Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all

This will more than likely be my last post of the year ~ unless I pop in a few pictures during our stay at Banff as we celebrate Christmas with our children and my sister ~ Thanks to everyone who has made my first few months of 'blogging' a wonderful experience! May you know the blessing of His wonderful presence in all you do this Christmas Season!

Just a quick photo of my greenhouse in the winter ~ graced with kisses of frost on everything!
Our Lord truly is an artist!

If you take a peek at an older post, you will witness my garden in the summer!
Thanks for stopping by and may you be blessed with His wonderful presence this Christmas Season!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Challenges & Challenges

What a wonderful week before Christmas that we have had here at home! All of the family together, chatting about our up and coming trip, early Christmas with my parents...all the while working on a birthday card for our here is the challenge from Stamping 411

Saturday Sketch Challenge 182

As soon as I saw this, I knew I would created his card with this in mind ~ and then ~ I saw the color challenge from Stacey's Stamping Stage and the 
Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 61}

So here is my card for our son's 29th birthday

I was having real issues with saving my cropped picture, not sure why I was unable to import my edited version, so sorry for the 'bad' picture....and now this morning it worked, so I actually changed my original snap of this card!

Thank you so much for stopping by during this busy season of celebration! This will more than likely be my last post of the year ~ have a wonderful and blessed Christmas Season!
And all the best in the New Year!

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 
Isaiah 9:6

Friday, December 17, 2010

Inkspirations Christmas Gift Blog Tour

I'm sure you're overflowing with great Christmas gift ideas now ~ These gals are so talented and I count it such a privilege to be apart of this tour ~ I'm sure you enjoyed your time with Gardenia...isn't she amazing! I hope you have a great visit with me and feel inspired as you take a peek at just a few creations that I've been busy with! 

I created this gift box for a dear friend ~ I had a personalized mug painted for her and this was the perfect way to wrap it up ~

 I had so much fun creating this gift box ~
now it's wrapped up and ready to be gifted!

Here are a few snaps of her Gift Tag ~ I found this on Tammy White's blog and knew I needed to create this to go along with my Gift Box!

I pulled the ornament up toward the knot of my ribbon.....

...Then back down toward my Gift Tag, that has now become a Star!

Isn't that adorable!

My last creation that I'd like to share with you are Gift Card Holders. I absolutely love to shop for Christmas gifts for our children, their spouses and our grandsons....but this year will be completely different...we are heading to the slopes of Lake Louise ~ we are all so excited about our new Christmas adventure ~ we all agreed that Gift Cards from Ikea & H&M were the perfect gift. We don't have either of these stores in Winnipeg, so here is what I have created to hold each of their Gift Cards!

I scored my CS and placed it on the die in order to create a double folded tag...
the perfect place to slip their gift cards into!

And now your off to visit with Nicole...I know you'll find even more inspiring ideas as you wrap up the last of your Christmas gifting! Have an incredidble time visiting the rest of these amazingly talented gals, be sure to hit each blog, you don't want to miss anyone!
 ~ I hope you enjoyed your visit with me and would love to see you back in the New Year! If you have any questions, please be sure to let me know, I'd love to help you out! May you have a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate with family & friends ~ Blessings to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Color Throwdown #122

It was so much fun joining in the challenge from Color Throwdown today ~ I've been so busy with Christmas prep, caring for my in-laws who have been quite ill for the past few days and just keeping up with daily needs ~ my DH was home sick today, I wasn't 100%, but well enough to play along, so this consumed my day and I had a blast!

So when I grabbed my colors I couldn't believe that I don't own Pear Pizzazz in Write Marker or Stamp Pad, so I improvised the coloring of my holly leaves with Wild Wasabi ~ sure hope that's okay! My little jewellery tags were punched with Pear Pizzazz and stamped using Riding Hood Red.

The ornament was stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with Iridescent Ice EP, it looks amazing IRL, but I'm not totally pleased with the out come of the card....I feel like there's something missing ~ not sure what that is....any idea's, I'd love to hear them!
Here's a quick peek of the inside of the card

Thank you so much for visiting today ~ I hope you enjoyed your stay ~ I'd love to hear your thoughts ~
Have a wonderful day and I hope you feel blessed as you prepare to celebrate Christmas with family & friends ~ :-)

  • Stamps: En Francais, Bells & Boughs, Taggers Dozen, Tiny Tags, Tags Til Christmas
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz 
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Versa Mark, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip 
  • Acc: Clear EP, Blender Pen, Iridescent Ice EP, Ornament X Large Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Stickles & Gold Thread (non-SU)
All Supplies Stampin’ Up Unless Noted!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Gathering With My Girls

Well I'm ready for our Christmas Gathering! The table is set, the gift boxes are stuffed, the Wassail is simmering, the music is playing, the candles are lit ~ I just need to hear the bells at the front door and the festivities will begin! Here's a picture of the table scattered with their thank you gifts! Too bad it turned out a bit blurry!

My Christmas dishes are so much fun ~ 
I love serving with them and can't wait to bless my friends this evening! 
Little 'Cake boxes' that I create and tucked little gifts in them for my girls to enjoy! 

I also created little Luminaries for each of the girls to take home and warm up a cozy corner with them! They look absolutely stunning ~ I can't wait to share them with the girls!

Thanks for stopping by today ~ I hope you enjoyed your visit ~ Have a wonderful day!

Jesus Is The Reason

I love to watch this again & again ~ I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but may you be blessed once again as you go about your day. Just select His Name, Jesus, He truly is the King of kings and the only reason for the season!  May you have a blessed day today and thanks for stopping by!