Archives for November 2013

Happy Hannukah!

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is well. I am getting ready to prepare a side dish for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow but I wanted to check-in to say hello and to wish a Happy Hannukah to my friends.

This past week I created some Hannukah cards for Belinda’s Crafts.  As usual, I am challenged with the color restrictions but once I settled on a design, I found a great paper pack that I could use. I am so pleased with myself when I actually ‘shop’ from my stash.  Typically I run out and buy something new but I didn’t need to this time.

This is a set of Hannukah cards I made for 2013.

This is a set of Hannukah cards I made for 2013.

I used a great stamp set and a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil for these cards. I had so much fun coloring the image of the girl with the menorah. These cards are also great for kids.

Have a blessed day my friends and I will be back after Thanksgiving.


Good morning Monday!

Hello Everyone! I am sorry for not checking in for a bit. But this time of year kind of sweeps me off my feet.  But I hope this message finds you all in good spirits.

Our room was so pretty and the service was great.

Our room was so pretty and the service was great.

This past weekend was a fun-filled kid-free getaway for Leao and I.  We spent long overdue time with friends and relaxed.  Leao made reservations at The Revere in Boston.  It was my first time staying there and definitely not my last. It is really close to the theaters and restaurants and a block from the movie theater so it was an all around great location.

This photo was taken the next day.  Anyone who knows me knows that I love breakfast and Leao really had to convince me to get out of bed it was that comfortable! Hence the messy bed. I forgot to take a picture the first day.

We also took the opportunity to go to the movies and see the new Hunger Games.  It was great.  I really enjoyed the books and looked forward to the next movie in this series. I think they did a good job sticking to the book.

Love the billboards for this film.

Love the billboards for this film.

We had a nice three days together before picking up the boys and it came at a great time before the holiday rush.

Well I am off but I will work on at least one more post before Thanksgiving!

Have a blessed day!


Good Morning Monday!

Wow I am feeling happy because the sun is out and it is 61 degrees on this November morning.  Can you believe it?  I am soaking up the sun through my craft room window with a great big smile. I know that the weather will turn cold again but for today I’m happy.  The sunshine feeds my soul!

Oh but my left shoulder is aching me right now. And do you know why? I can give you 55 bags of leaves as a good reason!  Leao and I raked up all the leaves for the season within two day. I usually do it in small stages because I like the excuse to be outside with the birds and fresh air. But this year, I tried something different and believe me, it was hard walking past mounds of leaves each day. That perfectionist side wanted to go rake but I held off and although I am sore, it is only for today and I am done with the leaves.

All of our leaves bagged for the season.

All of our leaves bagged for the season.

I even put my veggie garden to rest and dug up my dahlia bulbs for next season.

I hope you are having a great Monday! Find something to make you smile today!


Confessions of a Scrapbook Kit Hoarder…#12

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to my blog series, “Confessions of a Scrapbook Kit Hoarder“. If you haven’t already, please read The Intervention so you can understand the inspiration for this craft adventure.

Very excited to use up some of my letter stickers I have been hoarding!

Very excited to use up some of my letter stickers I have been hoarding for the title!

I have another scrapbook layout to share with you.  I am on a roll making layouts. I can’t wait until I feel the confidence I used to have when I made layouts. Still grappling with doubt while designing.

This layout is so special to me. The background to this layout is that a few years ago, they had this animated series called ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ on television. All of my brother in-laws and one of my sister-in-laws kept on raving about this show. I didn’t pay much attention to it.  My husband bought the DVDs for season 1, 2 and 3 and I still didn’t watch. Then this summer, my boys started watching and I  finally did too.  Let’s just say from the first episode I was hooked. So we watched all the of the disks and became big Avatar fans.

Ok, it is official - I am lovin' the enamel dots from My Mind's Eye.

Ok, it is official – I am lovin’ the enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

So when Halloween came around, I knew what they would choose as their costumes – characters from the show. So I ordered the costumes and my brother–in-law handmade a glider for Nicholas to go with his costume.  So amazing. As soon as they put on their costumes on they became their characters. It was so much fun. I am sure they will get a lot of wear out of these costumes.

Second layout with October kit.

Second layout with October kit.

For the layout I used the October kit’s papers and added some My Mind’s Eye enamel dots and Evalicious paper tabs from my stash for added accents.  I also used three different letter stickers from my stash which really makes me happy because I sure can hoard letter stickers!

Have a blessed weekend friends!



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