Welcome to my Blog....a little piece of my crazy world!

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.

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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Raising three girls....

There is no doubt I love my girls, but sometimes I wonder how I am going to get through these teenage years, with such attitude, such emotion, such drama....each and every day! I, at any single time, have at least 1 of these sweet girls mad at me for not being fair, or not giving them enough attention, or making them do more chores than the other. It really is never-ending! Usually mornings are the worst! They get up grouchy from not enough sleep, fight over the bathroom mirror, or the straightener, or some article of clothing that the other is wearing, and the day begins. However, even after all the hassles Mom gets from these girls, I still wouldn't trade being the mother of 3 girls for anything. I am so thankful that God has given me the blessing (and sometimes, curse) of raising three females. Thanks for letting me ramble what's on my heart this morning after another difficult start to my day! :)