Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Madness....Every Year, why? And Yes, I know that I use the Treading Water Punch backwards!!

Oh Man............wow, I am so ready to sit back , listen to Christmas Tunes ( my fave this year is THIS , the first few songs on my playlist are from this CD, just press the play arrow on my playlist at the bottom of the page) and drink Bailey's....but alas.....Santa is broke so his ONE Christmas elf (she's a little tall) is busy making Christmas presents............Story of every Christmas....and I know that they love handmade...but man, when it's the day before Christmas Eve and I'm still busting stuff out...I feel anxious. It always comes together.....I always finish what I need to and SWEAR that next year will be different...but it never is.



I think this is my favorite house of all....mainly because of the wreath on the front...I used the Martha Stewart Rose leaf punch.
and the beautiful October Afternoon red paper.......drool...







OK, so YES, I do use the treading water punch backwards (have had a couple people mention it), upside down or whatever you call it...I use ALL my punches this way...I guess it's because I NEED to see what I am punching...I know that the punch has grids on the top but I seem to always screw it up....so if I turn it over and see it from the actual punch, I can make sure that it's lined up perfect. It's a quirk I guess...but yep, I know I use it wrong...maybe I need a little lesson myself! Whatever works, right?


Little Hannah...she is doing MUCH better! Off the valium and not in tears all the time. She is getting a little bored...thank God for the Wii and our new Animal Crossings game......she loves that.

My sweet friend Lisa Pace sent Hannah a little care package (darn cute stuff)and my daughter, being the non-procrastinator that she is has already made thank you cards for the people that gave her stuff for the hospital. Thanks Lisa, she loves it all...and had so much fun making her cards...yours is on the top there!

Maddy, however has the flu......and threw up all over the place yesterday..today has an upset yucky stomach and a fever but no barfing...thank God!

Just a little album that I am working on for our holiday photos....perhaps a gift for my MIL, we'll see.....I used a Maya Road 4x4 binder album, Pink Paislee and a vintage doily.



These are our big gifts (and they are BIG) this year for all the family in our lives...from the etsy shop called The Back Porch Shoppe.

We ordered a monogram letter for each family....they are so darn cute. I have a big W on my wall that I ordered from them a few months ago. Can't wait to give them out this year!!
Well, that's about it.........
Have a Merry Christmas!!

16 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

WE love these houses so much that I got a few for my Daughter and I to do over the holidays, she loved watching your tutorial.**I have had such a time with that punch so when I saw how you used it I tried it and it IS so much easier YOUR way so maybe you are onto something there!!!:)I hope you have a Merry Christmas and that the girls both feel better soon!!

Danielle said...

OH I love those monogram letters!! And your holiday houses are to die for! I feel so bad for Hannah having to go through that..what a nice gift Lisa sent. Hope Maddy feels better soon..before Christmas!
Have a great holiday!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog..I truly hope we can continue to work together on the PP team.
hugs,
Dani

Lisa M. Pace said...

I am so happy to know Hannah felt good enough to make some cards. I hope she continues on her road to recovery. Give her great big hugs for me. I can't wait to see my card.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

Leah Killian said...

I always use punches backwards :-) I can't keep their tabs straight either- a visual is so much simpler!

Glad hannah is doing better! Sorry about the flu- that ran through our house a few days ago.

Angie P said...

Love all the projects your wrapping up! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

carmen said...

Katie, i'm glad Hannah is doing well. these houses are to die-for!
they're absolutely gorgeous. you have so much patience (lol). BTW,
how do you make your pictures look so big on your blog? have a wonderful xmas!

boynecitygrl said...

I looooove those houses. I think that I am totally gah gah over the snowflake house. Beautiful.

Christmas Blessings,

Beth F

Jennifer.T said...

Wow I wish I was on the receiving end from one of Katie Watson's giftgiving! But I, like you, amd on the giving end. I had last minute gifts to make too and I'm sitting there thinking "Why do I do this to myself"? LOL
If anyone needs a Christmas drink it is you my friend!

NanaBeth said...

Wow-it's all quiet and I've been reading on your blog for about 30 minutes now. My heart really goes out to Hannah and all of you. I am so glad she is doing better. God bless and hope you have a merry Holiday season.
Isn't Lisa just the best!

Si Alem said...

Hi. I loved this little house that you did. The house is very pretty.

krista said...

your holiday houses are absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Christy's Closet said...

These houses totally rock! I also use my treading Water Punch like that too. Also, congrats having these houses featured on scrapscene.com today! Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

Shelley Haganman said...

Katie, I hope things will continue to improve for everyone in your house! I am glad Hannah is doing better. I will keep you all in my daily prayers. Hang in there girl! Thanks again for the CD!! I can't get enought of it!! I see you are into it too!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie- I need to send you an eamil about classes and cannot locate a new email for you. Old one you gave me bounced. Can you email me?
Vicki
irshsetrs@aol.com

Michelle M White said...

Could I just ask...do you EVER sleep?

Anonymous said...

those houses are fabulous! I hope you don't mind that I plan on lifting those windows (I haven't been happy with the windows on the house I did last year) - and that roof!!! Wish I had your talent - at least I can copy.....

k8