Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 Layouts of 2010

I love this layout. I love the photo of Harlee in the backyard. I rarely use purple to scrap with and I did on this layout-it is Harlee's favorite colour.

This is such a simple layout for me. But I love it, especially with the photo of Harlee and Nic at Lake MacDonald.

What I love about this layout is the colours and the photos of Harlee. I like all the flowers and buttons too.

The colours of this layout are so great with the sepia photo.

I love this layout because it evokes such wonderful memories of when we took Harlee to Disneyland. And it is such a linear layout for me.

This is such a great layout of Cait and Nic and I love the colours in this one too.

This picture makes me laugh. And the relationship between Harlee and her Auntie NicNac

How can I not love this layout and all it represents. 25years together.

This layout represents so much of my husband and the boys in his family. Motorcycles are everything. I think he would have at least 3 if I wasn't around.

This photo says it all--she was grinning from ear to ear. And it means so much, because she wouldn't sit on his lap at all this year.

I love the picture and the colours with it. And that it was so, so easy to put together.

I did actually accomplish quite a few layouts this year and couldn't get it down to just 10. Here are my 11 favs for this year. Glad to see 2010 going out the door and welcome 2011 with open arms. Curtis's knee has decided to act up -getting out of the chair last evening. So he is using Ciat's crutches, we are icing it and hoping it will start feeling better. He can join Robyn.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Old Man Winter

has returned in full force. It has been blizzard conditions all day, with the snow piling up, the wind blowing and the temperatures falling. We had to go out in it for family photos with Amy Coe of Inspire Portraits. Nic co-operated at much as a 2 year old boy can. He was the one we were worried about. So, the snow is to continue until Thursday morning. We are hunkered down for the night.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Simon Says....ANYTHING GOES!!!!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Simon Says....ANYTHING GOES!!!!

A Few more cards

to end the year with. Cait and I went out shopping yesterday and found some great bargains. We hit Pier One for Christmas goodies half price. They still had a fair amount of stuff in their store. Then to Old Navy where Cait got a good deal on some new clothes. And I found a winter coat for Nic for $13.97 for next year. Then we headed to Hastings to pick up a few Christmas books on sale to put away for the kids for next year. To Bath and Body to their semi annual sale and Victoria's Secret. Ended up at Herbergers where I got a coat for Harlee for next year for $14.97. It is purple and sparkly, so she will be thrilled.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary

the card I made for Curtis

Paper- brown from Scenic Route, embossed with Sizzix Embossing folder
plaid from basic grey
heart cut from red bazzil, with Sizlet Funky heart #2
Penny Black HedgeHeart 1591C stamp
Love -Anna Griffin chipboard alphabet stickers

Curtis when we were in the Flathead in Sept.

Curtis and I in Disneyland in April

26 years ago Curtis and I were married in Germany. Lots of ups and downs, 2 girls and 2 grandkids later, we are still celebrating being together. He is my soul mate and puts up with me through the good and bad.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boxing Day

Nic enjoys the whip cream beater. Check out the GREEN eyes!
The family minus Curtis
Nic ate dinner and immediately fell asleep in the high chair
Christmas crackers-part of our traditions.
Harlee and Cait snuggle after dinner.

Boxing Day is a bank or public holiday that occurs on the first weekday after Christmas.

Despite its name, Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26 in Great Britain, has nothing to do with pugilistic competition. Nor is it a day for people to return unwanted Christmas presents. While the exact origins of the holiday are obscure, it is likely that Boxing Day began in England during the Middle Ages.

Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.

Boxing Day sales were always popular at home in Canada when I was growing--that is when you would get your wrapping paper and cards for the next year, as they would be half price. These days lots of stores are trying to sell everything off before Christmas so sometimes that is when I get them now.

But today, I am staying home. Curtis and Cait are both sick. I just want to relax and destress and enjoy.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Harlee helps papa wrap gifts
Harlee concentrating on cutting with scissors
A happy Nic
Harlee with a note for Santa
Nic would like to eat the cookies for santa
Our little elf
The tree
Harlee unwraps gifts
The roller derby girl-like her mama
Harlee and Cait work on a puzzle
Nic and papa's train
Too much Christmas!

Another Christmas has come and almost gone. The tree is untrimmed---that is the part I hate. Everything is so pretty under the tree before everything gets opened. Kirsten, Tim and the kids were here this morning. Breakfast was yummy--we tried a new French toast. We opened gifts. Nic was more interested in Harlee's toys, instead of his own. Mator was outside, wanting in.
Curtis and I went over to kirsten's and got Nic's new bed all set up while they were at Tim's mums. And a few photos to share of the kids.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

It is the day before Christmas and all is well.
Have been to the grocery store to stock up and ready to cook tonight and tomorrow. It was darn crazy out there. I am home to hibernate now. Curtis is still out there rooting around. He made a Costco stop in Helena on his way home from Yellowstone yesterday.
Tonight is shrimp, fondue, tomato soup, and lefse. Homemade cookies for dessert.
Kirsten and the kids will be here for dinner. Tim is working until around 7pm and then they will be celebrating with his family.

Tomorrow the little munchkins will be here. Harlee is so darn excited. She was wanting to open gifts a couple of days ago---just one nana????? What is Nic going to do when big boy bed shows up in his room tonight???

Cait is coughing up a lung. Hopefully she feels better soon.

It is melting out there. It was 40F when I was out earlier.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Are You Ready??? Don't Panic!

Christmas is very close. I am not quite ready, but very close. Waiting for a couple of gifts to arrive. Not because I ordered late or anything. But everything else is wrapped up. I worked extra yesterday morning. Curtis is on the road down near Yellowstone Pk, lucky guy. Kirsten invited Cait and I over for a turkey dinner last night. It was very yummy and better yet-I didn't have to cook it. Will be running to the grocery store for a few last minute items. Want to make Curtis' Grandma's sweet rolls today. Harlee is very excited--she wanted to know what gifts under the tree were for her and could she open just one!!! This nana did not cave in. Anyway, it is the time of year to enjoy and not stress out. But I am stressed out slightly as I have misplaced the cheque book. Searching high and low, hasn't presented itself yet.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice

Winter officially arrives this afternoon. But we have had plenty of winter-both cold and snow already. Last night there was a lunar eclipse-but I wasn't up to watch it. But my photographer husband was. But here is a photo of the moon going down in our backyard this morning when I opened the blinds up. Glad I did because it was very nice.
I guess we are taking the grandbabies to see Santa today. Should be interesting.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MME -Blog Challenge #18

It is time for MME blog contest. The topic is _ "It's a __________Thing"
So this is a layout of Harlee at Halloween and my title is - It's a Dragonfly Thing.
You are required to use 80% MME product.

Papers used are from the Abbey Road collection, Sophie collection and a couple of scraps.
Bazzil cardstock.
Bohemia rubbon
Heidi Grace Glitter alphas and words stickers
Dragonfly diecut that I glittered.
Lost and Found brads

Monday, December 13, 2010

Creative Goodness

Made some creative goodness over the weekend for a Christmas gift basket. Can you tell I love flourishes and glitter. Managed to have the crud Kirsten and the kids thought they should pass around to nana. Missing work today and that upsets me that I have to use a PTO day. Would rather be at work than feeling yucky. It's been much warmer over the weekend and everything is melting out--supposed to be 45F today. It's a heat wave!