Friday, December 5, 2014


I cannot believe that it is Friday already! I don't know about you but I have had a lot of fun looking at everything.  I am still chomping at the bit for Char's Rice Krispy treats.  My grandkids are definitely going to make some of those!  Yes, my daughter and her family will be here during the Christmas holidays and as we all love to eat and the kids love to bake,  I am sure Char's recipe will be a big hit.

Press here to get the recipe!

Today is day five at :

First go to Lisa's blog and be sure to register for all her goodies and see her so sweet makes.  Have you noticed that really sweet people make really sweet things?

Today the prizes are being offered by:

      Iralamija Shop
      Studio Shine
      Kitty Bee Designs

As I said, four of my grandchildren will be here during the holidays so maybe we can have a little fun together.  They love my craft room.

I made each child a paper stocking, each one reminding me of their separate personalities.  They will be filled with green stuff (if you know what I mean) and hanging on the tree.  If they guess what stocking is theirs they get to keep the green stuff.  If they guess incorrectly, oh well they will just have to guess again!

An open book!  Each kid will get one to decorate as he or she pleases.  I have only made one and have three more to go!

They are all ready to be assembled.  The instructions for this easy bound book can be found here.

I made me a little book too so I could work along with the kids.  Here is the front and of course the back.

Let's continue on with our Christmas journey as we visit:


We hope you have had a wonderful week and enjoyed a little Christmas cheer. I have so enjoyed reading all of your comments.  And thank you again!
Sandy Claus


Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy.....gosh you have been the Rice Crispie trees I dont know about the children I would love to eat one of these....lOl..lOl.
Love the cute little stockings and the little books you've made...your grandkids are going have a ball making these....


Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun post! Love all the goodies you have made for the kids, and those trees with krispies sound delicious - I thik I had better NOT make any for myself, looks too tempting! Hugs, Valerie

Sarn said...

Ha ha ha . . .I love your signed off name Sandy Claus! Brilliant.

These books and stockings are going to be a big hit with the grandies.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lisa Minckler said...

If they guess wrong...LOLOLOL. I wanna be at your house for Christmas and craft with you too. It sounds like just too much fun and I'm sure flip n' flop will love seeing their little buddies again too. Terrific cash money holders.

cathylynn said...

Holy smokes you are a creating machine! Your mojo is full force and I'm loving everything that you are creating. Your grandkids are going to have a blast at your house. All fun and beautiful. You are amazing Sandy!
Hugs, Cathy

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful stockings and the books are a wonderful gift for the children. Very creative! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are yummy trees and the stockings are fantastic, too.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What a fun idea! I'm not a g'ma, but look forward to the time when I can do things like this as my g'ma did with me.

Maria said...

Beautiful stockings, Sandy! And, the book for the grands to fill with creations is sure to be a big hit! Thanks so much for the inspiration!:-)

Lau W said...

Oh Sandy, you're the wife of Santa Claus, sure !!!
What a super post ! Yummy and creative ! Oh and would like to be with you and your family for Chrismas time, so fun to be with you, sure !!!!
You know what ? I go in my kitchen making Christmas cookies, I have never done, oops, I hope that will succeed the recipe!
Have a nice week-end my super dear friend !

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a great idea for the kids! I love the stockings and the little books! You are going to have so much fun! I know I love crafting with my niece and nephew too! Enjoy!

Karon said...

Those stockings are wonderful and love the little books! TFS

Scrap Affair said...

Those stocking Sandy are truly awesome, I fell in love with them :)
And what a yummy idea with Christmas trees! Have a unforgettable time with your grand kids!Best wishes to you all!
Hugs, Nadia

Pat said...

Beautiful stockings Sandy, I am sure your grandkids will love them all. Great books for them to decorate too, you are all going to have a wonderful time I am sure making crafty things.

Pat xx

Carol from La Crosse said...

Cute stockings Sandy Claus!! :-)

You are a smart grandma making projects for your grandchildren to do. It is so much FUN crafting with the grandchildren. Good QUALITY time!!! I have two grandsons and they love doing crafts with me.

Thank you for your contributions to the blog hop this week. Wonderful ideas and talent!

Have a memorable Christmas and New Year!

cuilliesocks said...

Heavens to Betsy Sandy, you've awfully busy makeing all these wonderful things for your Grandchildren. The stockings are fabulous, wonderful designs and embellishments, and your cards fantastic. I', sure they will love them, hugs Kate x

Redanne said...

Gosh you have been busy Sandy, I love the little books that you will be making with your Grandkids. Our Granddaughter loves your stockings! Big hugs, Anne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy I have loved reading your post it sounds so exciting and full of fun your Grandchildren are going to have a smashing time with you, love the papers stockings and the books, you are such a creative and inspirational lady.
lorraine x

misteejay said...

Those rice krispy trees look fabulous.
Your stockings & mini books are going to be such fun for the grandchildren.
Toni xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, These are wonderful project to do with the kids and them spend some time with all of them. I just found out The Isaiah will be coming home for the Holidays and I'm so happy and he will stay tell after the New Year, he will be 17 this coming year. They get so big so fast. Enjoy you grand kids.
Hugs, Pat

Lori said...

Wonderful Sandy! So glad you joined Visions of Sugarplums!

Anonymous said...

Well Sandy these are awesome ! I really love the booty ornaments especially the top of the green and blue one that is so cute ! And your little book ... wow !! I hope you and the grandkids have fun making the rice crispy trees and I'm so glad they're coming for Christmas yeah !! my friend I had a lot of fun on the blog hop with you seeing all your wonderful creations hugs

MaryH said...

Love the idea of your paper stockings, and how pretty they are. The kids will love them, and what is inside too. You did mean 'spinach', didn't you? All kids love spinach!! Also love that you made yourself a little book so that when the grands are working on your gift to them, all of you can enjoy some great craft decorating time. Very clever idea. TFS & Big Hugs.

Cat's sCrap said...

Wonderful projects ! What a work ! Congrats ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.

Paula said...

Wow, it looks like you are going to have too much fun at Christmas (can I come over?). What great ideas for your Grandchildren, the book will be awesome (be sure to post each of theirs...I wanna see!!)
Merry Christmas.

Annette G said...

Hi Sandy Claus, loving all of your projects, especially the little stockings, that is such a neat idea. Hugs for Christmas. Annette xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a wonderful time you are going to have with your grandchildren Sandy! Love your stockings for the tree what a fab idea!! Hugs Susan x

Marilyn said...

Well Sandy Claus, what a fabulous day/s of activities you have planned and all them are fun and creative. Love the trees, those little socks and the albums are going to be a blast!

Myrna said...

Your grandchildren are going to have so many super special made with love objects of art. Adorable stockings and books.

My sister always made Christmas wreaths every year. (Using corn flakes) Not very many of them so it was always a contest to see who could get at them the quickest.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Your Grandkids are going to have the most amazing time.
Everything you are doing just adds to the happy memories that they will cherish forever.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Chris said...

Hi Sandy! Looks like you've been very busy preparing for your Grandkids coming at Christmas and it all looks beautiful. The little stockings are so cute, love the details and a great design for the books too. Have a great Christmas. Hugs,. Chris.

Becky said...

It looks like you have been busy Sandy. These cards are beautiful and I love your Krispie Christmas trees.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

all the projects are just lovely

Words and Pictures said...

Oh dear - I missed all the fun... Hope you had a ball sugarplumming! The little stockings for your grandchildren are adorable, and they'll think you're the best grandmother ever if you bake those tiny trees with them!

Love the little album too - hope you have an absolutely wonderful Christmas crafting, talking and playing with your family.
Alison xx

Becky said...

Have a Happy New Year.. hugs :)