Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tis the Season

We took the girls to a Christmas party last weekend and they were all about the candy canes. They were really good until Santa showed up and you would have thought an axe murderer walked in. They wanted nothing to do with him. At what age do they get over this? Geez. Anywho, this is a new page I did. I wish I could take credit for the layout but it is a quick page made by Weeds and Wildflowers Designs. They're doing a new quick page everyday for the 12 days of Christmas. They are so cute.

I want to thank everyone for voting for me in rounds 1 and 2 in the Stone Accents Studios designer contest. I made it thru to round 3 but with work and all the christmas festivities I didn't have time to design a new kit for the contest. It was fun tho!

So, I finally got all the shopping done, and presents wrapped so I have the whole weekend to just sit back and actually enjoy it. Some friends are going to stop by on Saturday so our kids can exchange their presents, so I guess that means I'll be doing some power-cleaning and the girls and I are going to make some cookies for Santa and that's about it. Christmas Eve we will be having a big family party at my parents' so I'm really looking forward to hanging with them with lots of food, presents, cocktails (oh yeah baby!), and laughs. Christmas Day we will be with the hubby's family. It works out really well. My hubby and I are dying for Christmas morning when the girls come downstairs and see all the presents and cool stuff Santa brought them. I think we're more excited then they are.

That's it for now. I'll be posting more freebies soon, so check back. Thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves me comments and emails. I've met some really great friends and I'm just having a ball with all of this.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Traditions

I saw this on someone else's blog and thought I'd give it a go....

1. Colored lights or white lights on your house or not at all? white lights

2. Hot chocolate or Egg Nog? neither - dr. pepper please (or beer)

3. What's your favorite holiday dish? my family's italian traditional pasta with oil and garlic (instead of sauce)

4. Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? he'd better wrap them unless he wants to walk out of there with a severe limp!

5. Do you hang mistletoe? no

6. When do you put up your decorations? weekend after thanksgiving

7. What's your favorite holiday tradition? my family getting together on christmas eve for a big meal, cocktails, presents, and lots of laughs.

8. What's on the top of your tree? a big bow

9. Do you have a nativity displayed through the holidays? i used to put one on my coffee table but since the girls came along, i haven't in fear that a wise man may end up MIA

10.Candy Canes, traditional or flavored? Or Chocolate Covered Cherries? traditional

11.What's your favorite holiday goodie to make and share? jello shots(!)

12.What's your favorite Christmas song? love those chipmunks songs or white christmas

13.Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? My side of the family opens presents xmas eve; then we hang with hubby's family on xmas day.

14.Is there a special ornament or Christmas decoration that you wouldn't feel like Christmas without? lights everywhere

15. Do you take neighbor gifts/treats to anyone, everyone, a select few? just family and close friends

16.Is your big meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or Christmas afternoon? Definitely Christmas Eve

17.How do you decorate your tree? white lights and red and white decorations (next year will be different)

18.Snow? Love it? Dread it? Tolerate it? love it if i don't have to drive in it (or shovel it)

19.Do you remember a favorite gift? my barbie dreamhouse when I was about 9 or 10

20.Do you have a family get-together during the holidays with extended family? just close family

21.What's the most important thing that you must do each Christmas season? be with my family

22.Do you bake Christmas cookies? i usually don't because my mom makes the best; but I'm going to make a few this year so the girls can help decorate.

23.Do you leave cookies and milk for Santa? this will be the first year (the girls are adamant about it, even though they're scared to death of him...figure that one out!)

24.What's your favorite Christmas memory? When I was little we had a huge family christmas get together christmas eve over my cousin's house. My dad would mysteriously disappear for about an hour every year and I could never figure it out. When we got home there would be an explosion of presents everywhere for my brother and I and decorations knocked over looking like Santa busted up the joint. We'd stay up until 2 a.m. then be up by 7 a.m. to play with our new stuff! Yes, we were one of the weird families that opened presents on christmas eve instead of christmas day.

How 'bout you? Copy and paste on your blog. Let me know if you do so I can check it out.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Card Freebies

Here are the christmas cards I promised, I finally got a little time to finish them. They are 4x8 and all you have to do is plop a picture on it and print them. Hope you like. Let me know what you think.
You can download here.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Round 2....

Hey all! Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the designer contest over at Stone Accents Studios. They had some problems with the voting so everyone is going thru to the next round. Apparently someone accidently reset all the votes and it cleared everyone's votes, so I don't know exactly how many I had. But judging from all the comments, you all seemed to like my kit. Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!!

Now, on to Round 2. We had to create a holiday themed kit using whatever colors we wanted. Here's my entry ----> What do ya think? I had such a rough time with this one; I've been so busy lately that I just haven't had alot of time to put it together. I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself! I'm diggin' those trees.

Voting starts Friday and will run thru the weekend. You can download my kit (and all the others too!) here.

Hope you have a wonnerful weekend. Talk to yas soon!