Good morning my sweet friends & welcome to My Creative Time!
First off, I want to apologize for being "MIA", it has been CRAZY BUSY here at my home! I'm NOT SURE about all of you, but didn't it seem like Christmas just SERIOUSLY SNEAKED UP on us this year??? WOW! I "thought" I was ready because I did 90% of my shopping online (THANK YOU AMAZON.COM) & received everything in 2 days! ;) That's DEFINITELY WORTH being a "prime member!" :) Of course, there is ALWAYS those FEW things that you HAVE to go get because you FORGOT! ;) lol…. So my strategy was to go to the stores at 9:30 PM & there were NO LINES AT ALL! AND I still got some AWESOME sales on top of that! I wasn't too bummed about doing some last minute shopping because it was a "win win" situation! Now it is the day before Christmas Eve & I haven't even wrapped ONE gift!!! I seriously JUST baked my cookies last night! I just LOVE making cookies w/my boys….I think this HAS TO BE the BEST part of Christmas for us! "USUALLY" our cookies are done at least one week before, but like I said, this Christmas crept up on us SO QUICKLY! So here are a few pics of my boys helping me! Our tradition is to make our cookies & listen to our/my FAVORITE Jackson 5 Christmas CD! It's funny how traditions get passed down! My Mother's FAVORITE Christmas (back then) "LP" WAS the Jackson 5 one & now I feel like it's NOT Christmas unless we have that playing! :)
As you can see, my Anthony in the background making silly faces as Baby Aaron "impatiently" waits for the cookie dough to mix! ;)
Here is Anthony Making fun of how Baby Aaron was watching the mixer! LOL….. NEVER a dull moment w/this little one! ;)
I was able to catch Anthony in action before he could make a funny face for the camera! ;)
Baby Aaron had to do surgery on one of the cookies before he put it in the oven!! ;) My boys told me that they wanted to do most of the cookie baking, so I let them & I have to say that they did a GREAT job!!!
Even my Princess was involved in the action! I had forgotten to turn the mixer down before adding the flour & she just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time! LOL…. The flour went everywhere & got here on top of her CUTE little head! hehehe! LOVE her! ;)
These are our 3 FAVORITE cookie recipes that we make faithfully every year for Christmas:
Before I get to the winners, I just wanted to share w/you a few of our Christmas decorations! Since Christmas came SUPER FAST this year, I was SOOO BEHIND on my decorating :( I am ALWAYS the one where I would "literally" decorate Thanksgiving night! LOL…. I didn't have to worry about my tree because it was up ALL YEAR! Yep, last year as we were about to take it down, my boys & I discussed it & we thought it would be a good idea just to keep it up in honor of our S.F. Giants! I had made the valid point that this "was" an even year & our boys LOVE to win championship on even years, so to bring our boys GOOD LUCK, we "literally" kept the lights on every single day for the entire year! Let's just say that it was TOTALLY WORTH it because if you all remember, my S.F. Giants won the World Series AGAIN this year!!! :) Basically I just added that little tree above my tv & our stockings! AND, I JUST put up that stuff on Friday, last week!!! Can you believe that??? lol….
I just LOVE our stockings! Can you tell which one is mine??? ;) hehehehe! I was bummed because I could not find my doggies stockings!!! Of course, I found them AFTER I took this picture so NOW all 7 stocking are up! YEP, you CANNOT forget about your four legged family members as well!
Okay, so sorry for the long post! Now, here is the moment you having been waiting for! I know this was supposed to be on my blog YESTERDAY, but I was way too busy….so here it is now!!!
Winner from Miss TeriBeri's Blog:
Brenda December 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM
this is an awesome card! thanks for sharing yourself with all of us this past year on Miss Emma's DT! I have really enjoyed your awesome talent!
Winner from Miss Shar's Blog:
Such a cute card
Winner from Miss Lee-Ann's Blog:
Brenda December 19, 2014 at 1:09 PM
Your cards are AWESOME!! thanks for sharing yourself with all of us this past year on Miss Emma's DT! I have really enjoyed your awesome talent!
Winner from Miss Candace's Blog:
Terry B December 19, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Love, Love, Love your cards! You always do such a wonderful job of all your projects and show casing the dies and stamps from MCT. Definitely going to miss all of your great projects and inspiration.
Winners from Miss Leanne's Blog:
Melissa Alzammar said…
I love your card Leanne and will miss seeing your projects. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Winner from Miss Cassandra's Blog:
These are so sweet!! I love the designs!! How creative to match the color of heart to the paper!! What fabulous cards!! Love them!!
A Mermaid's Crafts
Winner from Miss Stacey's Blog:
Katieo December 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM
I love all of the pretty papers you used. The flowers are beautiful. I will miss seeing your MCT posts and look forward too seeing your new creations in 2015
Winner from Miss Cindy's Blog:
Lisa December 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM
This is so absolutely adorable, Cindy!! What a sweet card!! The snowmen are so cute!! You always create the most amazing, fabulous projects and you showcased the MCT products perfectly every single time!! I know you will be missed!! I can't wait to see what your next crafty journey will be!! Huge hugs my dear friend :)
A Mermaid's Crafts
Winner from Miss Micia's Blog:
VICTORIA December 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM
MICIA I AM so sorry for your loss gonna miss you but you will be on bloglovin so I will still see you around.
Winner from My (Emma's) Blog:
Sherrie K. December 19, 2014 at 6:59 AM
Such a beautiful card Emma! I am SURE your heart is heavy but you are amazing and I am sure your team of girls will stay forever close! Change is hard ~ I am sad to see so many moving on but I understand! I wish all of them the best and for you..hang in there my friend! We are all here to support you, your team and MCT! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for such an amazing and inspiration year!
CONGRATS LADIES!!! I will be contacting you all to get your MCT gift cards out to you!
Thank you ALL for stopping by & I wish you ALL the HAPPIEST HOLIDAYS w/your loved ones!
MERRY CHRISTMAS & sending you all "BIG HUGE HUGS!!!" xoxo ;)
I am going to leave you with 2 of my FAVE Christmas song from my Jackson 5 Christmas CD, I can actually listen to this song everyday if I wanted to: