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Monday, December 31, 2012

Sketches In Thyme # 96

     while I didn't get all the pages done that I wanted to, I still feel good about what I did get done! This page was inspired by Sketches In Thyme # 96. It's plain and simple - just the way I like it! I cut the paper chevron pattern out on my Cameo while the other is stitched. I love that I was able to use a little bling on this predominantly masculine page for my son!
     not doing anything for New Year's Eve but sleep! Hope everyone has a safe and fun night and as this is my last post for the year I get to say "see ya next year!!!"

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sketches In Thyme # 95

     finally back to scrapping after the wonderful holiday activities! God is so good! I have a good number of pages to create before 2013 rolls in and here's the first of many to come: I have always enjoyed the sketches over at Sketches In Thyme. What can I say?! I'm a sketch girl at heart! I haven't always been able to play along with the challenges but with Christmas festivities over and having the free time, I fell in love with sketch # 95!

Monday, December 17, 2012

sketch reveal at SEM

yay! it's here! there's a new sketch reveal over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

December Sketch Challenge

It's Sketch reveal day here at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and we have another fabulous one for you to work with this month, byNerrida Mitchell.

** The scrap twist will be to use a punch on your layout.  
Border punch, shape punchyou decide**

here's the layout I came up with:
the title is "in search of a cool Christmas tree". the last part is hard to read! I stitched the trees at the bottom, used the Martha Stewart stars punch at the top and the scalloped border is actually small circles punched one at a time! The Santa hat I cut on my Cameo and the sunglasses are a Quickutz die. This was fun! Now head on over to SEM to link up your take on this fun sketch!
Only 1 week 'til Christmas! Yay!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

c.s.i. #49

I really enjoyed creating with this case file! Just w/o pics!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I have been working on this layout for a bit know...something here, something there. This page is from my son's 8th grade dance last May and him and his girlfriend helped me with it!
No patterned paper here at all! A bit unusual for me! There is miscellaneous bling and flowers and the word "dance" is Thickers from A.C.
I am working on another layout that I will post later 'cos I really wanted to do a page or so everyday this month. I missed yesterday so I will make up for it hopefully today! Blessings my friends! :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


last night my absolutely wonderful and thoughtful son threw me a surprise birthday party!!! He came home from school at 2:30 p.m. and, with the help from some friends, had it all organized by 7 p.m.!!!! and all without the help of his dad!! It was amazing! I have never had a surprise party before and I was in tears when it was all said and done! Liam has such a big heart and just wanted me to have a really great birthday! and I did! wow!!! I still have a huge smile on my face as I type this! :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

SEM December main challenge

this is over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles:

December's Main Challenge-Joy to the World!

December Challenge #23 : Joy to the World!

Tracey here with December’s Challenge. God wants his children to have joy.The scriptures tell us this over and over. This month’s challenge theme is to scrap where you find joy in this holiday season.

The scrap twist is to include glimmer and/or sparkle on your layout.
Mists, glitter and stickles are some ideas. Make it sparkle for the season!

Psalm 32:11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart!

There are so many ways to experience God’s joy in this holiday season! I confess that I love everything Christmas! I find beauty in the carols, magic in the lights and peace in the falling snow. Every year my kids and I make cocoa and put on our jammies to drive around and admire the houses all lit up so beautifully! I am so thankful to my God for the blessings of family, friends and children. The highlight of my Christmas is the Christmas Eve service at my church. It’s a time to reflect on the birth of my savior and refocus on the reason for the season.

So what brings you joy? Is it special traditions? Decorating the tree? Baking cookies with the kids? Time spent with family and friends? We can’t wait to see!
Being the month of blessings and generosity..this month we have 2 benevolant sponsors! So, there will be a prize for this Main challenge and a different prize for the upcoming Sketch challenge !
This challenge is generously sponsored by:
One lucky winner, chosen by,
will win this beautiful ScrapThat! kit, "Victorian Dream",
featuring Graphic 45's "A Lady's Diary" and beautiful
matching embellishments and flowers.
**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.

Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.

A little more about ScrapThat! :
Each month we create a unique and innovative kit FULL of carefully selected high-end, double sided papers, specialty papers, premium embellishments and often include one-of-a-kind specialty or handmade items. We include a signature product every month for you to collect, a scrapbook layout sketch and one technique product. Our mission is to nurture your creativity by providing the best products available, at a reasonable price to get the most out of your scrapbooking budget. Our online community provides monthly challenges, tips and tutorials and a fun place to hang out with our design team and other scrapbooking friends.
Online Community and Forums:

We will choose 3 projects to be featured on Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog . You could snag our "Top 3" blog badge and one of you could become our next Guest Designer ! Winners will be announced Jan 5, 2013
Please link up your projects here by December, 31 11:59pm PST. 
*Important: Make sure your link is to the blog post with your project & not just your blog in general...and be sure to remember the SCRAP TWIST!
All of us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles wish
you and yours all the blessings of the season !

Here's my take on the challenge:
there you have it!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

O Christmas Tree!

last night we went to Ted Drewe's to get our Christmas tree and wreath! I love walking through the aisles of freshly cut trees just waiting to be purchased and turned into Christmas trees! We looked at quite a few trees until we found one we all liked and then we went looking for the wreath for the front door. Of course when that was all said and done...we each just had to have a Ted Drewe's custard! What a fun time!

Saturday, December 1, 2012