Friday, December 18, 2009
This week has been a bit busy. I am sure we are all doing our best to get our Christmas shopping finished. Seems like it is a never ending task! :) I will not being doing any layouts next week and will be doing a few piecings to help with the task of finishing up this years scrapbooks! LOVED doing the ice skating layout this week! My girls are naturals on the ice and are always trying to get their Dad to take them to the rink. It is a good thing he enjoys it as well!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Our little town of Parker is a great place to live. You get small town living yet you are 20 minutes from Downtown Denver. My son had a photography project for school and these are just some of the pictures that he took. Gotta say, I just love our little town....
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Well here are this weeks listings. I was surprised that I was actually able to get four done this week. Something about this very very cold week that just left me feeling drained and tired. We haven't gotten past the 20 degree mark in about 3 days and it has gone as low as negative 15! The children actually had a delayed start yesterday due to the cold, it was negative 30 with the wind chill at around 7 am..... The bus stop was definitely NOT the place to be.. :)
My favorite layout this week would have to be the Nutcracker Ballet. It took me over four hours to complete due the detailing of the little bears outfits. There is Clara holding her nutcracker, The Prince, The Nutcracker, The Mouse King and what Nutcracker layout would be complete without the Sugarplum fairy! :)
Hope everyone is having a great week. I am going out today to enjoy the toasty 26 degrees!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Happy Holidays!!!!! I have had my Christmas decorations up since the day after Thanksgiving!!!!! I just LOVE Christmas and decorating the house. I take pictures of my home to not only show my friends but my family. We live miles and miles away from both my family and Brian's. The only way we can share some of our home is through this blog.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I seriously can't believe just how fast this year has gone by! I guess that is what happens when you keep yourself super busy. :)
I had a great time doing this weeks layouts! Who wouldn't LOVE working with glitter and I used a good deal of it this week! I get a variety of questions regarding the amount of time that it takes me to do a layout. I normally work on ebays listings Monday thru Wednesday, and spend Thursdays and Fridays doing special orders. It normally takes me around 4 hours to do one layout. The Christmas Caroling and the Santa's sleigh this week took over six hours each! I sometimes, get wrapped up in making the piecings and before I realize it, hours have flown by.
Hope that everyone is getting their shopping done! :)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here are this weeks listings..... I actually did a person! :) I kept putting of trying it thinking that I was not going to get the eyes right, the nose, or the mouth BUT Santa has most of that hiding behind his beard! :) Couldn't make it any easier. :) I am actually really happy with the way that he turned out so you may be seeing him making a few more appearances before Christmas!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
What a great collaboration of artist in this charity auction hosted by the Pixie Cottage! There are over 20 handmade cards and a beautiful hand decorated box. The auction will run for 7 days on ebay and can be found here:
Sorry I can't get the link to work. :( You can copy and paste this to your browser or at eBay search product number 370295806611...
100% of the proceeds will go to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation....
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Boy is it hard when family leaves. Last week my Mother and sister came to visit. We had a really great visit, the children just loved having family around and being spoiled by them. Caitlin had a school play last week and was so happy to have her Nana and Aunt there. She was also thrilled to receive not one but THREE bouquets of flowers! :) That was the reason I had taken off last week, to spend some time with them. I so enjoyed it and getting back to work and on track this week was a little difficult for me..... None the less, I was able to complete 4 layouts! :) Glad to be in a new season where ideas flow...... :)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
After all is said and done with last weeks snow, our final totals were 24 inches! Can you believe that!? Of course this IS Colorado so most of it has already melted and by the time my Mother and sister get here on Saturday there will be nothing left.... :( Here are some of the final pictures. All I can say it thank goodness for snowblowers and NOT having to shovel!!!!!
Here are your sneak peeks for this week! I FINALLY did the layout that my husband has been suggesting for weeks - a Thanksgiving Mayflower layout with Pilgrim bears on the ship and Indians on the second page.. :) I have to admit, I have done over 1500 layouts for ebay over the 6 years I have been selling, at times I am just out of ideas. I sometimes sit at my desk for hours thinking. Poor guy tries to give me some ideas and if I just am not "feeling" it, it isn't going to work. This week I was "feeling" it. :) I am ALWAYS up for ideas so please feel free, at anytime, to leave them in the comments section. If I am not "feeling" it this week, I may next week, or the next week!!!!
I will be taking some time off next week. My mother and sister will be coming from Hawaii for a visit and I will spending some much needed time with them! The children are very excited to be spending time with family as well! Caitlin is super excited that they will be here for her play! Enjoy next week, I will!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The listings this week will signal the end of my Halloween layouts for this year. I must say that I have had fun dressing my little bears in various costumes and I think that this weeks listing is my all time favorite! My youngest, Alexis, is going as Sponge Bob Squarepants and so I fashioned the costume after hers! I will, however, have to add a sweat suit, jeans, and a long sleeve shirt to her costume. As you can see in my earlier post we will have tons of snow on the ground for their trick or treating this year. I am also having fun with the Disney rides. This week I did the Dumbo ride. :) Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!
Well we are in the middle of a winter storm..... What does that mean for us? 10 to 20 inches of snow! We might actually get more, we were at 10 inches by 6pm this afternoon. We are expecting another round of snow tonight through the afternoon tomorrow that should double what we already have on the ground! The children got a snow day and may have one more tomorrow. We live in Colorado so snow days are NOT a norm - snow is, days off not so much. Even the snow delays are only an hour. So that they even got a snow day was a surprise.... When I woke my daughter Cat this morning to tell her that they had a snow day she told me, "Is that a school snow day or a mom snow day?". Okay being from Hawaii, one inch should constitute a snow day and I HATE to drive in it so I give them way more snow days then the school district does. :) Here are a couple of pictures that I took today and will take more tomorrow to show how much more we got.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I am so lucky to have gotten these layouts done this week! The kids are off on Fall break and so Brian also decided to take this week off as well... It is really nice having the whole family home but it is also hard to get things done. They did spend a good deal of time out, but I had a hard time not going with them.
I tried to do a little different layout with Disney this week. One of their most photographed rides, the tea cups! I love the way it came out but I am not sure I will be doing this one again, there are SO many little pieces to this one...
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!!!!