Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas week 2

Hello! This is a picture post if you ever did see one so watch out!

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Photo one is a little envelope and tag I sewed. My best friend of 15 years came to shop and it was awesome cuz I rarely see her.
day 8- unfortunately the picture wasn't great but I went to Whitecourt to see my boy for his staff Christmas party
Day9- just journaling and apparently I have the only kids on the naughty list the last few days! What is up with that?
Day 10-A little mini envelope by ek success contains journaling
Day 11- we spent outdoors as the weather has been gorgeous!
Day 12- yummy! Christmas cookies with royal icing is a tradition every year. This year I did mittens with a design I stole from Vaughn's baby gap pj's
13- New sleds compliments of Aunt Jeanette! We barely left the hill all day!
Day 14- Family and friends gathered for some Christmas cheer. The best part? Jeanette and Darcy kissed and made up (they are brother and sister)
Day 15- was a rough day. Kids and cleaning and everything seeming to go wrong hten there is a ring at the doorbell...my sweet boy drove 3 hours to surprise me and got up at 3 in the morning to drive back to whitecourt in time for work! Gotta love him!

this is my layout for one little word. I love doing the challenges but a birdie told me I can't ever win as I know too many of the judges so I'll post here. I loved this picture of Kian, he is looking so grown up.

The 2nd one is the perils of a growing baby. Vaughn is too big for 12-18 month clothes but too small for 18-24 so he has a cute little plumber crack bum!

These Christmas goodies retail for about $48.00 but the entire kit is available for $25.00 from ALbums From the Attic, email me if you would like one. It includes
one box of 6 coordinating ribbon daisy d (retail 7.99)
one box of chip board letters daisy d (retail 9.99)
one box of 72 buttons daisy d (retail 7.99)
one 8x11 sheet of Christmas rub ons daisy d (retail 5.99)
one 6x6 24 pack of paper daisy d (retail 11.99)
one maya road chip board album (retail 5.99)
It also includes step by step instructions for anyone wanting them.
I'm sure everyone will be away from blogs as christmas nears so for those of you MERRY CHRISTMAS and all the best in the new year!
Check back here January first for scrappy goodness!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

२५ days

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as I am sure you all know, this is a crazy busy time of year! So here is my first week of Christmas. I am on top of things and this week is almost ready to go so my post won't be behind! I hope everyone shares their books via Ali inspired or wherever. I love Christmas!
The first pic is my cover page
day1- Ireland's first Reconciliation
day2 Photos with Santa but holy crap batman! 20 bucks for a 4x6! I remember back in the good ol days when Kian was a baby it was a twoonie!
day 3- Kian gvae his brother and sister some of the money from his paper route so they could go Christmas shopping and he took them in the stores so I wouldn't see what everyone was getting. What a great big brother.
Day four- Vaughn saw his first snow fall and was so excited. He kept pointing out the window saying was zat was zat! He loved it even more when he got to play in it.
Day 5- I let the kids decorate their tree and unfortunately Kian had a chip on his shoulder but we managed to sneak a photo of him anyway :)
Day 6- yummy! I made a bunch of basic gray paper boxes and filled them with goodies for a cookie exchange.

The next photo is some bottle caps I did up to make napkin ring holders for christmas. I filled them with patterened paper, glitter glue and little beads. I used a mm sticker for each persons initial.

Last but not least I spent yesterday making the traditional ginger bread cookies and royal icing. The kids pick a few of their best friends and give them one of these in a pretty bag in lieu of a card cuz you can't eat cards right?
Last but not least, on a more serious note...my little dayhome boy's uncle was killed in an accident today. He is the father of five. My prayers are with their family at this time but also
you never know how much time you will have with those you love, so make sure in this bad weather and everyday, you let those who are close to you know how much you love them, think twice before getting angry with someone over something that won't matter a week from now, take the time to do something special "just because".
Leave an I love you note in a lunch box, catch someone being good. Hugs for all you bloggers out there!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas Photo Shoot


Well we took about 150 photos so I will have plenty to pick from when making christmas cards. Enjoy the sneek peek...and :( my surprise guest could not make it so you will be in suspense!
There is something fun coming to this blog in the new year inspired by Emily
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I hope you will all join in the fun. Rhonna also inspired as she taught a class using the quotes that was in Homespun magazine. She had students scrapbook what the quote meant to them and how it pertained to their life. I will try and post the ad if I can get the mag back from jessi! It may be hidden under a sea of boxes.
Some gals are doing journals and some art cards. Check out Chanel in my link list, she had some great quote cards mailed to her using the Heidi Swapp cards and I love them! You can display different ones on a little easel on your desk or after the year mail them to a friend who needs inspiration etc.Anyone wanting a set, I sell them at Albums from the attic for $10 per pack. Email me if you would like some.

In the Christmas Spirit, I am posting my first week of "25 days of Christmas" on Friday. I love this idea of taking meaningful photos and journaling each day, not just Christmas day. SInce I am in a Christmas mood, I am sending a random Rak to a poster so they can join in the 52 weeks of quotes and have some goodies to get started with!
Happy holidays...and YES I am all done Christmas shopping yay!