Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

I love Christmas, I love to decorate for theseason. I have added some new pieces to my collections.My parents came last night and allowed the boys to each open 1 present. Dax loves nutcrackers, so he got a new one to add to his collection. Drew opened up a nativity scene that is for the whole family to enjoy. My boys are growing up in a Catholic school, I am very proud at the job they have done teaching them about the real meaning of Christmas. The other night my youngest was in the school play and it was just lovely and he really understands the reason we celebrate Christmas and the birth of baby Jesus. I have taken a few pictures of some of my decorations for you to enjoy. I have not really scrapbooked much lately, well not for I don't really have much to post in that department. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. If you are one of my ladies who take my scrapbook classes I really want to "Thank You" for your support in making my classes such a success, I couldn't do this without you all! Thank you so much! I hope to see you all next year!
Merry Christmas and Lots of Love,

This is my mantle with our Nutcracker collection. I also received and ceramic piece from my grandmothers passing that I adore, it is the 3 caroling children that also serves as a candle holder. I will cherish this forever! This is the new Nativity set that we received this year from my mother.Anyone who knows me, knows that I love frogs! All shapes and sizes. This is a cookie jar that has a story behind it! My mom bought it from Gumps. Well, my darling husband decided to decapate the frog. He broke its head. I was DEVASTATED! So after feeling (I guess) really bad, he located another one through google, because Gumps no longer had them. Wa- laaa I got another frog cookie jar!
This is our pencil Christmas tree. I love it! It's not over the top big... its really skinny! Works for our house, gives us more room for family! It doesn't require too many ornaments either. At the entrance you can see my collections of Santa's. My mother said she has many more that she found at my grandmothers house, so I will be adding to this collection next year.

I hope you all enjoyed a little Christmas tour through my home. Ha haha kinda like the Tour of Homes during the Holidays, via the web! LOL- enjoy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A *NEW* Blogger Template

Okay, I am so out of the loop on the blogger templates. I tried to give my blog a new Christmas look and lord have mercy, I got all confused with these new options. AND I still can't figure out how to move only my picture and title back to the center! Law-de! Anyways, I hope everyone Holiday Season is going well. I have been working on an auction project for a friend of mine. I hope to take some pictures of it and post them later. Until then, keep shopping, scrapping, wrapping or whatever it is you need to do to get prepared for Christmas.

Oh Ps. The Christmas layout wouldn't believe the response that I got from that class! I had a total of a whopping 76 class takers! Can you believe that! That has been my record so far. I have been teaching at TM, going on my 4th year! I am so blessed, I absolutely love teaching at TM and love teaching the ladies that I have met so far. It has been a wonderful adventure and I must thank everyone for making my classes so successful!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Have you been.....Naughty or Nice?

Well, I feel like I have been naughty because I have almost given up on this blog of mine! It's just something I don't think about as much. I often wonder if people look at it anyways. Until I completely give it up, take a look at my next class at TM. Last month I taught a beautiful layout, but can't seem to find a picture of it anywhere. I hope you enjoy this one. This is teh Fancy Pants Christmas line. The brick wall is made with molding paste and a stencil, Tim Holtz stains and spraymist.