Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Its been a while...

Hi everyone!
Its been a while since I posted last. I haven't forgotten about all of you. Between Christmas preparations and working on things that are suppose to remain a secret, I thought it best to give up big update at once.
I can't share with much of the artwork I've done because they are Christmas gifts for my family, and since they frequent my blog a lot, I thought it would be best to wait till after the holidays to post and share with you they things I have done. Besides the gifts, all the preparations for Christmas seem to be moving along quite smoothly. Last week I spent a good portion of it baking everyone's favorite cookies. I made "Walnut Cresents", "Chocolate Chip Cookies", "Oatmeal Raisin", "Peanut Blossoms", "Peanut Blossoms with Reese Peanut Butter Cups", "Haystacks", and "Peanut Haystacks." Yum Yum...
I even was able to get the layouts complete for my next workshop. We're using CTMH's Jingle "Workshop on the Go" kit. I did make some minor adjustments to the layout. I'll explain a bit later on.
The weather has been quite nasty. Its been raining and the wind just seems to be blowing awfully hard. Its a perfect time to just stay indoors and snuggle up with someone to stay warm. With the weather as bad as it is outside, I had to photograph my layouts inside. I don't always get good crisp photos of my layouts when I do try indoors, but I wanted to get these posted.
Now I followed all the instructions, but made some minor changes. I used "Merry Pursuits" stamp set in place of the stamp set that came with the kit. I decided to take the title and continue with the scalloped theme and cut the circles and scallop circle with my Wishblade. The journaling block I used on my Wishblade as well and I just gave the who and when. These photos were taken last year of my grandchildren, Deborah and Matthew. I also cut out a little ornament on my Wishblade and placed it on the right page to tie in both the stamp set and the papers.
Now that Deborah's Christmas 2008 layouts are done...I'll need to get started and do Matthew's and then the twin's pages. A scrapbooker's work is never done! LOL
I am working on my list for my New Year's resolutions, one being trying post more here on my blog. Hopefully with the coming New Year, I'll won't fall short. Are you working on any resolutions? Post a comment and tell me what your resolutions will be for next year.
Thanks for stopping by. I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Until next time...
Happy Scrappin'!!
Leanne

4 comments:

Haley D. said...

Terrific layout! That collage picture is a great idea!

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

ADORABLE LOs!!! Great job! I love the papers!
~Karrilee~

Kathy said...

Love the layouts! Hope you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!

Denice aka Dedelicious said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Love these LO's...the colors, circle, and pics are all perfect!