Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you so much for the get well wishes and the support... I love reading the comments you all leave me :)

I am feeling much better now. Still a bit "nasally" but doing a LOT better so that's great!

I took the day off yesterday and did some shopping. I can't tell you how good it felt to go out and get things accomplished, not to mention the wee bit of shopping I did at Pottery Barn. Hee!! I bought a beautiful basket to display my mini albums, a vintage-looking ornament for an upcoming ornament swap with friends, some musical note paper pieces in the shape of stars for my glass bowl, and one or two other little things.

I bravely battled the loooong winding line at Honey Baked Ham to pick up my online order and except for one woman who was fighting and acting like her misplaced ham was her firstborn child, all went well. The police were even there keeping order. LOL!

Last night, I did some baking.

I baked two pumpkin pies and some Pumpkin Pecan Dessert Squares using this yummy Pumpkin Butter from Williams-Sonoma.

Now I am going to finish up with a Dutch Apple Pie - YUM! Then it's off to my aunt's house followed by Richard's parents house later tonight.

Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to all!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Still Alive (barely)

Okay, so I am exaggerating just a bit but that's how I am feeling right now! Just wanted to check in and let you know that I am indeed alive and I'll be back blogging and sharing creative projects with you very soon...

But right now I am coming out of a REALLY BUSY season at work. I'm talking LATE nights and weekends, too! Making several deadlines, the most pressing of which ended just yesterday. It's an exciting project and I'll be sure to share the details of the book we're publishing very soon (in fact, it will be for sale!) I'm somewhat relieved that the worst of it has ended, but it seems that these days work just gets busier and busier. Don't get me wrong -- I know I should be HAPPY to have a job in this economy and I am, but it's been very tough this year!! I am looking forward to hopefully getting back to a somewhat "normal" work schedule in the coming days as we approach the holidays.

During all of this madness, it seems my body gave up on me and said, "I've had enough!" After getting home around 10 pm on Monday night, I came down with a horrible cold/flu that has had me bedridden for two days. Yesterday, I managed to work from home and get myself out of bed to review and approve some layouts that were being released to the printer, but today I did nothing but rest... and I am still feeling pretty sick!!

So that's where I have been and I am looking forward to feeling better, coming back to blog land and creating something really soon!!! (I can't wait!)

Until then, I'll leave you with a sneak peek at the Dec Studio Calico kit. These are the exclusive SC papers and some more papers that Sassafras has created exclusively for this month's kit. I'm so excited!!

Back to bed I go (with sniffles and all)...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Good evening my bloggy friends :)

I've been working so much lately and I've been so tired that I can hardly blog these days, but that will change soon (hopefully!)... Work should calm down a bit come next week.

I used the random number generator on to select a number between 1 and 7 and it chose 4. It took me forever to figure out how to add the screen image from onto this post because I couldn't figure out how to create a screen shot on a PC to save my life... It's so easy on a Mac! LOL!

Anyway, the 4th comment was from Caryl Hope! CONGRATS Caryl!!! Please send me an email with your mailing address and I will ship your print out to you by next week. :)

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Oh, one more thing! Have you seen the new SLICE Fabrique? It's so cool!!!

I don't sew, but this is super cool and maybe I would actually use this to create fabric embellies for my layouts and projects... Love this! Check out these awesome projects on Laura Vegas's blog.

I'm off to catch some zzz's...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm baaaack... with a giveaway!

The Halloween party was soooo much fun (and a LOT of work!)! Everyone had a great time and we got to see many friends and family that we hadn't seen in a while. And Richard's haunted house was a HUGE hit -- even though he didn't have the time to create and build everything exactly as he wanted! Maybe next year :) Now that we have the foundation down and ideas to work with, I can definitely see us doing this again next year and taking it to the next level. Hee!

I will share some Halloween photos with you soon, but right now they're still in my camera...

October was a great month, but it's over now and I'm ready to embrace November and all that it brings :) To celebrate the holiday season, I'm giving away a beautiful print created by an artist that I really like. This is Kelly Rae Roberts' Silent Emotion. I thought I'd share this with someone who will enjoy having it up on their wall. It's an 8x8 print matted to fit an 11x14 frame. Click here for more info.

Oh, and it comes signed by the artist with a certificate of authenticity.

If you'd like to win this print, please leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is... I'll select a winner on Monday!

For now, I'll leave you with a peek at my 2010 December Daily album cover, which I am really excited about this year.