Thursday, November 02, 2006

November already?!?

Wow! Can you believe that it is already November?!? Where has the year gone and how am I ever going to be ready for Christmas??? But one thing that I am ready for is decorating. I cannot wait to put the tree up, but am not so sure that DH will like it going up before Thanksgiving. LOL! I may just have to settle with pulling out some of my Christmas cd's. Oh, and I probably should pull the cobwebs off the bushes and put away the jack-o-lanterns before I even consider pulling out the Christmas decor.

We made it through Halloween. DS was a revolutionary war soldier...he looks so cute in his costume! DH was out of town so I did the whole Halloween routine by myself (2 1/2 hours of trick or treating and we easily have 200-300 kids come through our neighborhood since we are on base and "safe"). It was crazy and I was absolutely exhausted when it ended at 8:00. I came inside and fell asleep pretty much immediately on the couch. I didn't even know that DS went to bed...luckily for me, he is very responsible!

I have a TON to do this week. I am desperately behind on the Cottage cj's so that is on my agenda today after I finish an article for Simply Cards that should have been sent yesterday. Sleeping so much is definitely taking away a lot of my creative energies!!!

I have a new layout to show. This was a layout that I did as an inspiration jolt over on the Cottage. I scraplifted Shalini's layout, http://pp.cropperscottage.com/showphoto.php?photo=23538&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1 . I loved the way that she used all the clothes labels on her layout and copied that with tags.

I love these photos of my niece, Mia, digging into her 1st birthday cake. It also gave me an opportunity to play with these new Stamped in Ink Pennant stamps. LOVE THOSE!!!
Products used:
*Stamped in Ink Pennant Stamps
*Stamped in Ink Alpha stamps
*Stamped in Ink Dove of Goodwill stamp
*Foofala tags & paper
*Making Memories gingham and ledger paper
*Karen Foster Metal embellishment
*misc. brads


I hope that you are having some time to create this week! I will be back soon with some cj's to share!
smiles,
christi

5 comments:

Missy said...

ooohhh I love your version of the layout....it's beautiful. Your DS does look cute all dressed up like a soldier. Good luck getting all your creations done...I have quite a list that I am behind on as well, but no good excuse why I am so behind.

Linda said...

Hey Christi...wow I can't believe how many kids you had t or t'ing. We don't get any kids at our house because we live at the end of a street that is 1/2 mile long and only 6 houses...so no one wants to come back for just 6 homes. You ds looked very cute in his costume. Get some rest, before long you will have your energy back!

Rita said...

Awww...love the photo of DS in his costume -- it's great! I too, am desperately behind on my CJ projects (which is good news for you, right??? LOL)

Ann(i)e said...

Really really loving everything on your "cake" layout...all those tags and bits and the banner/triangles along the top are amazing!!!

Cami said...

Your ds looks great in his costume! I am also anxious to get going on the Christmas/holiday decorating...love it! Your lo is beautiful and Mia is too cute - love those stamps!

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