Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Monday! BBTB Mini Monograms Challenge

It's early here...just barely Monday...and I am still so in vacation mode staying up way past my bedtime! Awh, gotta love it when you can sleep in!

Over at BBTB this week we were challenged to use the dotted circle cut from the good 'ol trusty Mini Monograms cartridge. Even though this cartridge has been out for a while's a still just as fabulous as it was the day it was many possibilities!

Anyway, given my snowman obsession I decided to layer 3 circles in different sizes to make a snowman. Here's my take on this weeks challenge:

You will want to make sure to stop in over at the BBTB site and check out the other fabulous creations as well as play along with the challenge this week!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I was spoiled....

I hope that you all had a very wonderful and Merry Christmas! We are still celebrating around here...Chad has taken sometime off from work until after the first of the year! It is a lot of fun having him around and we are enjoying tons of family time...which is to me the best gift ever! I have been blessed with the worlds coolest family ever! We are having a lot of fun!

Santa brought Jackson a few sing along games for the WII...Disney Sing it and American Idol Encore...we were up until 2:30 last night playing...I am so far the reigning champ and Chad has decided that he shouldn't quit his day job...LOL. At least he knows there's no regret about not trying to become the latest pop sensation. LOL

Chad really surprised me this year! Ashlee came to me just before Christmas with a very serious face and told me that Daddy purchased me a pink cell phone...or maybe it was an ipod...this made sense to me as I have recently joined a gym and have been using his video ipod and when he goes with me one of us is without I figured that this sounded about right...

Well imagine my shock when I opened this....

Yep he did! Now keep in mind that I just got a brand new desk top...but I was complaining to him about how I would love to be mobile to which he always rolled his eyes...Gotta love a man that rolls his eyes and takes good notes! I am having a lot of fun being mobile and Chad is enjoying seeing me outside of my studio again...I can now work anywhere!

I am especially loving the 17 inch screen! That was one thing that was always a draw back to me about I am feeling very very spoiled! Thanks honey! You're the bestest!

Well I better get back to cleaning my scrap space...I just finished up a mini for Best Creation and now I am moving on to working with some super fun things by Scrappin' Sports...hope to be able to share soon!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Monday!

Well normally mondays are not that fun around here...but today we are doing the "Monday before Christmas" countdown around our house. The kids are just about to burst with excitement! I have to admit it really does make it fun around here!

Over at BBTB this week we were challenged to use the present cut from the New arrival cartridge. I needed to make a tag for a gift and given that Christmas is right around the corner...I decided to join the 2 and make a VERY practical and simple design this week. I used a bit of the wrapping paper and some gold glitter paper to cut out the design and then adhered that to a tag...what can I say..simple and something that I really needed at the moment to finish off this gift.

Also, if you want to win some fabulous goodies! Sweetheart Paperie is sponsoring a contest at BBTB! Head on over to get all the details!

Also, over at Scrapstreet this month we were working with Sweetwater goodies...this line was their release last year.

Here's a little card I made:

...and here are some little treat bags. These are so easy and simple to make...check out the magazine in my design notes to see hwo to make these :)

Well I better get back to work. I am working on a mini album for CHA to display at the Best Creation booth! I hope to get it finished today!

Have a super day everyone

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Oh I am so in the Christmas mood today! I was just telling my husband that I didn't feel like Christmas was here...but all of a sudden I can feel it today! I just love this time of the year...the smells of baking cookies, the exchanging of gifts with friends and family, all of the Christmas cards that we receive from friends and family, the music...the list goes on and on! I LOVE this time of the year!

However, I do not LOVE the cold! I am a southern the cold, chill and snow of Colorado is hard on me! But I do have to admit it is BEAUTIFUL! Esp. the snow capped/covered rocky mountains! We truly do live in a beautiful state...I just need to stay indoors for a few months out of the year...LOL :) We will be heading to the mountains right after Christmas this I will share some of those beautiful mountains with you soon :)'s been a while since I blogged last or shared anything. (I already shared that this is hands down my favorite time of the year)'s also the craziest time of the year...all the running around like a chicken and trying to balance family life can be a bit crazy...I am more than sure that several of you can relate!

Between all of the running I was able to get a LOT of projects done...most of which I can not share yet...but be on the look out I will be able to share soon!

So what have I been up to? Christmas stuff of course!

Every year I make candy Christmas trains to give out at the kids school..each year I say I am going to take some photos...and I never do this year...I finally did! These trains are super easy to make and I think they turn out pretty cute...and the kids sure do love them. I made 70 candy trains this year...*thud...yes I said 70!

A fellow BBTB friend Sharon made these Cranberry Pecan Crunch Layered cookies in a jar...and I so had to make these...

make sure to check out her blog for the link to the recipe!

Also, here's a peek at our tree this year...the kids have been moving around the ornaments...hey it's a family friendly tree :) LOL! I can never really ever get a great photo of the maybe if I take a lot this year one might turn out...;)

OH and I am the biggest snowman NUT ever! and over the Thanksgiving weekend I ran into the cutest snowman nativity set and it just had to come home with me...aren't they cute?

Lots more projects to share...but I need to actually photograph them first ;)

*oh I almost forgot...Saturday I headed out to get my nails done...and if you know anything about me (see my snowman nativity) you know I have a snowman lookie what I got...

Talk about holiday that's cute! LOL :)

I hope you are off to a good week!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanks for the emails :)

I received a few cute emails asking if I was ok...I am ok...I have just so many busy things going on right now and it never helps when you go out of town ;) not to mention the approaching holiday. I promise to post something soon :)