I have almost completed my Photo a Day project for 2011, and I'm definitely in again for 2012. For the year 2011, I have taken 1 photo a day which has summarized my year. The photos range from all my kids' sporting events, to favorite foods, to family get-togethers, to accomplishments and birthdays. Each day has been memorialized by a photo, and I can not tell you just how special this project has been to me, especially now as I look back at 2011. I have found that my favorite photos are the every-day-moments that I may not have captured if I had not done this project. The photo of the girls playing cards together, or a photo of our many bonfires, this photo of Chase struggling with his Physics class, or Cara and Carmen riding the lawn tractor together.... these are the photos that mean the most to me because they do summarize our year. I encourage you to think about doing this project. I don't think you will be disappointed!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
I am such a huge believer in family traditions. This is one that we started last year. Afte we go to the Christmas tree farm and pick out our family Christmas tree, we stop at this abandoned railroad track and take the kids' photo. Chase tried to get me to skip this tradition, but the girls were on my side, and Mike knows this is my favorite part of the day too. So...we stopped, and I snapped 2 photos of the kids by the tracks. Chase wouldn't get on the tracks this year since he heard it was against the law! LOL! After we leave the farm, take the photo on the tracks, we then go to Applebees for dinner. This is really the only time we go out to eat as a family all year long so you can imagine, it is a treat for all of us. What a great day, spending time together, during this magical season.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
My Creative Scrapbook's creative kit was full packed full of Christmas goodies this month. I had so much fun playing with this kit and I scrapped a lot...I mean a lot of Christmas photos (30 photos in just these 4 pages) from last year. Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com for details on how you can get this kit!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday throughout the year, even more so than Christmas. I love that we just relax and spend time with our loved ones (even though we eat way too much)! I love the anticipation of the Christmas season and the excitement in the air at Thanksgiving. I like to take time to thank God for all the blessings He has given me. We are a blessed family and may I never take that for granted. It seems like God has shown us this year so many people that are in need, so many people that are seriously hurting, so many that need hope. Our hope comes through Christ and I'm so thankful for the peace that only Christ can give. As you spend time with your family during this holiday season, may you enjoy the many blessings in your life and take time to be thankful.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I love all the new product arriving daily at Scrapbook.com/Scrapjazz.com. If you have Christmas albums to complete (like I do), it is always fun to add some new product to your stash. This month as contributing artist for SB.com/Scrapjazz.com, I played with some new Fancy Pants, Jillibean, Basic Grey, and Lily Bee. I just love new supplies....
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
For every day of 2011, I have taken a photo....sometimes something special that happened that day, or more often than not - the every day moments that I never would have taken a photo of if I had not been involved in this photo a day project. It might be Candace making Cara (above) smell her armpits, or the sweet notes one of them leaves, or messy, messy parts of my house, but teach and every one makes me smile as I look back at them. It is a journal of my life for one year...with my family...and I love it! I plan on continuing into 2012 also. Will you join me? I don't think you will regret keeping these every day memories, even if it is just a photo!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Hi everybody! I don't stamp enough...so when I pull out some stamps and use them, I actually have a lot of fun! These Unity stamps are adorable..and match the Creative Imaginations products so well, especially with you also use the Luminarte Twinkling H20's with them. I had fun making 2 cards with the products:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This kit just screams Fall and warmth with all the gorgeous stuff in this kit. There were gorgeous papers, transparencies, die-cuts, stickers, flowers, ribbons and trims...and much more. Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com for more inspiration and information on how you can get these beautiful kits!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Good morning! I love the 5th of the month, time to show off all the fun stuff I've been creating for My Creative Scrapbook. This month I got to play with the creative kit which included fabulous Fall goodies and these gorgeous papers and embellishments. Since Fall is my favorite time of year, I love to take lots of portraits of the kids, so I thought it would be a great time to do some comparison pages. Here are Chase, Cara and Carmen with photos spanning back 4 years to present. Look how much they have changed! Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com for more gorgeous stuff from the design team!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Creative Imaginations is having an ATC challenge. Come on over here for details: http://creativeimaginations.typepad.com/creative_imaginations_blo/ ! This was my first ATC ever and I was surprised at how fun it was. These trading cards are really catching on and becoming extremely popular. Creative Imaginations has fabulous products to make any ATC card you want. I love the Luminarte paints...and stencils...and epoxies. What do you think?