Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Memories

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking about Christmas (at least for me).  I have already done some shopping and have all my Christmas cards made.

Using Christmas paper to create layouts really helps me get in the spirit of Christmas.  This time of year I love to look through photos from the past and select a few to use for layouts.  When our granddaughter, Eryn, was young, it was our tradition to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory each year.  We would always take a photo of her in front of this beautiful display of poinsettias. 

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I created this layout using the December Kit from C'est Magnifique Kits.   The kit is very appropriately titled Holiday Magic.  I love the beautiful paper in the kit from Inkido and KaiserCraft.  Here's a look at the kit.  It's a beautiful collection of Christmas and winter goodies!

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!  Today was filled with college football and thankfully our Ohio State Buckeyes beat the team up north.  A win is a win........even if it's only by 1 point.  But honestly, that's just too close for me.  


Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's not too late - 2 sketch challenges for you

It's not too late in the month to participate in a couple of sketch challenges.  Both sketches were created by Michele Singh and she creates the most amazing sketches.

Here's the sketch that is posted on the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog.  
You can find all the details HERE.

And here is the layout I created using this sketch and the November Kit and a photo of my niece, Callie, on her second birthday:

Blue Fern Studios also has a sketch posted on their blog.  You can get all the details HERE.

Both sketch challenges are open through midnight, November 31st.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

December Kit from C'est Magnifique

I've been creating my design team projects with the upcoming December Kit from C'est Magnifique.  It's the perfect kit for your Christmas or holiday photos.  You will have to wait until the end of the month for the full kit reveal, but I can show you the paper that will be in the kit.  It's a combination of Inkido (Swedish) and KaiserCraft (Australian).  

You can see all the details HERE on the C'est Magnifique blog, along with descriptions of the add-ons.  Here's a peek at them:

The Design Team has been giving you a peek at their layouts on the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog. I hope you'll stop by and take a look at them.  There's lots of good stuff there.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Boys!

Today I want to wish a Happy Birthday to 3 special Cavaliers - yes they all 3 celebrate birthdays on Nov. 18th.  First is Chester, a beautiful tri-color who is celebrating his 7th birthday today.  Chester was our foster for 6 wonderful months and we loved every minute spent with him.  He is now living in his forever home in Kentucky with a wonderful family who loves him very much.  They sent me a video of Chester today, and it brought tears to my eyes.  He looks so cute and very happy.  We miss him every day, but are so thrilled that he brings so much joy to his new family.

How could you not fall in love with this beautiful face?

Also celebrating their 5th birthday today is our sweet Cavalier, Kiefer (on the left)
 and his brother, Henley (on the right). 

Kiefer is having a good day so far, and loves that he gets to be at home with his mama today.  That makes me happy, too!  I'm sure we will spoil him just a little today. 

Here's Kiefer when he was just a puppy.  It's hard to believe we've had him for almost 5 years. 

I hope happy puppy photos make you smile today.