Saturday, December 26, 2009

Seems about right…

I’m not sure who wrote this but I found this online today and she didn’t know where it came from either, so I will share with you.  I’m calling it A Crafter’s Christmas…

Twas the night before Christmas,
I’m glued to the tree.
I’m wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or ink pads or lace?
Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that’s when I heard him ... “Hi Santa” I said
He replied, “You know ... good girls should be in their beds”.
“I know I should Santa and now I’ve been caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought”
“Well, let’s take a look in this room where you work”.
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
“You’ve got enough crap, I’ll see you next year!”

Haha!  I hope your Christmas was great!
ESS’s 1st Birthday is next month and they are gearing up some super sweet prizes, games and giveaways you’re not going to miss out on!
I’ll be back with more details soon.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Melly’s on Facebook

Melly has made a fan page on Facebook!  And if you become a fan before Dec 28th you can get a set of cards made with her new Retro Christmas kit!  (Not saying anything but I may have made one or two or maybe three of them!)  It may be too late to get Christmas cards to our loved one’s in the the mail, but several of the cards have openings for photos would make fantastic Thank You cards for you or the kids!  Here’s a few example I made:

And of course there’s the fantastic kit as the super price of only $1.50!!!  Grab it before it goes off sale.

We’ll be sticking close to home this weekend and we’re expecting 12 – 20 inches of snow, we already got about a foot this morning and after a short break it started up again.  So soon it’ll be time to set out the cookies and milk.  And get a few hours sleep before the action starts!  Merry Christmas to you all, I truly hope all your Christmas wishes come true!  I’ll be talking to you again soon!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Retro Christmas by Melly Scraps

Hello all!  Can you believe Christmas is almost here?  It must be getting close I started on my Christmas cards this week!  Haha!

Melly has a great new kit out today called: Retro Christmas

And can you believe it Virginia?  Yes, there is a Santa Claus with prices this fantastic!  It’s only $1.50, an intro price that will blow your bobbie socks right off your feet!!!!  
  I played around and made some super cute cards (don’t look sis, I want yours to be a surprise, hehe!)

And I did a layout, these are pix from 1950 something, they are of my Grandparents and my Aunt.  I love working with the old photos, it’s such a challenge to clean them up and then find something that will frame them right without looking unbalanced.  It was my oldest’s idea to put them in the frames like gifts, pretty clever wouldn’t you say?

So rush on over to DSDI and pick up Melly’s kit while the price is still smoking hot!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of Christmas with Trixie Scraps

Welcome everyone, are you enjoying the treats so far?  These ladies are just the best and it just keeps getting better as we go so please keep coming back to check out what lovelies these ladies have put together just for this special event.

Today I have for you a hybrid project made with Trixie Scrap’s Sparkle of Love.  (Such a great kit!)  I made a little calendar gift set.  Super easy just print, cut and adhere.  Slip them together and you’ve got a great little present for anyone. 
Even yourself, I won’t tell.

Hope you enjoy!  And keep coming back to the Trixie Scraps blog I’ve seen sneaks of what’s coming
and you don’t want to miss them!

And this month Trixie Scraps is the host of ScrapMatter’s Quick Page Exchange with discounts on Yuletide especially for this event.  Check out the details here.

See you again soon, thank you for stopping by! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Magic by Scrapper’s Delights

Before we start the layouts I want to show you this, from the Better Homes' and Gardens Christmas Decorations slideshow:
(Image is linked if you’d like to see more.)

My boys and house critters (dogs and cats) would have this thing stripped in minutes!!  I can’t even imagine what torture this must be for the children who live in that house!  Because if you start eating the tree before Christmas, you’ve ruined the decorations, so

you gotta wait till at least Christmas morning after you’ve taken all the pix of opening presents, right?  Well maybe we could start on the backside for now….

Umm with a diabetic in the house I guess it’s best not to even entertain the idea.  I’m seriously debating the Second Annual Gingerbread House display.  We started the tradition last year and I hoped to keep it going, the boys had so much fun decorating their little house I made for them out of graham crackers, and this year my DMIL picked me up some Wilton cookie cutters that cut out the house shape for you so no messing with patterns.  I’m so excited, we picked up buckets of candy at the dollar store yesterday, but now I’m unsure if I should put that much temptation out for the hubs.  Maybe we can make a nice one for each of the boy’s classes Christmas party next week, that will get the bug out of my system, but they won’t get all the fun they had last year, hmmm decisions, there’s always sugar free candies, but I’m not real big fan of the taste or the effects. So we’ll see, I just have to hide them maybe.

So I HAVE to show you this super fun kit from Scrapper’s Delights, it’s new this month and I got to play with it, I had so much fun!!  I’ve said it before and I know I will say it again I’ve very nervous of fantasy kits, but in the end I have soooo much fun with them that I don’t know why I get so nervous, it’s kind of freeing to have an imaginary world where you can do what you want.  So here’s what I came up with for Winter Magic, the little fairies in the kit are sooo stinkin’ cute (and kinda hot too!) that I couldn’t resist.  I’m gonna make The Hubs a new backdrop for his computer with these pretty girlies too! ;o)

(Image is linked to ESS store)

And here are my layouts:

This is our house this year, we switched to LED icicle lights last year, this year I found the blue so we mixed them up, let me tell you what, there isn’t a spot in the front yard you can’t see, these suckers light up the place!  And with all those penguins in the front yard, you gotta make sure they are seen.  (LOVE penguins!)

This is my oldest boy over his first four Christmases, I love the bow on the top of his head and the crazy hair as he rips wrapping paper apart in front of the tree, and that is our tree actually.  Janice put some gorgeous trees in the kit, but to keep it realistic (ha!) I added ours.  Best tree I’ve ever had, it’s fiber optic so no lights to string!!  I rarely put ornaments on, with little hands, inquisitive kitty paws, and lab’s tails, there’s just no keeping ornaments safe.  So I hang a garland of green on the wall or across the curtain rod and hang them from that.  Keeps them safe because you never want to find your dog eating the kid’s macaroni art ornament.

Well, that’s about it for today, tomorrow I am the bearer of Trixie Scrap’s present for her 4th day of The Twelve Days Of Christmas.  I can’t wait to show you!  But run over to Trixie’s today and get caught up on all the lovelies the ladies have made so far.

Oh and one last thing, the brilliant Melly has a new Retro Christmas kit coming out I just can’t wait to show you what I made…. but you have to wait till Friday!

See you tomorrow!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Redju’s Golden Glow

A new kit from Redju today, released last Friday at Digital-Crea.  I really love the way this kit looks with my heritage photos.  I think it would be lovely for any December holiday, especially Hanukah layouts and New Year’s parties.

Kit includes: 10 papers and 47 elements.

And here are my layouts:


Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Trixie Scraps – Yuletide

Christmas season is definitely here and it’s cold outside! Nothing better than snuggling down with the laptop and my snuggie and making some pages of those sweet Christmas memories to get into the holiday spirit.  Tracy’s created a beautiful kit called Yuletide, formerly her Black Friday Grab Bag, we can now reveal the contents.

(All images linked)

Using Yuletide and the pieces above I made these:

I just love the look on my little guy’s face in this one as he spots the presents underneath the tree.

And oh my, my oldest one so handsome here, he’s 10 now!!!!
Where does the time go??

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Redju’s Dreamy Winter & Free QP

I told you about Redju’s new kit Dream Winter kit and it’s a beauty!

(image linked to store)


I have a freebie for you, the lovely Redju was kind enough to let me make my Quickpage debut with her kit. 

To make things easy in this busy holiday season I made both 8x8 & 12x12. (Both sets have the same pages.)

Click here to Download 8 x 8 Quickpages

Click here to Download 12 x 12 Quickpages

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