Tuesday, December 18, 2012

121812 Bad Blogger!

Well, yesterday was our 36th wedding anniversary! And I didn't take one photo... We had a wonderful evening at Brick Street. So inspired by our potsticker appetizer we have decided to go on an Asian cooking kick for awhile. That means that chicken stir fried rice is what's for dinner tonight!

Finally been working on my Christmas card, inspired by the color scheme this week at The Play Date Cafe!

I knew I wanted to include these photos of my darling grandbabies:

And what else is on those faces but pure

Gathered up some possibilities...

I wanted to include an ornament that can be removed from the card.

 And we have a Christmas card!
The ornament will be slotted into the corresponding spot on the inside of the card!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

120812 Date Day Saturday

Started the day off ready to photograph this layout for the Whimsical Musings #67 Challenge in the daylight, but I'm still not happy with it... I may add another small dark patterned border to the left before I post it.

El came over to keep care of Aunie while we went out about the town, and Lincoln was fascinated with the snow, 

 So Grandpa gave him a closer look

Then we went to a local coin show. These are always fun for my DH as he took one to school for lunch every day as a kid! They sure feel & sound like real money...

I kept busy while I was waiting.

 We got an inside doormat so the new floor won't get ruined

Brought home leftovers from lunch at Logan's Steakhouse

And dessert from Pesto's. That was all we could eat so far!

Enjoyed a wonderful day of getting out, talk-talk-talking grownup talk & just being together :~D

Monday, December 3, 2012

120312 I'm Trying a New Playground!

Although I have been stalking it for awhile, I finally decided to play at The Play Date Cafe! What an innovative concept - a new color scheme each week to inspire your crafting. This week's challenge, PDCC#159, was a Color Splash challenge! What's a 'Color Splash' challenge?
it's simply...
Black & White with a 'Splash'
 and this time, it's a splash of MAROON
Well, I was ready to bust into my special birthday gift
my Fireside Chat Sassy Kit made personally for me by my scrap-bestie, Lynnette!
I fussy cut the yummy Simple Stories paper that looks like vintage wallpaper - I adore the full blown roses.
I took one of the Farm House Paper Company flowers & used a 
deep maroon Creative Imaginations rhinestone for the center.
Glitz & Fiskars stamps, some Maya Road stickpins, my b/w photo with a little stitching a trim, 
and a title from the Pink Paislee "fetching" letter set & Bo Bunny Etcetera minis in the kit and voila!