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My name is Alicia Giess and I am thrilled to be able to share a little part of my life with you, i.e. my passions such as my family and friends, my faith and my scrapbooking hobby.

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God has blessed me with a wonderful, loving husband and four beautiful children. I love my life and am so thankful for how much I have been blessed.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photo a Day Project

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

Merry Christmas to all!

Here's wishing you a blessed, merry Christmas with your family and loved ones! May your lives be full of the true Joy of Christmas!

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

More pages....

I just really enjoyed playing along with My Creative Scrapbook's creative kit! Can you say fun? I completed so many pages this month with this fabulous kit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The main kit....

I just adore the vintage pieces in the main kit from My Creative Scrapbook for December. I pulled out some of my favorite Christmas photos from last year and just scrapped away. Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com for more projects and details on how you can receive Pam's awesome kits.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmasy Goodness!

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

Sneaks for My Creative Scrapbook's Main kit....

Such vintage Christmas goodness in this kit.... you are gonna love it! It totally reminded me of my childhood when I opened up this kit. Reveal day is coming up on the 5th.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sneaks of My Creative Scrapbook's creative kit....

Aren't these papers and embellishments adorable? I was so productive with this kit for December and I can't wait to show you the entire pages.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Take time to be thankful!

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

Scrapbook.com/Scrapjazz.com - New Products

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

Photo a day for 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

Creative Imaginations/Unity

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

More creative kit pages:

Yes...I loved this kit from My Creative Scrapbook for November. Pull out your fall photos and you have lots to play with in this kit. Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com and check out all the fun activities there.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The album kit from My Creative Scrapbook:

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

It's the 5th of the month...and time for My Creative Scrapbook's reveal!

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

ATC Challenge at Creative Imaginations!

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?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook - sneaks for creative kit!

Yep....Saturday is reveal day for the fabulous November kits at My Creative Scrapbook! I'm showing you a few sneaks of the creative kit today. I adored this kit. It was packed full of Fall goodies and I had so much fun creating and scrapping my favorite time of year!