Friday, December 14, 2007

Gingerbread House

I just LOVE the way this page turned out. The rubberbands were an unexpected treat for me. The curled edges are fab, too.
Winter Wonder Mini kit by Birgit Kerr
Essential Sparkles
Edgy Edges - Bedazzle Curls
Little Paper Bits Alpha
TK Stamped:
All Tied Up – Vol II, by Traci Sims
Weihnacht – The Papers by Birgit
Journaling ppr. by Lynn Grieverson.
Bent photo frame by Gunhild Storeide
Addtl font: Pea Elizabeth

Friday Goodies

Hello Everyone,
Here are a few designs for you.

Andrea has a template.
Artistic Musings (KSharonKDesigns) has a lovely xmas sampler.
Being Mrs. Wresh has a 2-page template.
Believe wordart by Mindy.
Calendar Templates by Scrappy Expressions
Faith has an overlay that is super cute.
Miriam Lima has a wonderful ppr. sampler at Little Dreamer Designs.
Misty has some cute labels for grabs at her blog.
Tara has a lovely card template for a challenge at her blog.
Vir Brandy has some xmas stickers for grabs.

It's Friday...Hurray!

Oh goodness, it is Friday already. It seems that this week has been dragging, and dragging, and dragging. It is cold and foggy here today. Driving Kay to school, I could barely see a thing.

Anyway, I needed a change so I am working on a new blog header. I changed the music to something a bit happier and bubbly. I love this song! What do you think?

Anyway, if you need a good laugh today, head on over to my friend Rachael's blog. I can't believe that she would even fess up to this happening to her; I know I wouldn't reveal it if it had happened to me. :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Merry Christmas

Liam opening gifts on Christmas Day. 12/25/2005
Santa in Sleigh from Holiday Puffy Sticker by Julie Mead @ CottageArts.
Bg. pprs. from Winter Dreams Ppr. pk by Julie Mead @ CottageArts
Glitter icicles, stars, presents, sign and wordart title from Paper Bag Christmas Element set by Julie Mead @ cottageArts
Ribbon loop and mini tag from Paper Bag Elegant Elements by Julie Mead @ CottageArts.
Staple and scalloped bent photo frame from Study Buddy Pak @ CottageArts
Font: Times New Roman
Sketch by Becky Fleck.

Dear Santa

Font: Times New Roman, Placard Condensed, Kids First Print

Snowflake, holly and presents: Holiday Puffy Stickers by Julie Mead/CottageArts.
Note: I altered the stickers by removing the puffiness. I also recolored the presents. I recolored the snowflake and added a highlight layer to the star to make it glow.

Tree/Joyeux Noel Duex Page Pak by Julie Mead/CottageArts
Note: I extracted a branch from the tree and layered the branches on the tree to achieve a fuller look. I also reduced the size of the stars, holly leaves and lights.

Lights on tree from Let It Glow Elemental pk by Julie Mead/CottageArts

Stars, beige print ppr. in round mat from Joyeux Noel Add-On Element Pak by Julie Mead/CottageArts

Scrap Template 2 - Page Layouts at CottageArts
Note: I altered the template by adding an additional photo.

Staple from Study Buddy page pk./CottageArts

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

A few weeks ago, we got the kid's first school report card. They are both doing well. Kaylie needs to improve writing her letters, spacing, capitalization and periods.

Liam did exceptionally well in math and reading. Of course, he has been able to read since pre-kinder so this is not a surprise to me. His teacher tells me that Liam has been doing great in listening and behaving and was pleased with his improvement.

Of course, the day after I get this glowing review, he starts misbehaving again. When I ask him why he is misbehaving, he tells me that the kids are talking and he can't concentrate or think. In the past, I have observed that when Kaylie starts talking incessantly, he puts up with her for a while, but then gets really frustrated with her. If she doesn't listen to him, he gets really angry. When he is overly excited, he tends to go inward in his head and not listen to what is being said to him. At times, if the noises or voices get to be too loud or too much to bear for him, he will cover his ears in an effort to stop it. I have always thought this behaviour to be a bit off, but being 5 years old, he is just beginning to learn to cope with his environment. Intellectually, he knows what he has to do, but has a hard time following up. I hope that once Christmas is over, he will settle into a normal routine again.

If you have made it this far, then here are the goodies I found today.

Andrea has a great template on her blog...boy, where does she get so many ideas?
Doris has a great set of Christmas Quickpages on her blog.
Jan Crawley has an overlay and some wonderful tags here.
Gina has an adorable alpha...gingerbread with icing included.
Little Dreamer Designs has an adorable messy stamper set
Lindsay has so cute tinsel doodles at her blog...
Maria LaFrance has a super cute New Year's Eve sampler...
Misschifis has an adorable Blue Christmas mini..
Misty has a cute frame on her blog. While there, why not leave her a congratulatory message on her new daughter?!
Traci has a super cute frame at her blog. Check her new stuff, too.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sunday Goodies

Here are some wonderful templates, samplers and kits. Enjoy!

AndreaG has a cute template.
ScrapProfessor's Winter Wonderland
Holiday Charms kit by Nathy
Embrace Life by Sande Krieger
Frosted by Michelle Coleman
Aqua kit by Janine
Dakota kit by Gabi
Be Merry @ DigitalScrapbookFreebies
Christmas sampler by Misschifis Scroll down for other samplers...well worth the time.
Candy Cane sampler by Heidi at Little Dreamer Designs
Christmas Pprs. by Herald
Christmas Around the World Sampler by Pamela

Don't forget to say thank you.