Saturday, November 29, 2008
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am still tired from pulling this all together, but we sure had a great time. My layouts are made using CTMH Magic Moments paper pack, Magic Moments stamp set and November Word Puzzle Stamp Set.
Friday, November 28, 2008
For Lexi, she gaave her some adorable Christmas stickers and a princess sticker book, some books to read and an adorable sled ornament with Lexi's name on it. You can see it on Lexi's pink Christmas tree.
Lexi had to run upstairs immediately and put it on her tree and then she opened up a bag of trail mix from Leah and enjoyed a delicious snack. She loves having Leah as a Bella Sister and so do I :)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Last night I got together with my scrapbook friends at the local scrapbook store. I had so much fun putting this layout together of Lexi in her Tinkerbell costume and Jesse in his witch costume. The layout sketch is from "Inspired Blueprints." The patterned paper is "Creative Basics Boom-Di-Ada" from CTMH. I used my Fiskars border punch for the scallop design. The stamp set used on the scallops is "Be True" from CTMH. I added tiny CTMH sparkles to the little flowers. The "Happy Halloween" stamp set is "Creepy Cobwebs." It is also from CTMH. The sparkly flowers are "Small Iridescent Blossons & Leaves." I added rhinestones to the centers. The fun thing about working on my layout in the scrapbook store is that I can find other things to add to my layout like the flowers and the adorable Tinkerbell sticker that my friend Jennifer suggested that I add to my layout. After meeting Lexi, she thought the phrase "Up to Mischief" was quite appropriate.
I had to share these pictures of Lexi in this outfit that her dad put her in. She looks so trendy. And a bit grown up. Look at those shoes. Aren't they something? I had fun photographing her and so did she. She loves to "hamm" it up in front of the camera.
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is Hanna. Isn't she so pretty? And, I love the way she looks with this SU paper. Have a great day.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
For this card I used "Tis-the-season-to-be-jolly-abella". The paper is from Stamping Up. And the sketch is number 55 over at the Bella Forum on Split Coast Stampers.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here is the turkey. Yum. You will have to roll me out. I am looking forward to Pumpkin Pie. My Fav.
I am also looking forward to spending some time with my BFF, Louise. She just called and said that she will be there. I am so excited. I don't get to see her that often because she moved away. Her son and his family live near by and she is baby sitting tonight. She will be there with her two adorable grandsons. Can't wait to see her and the kids.
I have to share a very funny and "embarassing" moment. This morning I got up to make the stuffing and had a very "blond" moment. Bill went to the store to get some more celery, onion and broth. After finishing a batch of stuffing, I realized that I didn't need anymore onion...my eyes had taken about enough. Well anyway, I pick up the house phone to call Bill on his cell phone. After I dial, I here a cell phone ringing and not even thinking , I hang up the house phone and pick up "Bill's" cell phone thinking to myself "oh, he's calling me". Well, no one was there. So I hang up, and dial again using the house phone. Once again Bill's phone rings, and I look to see who is calling. It says "home". Then, duh, I finally realized that Bill can't be calling me because his phone is sitting right here on the counter!!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The rules if you are nominated are:
1) You may post the logo on your blog.
2) Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3) Nominate 5 blogs.
4) Put links to the blogs you nominate.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
One of my favorite things to do each morning over a hot cup of coffee is to scroll through my favorite blogs. I love to see what everyone has made and what is going on in their lives. There are so many blogs to choose from. So, this is going to be a tuff one. I am going to start with a few of my favorite CTMH consultants Lisa ,Laurel and Jenn. When I need inspiration for my cards or workshops, I go to their blogs first. Next I am going to nominate Suzanne. She designs for many companies. But, my favorite is Magnolia. Her coloring and designs are awesome. And, next I am nominating Katie. The name of her blog is Paper Makeup. I just love it. Drop on by and pay her a visit.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
This weeks challenge used the set "You take the Cake". I didn't have that stamp set, so I used "What's up Cupcake". For this challenge we were to use a sentiment from a different stamp set. My sentiment came from "Time for the Bubbly". The paper is called "Sweet" from DCWV. I used my glittery gel pen for the cherries and my Fiskars border punch for the scallops. I have some new stamps coming in the mail from MFTs. For the previous challenge, I was the lucky one in the drawing and one a $5.00 gift certificate. So, I have some Christmas stamps coming in the mail any day. Can't wait.
Friday, November 7, 2008
This is Vicki's adorable card. I love the shimmery look of her card.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
legs and is a wonderful inspiration for all of us to see. Please check out Erin's blog for this amazing video. It's a tear jerker, so have a hanky ready. Erin also has a challenge for you to follow on her blog. Something that I plan to do and I hope you will too.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
And, now for some acknowledgements. One of my CTMH Sisters, Misty sent this adorable "Cremesicle" card to Lexi. She knows that Lexi loves getting things in the mail. Doesn't this card look yummy enough to eat? Thank you Misty :)
My Sister-in-Law Diane brought this adorable Antique Buggy for Lexi. Lexi had so much fun pushing her new "Bitty Baby" in it.
Here is another picture of "Bitty Baby" in her matching birthday dress to Lexi's. The name "Bitty" is quite appropriate for this doll. There is a funny story that goes along with this name. When Lexi's mother, Jennifer, was little I used to send her to a babysitters a couple of days a week. There was another child there named Jennifer, so they nick-named my Jennifer "Bitty" as in "Itty Bitty". When my son was born, Jennifer was 2 1/2 and was quite resentful of all the attention placed on her new baby brother. My husband had to go on a business trip a week after the baby was born. My Sister-in-Law, Diane came to stay with me and help out. One day, Jennifer was acting up, and with my permission, Diane gave her a swat on the bottom. Jennifer lost her balance and fell on the brick fireplace. She was fine, but Diane was concerned and took her to the doctor. I got a frantic call from Diane at the doctors office. Diane, in tears, said to me "She told the doctor that her name is Betty!!!!" I busted up laughing and reassured her that she was just fine.
"Bitty Baby", also, got an adorable diaper bag from Vicki's daughter and granddaughter, Brittany and Emma filled with all the essentials that a well cared for baby will need. Thank you Brittany and Emma :)