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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FLTOA Recipe Challenge

Yesterday, I had the honor of hosting the weekly challenge @ When I received the Nov. kit, I knew it was perfect for this, the challenge is to use a recipe on a layout. I knew instantly what I wanted to do... our favorite cookie recipe.
Every year we bake several batches of these, don our Santa caps, and deliver to our friends. It's so much fun to take a little time and spread a little Holiday cheer.
Since I can't deliver these to all my online friends, I hope you take the time to make a batch of these delicious treats and feel the love from our house to yours.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Seasoned with Love" Nov. kit

My big day is finally here... my first time as guest designer at FTLOA. I received my "Seasoned with Love" kit yesterday and for a minute, I was FROZEN with fear/creative block. lol
I quickly recovered and dug into the kit. Today, Renee Lamb posted a challenge to do a layout without any photos (that is a BIG challenge for me!) So here is my take on the challenge. TFL!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cherished Photo

To me, every photo I take is a cherished memory. Unfortunately, I have very few pictures of my mother as a child. This is one that I love because my Grandmother actually gave me the original. I've really only scrapped since my children were born and I haven't taken the time to go back and document my history. This layout is my first "heritage" type layout. I used the gorgeous FTLOA Oct. kit and I'm thrilled with the outcome. I'm now inspired to go back through old family photos and create an album with them. TFL!

November Surprises!

What a week of surprises this has been...

First, I was asked to be the November Guest Designer for my favorite scrappy site.! I'm very excited, honored (and a little nervous!) This will be my first time doing something like this but it's good for me to step out of my crafty comfort zone. I can't wait to see the kit and start creating!

Another crazy surprise this week was the weather. We had a blast of chilly, windy weather sweep through and brought with it our first snow flurries of the season. I've lived in this area now for 16 years and I believe this is the earliest dose of winter weather I can remember. I hope this is not a preview of things to come! Although it only lasted a few minutes, it was BEAUTIFUL and I wanted to share some pics with you. It's too bad I didn't have my children dressed in adorable winter wear, it would have been a great Christmas card photo op!

Monday, November 1, 2010

How can it be November already?!

When I turned my calendar this morning, I nearly flipped out. How can it be NOVEMBER already?! I know we've been busy with projects around the house, building a barn, landscaping, etc., but I feel like time is moving at the speed of light. As we now approach the crazy, busy, wonderful Holiday season, I need to remind myself to STOP and enjoy each little moment.

I've been doing a little scrapping and creating everyday and was so surpised that I finshed 20 layouts in the last 10 days! Just want to share a few of my favorites. TFL!