Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Presents

I hope all of you had wonderful Christmas!  I wanted to share the calendar that was given this year.  Me and 2 friends made 10 of these perpetual calendars as Christmas presents this year.  Now I have to be honest here.  My friend Heather broke her wrist earlier this year so was out of work for awhile and she did a lot of the grunt work on these.  I owe her immensely for this!   But I am so glad they are perpetual so that means no more calendars have to be made for family.  Right?  Well here they are....
One of the good things of this is scraps of paper were used for the calendar dates.  
We purchased some Maya Road tins to put the extra dates, birthday photos, and months in. You can see one of them here in front of the calendar. I think they turned out great! :)

Also the Life Preservers Kit Club is having an online crop January 2-4th. Although it is my weekend to work I plan on getting my scrap on Saturday for sure! I hope you can join us for some wonderful challenges and creations!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hello my beloved friends.  I wrote a nice lengthy posts a couple of days ago and it went to the deep blue seas of cyberspace.  Who knows!  Anyhow I hope Christmas Day finds you all having had a great Christmas.  My family and I will be doing our celebration tomorrow as me and dh's schedule did not allow us to do it earlier!  Emma's Christmas was delightful Wednesday morning as my grandfather purchased her a horse.  The horse is beautiful and I love seeing my daughter so happy but I do not think that my father made a very good decision.  But what do you do?  
Here is a picture of Ruby, Emma's Tennessee Walking Horse Morgan. I think that is what it is called.  I have learning to do as well!

I decided this year that the Christmas stockings we had needed to be replaced. So i looked and looked for some that I liked and finally found some at Sears. But they needed a little altering, I added some ribbon and embellishments along with some iron on letters and I must say that they aren't bad at all!

And some final news. I applied for the Life Preservers Design Team. Since November I have been participating much more on their message board and have really enjoyed getting to know the ladies. It is weird how you can really feel a bond with others via the computer. Well I did not make the Design Team. Albeit I am upset but the ladies who made the DT are wonderful designers and are well deserving. And there is always next time right? But I did make Guest Design Team artist for January by getting second place in the sketch challenge. The winner made the design team so I was runner up! LOL Story of my life....2nd place. But I will take it. The Lord puts me where he wants me and it is his will not my own. Here is the page that I did using November kit from Life Preservers with the sketch that was provided.
Thanks for visiting.   I am doing a 25 days of Christmas but I ran out of patterned paper.  I am using November 12 Fridays patterned paper so am waiting to receive some more.  I wish I could discipline myself to write on the blog more often but I just can't sweat it right now.  It will happen when it happens.  Merry Christmas my loved ones!  

Friday, December 19, 2008