Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Past Year and Awesome Snuggles with Gossamer Blue

If you will give me a moment to reflect on the past year or so, a lot has happened. Some of this I have not blogged about for various reasons.  I just haven't felt like it or wanted to until now.
  • Lost my job after 18 (almost 19) years.  MUCH for the good. I lost myself for quite a few of those years.  And you don't realize it until you are out of it.
  • Thought I could never stay at home, but maybe I could. I still think I would go stir crazy!
  • A new job that I would not have considered before, but I ended up loving it!  And have been promoted a couple of times in the year I have been there. 
  • You find out who are the people that are truly in your life and those that are just fleeting.
  • Had some AMAZING opprotunities that I wouldn't never have dreamed of by scrapbooking.
  • Sometimes an iOS update will fry your iPad!  LOL LOL
  • The most important is that everything will always be ok.  (still have trouble with this one!)
So, that's out of the way!  It was just kind of one of those things that I wanted to get out there, since I look at this as a journal of sorts. NOT really too personal, because who wants ALL that out there?!  

On to the layout!  This is another one with my Gossamer Blue November kit. I used the cut files from the kit on this also.  And I am just too tired to look all the supplies up, so I am skipping them. I know there is Crate Paper, Gossamer Blue, Glitz, American Crafts and Elle's Studio for sure!

You have got to love those big Cardigan puppy ears!  

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The fun cut file I used from the kit.
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Loved the flowers with the banner shape.
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So, just a quick post tonight.  I don't think I will be back before next week, there is just a lot going on.  I am GETTING my Christmas shopping done this weekend.  No ifs, ands or buts!  And now they are saying another "winter event" is possibly coming next weekend.  YAY!  It's looking like we might get a white Christmas this year. 

Have a great Thursday.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Fun & Cute and Loveable with Gossamer Blue

Snow, snow, and more snow!  I am LOVING it!  Here are a couple pictures of the dogs out in it on Friday.  We got more tonight, about another 4 inches.  We usually don't get a lot of snow at one time, just a couple inches several times a season.  I have to admit that I love it when it piles up!

Jetson hanging out on the porch with his toy collection!
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Here's Higgins giving me a wink.  He was having lots of fun!
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Sheldon wondering who is going to forge the path, so that he doesn't have to!
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And Ella Boo, every time I tried to take a picture of her, she would blink.  Silly girl. 
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On to the scrappy! I have three layouts done with my Gossamer Blue kit for November, just need one more to get done.  I just have been in a lazy sort of mood, where I don't want to scrap or blog! Not a good thing and I am actually missing it.  I may need to try the ole trick of "grounding" myself from either. That usually takes care of that problem!

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Gossamer Blue November 2013 Main and Add On Kits

Supplies: Pattern Paper- Gossamer Blue (Celebrate *black background/On The Plus Side *green border/On The Dot *loveable), Heidi Swapp (Mixed Company-Bouquet *blue flowers), Glitz (Wild And Free Wild And Free Arrows *chevron heart/Wild And Free Small Hearts *multi hearts), Crate Paper (Flea Market Open Air *pink bokeh heart paper and grid stripe); Resin Flowers-Crate Paper (Flea Market); Letters-American Crafts Thickers; Wooden Veneer & Sign-American Crafts; Stamps-Elle's Studio; Rub-Ons-Heidi Swapp

Supplies not in kit:  Doily-Hobby Lobby; Quilters Pen, Prima Chalk Ink; Sequins-Paper Bakery; Signo White Pen; Adhesives-Therm O Web

Photo Credit:  April Turner of UTurn Studios

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut files:
Chevron Heart
Design ID #37579

Triangle Border Lg
Design ID #2288


Love those blue sparkly letters!  And that the glitter doesn't fall off….BONUS!
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I stamped the hearts with the Prima Chalk in white and then colored some in with a quilter's pencil I had gotten in another kit.  I loved the way they look!
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Thanks for stopping by today!  If you have any questions, please leave them and I will get back to you soon!  *whoops…almost typed yoyo instead of you!  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Excited To Be A Part of the 2014 CREATE Team for Scrapbook Generation

Now it's "official"!  I was asked to be apart of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE team for their new online magazine.  Which, will be FREE, by the way.  I will be creating with the team and also doing some extra projects, articles, etc.  

I have seen sneaks of the magazine and it is going to be great and I cannot wait for the first issue to come out!  The magazine debuts on January 13th, 2014.   A little over a month away.

If you would like to find out more about the CREATE team, check out the announcement HERE.  This is a talented bunch of ladies and I cannot wait to see everything they have created for the first issue!



Saturday, December 7, 2013

12 Days of Home for the Holidays Guest


Debby Lewis asked me to participate in her "12 Days of Home for the Holidays" this year!  She invites guest bloggers for 12 days and there are also some giveaways you can win!  Here is the list up till me, it's a secret until the guests are posted on their reveal day!  I was quite thrilled that Debby asked me, especially after I saw her list of guest!  

Day 1 Teresa Collins  
http://blog.artsyfindings.com/
Day 3 Maggie Holmes  
http://maggieholmes.typepad.com/
Day 4 Jenni Bowlin  
http://jennibowlin.blogspot.com/
Day 5 
Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka. Crafty Chica   
http://www.craftychica.com/site/
Day 6 Candy Rosenberg  

I am just going to show you some sneaks of what you will find over on Debby's blog for my post.  You will have to head over there to the the stories!

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Another new tradition…..

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Sneak of a new tradition we have started here at the house.

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And a layout with the Christmas card last year!

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 And then a way for me to give a little back and clean out some of my altered projects that I do not have room for!

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Thanks to Debby for asking me to join in this year!!  Happy Holidays and Blessings to all!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Getting Into the Christmas Spirit with Paper Bakery's Holiday Charm

I was up over on the Paper Bakery blog Saturday!  You can find that post HERE if you are interested.

This layout is a mix of the November Holiday Charm Scrapbook and Capture 365 kits.  This is also my take on the Sketch #16 challenge that has now ended. 
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The gold doily comes in the Capture 365 kit and I wish I had more of them!  I fell in love and I am not a bling type girl!  Perfect to place my title on to make it stand out.

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And bows!  What is Christmas without some bows?!  

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And yeah, this is pretty much how I feel about this movie!!  I watch it at least 3-4 times during the season.  And I have been known to watch it in the summer!  

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That's it for me this Monday!  Check back later in the week!