Tuesday, January 2, 2007

3 Christmas's down, 1 to go...

Last night was our third Christmas celebration at my cousin's. This is the one that we always went to gr'pa and gr'ma's for. The last 3 yrs have been at my cousin's as gr'pa & gr'ma are in a rest home now. We did meet there one year, but my cousin's have a large new home so we meet there now.

It was a wonderful evening. (The roads were awful getting there and I was so glad that I wasn't driving or we would have turned around and stayed home.) It was a simple supper and then we did our $5 gift exchange. My cousin won mine and I also added this...

This is a notebook I made with cardstock and chipboard and rubi'd together. The kitty is an Inky Antic image.

I also gave her this...

This is a fun coaster calendar. I covered the coaster with patterned paper and sanded the edges.
The calendar is printed off the computer but would be soooo much easier to use those free business ones that you get every year. I just didn't have any and wanted to get this done. The flowers are done with my cricut. Added brads for the center and used glue dots to stick them on.
When I added the calendar, I punched holes thru the calendar pages AND the coaster, so that it can be used year after year. Add a magnet to the back and you can put it on your fridge. I think my cousin said she is going to put it on her locker. She is an oncology nurse.
This idea came from a fridge calendar that my SIL gave me one year. It was so handy. After I got some of these coasters, I thought I could make my own.
Happy New Year to you all!


  1. Those are both beautiful projects. Your cousin must have been the luckiest person at the exchange!

  2. I love these, Debbiedee! I'm sure that she will too!

  3. What a nifty idea....I like your calendar! I have some coasters...so maybe some fine day I'll have to dress them up this way!!