Saturday, December 31, 2011

The LAST Layout of 2011…

Well, we are hours away from the close of 2011. I can't believe how quickly the year has flown by! We had a wonderful Christmas season (all staying healthy!) and are looking forward to ringing in the new year with good friends tonight. I wish you all a safe and happy new year!

In my quest to actually complete the kids' baby books, I've done another "milestone photo" page. Here is Jon at 6 months old. What a cutie! I also did this for a sketch challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles. We'll be having more challenges and fun stuff to do in 2012 so be sure to stop by!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Well it's almost Christmas eve and the boys are very excited!! We're looking forward to our church's candles and carols service and I'm not madly trying to finish Christmas preparations. It's a good day! I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow and MERRY CHRISTMAS! =)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jon's First Christmas…

I love going back and looking at layouts I've done for past Christmases. They boys get big so fast! Here's one I did for Jon's first Christmas. Of course he wasn't too into it but he looked awful cute in his red stripey footie outfit, lol.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The House That Greg Built…

I want to share some past Christmas layouts I've done with you. The years seem to zip by so quickly it's important to preserve these memories! They all blend together after a while if you don't lol. Here is a layout about the gingerbread house we decorated a few years ago. It was a lot of fun but Greg had to be convinced it wouldn't be worth eating after sitting around all month as a decoration. Bleh! I'm not sure he really believed me though!

Monday, December 5, 2011

We have a winner!!

I have chosen a winner from the comments section of the "Day 3 of Inspiration Week" post and she is…
Libby E! Please send me an email and I'll get your prize sent out to you! Thanks everyone for participating. Merry Christmas!

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge #11!

It's time for another challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! The challenge is to scrap about something you are thankful for this holiday season and to include a treasure as part of your project (which doesn't have to necessarily be a layout). I chose to alter a box to hold special correspondence that my husband and I have exchanged for the past eleven years. (Notes, cards, valentines etc.) I am very thankful God brought him into my life and that I waited for His timing and plan, which was not the way I thought things should work out. I  finally let God do things His way instead of trying to make things happen my way and was mightily blessed as a result. I had to be patient and wait, but the wait for Matt was worth it!

Here is the box I made:

I chose a fall theme because we were married in the fall and I love fall stuff, lol. For the leaves I tried this technique shared by Tim Holtz on his blog. The little rose I made with the Tim Holtz Sizzix pinecone die and Tim showed how to use it to make roses here (watch the video). (Can you tell I really like his products, lol?) Enjoy and be sure to upload your take on this challenge to the challenge linky on Scrapping Everyday Miracles!