at Love Is In The Details!!!

There were so many choices with all these papers!!!!
Here are some of my creations:

I decided to create a mini album of our favorite memories from the summer:

A couple of cards:

This is the full list of the products I used:

Paper Collection Pack - BG - Oliver - #PP817
Clear Stamp Set - BG - Oliver - Shield - #ST816
Eclectic Chipboard Alpha - TGP - #AB772
Canvas Flowers - Red Polkas - #F182
Cut-ables 12 x 12 Corrugated Kraft - #PP781
Banana Leaf Paper - Oregano - #PP778
Bazzill Orange Peel Texture - Old Flame - #4748
Bazzill Fourz Texture - Rain - #2085E
Bazzill Fourz Texture - Whirlpool (Teal) - #6320

Thanks for popping by!!!!