Monday, December 15, 2008

The Countdown continues

Oh my gosh, this month is just flying by, Christmas is coming closer and closer. At least I am almost done decorating (I know, it's about time) Today our tree is supposed to go up, my neighbor got me one and it's lying on the porch until he comes over and puts it up. the last 2 years the tree toppled over so I told him we better tie it to something to start out with :)

Here are pages 11 and 12December-Dailies-Eleven December-Dailies-Twelve

I thought I was doing really good, now I am behind again. That is because I made some other pages, but I get bored doing the same thing every day. Here is what I came up with

Identity-Crisis This is my daughter's fault. she came up with the idea and dug out all her American Girl hats. He is such a good dog, he just let my other DD hold her and put all this stuff on him. The title comes from the fact that he is a boy...

Santa-Paws I had to use that photo one more time, he is just too cute. I fixed it up in Lightroom (great, great program) to make it look desaturated. I love the whole look, it is so different. this is vinnie's stuff, I really like this template.

shopping-with-Jo this one if for Roben-Marie at Paperbag Studios. You should really hop over there and check her out, she has some neat freebies too. Plus some stuff is on sale. I really like it.

I was just thinking that these are not a lot of pages, but I just posted on Friday, so it's only been a few days. Saturday was a fun day. We slept in and then hubby suggested we go out for breakfast to Eat n Park. Of course the kids jumped out of bed for this one. Then I told them we would skip Karate that morning. My middle DD wanted to know who abducted her mother and replaced her with me :) They are not used to me ever skipping Karate. It was great!!! No stress! Then in the evening we had dinner with his office staff and that was very pleasant too, albeit very fattening. I was sure I would gain several pounds, but it's less than 2. I can deal with that.

Designer digitals is having this Christmas sale, where every day they put stuff on sale and add a freebie. I am going to the poorhouse if that doesn't end soon. I just can't resist buying their stuff!. Love it. Okay, I have to run and pick up the kids at school. Will post soon! Get my credits here

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

at least on my pages for my December book :) I am really trying to catch up, but it seems like I am always a bit behind. Here are pages 7 and 8

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and 9 and 10

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I put in a picture of my new freezer although that happened a few days earlier, but what the heck. There are my bags of pellets, that was a job and a half, but sure worth it (I hope)

I love the picture of my Nativity set, I added some snow to it today and promptly dropped one of the kings which broke into a million pieces, I can't glue it together anymore. I can't believe i did that! I still am not done decorating, my tree is on my porch, waiting to be put up. My neighbor always goes to cut his and brings one back for me. I love that, he also puts it up for me. Of course the last couple of years the whole tree fell over, decorations and all! We had to tie it to the radiator!

Here are a couple more pages I did

Adore I made the tree out of ribbon pieces, that was fun!

summer-blooms this was with one of Vinnie's templates, very simple, but I like it. I love to see flowers right now, reminds me of summer

Today-(Jake) this big guy is our piano teacher's dog, or I should say one of them (she has 2). I am trying to make a few pages for the album we gave her last Christmas. I know she would love that.

That's it for the pages. Today we had snow again. Yesterday it rained and this morning I woke up and everything was white. What a crazy month! It was great not to have to go anywhere today except for piano in the evening. Still I am not done decorating. I got a little bit done but there is a lot more to do. Oh well, Christmas will get here no matter what. Okay, have a good night everybody

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The cat is out of the bag

so to speak. Paperbag Studios is officially open! That is the other store I am designing for and she really has some nice stuff! My friend Jeanne introduced me to her and I must say she is really sweet and easy going. Now I can finally show you the pages I created with her kits

First-Snow-(PBS) This is actually the latest one I made, using the Holiday Passion Kit. I just love that tree and the flakes.

Sweetness My sweet middle child! I used the JuJu kit here, no mixing with anything else

us this picture just cracks me up. We are in China here, just about 13 years ago. Look at his hair :) We are picking up our oldest and are having lunch at a Pizza Hut! What a time we had! Anyway, I used the Juju Kit here too

Oh-blessed-summer this was one of the earlier pages I did, I used Silent Nectar, love the butterflies, I recolored some a little.

You-and-me I love this one, it's Jeanne's favorite too. It is so different from my usual style, but I really like the way it turned out. The kit is called Take a Chance

Sunset-(2) Last but not least, that one is the first one I created for her, using the Silent Nectar Kit. I just love that leaf and the twig, they look so real.

I am really trying to keep up with the daily pages at DD, I am a little behind though. christmas seems to want to get into the way of my creativity here :) Let's see, here are pages 3 and 4


followed by 5 and 6

December-Dailies-Five December-Dailies-Six I can't even believe how many I have to make up already! I will do it, even if it kills me! I don't know where I will find the time, I am not even done with my shopping or decorating! Leaving comments in the galleries is taking up so much time, it's not even funny. It almost seems like that's all I do anymore! Stop being so darn creative people!!!

A-memory-captured-(Mike) This was for Saturday Scraplift at DD, DS falling asleep with his DS in his hands, too cute!


Still him, this one was for the template challenge. I kind of like it, it wasn't too popular in the gallery, who knows why. Oh yeah, I forgot, I got my new Lightroom!!! I love it, I can't even tell you how much you can change your photos with it. I am still fiddling with it, so I am no expert, but it sure is a lot of fun!

Yesterday we received 1 ton of pellets for our stove, so we had to push them all through a little basement window and stack them in the basement. 50 bag at 40 lbs

I was surprised it didn't take longer than it did. I could sure feel my arm muscles after that It doesn't look like it here, but there were a lot!

Okay, time to brush my teeth and had out to Karate. Talk to you all soon. Oh yeah, as usual credits for the other LOs can all be found here

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Kit is out

Well, it wasn't supposed to happen until tomorrow, but somehow Catscrap released Vinnie's new kit and people bought it. My poor friend Jeanne was one of them and I went and asked her if she could hide it for a while yet, so she deleted it in the gallery and on her blog. But of course other people posted LOs, so Vinnie didn't have a choice but to release it early. I am so sorry Jeanne! Anyway, here is the page I had made with it some weeks ago waiting for the release date


I just love that snowglobe. Here is a link to Jeanne's gorgeous page, leave her some love, she deserves it! It is really pretty with that red door!

Now that December has started, I committed to a page a day for the month. I really like the idea, although I find it difficult to find things to put on the pages, every day is just as mundane as the next, in other words, not much is happening out of the ordinary :) But, I was off to a pretty good start, lets see if I can keep it up. Here are pages one and two

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I really like Jessica's template for this, it is versatile and pretty.

The CT challenge at DD is over and I didn't make it (sob) Not that I expected it, but a girl can dream, right? Seriously, Erin (the girl who won) is really awesome, plus there were a few more girls who are a lot better than me, so there really wasn't a chance in you know what, but it was fun participating anyway!!!

Let's see, what else I made

Dance I used one of Vinnie's new templates for this one, it's kind of graphic looking, but I like it.

Falala This was for a challenge at Catscrap, we were to create a page with festive material, using a non festive photo.

St-Nick This one was the opposite, using a festive photo with non festive material. I really don't like this one that much, but oh well.

baby-feet this is my DD and her precious little feet! I love this page!!!

My-christmas-list-(max) My cute little puppy, who is way too spoiled! Another challenge, this one at DD (journaling challenge with a freebie, do you ever check them? They have great freebies)


Another one of Vinnie's templates, so easy to work with.

Teenage-musings and last but not least, another one of the DD challenges. It consists of 3 actions for the different colors and I thought they would reflect different moods, so I used them for my DD's teenage phases. That was kind of fun. I hope you are not too bored with all of this! As always, all the credits can be found here. You are allowed to leave me some love too :)

I just got my new freezer yesterday! another expenditure, but I got so fed up with that old monster sitting in my basement, I couldn't stand it anymore. That thing came with the house when we bought it in '85 and who know how long the people before us had it. It wasn't frost free and the door would pop open, so we had a bucket in front of it :) How many times did that stupid thing defrost on me and I had to throw all that food away. Now, no more ice buildup! Yeah! I love my new freezer. I am certainly contributing to the salvation of our economy this month! (and here is another idea for a LO)

Okay, I better get moving here, maybe I'll have more later. Have a wonderful and productive day everybody!

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!