Monday, December 27, 2010

Gearing up for the New Year

Although things are starting to quiet down here at my house after all the the Holiday Hulabaloo, things online are revving up for a fresh New Year. Projects are in the works at Imaginisce. Things are gearing up for Core-dinations hook up with Helmar.
And talk about sales. 3 Scrappy Boys is having a huge kit clear out, some great deals.

and My little Bit of Whimsy is having a whimsy sale. She has some fabulous new whimsies coming in the new year, like these beauties........For Momma's of boys like me............these are outta this world {giggle}.
Have fun all and we will see you in the New Year.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

My favorite Christmas Tradition

 One of my favorite Traditions has always been Christmas Jammies.......this year when I started looking..............I did not see any that I really loved..........lots of skiing and snowboarding, monster trucks and super hero's.......but not a  lot of Christmas.  So this I year I decided to make some for both my boys and my niece.  I wanted them to co-ordinate but not match so I bought several different fabrics. Here was what I created!
One of the coolest things about these Jammies are the custom buttons that I made with my i-top. How cool is that???
My youngest got these Jammies, my eldest got a similar pair, but the pattern is more like hospital scrubs.
and this is my cutie patootie niece. I used this adorable Fa la la la la Material. So the boys had matching shirts, and the babies had matching pants.
I so wish that they would not grow so fast so these fit longer, I just love how they turned out. But I suppose that is the nature of children. I had a very Merry Christmas indeed and I hope you did too. Will share more soon!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fireside exuberance

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, well it looks like good ol Saint Nick and the Fabulous Team over at Imaginisce have sent me my Christmas wish a little early this year...............{and the little drummer boy is doing a drum roll} I made the Imaginisce Design Team...............
I am  ridiculously excited to be joining this team, they are a very inspiring bunch and the creative energy is overflowing on their blogs and their designers blogs..........I am so incredibly honored to get to be a part of it.

The house is all decked out and the stockings are hung by the fire. We have a real fire place and natuarally we need matches normally I keep the box on the mantle but the match box was ugly so I thought, "let's make it part of the decor. "
Here it is up close it is made with Imaginisce's Christmas cottage collection, I kept it fairly simple since it will get a lot of handling, but I did add a little sparkle with one of those awesome little snow flakes.
There are only 2 more sleeps until boys are so excited, we finally put gifts under the tree and they can't wait to open them. They are in there peeking, seeing which ones have their names on them.  I love the magic in there eyes the excitement, it really is the best gift of all.

Hope that Santa is as good to you....................Merry Christmas


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tearing it up for the holidays

For the second day of Christmas, Core-dinations is featuring the tearing technique with my layout. I use this technique all the time to soften edges and this time I loved the idea of using the Whitewash collection to make snowballs, after tearing them I just sanded around them a little bit more to blend the color.
Be sure to pop over to the blog, there's a give away too!!


Monday, December 13, 2010

That was fun!!!

What a weekend!!! This weekend we celebrated my birthday and my baby boys 3rd birthday. It was so much fun, we went and got our Christmas tree and then decorated it. We do this every year on my birthday and I love it.
I rarley get any photos of the tree decorating because I am so busy doing it, but this year I had an idea. As we begun to decorate the tree, I set up my camera nearby on a tripod, and used my remote to trigger it at random intervals. My son also took a turn with the remote, so there are some really fun poses, that made me laugh.
Every night for the last two months, my little one has had me read Ginger Bread Friends {by Jan Brett}. So for his birthday I did a ginger bread theme. I made little ginger bread signs and ginger bread hot tubs for hot chocolate and coffee. {you can click on them for close ups}
I also thought I would try a fondant cake this year, I now know why wedding cakes cost so much. LOL!!! It was a lot of fun though.
and today is the big day over on the Core-dinations blog, we've got 12 days of techniques happenning. Pop over there for lots of great tips for your paper, plus a few holiday give aways.
I hope that each of you are enjoying a very merry holiday season so far.
Big hugs!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

So everywhere I go the holidays are in full swing.............both in the online world and locally. Christmas Music is everywhere.........and I cannot get all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth {by the chipmunks no less} and Melekeliki Makah {you know the Hawaiian one} out of my head.  They are stuck!!!  Watching Chevy Chases Christmas Vacation did not help.

Ok so I admit, I've had worse things clanging around in this brain of mine. But I think that right now it's on over load so it is resorting to cheesy old Christmas tunes.

This week, there is so much happening...........If you have not popped over to the Core-dinations blog this week, it should be at the top of your nice list. There are some sensational cards and layouts featuring graphic 45 and Core-dinations. This was the layout that I did.

Over at ...... 3 Scrappy boys they are having 12 days of inspiration. With ideas and crafts for everyone in the family. The boys and I made these fun hand print Mittens.

Also big news over at My little bit of Whimsy, I was asked to join there design team and I am over the moon excited, you know how much I love these adorable little creations and fabulous texture buttons. I can't wait!! Stephanie {the owner} has been working like a Christmas elf coming up with tons of new sampler packs, just in time for the holiday season. Santa, these would be perfect in a stocking {wink} this one is my newest favorite.

and who could resist this little guy.

Well I hope you are all being crafty and enjoying some family fun this season.
Joy to you and yours!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome December

I love December, this is such a busy month with all the family, decorating traditions and celebrations. I always find it so hard to take pictures at this time of year because it is so busy and I want to be part of the action not on the side taking photos. So my Holiday goal this year is to try and take more photos during the time leading up to Christmas.

Have you got any Holiday goals this year?? Usually we reserve "goals" for New Years but right now seems like a better time for me to start.

 This layout does not have a lot of journalling, the photo is pretty self explanatory and so I wanted to keep it really simple.

Merry Christmas everyone { I am so glad that I can say this now without being shot}

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