Friday, December 21, 2007

It's almost here!!

So much rushing around for the past few weeks, the big day is almost here!! It always sneaks up so fast!! There is never enough time to get all the fun things done that we would love to do!! We managed to fit in a few of our favorites!

Decorating a gingerbread house:

Going to Hersheypark's Christmas Candy Lane:

And trying SO hard to get the perfect Christmas picture for our cards!!

Macy did several other fun things this year! She went to a little party with Mrs. Claus that was held at Boscov's, our local department store. She met up with her friend, Steph, there. They got their faces painted! Macy is a snowflake and Steph got a reindeer!

She took her first Daisy Girl Scout field trip. We went to Walmart where the girls bought clothing for a 6 year old girl whose house burned down in a bad fire. We bought some household items as well. She went to her first scrapbooking workshop and met up with her new friend, Steph! Here they are with one of their projects!

Jack participated in his first preschool Christmas program yesterday! He did so good!! I was very proud of him! He's been having separation problems again these past 2 weeks, so I was very happy that he stood up on stage and performed so nicely!! I don't have any pictures from that, I was videotaping for Chris (and Macy) since he had to work. My mom and I went to watch him. :)

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I probably won't get to blog until after the big day!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Some projects

Here are some recent projects I completed.

I did this chalkboard easel for the Creative Cafe project at memory lane pa last Saturday. Such an easy, fun project!

I had a few leftover boards, so I made this little snowman sign. I will let the kids write "Santa Stop Here" or something like that!

I made this little cone Christmas tree with the ILove2Create December kit. It was inspired by the tag trees they have at Starbucks right now!

This ornament also used the IL2C December kit. I put some of the fantasy fibers inside the bulb and then used MM foil and flocking rub ons on the outside.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It is freezing rain here now. yuck!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Some recent layouts!!

I took this picture way back in 2001!! Chris and I went to Atlantic City for our anniversary. That's what we did every year before we had kids! I remember this particular year, our room had a bidet! I have pictures of that too, but won't post that! LOL

I loved this picture I captured of the sea gull! I did the background with many different Radiant Rain sprays!! I just love those!! The cardstock started as pink!

This is the last layout I did before my mojo left me!

Here's a really quick one of Jack on his 3rd birthday in December. I added some texture to the background by stamping with a piece of plastic canvas. This didn't turn out like I had pictured in my head, but it's another one for the books!

And here's one I did with the December ILove2Create December kit. It featured DCWV papers, Making Memories foil and flocking kit and fantasy fibers. I made the "JOY" by ironing the fantasy fibers into a sheet, stamping the letters on them and then cutting them oput. These are pictures from last Christmas.

That's it for now! It's snowing here!! Have a great day!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The tree is up!!!

We went and got our tree today! I picked a different kind this year. I am usually a Fraser Fir girl and decided that I wanted to be different! So, we got a Concolor (white fir) this year!! It is so pretty! It's got a whitish color to it's needles and has a citrus pine scent . . . mmmmmmmm!!!

Chris put on the lights and the kids and I decorated it. I love how the lights really make it look white in the pics! I have to get pine roping yet tomorrow to finish our mantle. I need to pick up some fake snow for my village set too. The candles for the windows are somewhere up in the attic, so I'll need to brave that yet tonight!

We rearranged the furniture this year so we could put the tree right in front of the window. In our 7 1/2 years here, we've always put it to either side of the fireplace. But, I love seeing a full view of Christmas trees in the windows from outside and I wanted us to have that this year!! It looks a little funny since we're not used to it, but with the tree, it looks beautiful!!

I will be posting some new layouts this week sometime too!!

Thanks for reading!