Friday, December 26, 2008

St. Nick

It is amazing how fast Christmas comes and goes.......I hope everyone had a great holiday with loved ones. We had a great Christmas! The kids make Christmas morning magical! Of course Santa brought Cortney, Elmo Live..........she stuck out her lower lip and looked like she wanted to cry! Something about Elmo talking and moving sort of freaked her out! Kyle got Guitar Hero this year. We played it quite a the Easy level. I took pics of Kyle and Brian's faces as they played..........totally a riot!!! I will try and post tomorrow. My sister, BIL, nephew, and niece did make it in from Wisconsin. It is always nice to see them!

The LO below was created during Noel Mignon's Holiday Cocktail Party. She was hosting a challenge to use red paper, green letters, stitching, and two pieces of DP. ( I used the kit, Winter Weather) I chose these pics of Kyle setting up for St. Nick last year. The pictures are rather busy, I should have converted them to black and white........but it is now too late! I just love the fact that instead of cookies and milk, he gave St. Nick Pepsi and Nerds! Just enough caffeine and sugar to get him through the long night! LOL! Did you also notice the extra pairs of shoes? They are his stuffed animals' shoes.........pretty smart eh? Although, I am pretty sure he didn't fool St. Nick! *wink!*

Have a great weekend!!!!!! May your lines at the Return Counter be short! : )

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago I needed a card for my husband's boss. It was getting late and I needed something quick. So I pulled out my trusty Crafty Secret's Christmas Journaling booklets. No stamping required! I made a long card which I don't do too often! It is always a bit intimidating! I Cuttlebugged the bottom half and added another "Sugared" snowflake. I added a vintage button and a scrap of fabric I had in my stash. Since it was so bulky, it wouldn't fit in a regular envelope. So.......I made my own. I made a two button closure with twine. It wasn't going to be mailed, so It really didn't need to be secure......just decorative.

I have been a busy little bee the last few days, cooking, baking, cleaning, setting the table, and shoveling..........lots of shoveling! It has been too, too much snow for my liking! I have such a backache from all of it. I pray my sister makes it in from Wisconsin. It wouldn't be Christmas Eve without her. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.....
Since I will be MIA for a couple of days, I wanted to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Everyone Loves Santa.......right?

Everyone loves Santa.....right? He is jolly and fat.....and brings presents.......what's not to like! Well apparently a few of these kiddos weren't impressed with him! I just LOVE Santa's expression as he holds my littlest niece and nephew. I think he is thinking to himself, "Calgon take me awaaaaaaay!" (Do you remember THAT commercial?)

We had our family Christmas celebration this past Saturday. It was nice to see all the kids play together. It was wonderful chaos as each little one opened their presents!

I wanted to share a LO I created with Noel's newest kit called, Love Story. IT is up for sale today, but it won't last long! She is truly the scrapbook kit goddess!! It is jam packed with beautiful papers and TONS of embellishments! With 2009 fast approaching, I wanted to do a recap of 2008. I decided on a collage style page. In a way, it is MY Love Story. My hubby of 15 years and 2 great kids. It was bitter sweet to reminisce about this year. It is a bit cliche, but where does the time go?

With the holiday fast approaching, I have lots to do! I need to clean, bake, cook, and get last minute presents wrapped. My crafty time has been zero the last week! I think I may be going through withdrawal!!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas EVE, EVE!!!