Now that the holidays are over, I'm finding a little more time to play. I haven't played in the One Layer Wednesday challenge in several weeks and I've really missed it! This week's challenge is hosted by Jennifer Styles at Styles Ink. Our challenge is to make a card using ONLY ONE image stamp and a maximum of two ink colours. You may use the same image repeatedly, but you may only use the one image. You may also use one sentiment stamp if you choose. Oh, and no embellishments.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Today, I finally sat down to scrapbook again. I don't think I've completed a layout since the week before Thanksgiving! And let me tell you, I took all day long with this layout. It was like I'd forgotten what to do. In the weeks prior to Thanksgiving and before Christmas, I spent most of my time making my Christmas cards. I send out about 50 cards each year and for some reason, I want them all to be different. I just can't seem to create one card over and over. Then, of course, I have the MOST difficult time deciding who gets which card! LOL!
Geesh! I'm rambling! Anyway...here's the layout I've been working on all day today.
Allen, I had to beg you to sit still for a minute so that I could get a few photos of you and the Christmas tree. I finally found the magic phrase to get you to work with me… “Remember Allen, Santa Claus is watching you.” That phrase worked like a charm! You sat so still and you were so patient while I snapped away with the camera. Now THAT’S magic! (December 20, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time....
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tomorrow, I'll be 60 years old. I can't believe it! Where has the time gone? Have I accomplished anything noteworthy in my 60 years? I think so. I have wonderful children, beautiful grandchildren, and my health. How rich can one person be?!
On December 11, my children surprised me with a birthday party. Now....I KNEW I would be having a party, I just thought it was going to be on my actual birthday on the 23rd....so they REALLY surprised me. About 50 people came to help me celebrate. I was almost speechless! I know...who would have thought! LOL! One of my brothers drove almost 3 hours to be there. I had all the children and most of the grandchildren, friends from the neighborhood, and friends from work. What a wonderful time we had. To make it even more special, when we were talking about a birthday party, I had told my kids that I didn't really want gifts (you know the gag type gifts I'm talking about!), but that I would love it if people would bring non-perishable foods that we could donate to a food pantry. Well....we ended up with about 3 laundry baskets FULL of food to donate. It couldn't have been any better!
Now, in a couple of days it will be Christmas. It seems to come a little faster each year. This week has been especially busy for me. I finished all my Christmas shopping on Monday. Tuesday, I wrapped presents for about 4 hours, and today, I spend the day baking....peanut brittle, cheese straws, pecan brittle, toffee bars, M&M cookies, fudge, and peanut butter Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate! Whew!!
Now, I think I'll go prop my feet up and rest. Tomorrow...since it's my birthday, I think I'll pamper myself a bit and get a pedicure and manicure. Ahhhh.....
I should be back to posting regularly by the first of the year. To all my followers, and to those of you who visit my blog regularly....
Have a very Merry Christmas and and safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!