Thursday, December 16, 2010

The one with a double post

Today is my day over on the Catch the Moments Kits blog... but I thought I would post over here as well.
I made two-ish layouts with my kit.... I say two-ish since one is more of a card holder!

So lets start with a layout featuring me on Christmas morning back in 1983. The quality of the picture its self was not that great so I scanned it in and this is as good as I could get it. But I love the memory!
Kind of different style here for me. But I really wanted it to be about the picture.
Here is my second-ish layout :) Saw this idea over on the Crate Paper blog a while ago and stored the idea away for just the right project! Doesn't Angela's card look just prefect in there! lol

Go on over to CTM and check out my full post over there... and maybe pick up a few goodies on sale :)

PS - Chris just booked our flight for CHA last night!! So Excited :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The one with some Christmas spirit!

This year I have been very behind on my Christmas decorating.... and it just doesn't feel like Christmas until I have my tree up! So last night I finally started with the outside. It was actually one of the warmer days we have had even though there was snow.

I usually just decorate my porch but this year I wanted to do something more. I have three window baskets under my big front window and after watching Sarah Richardson's Christmas special last weekend, I had some great ideas for it!

I love how they turned out. The white glitter branches and poinsettias I got for 50% off at a local home decor shop that was going out of business, the pine bows - free from my parents forest :) In total the project was about $70.

Took the opportunity to play around with my camera and try and get some good night shots. Its so hard! So these were as good as I could do... and I am pretty sure my neighbors think I am crazy since this was about 10:00 last night!

This week I also stopped in at Scrappy Chic to pick up my new kit... which is awesome! I got a few surprises as well - Check out this card that Angela made for me....
I am in LOVE with banners which you might already know.... but the PTI banner kit is so cool. I am very jealous Angela ;)

Also - Angela got me some Tea for my birthday. My favorite kind!!!! Look how cute the tag is too. She is super talented this girl and super sweet :)
Alain just pulled up with our Christmas tree --- a real one is the only way to go --- so I am off to decorate!

Have a great weekend (only 2 weeks to Christmas!!!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

The one with another Sale!

Catch the Moments is having another BIG sale! Even bigger than the black friday one. Kits are only $12. I suggest heading over to check it out :)

I have been super busy... not much time to get crafty! But tonight I have the house to myself so hopefully I will have some fun things to share soon. Have a great weekend...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The one with an oldie but goodie..

... picture that is :)
I love this picture of my friend Liv and I. There is nothing special about it except that it brings back a ton of memories. Hence the title...

I remember when these coats were all the rage... when we got them and where... how much fun we had shopping together.... the tiny, gross apartment that her bf at the time was living in (where the pic was taken).... the super snow storm we drove in to go out dancing that night.... how cold it was walking back to his place that night. Silly little things but makes me think back to my university days!

This page is a mash of a ton of different manufacturer's products! TPC Studio paper, May arts ribbon, AC thickers, Zva pearls, Cordinations paper, Prima flower, Girls Paperie clock, Stamps from both Studio Calico and Kaiser Crafts and paper from MME. Phew!!!!

Lots of fun plans going on this weekend - My work x-mas party was last night and tonight we are going with 40 of our friends to Boogie Fever in Ferndale, MI! Going to be so fun. Its our Christmas/5 peoples birthdays parties all together.

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The one with a RAK!

Today was a good mail day for me! Waiting on my porch was my first Catch the Moments Kit!!!

Its filled with lots of Christmas paper. All Crate Paper here and one piece on top is Echo Park. The flower is Dear Lizzy and the brads are Crate paper too!

Its super cute and i can't wait to get working on it!!
I also bought a bunch of stuff from the store.... check out these NEW thickers :)
There was a thread over on 2peas today talking about how many Thicker packages you have... it prompted me to count today when I got home. Officially I have 67 including these two new ones!!! Yikes.... maybe I should not have counted ;)

Got some of the dear lizzy ribbon trim in a couple new colors... some Jenni bowlin buttons and some AC Christmas ribbon too. Love the turquoise rose ribbon with the gems... think it will look great with the Crate paper!!!

Oh ya... and about the RAK ---- Well you have to head on over to Catch the Moments Blog! Lots of dear Lizzy goodies up for grabs. The rules to enter -- become a follower on the DT blogs and then report back to the main blog. Sounds pretty easy to me!

Also if she gets enough followers on the main blog there will be a BIG sale happening. So head on over!

Have a great night!