Friday, 26 December 2008

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I sure did! Forgot all about my healthy pregnancy diet ( as if I ever stuck to it!) and ate lots of fruit salad, cakes, chocolate ice cream, native sweets, and huge platefuls of wonderful carbs!! Love it!

Oh this is the closest I got to a preggy pic - taken last December 23. I'm 23 pounds heavier and just a few days away from giving birth.

I want to thank everyone who dropped by here in my blog, sent emails, and texted me wishing me a Merry Christmas and praying for a safe delivery of a healthy baby girl. I appreciate it so much and if only I could have enough time to surf the net and visit everyone's blog now - I would. Right now though I am still cleaning up some cabinet space for the coming little baby, preparing my hospital bag, completing DT deadlines, and most of all spending quality time with Nicole so that she will not feel insecure when her baby sister comes.

I'm posting here a layout I made for Prima's Christmas Fancy line. It features a picture of my friend Isabel and her daughter.

I may not be able to blog again for a while so please forgive me if I'm not able to visit you in your blogs. I'll be giving birth on December 30 via c-section and I'll be breastfeeding her exclusively so I'm not really sure when I can get back to my normal schedule. With all that said... I should also wish you an advanced HAPPY NEW YEAR too!

God bless you all this coming new year.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

I got my DT box from October Afternoon last week and so I got to spend my weekend playing with the new products. The papers, stickers, and the stamps are beautiful!!

This first layout features the "Weathervane" Line.

For this layout, I used the "Night Light" line. I cut patterns from the paper and attached it to the edges of the cardstock to create my own die-cut cardstock.

This last one was made with the "Good Cheer" line. This page is about how my little girl was bent on undressing our Christmas Tree. She would pull out the ornaments and use them as props for her Christmas Carols!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Badgirls and Graphic 45

Badgirls Kits featured Graphic 45 papers for the month of December. They are featuring the layouts of the BG designers using their beautiful vintage papers. If you can, please check out the Graphic 45 blog here.

Here are my layouts for the December Kit...

This is a project for my daughter for her to practice her ABC's and the words that go with the letters. The graphic 45 paper in the kit had blocks and I just cut them out. I used letter stickers for the missing letters, punched a hole on the corner of the blocks and secured everything with a ring clasp.

This one is about how creative and silly children can be. I painted the background with yellow paint and used the Graphic 45 tags to highlight the journaling.

This is a layout about my daughter's version of "Dressing Down". Well she does it literally. She opens her cabinet, takes down all the clothes, climbs inside the cabinet and poses. I put all the clothes back in - and then she does it all over again when I'm not looking!

This month's challenge is about what brings us peace. This page is about finding faith in one's self. I found peace when I found faith in myself and I wanted to impart this to my daughter who is at that stage where she is insecure and very unsure of herself.

I loved the embossed texture of the cardstock and wanted to bring out the patterns. I applied watermark ink on the areas I wanted to highlight and then layered gold and teal pigment powders with a soft brush on the embossed patterns.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

12 Treats of Christmas

Here is something I made for Webster's Pages and for the Christmas Workshop at Badgirls Kits. This is an old box that I have altered to hold silver rolls of paper inside. For the 12 days leading to Christmas, I'll ask Nicole to pick one silver roll so she can see what her Christmas treat will be for the day.

If you want to get the instructions on how to make this, you can head on over to the forum at Badgirls. Here is the LINK.