Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I've been tagged!!

Melanie has tagged me!! Along with our store/forum owner Lori, and my fellow CT members Amber, Lisa, Melissa, and Cindy!! She is challenging us to blog about our most favorite projects from 2009. Well.... I've been searching through my gallery and it's so hard choosing! I have an attachment of some kind or another to everything, for different reasons.... So, I shall do my best to show you the ones that I love the best :)

This first one, I did just recently for fun.... I am falling more in love with Jillibean Soup the more I use it, and tried to use pretty much as much as I could on it, and I just love the earthy natural turn it took. One of my all time faves for sure.

These 2 just above, were created with our recent December Kit 'Chance of Flurries' at LIITD. I must say, one of my favorite kits EVER.... and I was able to create some fun layouts that I was very happy with. The colors, the papers, it was all just so awesome....

This layout of my son Jackson, is just one of my favorites from this year because of the fact that he RARELY lets me take his picture without a silly face, or without him trying to moon me, as the case may be these days. LOL! He's growing up so fast, but in a lot of ways he's still just my little man. I can't wait to see the man that he will become... and I'm doing my best to make sure that he has a lot of qualities that will attract a really nice girl. LOL!

The mailbox. I ended up sending this to Lori as a Christmas gift, I knew from the moment I started it that it was for her. Sometimes you just KNOW when something is meant for someone, and this was meant for her. I knew she would appreciate it and cherish it. :) This was also created with the December Chance of Flurries kit.

I had to include this one, from the March 2009 kit at LIITD. My daughter Tayla, free as can be, and loving life. This layout shows her true personality, which is all about having fun and letting loose, even if it means being a little bit silly. She's my 'tween' and it's becoming difficult finding that fun in our relationship more and more, but I know it's still there, and we just have to try harder to bring it out.

Thanks, Mel, for tagging me and making me cruise through the past year... it was fun!! I love seeing what the other gals chose as well!!! Looking forward to the next year with a really awesome group of ladies!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!

I'm working right up until closing time on Christmas Eve, but then I get to enjoy 4 whole days off with my family!! I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all of the best in 2010!! This past year has been a year of changes for my family, and next year will prove to be no different, but I'm looking forward to it!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Scrappy Sunday!!

I think I might have to designate Sundays from now on as my scrappy days, NO MATTER WHAT! :)

It's been a LONG week.... My son was in the hospital here in town overnight, and then we were taken out by ambulance 2 hours away in a hurry the next morning... and stayed at that hospital overnight as well. He is well on the mend, his chest infection is almost gone and we just have to get rid of the rest of his pesky cough! The weather isn't helping, so hopefully that nasty wind will die down soon. It was almost

-50 degrees Celcius overnight, ridiculous!!

We also went for our ultrasound on Thursday! It was so awesome, even after having 3 kids already, they never get old... they are always amazing! And luckily there is just ONE bambino in there ;) Growing well and right on schedule, in fact I am now halfway there!

So today I am being somewhat lazy, after cleaning big time in the basement yesterday. My body wasn't liking what I did yesterday, so today is about relaxing... and what better way to relax than to attack a challenge from Love is in the Details!

Amber has a challenge posted HERE to 'make a list and check it twice'! I thought I'd tackle this one today and here is what I came up with, using one of my faves... Jillibean Soup! Head on over HERE to LIITD to see all of the challenges that we have for you!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead!! Christmas is FAST approaching... I'm done my shopping... are you?? ;)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lazy Sunday Morning?

Well, I hope you are all sitting down with your morning cup of java (or diet pepsi... I don't judge, I AM one of you...), because it is reveal day at LOVE IS IN THE DETAILS! Truly amazing, what a great group I am honored to be 'working' with. More like having fun with, I don't consider it work. LOL! Behind the scenes, I have never been more comfortable and happy with a group of girls in my life, it's a great support system and I am SO very lucky!!

The December Kit at LIITD is called 'Chance of Flurries' and believe me, with flurries like these, you will WANT them in your house! Pinks, lime greens, reds.... it has my favorite colors for Christmas papers and it is SOOO much fun. The papers are all from a line called JOYRIDE from Collage Press, which from what I understand wasn't easy to get in, so THANK YOU Mel and Lori for fighting!! Well worth it, believe me. :) The embellishments are all so fitting, and so easy to use. I strongly encourage you to pick up the extras that are available as well... You can purchase this awesome kit HERE ON THE SHOPPING PAGE!

So warm up your coffee, or top up your bevvy of choice ;) and get ready to be blown away by flurries like you have never seen before!!!!!! Head on over to the LIITD DECEMBER KIT GALLERY!!! I'll leave you with my creations with the kit... but I'm not done yet, I'm still playing around with it all today and will show you more in the next few days!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hopping through the Flurries!

The Chance of Flurries, that is! Welcome to another LIITD blog hop, everyone! I hope you are having a fun time so far... if you are here now, that means you've been checking out the LIITD blog, from there you would have jumped over to Lisa's Blog.... and then from there, hopped right along to Cindy's Blog.... and now you are here! Taking off after my blog, you'll head on over to Melanie's Blog.... and then to Melissa's Blog... and last but definately not least, Amber's Blog!

The December Chance of Flurries kit is full of gorgeous papers from the Joyride collection from Collage Press, I know it was not easy to get this line in, but THANK YOU to Melanie and Lori for fighting for it, because it has been SO much fun working with it! I love Christmas papers in the pinks/greens/reds.... absolutely love them!!! The embellishments are once again top notch and match PERFECTLY with the papers. I can't wait to show you the rest of the kit and the things we have all been creating with it. It will most definately put you in the Christmas spirit!!!!
The actual kit and reveal will be available for purchase - Sunday, December 6 - on the shopping page.

Here is my little addition to the blog hop!!

I have had an old distressed frame for the last few years and have never known what to do with it.... so I pulled it out as soon as I saw this kit and put it to use!
I painted it with the ~broken china~ Distress Crackle paint which will be available in addition to the kit, and then used various papers from the kit to put in the windows and around the edges of each frame. I decided to give my fingers a workout and cut into some of the cute patterned papers to get the skiers and trees and airplane, then pop dotted them to give it some dimension. I finished it off with some American Crafts Thickers, and some Maya Road ribbon (my FAVORITE new ribbon, btw... found in the LIITD store)

Now head on over to Melanies blog for some more chances of flurries!! Thanks for hopping along with us!!!