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Monday, December 13, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust! (Snow day, that is...)

Yay for a four day weekend!  You know what's even better than getting a snow day call in the morning?  Getting a snow day call before you even go to bed the night before!  Woo hoo!  I went to sleep at 9:30 last night, and other than several wake-ups throughout the night (thanks, dog), I slept until 8:00.  That's over ten hours of sleep for me!  What to do with all of that energy?  Get creative, of course!

Here's my Gracie Bug outside on our front deck.  I used the Bo Bunny Winter Joy line because the colors were just perfection with her coat and hat.  The journaling reads:  "Just as each snowflake is an original work of art, You, too, Erin are one of a kind.  You brighten each of my days with your innocent, pure sparkle."

I covered the back of the snowflake stickers with powder after putting a pop dot in the center of them.  That way they have some dimensional off the page.  I also cross-stitched the two sides of the LO with purple floss.  (There goes one hour of my life I'll never get back!)

Hope you enjoy!!  Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Snow Day Yay!

I started obsessively watching the weather two days ago...wintery mix predicted for Thursday night into Friday.  Oh, how I wanted a snow day!  A freebie!  But, I woke up this morning at 5:30 as usual with no early morning gritty voiced phone call telling me there was a snow day.  Bummer!  Onto the shower and being completely dressed and ready to go.  Imagine my surprise when my phone rang at 6:24.  That is EXTREMELY late for a snow day call, but YAHOOOOO God sent enough ice to give this girl a snow day.  I love you, God!  :)

Strangely enough, I've been using this day to be domestic (which is really not my bag, ordinarily).  I made pancakes for breakfast.  Chili is simmering in the crock pot.  Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies are baked...  The kitchen has been thoroughly cleaned about five times now.  I think I deserve a little break for the moment to post a layout I made last weekend.  (We'll just look away from that carpet that needs to be vacuumed, 'kay?  If I vacuumed it, the dog would just immediately spread his crunchy little doggie bits of food right back all over the floor lying in wait for shoeless feet to fall upon them.  Those things hurt!)

So............now that I have a SNOW DAY (did I mention that yet?), it seems the perfect time to show off a fall layout I made using a mix of items from my stash.  We've got Basic Grey here, Maya Rd., American Crafts, Prima, Doodlebug, etc. 
As always, the picture doesn't really do it justice.  Winter in Michigan is a hard time to get a picture using natural light!  My girl Paige was out "raking" the leaves (which involved using a snow shovel) so she could jump into the piles.  I ran to get my ladder and took some photos from above the scene.  I love how this shot of her turned out!  Such a little impish face enjoying one of the most basic of childhood joys in the fall!

I sealed up my Maya Rd. kraft envelope and then cut the side open so I could use it as a pocket for my journaling.  These prima golden flowers have been in my stash for at least 6 months, and I thought they added a nice touch for the fall leaves.  Basic Grey Sugar Rush is the orange paper, and Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers form the half circles.  :)

Thanks for taking a peek!  I'm hoping to get one or two more done this afternoon before we have to head out for dance lessons (the big recital is next week, so NO snow day there!) and the staff Christmas party.
In the meantime, I'll be cranking the Christmas music and enjoying the peace and quiet.  (The girls are ourside in the white stuff running off the chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies.  Yay for me again!!).