Wednesday, December 31, 2008

hAPpY NeW yEaR!!

Another year has passed us by, good times, hard times, amazing times, too!!! May 2009 be filled with love, happyiness, good health and joy - from my house to yours!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Well It's Over for Another Year!

I'm kind of happy about that...but sad, too! Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow but knowing I only have 4 actual working days before I'm on vacation is helping a little bit!!! :)

Just a few things to show you today; here is the Christmas present that I made with BG pp, my Cuttlebug and a picture frame...she loves it but asked for one of what Emilie got, too...who knew! LOL

Here's what Emilie got - she asked for a diary this year so Auntie Julie came through and made one for her! I love it, and so does she...and Dani! lol

That's all for now...we're in the middle of a NCIS Season 3 marathon but I stopped to do some scrapping for my very first reveal at YMBD...Love the results and I hope you'll check out the forum on Jan 1st and feel the same!!!
'Til then!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Not a Creature was Stirring....

Not even this mouse!!!! :) Isn't he cute?

Santa comes tonight, are you as excited as I am? :) :) There's just something about Christmas time, makes me so very happy!! Family all together, presents, giving, sharing, just all round happy times!!! What more could you want?

So, from our house to yours, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!!! Travel safe if you're traveling and enjoy your loved ones at this very magical time of year.

I will leave you with one of my favorite Christmas tunes...what do YOU want for Christmas??

Here's what I want....a Hippopotumus!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This Week!

In scrapping news! LOL I think it's kind of funny how I only seem to update on weekends...I spend most of Sat. mornings taking pics of what I did during the week to post on here, then I spend a couple hours editing and uploading stuff. Ahh, daylight after 5PM will come back, right? Right????? Not soon enough for me!!

So, lots to show you this week...but first, I just have to say that I am D-O-N-E my Christmas shopping!!! Oh yeah, baby!! It's all bought, wrapped and under the tree...I think this is the earliest I've ever been completly finished!! I need to stop and get Paul's stocking stuffers but other than more malls or stores for me! Ahhhhhhhhhh, feels good!!!! :) :) I also have to add that Paul is done..even my stocking is filled and under the tree...that is just not right!!!! lol

Had a wonderful time at Melanie's yesterday scrapping with my peeps - thanks again, Mel
for an awesome time, opening your home to us crazy chicks (Poor Dan! LOL) and letting me snuggle her baby sweet smiles!!!! Got lots done, finished Emilie's diary (I'll show you all after Christmas), did a couple cards for the January DT reveal at YMBD and a layout just for me!!!! That's a lot for me in one day!!! Oh and even though I had my camera I forgot all about taking a picture of Carole's amazing Turtle Cheesecake that she brought...omg, HEAVEN!!!!!!! Thanks, Carole!!!!

We did a Chinese gift exchange and here's the present I took home...LOVE it, what a cool funky color of Santa...he went on the tree right away!!! :)

Here's a pic of the 4 girls...we missed you Mitch, hope you had a safe drive home today!!!! From Left to right - Julie, Carole, Wendy and Melanie - the hostess with the Mostess!

At Scrap Shotz this year we did an ornament exchange that I took part!!! Here are the ornaments I got from Ellen...along with a beautiful card!!! Thanks again, Ellen, they are perfect!!!! :)

Now for some fun layouts and projects that I've worked on this week. This tasty little nugget is Crate Paper - Mia Collection, yum!!!!; Prima bling, Bazzill shape strips; and YMBD Journal Spots. Based on a sketch from So Sketchy - see link at right!

The same Bazzill shape strips I used on this card back in Sept when I got the kit from SSZ. Pink Paislee pp...have I mentioned it rocks my world? Well, just in case I didn' does!!! ;)

Oh look!!! More Pink Paislee - I had fun playing with the Tinsel Town line creating this canvas. I used a Tim Holtz Ranger Fragment and covered the pp with it and cut the trees out of a sheet of pp add some AC sparkly Thickers and lots of Stickles and you stuff!!!

This layout was done for the Dec Sketch Challenge at Scrap working with the circle background shape...I've never done that before without backing it with cardstock - I think I like it!!!!

I did this layout last night...thanks for the title help, girls!!!!! More Pink Paislee - Sweetcakes Line! Yum, so bright and fun for little girls!!! I made the flower from pp and punches and "ribboned" my ribbon for a fun element on the bottom! It reminds me of Robertson Ribbon Candy...any one from Truro, NS and surrounding areas should be familiar with that candy!!! More YUM!!! :)

And last but not least...and the best, I think just because of what it is!!! It's Jess's Loo Roll Gift Card holder!!! How fun is this? It's made with an empty toilet paper's a perfect size for a gift card so if you have time and you want a fun way to "wrap" gift cards you're giving...check out her quick, easy and fun to make!!! :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's Saturday!!!

So that means I have daylight hours to take pics again! Sadly, for viewers of this blog (thanks for that, btw!), you only get to see one layout that I did this'll have to wait until the Jan 1st Reveal on YMBD to see the other one! ;)

Here, in all it's glory the layout I created from the Got Sketch Mini Class for Sketch #2.

Monday, December 08, 2008

The Snow is Here to Stay!!

We got a ton of snow this weekend, looks like it will be a white Christmas for sure!!!! Yay! Then, I wouldn't mind at all if it went away in January!! lol

So, in the spirit of Christmas, it's time for a new banner photo and a cool new background color! It's so easy to change the background now with the templates from Simply Chic Blog Templates , you might just find me doing it every couple of months to keep things fresh!!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

My first DT kit from YMBD arrived today...the goodies are so cool! I can't wait to start working with them - I might even be done early for a change, haha! I wonder if Cat knows how much of a procrastinator she hired for her 2009 DT? ;) ;) Tonight I took some pics of my favorite Christmas decorations (one is the blog header photo) so I've spent the night playing with those pics, maybe you'll see them on a layout in the near future!!

Here are a couple for you to enjoy along with me!

Have a Scrappy Day!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Yay for Daylight Hours!!!!

One thing I dislike about this time of year is the lack of daylight hours...I leave for work in the dark and get home after dark, it sure cuts down the amount of time I have to snap photos of my recent projects! Good news is, there are weekends in there and lots of daylight hours to take pictures and update the blog!! :)

Here's my latest layout....finished it last night!! I'm so in love with Pink Paislee pp with it's endless fun colors, patterns and embellishments!!! This is Cupcake and well, Sophie is as sweet as a cupcake so this pp worked perfectly!!!!

I've got the Christmas Spirit, do you have the Christmas Spirit? :) That's a little saying in our family, we usually start most conversations with that when talking to my aunts and mom. Makes us smile and get into the Christmas Spirit even if we're not quite ready for it!!! lol
The cards below are a sampling of the Christmas cards I've made this the kraft CS, it's classic yet not normal Christmas colors...I'm all over that!!!! :)

Thanks for looking.

On another note - I'm enjoying my Cuttlebug a LOT...who knew?? I've used it on cards, layouts (the butterflies on the layout above, for example, were my latest aquisition) and different altered projects I'm working on, it has so many uses that it really ended up being money well spent!!! I can't wait to show you the rest when they are completed!!!

Our Christmas tree is going up today...I'll have it ready to go for this evening to add the lights since I prefer to string the lights in the dark so that I can make sure they are perfect...if I'm still "going" once that much is done, I'll most likely finish it tonight, if not, that will be tomorrow's job. I can't wait for the house to be all festive and decorated!!!! Love this time of year! Oh and I did a little online shopping this morning for Paul, he'll be happy with this gift I know!

That's all for now...have a great weekend!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Got Sketch Mini!!!!

*Copied from the Got Sketch Email I received*
The secret is out!

Introducing Got Sketch Mini! It's a week-long class just for you, our Got Sketch supporters!Since this is the season for giving, we thought we'd give you our early Christmas present! It's our way of saying thank you. And yes, it is totally FREE!! So, go ahead and share the news with your fellow sketch fan friends. The more, the merrier!To those of you who have been curious but have yet to take one of our workshops, this is your chance to participate & get a glimpse of what our classes are about. It's a sampling of our Got Sketch workshop -- minimized into a 7-day program. We know you will enjoy it!

Here's what you can expect:
TWO top-notch 12x12 sketches from Valerie Salmon & Janna Wilson
The sketches will include a sample layout, supply list, instructions, and project notes which are delivered in high-quality printable pdf files
1 Sketch Challenge on Day 1
1 Tip & Trick Sheet
An interactive community
Inspirational gallery from your classmates
A Live Chat session with Valerie, Janna, & community members
Prize Giveaways
A self-paced class: No deadlines, No homework, No tests
The community will open on Wednesday, December 3, and ends December 10.Register ahead of time to join to be assured that your entry will be approved by Wednesday, 12/3.
Click Here to join!
Woohoo!! Let the fun begin!See you there!Site link: Got Sketch Mini (Membership is required.)