Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! It's so easy for me to caught up in the busyness of the season and forget to really focus on what Christmas is truly about, the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

I wanted to share a couple of my favourite Christmas songs... you know, the kind that make me tear up. ;) Amy Grant's 'Breath of Heaven' ALWAYS gets me.... does 'Ere zij God', the dutch version of 'Glory to God'. We use to sing this (in dutch) at church when I was growing up and in recent years when visiting my parents' church. There are very few dutch people at the church we go to now and I really do miss singing this...

Thanks for stopping by today and, again, Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hero Arts Color Combo Challenge

Here are a couple more cards I've made in the the last little bit for Hero Arts December Color Combo challenge.

For this first card I went lighter with the green and darker with the blue...

Here's my second card....

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had 2 family Christmas get togethers yesterday! Lots of fun (AND food). :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Stocking Were Hung...

Well, I`m not hanging them quite yet... BUT they are FINALLY done! :) Pretty sure I had Jaden`s done for his 1st Christmas and Chris`s by his second. Finally finished the twins` (in time for their 5th Christmas).

They`re all x-stitched and all have a snowman theme but each one is different. :) My Mom did the sewing for the 1st 2 boys and now that I have my own sewing machine I figured I should tackle that part myself. ;)

Here they are. Sorry the pictures are SO bright. Lots of snow outside and the sun is reflecting off of it.

I thought I`d throw in a picture of Steve and my stockings too. My Mom made them for us, I believe for our first married Christmas.

Well, there you have it. Hopefully now that I have those projects done I can get back to making cards and leaving comments on people`s blogs. :) Hope everyone is staying warm!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Can't wait 'til Friday....

when Hero Arts will be hosting a blog hop showcasing many of their NEW 2011 stamps. I've only been seeing the sneak peeks so far and am already compiling quite the wish list. ;)

All the details can be found here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shiny Christmas Tree

I made this card for Hero Arts December challenge. I used the color combo this month (kraft, white, green, red, and slate blue - which looks gray or silver to me). I also used the adding shine technique (using Pearly Sparkle Gelly Glitter by gel-a-tins over my Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the tree).

Swirl Christmas
Old Letter Writing
Metallic Decor

Thanks for looking! My apologies for not commenting as much on your blogs the past week or so. I`m trying to finish x-stitching my twins stockings in time for Christmas...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday and 'What Women Want"

Hi all,
Quick post today as I'm about to take the kids out to an event at my sister's church. Here's my next installment of Scrappin' Saturday, a layout for my son's album about a trip we took to visit family and friends in the states:

Sorry about the bad pic. Still try to figure out how to take good layout pictures. No stamping on this one but I did use my Silhouette. Lovin' that machine! I just discovered that if you click on the picture you get it full screen. ;)

One more thing to share. This flyer came in out mail yesterday and I just had to adjust it for my hubby's benefit... only slightly. ;)

Thanks for popping by! Hope everyone has a great weekend. We finally have snow! So fun for the kids! :)