12.30.2006

A few holiday photos

I was a bit disappointed with how my Christmas photos turned out this year. I was so busy trying to help Kennedy and watch her excitement that I forgot to take a lot of photos! There are NONE of Jeff or I from our Christmas in Iowa! :) But here is Grandpa Doug in total HEAVEN with 2 of his granddaughters on his lap - Eva and Kennedy!
As promised....here are some photos of Kennedy on her 4 wheeler! She loves it - but still can't steer!
With this time off work I have gotten some great scrapping done! I finally finished Kennedy's lunch box album from last year's Christmas! Just a year late! I am working with my guest designer kit and have cranked out a card, an altered item and 3 layouts so far! But I can't show you yet! Yesterday I got my first kit from Imagine, Create, Scrap. It is Crate Paper - one of my favorites!

In other kind of fun scrap news, I am one of five artists featured on the Scrapbook Resume homepage! That was a fun surprise! I am loving their service and playing a lot with my resume. You can see it HERE! Also, we are totally revamping the Designer Diaries blog! You have to go check out the new look and subscribe to our updates! You will love all the changes we have in store for 2007!!!

And I will leave you with one of my latest layouts that I just love! Kennedy is wearing a dress that my Grandma Phyllis made for me when I was young! So it is an extra special layout to me!

Have a Happy New Year everyone! And stay safe!!!

12.26.2006

Ahhhhh....Holidays!!!

We have had a wonderful holiday! We are still away from home and enjoying time with family. :) Kennedy totally got into opening gifts this time around! She would Ooooo and Aaaaah and WOW with each gift!!!! We only had 3 Christmas celebrations - so she had plenty of practice!!! She got a Barbie 4 wheeler from her Grandma & Grandpa Janke and is having a blast! But she hasn't mastered the art of steering yet!
Today my step sis, Abby, chopped off 10 inches of my hair! I am donating it to Locks of Love. I knew it would be short so I told her to just make it look good! And I think she did a super job - I love my new 'do!!!! I will have to share before and after pictures once we get home!
We are heading home tomorrow.... now the difficult part will be finding a place for all Kennedy's new goodies!!!!
Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!!!!

12.17.2006

Sickies....

We have the sickies again. Yuck. This is one thing I really hate about this time of year. The kids are school were dropping like flies last week. Now Jeff, Kennedy and I are sick. Kennedy has it the worst with a double ear infection and a horrible, nasty cough. She is so miserable. Poor thing. Hopefully we can all mend before the holidays.

On a better note, I was chosen to create for another design team! I am thrilled to join the fabulous team at Imagine, Create, Scrap! I know what their January kit is and let me tell you it is YUMMY!!!

I was also asked to be guest designer for January at a site soon to be announced! I am thrilled to be working with some papers I haven't used much and trying a new technique! Fun stuff!

A week ago my grandparents, my mother and her husband came for our Christmas get together. It was a lot of fun - time always goes by too quickly! Kennedy got to make her first set of sugar cookies! And she decorated them too! I must say it was the cutest thing!

And here she is being the cutest little Santa!!!! In a dress my grandmother sewed for me when I was little!

And this is a gift I made for my mother. I used lots of Fancy Pants goodies and had fun making it!