Monday, December 30, 2013

More puzzle pieces.......

these are more pieces that I have for the swap my FB group is doing. I have had these for over a month I would say and finally got around to getting them done!! I like 'em :)

Red, white and green color challenge.....

I did this simple tag today for the Red, White and Green Challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create. You cannot see it in the picture but the snowflake is covered in white Glitter Ritz- so pretty. The stamped sentiment is my favorite aad most used Christmas stamp- i don't know what company makes it however. The background paper is Bazzill, the ribbon is Bo Bunny. The die cut snowflake was included in a gift from a scrappy friend- she sent a whole bunch!! I love snowflakes :)

So, there you have it- simple, but cute I think. Now I have a head start on next Christmas LOL

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013......

I am not too creative with the titles of my blog posts LOL. This Christmas has been lovely, despite the fact I had to work Christmas eve and day. I do work permanent night shifts so it certainly beat having to work during the day, but made for one tired nurse. I work one more shift and then I have 4 days off in a row for New Years- yay!!

First of all, before i post any Christmas pictures, here are my last 2 Nuts About Sketches posts. I am working on a Disney album from the trip my daughter and I went on in September. The Simple Stories Say Cheese collection is fabulous, I adore it!

This layout was taken by a Disney photographer at Hollywood Studios. I love the picture frame prop, so cool! I suppose we could have smiled lol

As you can see, I rotated the sketch

This next one was during the afternoon parade at Animal Kingdom. I love Minnie Mouse
 <3 and she looked sooooo adorable! Amazing that this picture was taken with my iPhone- that's all I used down there and got some awesome pictures!

Now. on to some Christmas pictures and things!!! 

My tree and some of the house decorations.

The family portrait-  I made my husband get this taken to send to his Grandmother's, so I am lucky that he did it, I couldn't get upset that he didn't smile LOL. Kate is 16, and her brother Christopher is not here- he is 28 and lives in another town.

My beautiful girl and I <3

Soda gets to open her gifts first :) she was so excited and got plenty of treats!

                     A mobile cart for my scraproom!!!! My favorite gift from my hubby

My Mom and Dad opening their gift from me

The cousins :) My daughter with my sister's two boys. I love this picture. very seldom do we get three of them together now that they are older.

So there you have a little peek of what Christmas looks like at my place. 

And lastly, two of the last Christmas cards that I made for my sister to give to her best friends. I really like how these turned out. This first one was an idea I took from Pinterest

On this one, the snowflakes are die cuts I cut with my Big Kick and they are embossed with iridescent embossing powder- the picture doesn't do it justice, as the snowflake is much prettier in real life

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and here is hoping that 2014 treats you all well!!!!


Monday, December 16, 2013

I've been published.........

WooHoo!!!!! It's my first time, and can you say excited???? It's quite a feeling, let me tell you :) I have friends that have been published numerous times so I guess they are used to it, but I don't know how you ever could be lol. It's such a rush to see your work looking back from the pages of a magazine-  it looks soooo pretty!! The only thing was, they got my province wrong :( I am from Newfoundland, not Ontario!! It's not a huge deal but my belly sank a little when I saw it. I have emailed the editor about it. 

so, here it is...........................

Everyone has made me feel so special about it, it's awesome!! I hope it won't be my last time being published :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm on a roll...LOL

I did the Monthly Challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create, one of my favorite blogs. It could be anything Christmas, but I did a card, as I need Christmas cards right now, so it made sense :) I found this idea on Pinterest, I wish I had a similar embossing folder as the one shown in the picture, but alas, I do not, so I used another. I think that it came out ok. I lightly inked over the embossing, more so to match it more to the ribbon.

I really like the gold lacy ribbon. I have no idea where it came from, but it sure is purdy :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh my, long overdue for an update.......

 First of all, I will start by posting the last few of my sketches at Nuts About Sketches. It's hard to believe that I will only have until the end of February and a whole new team will be picked. I will miss it. And no current members are allowed to apply- phooey!! :)

So, here they are....

This first one is my absolute favorite :) My daughter and I on a trip to Disney in September

I'm pretty happy with this one too. It's funny, this was during a trip to Florida, where we also went to Disney, back when my daughter was only 2

I love this one too! Look at the chubby little legs on my daughter <3

Another layout that I was really happy with

So, there we go, all caught up with the sketches. Boy, I am lazy with the blog postings. 

Now, this next card is for a challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create. The challenge was simple- make a card with a Christmas tree on it- easy peasy! I love making cards, even more, I love making Christmas cards. It's the first time that I made a tree like this, and it was FUN! I'm gonna do more. I finally used that ribbon with the sequin thingeys on it- it's perfect for the bottom of the tree- whatcha think?