Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Ramblings....

I am still trying to find my way around the new camera, but I did manage to download some photos off of it yesterday so that I can share about our Christmas. We were all up at 4:30 am except for Kat (remember, we always get up at 4:00 to workout so this was not that early for us and no, we didn't work out...we took the week off although the workouts start back tomorrow morning...ugh!)

Jacob got a new bike from Santa...

While we were waiting for Kat to wake up (finally she did at 6:30), Ben made us Chocolate Babka....seriously YUMMY! I love the holidays when he gets to doing his bread-making. The rolls that he made us for Christmas dinner were amazing too!

Kat got a baby doll and stroller from Santa...

When you have an older brother who is seriously into football, everyone gets them for Christmas. We bought him one, he bought her one. :o)

Kat in all of her Christmas finery, or "pretties" as she calls them. Notice the bits of chocolate babka in the corners of her mouth...yes, she liked it too!

It was a VERY good Christmas!

I have also found a bit of time over the weekend to work on some SCS challenges. This first one is a layout based upon a sketch that Amy created.

These were photos that I took of Kat when I made my Eco Chic bags for my blog. They were so cute that I had to scrapbook them too!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Eco Chic
*Unity Stamp Co. Girl
*Webster's Pages Raspberry Truffle papers
*MME paper (pink paisley)
*Amer. Crafts ribbon
*pop dots
*corner rounder
*watercolor pencils
*Marvy Uchida scallop punches


This second challenge was one posted by Maren for the Holiday extravaganza challenge over on SCS. She posted this inspiration piece and we were supposed to create something based upon it.

I really LOVED this inspiration piece and this is the card that I created from it. It was really hard to get a good picture that showed all the glimmer and dimension to the card, but if you click on this one to make it bigger, it comes close to what it looks like in real life.

That back layer of pp is shimmery and there is lots of overall shimmer and shine to the card. I stamped the Princess Floweret (unity) in brown chalk ink and then embossed it using Silver Pearl. I used watercolor pencils on all the flowers with a pearl in their centers. Then for my butterfly (Butterfly Beauty from Unity), I stamped her in brown, used watercolor pencils for her coloring, and a bit of glitter to make her shine.

Supplies used:
*Unity Princess Floweret
*SEI Chocolat
*Pearl flat backed gems
*silver pearl embossing powder
*watercolor pencils
*little circle punch


StampinCathy said...

What a cute family you have. Looks like Santa made everyone happy. Just love your projects also.

HeathersHobby said...

I love the ecoChic page you made. The butterfly card is beautiful as well. Sweet family!

Rita said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful family Christmas. Enjoy your new camera!

Love your projects -- the card is so pretty.

Enjoy your week -- I'm looking forward to your new creative prompts in 2009!

jo said...

Looks like you all had a fab Christmas Christi! Love Kat in her "pretties" - bless her!
Jess also had a doll and buggy so we now have a few bruised and battered shins and toes where she's rub over us!

Mom said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of Christmas morning -- it's such fun to see them! And I love your projects, too!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Waving madly! Good to see you again! Almost fell off my chair, how the kids have grown!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2009.

Bookmarking your place so ´we can keep in touch. :)

Dave said...

I haven't commented on this yet, but I did want to say, thanks for sharing the pictures. It's nice to be able to keep up with you guys like this.

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