Thursday, December 18, 2008

Man do we have the snow...

Well the snow has finally fallen here in the Pacific Northwest. lol I know it seems weird to say that living in Washington we don't get a lot of snow and honestly we don't. The mountains tend to get all the snow. We usually see just a couple inches a year here. Well mother nature has surely decided to let it snow here. LOL Not just a couple inches either. It started snowing about 1am Wednesday here and as of early this morning we have received 23" inches of snow here in our little town. School has been closed since Wednesday morning and they have already closed school for tomorrow also. So the kids have started their Christmas break a bit early. LOL It has been snowing all day and it's still coming down. It's suppose to stop later tonight and then more snow starting late Saturday. LOL

With us not use to getting a lot of snow here the roads are just awful. We have not seen a plow yet. Here is a photo of what our cul-da-sac looks like

People have been driving there 4 wheelers in the cul-de-sac and having a blast sliding.. lol We have had NO MAIL since Tuesday.... lol The kids are hoping Grandma's boxes will make it for Christmas. hehe

Here is a look at my back porch. I think this will show ya how much snow we have. LOL It has been untouched except for the kids putting the yard stick in to see how much snow has fallen. The last measurement was at noon at the yard stick said 26 inches.

Here is Isaiah standing up behind his wall of snow getting ready for a snow ball fight. LOL

I have to say it is pretty and I really did wish for a White Christmas so I am enjoying it and enjoying the kids being home and hubby not having to go to work. lol We are staying safe and the kids are glad I went grocery shopping before the bad weather started. The power keeps going off and Last night around 9:30 our power went out again and we all slept in the living room where the fire place is so we could all stay warm. The kids loved it and we played games via candle light. hehe

The snow is suppose to stop late tonight and more snow is suppose to start late on Saturday. hehe

Well I should get this posted before the power pops off again. LOL Thank goodness for candles and oil lamps. hehe

Have a great weekend.

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas Decorating...

I am really enjoying decorating my home this year for Christmas. The tree is up and all decorated and the mantel is just about done. I finished an altered tree this morning and took a few photos. The lighting in my house isn't the greatest but with a little help from photo shop I was able to lighten it up a bit.

Products used:
Graphic 45 Pattern Paper
Ranger Distress Stickles and pearl drops
Glimmer mist
Gold Antique Glitter glass
Helmar Craft and Velum adhesive
Gold Embossing powder
Cone, Top and bottom are some finds at M's.

I will be showing more holiday projects throughout the month so be sure to check back often.

Now my last post had a giveaway so this morning I had Joshua pull out a name and that lucky person is Suzanne Webb please e-mail me with your addy so I can get this sent out to you.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well it's not snowing here but the tree is up and I turned the fire place on tonight for the first time since last winter. I was reading when I got an idea. If you know me well you know I love to put kits together. I love a good kit as much as the next person but I really really enjoy putting them together with some amazing vintage finds. So I went down to my scrap room and started pulling out all my Christmas Vintage items an some new things I found at the Vintage shop down the road. After about 30 min or so I had put together a mini kit.

I would love to know what you think of my mini "Vintage Christmas" kit so with that being said. Leave me a comment from now until this Friday at midnight and I will draw one lucky person to win this kit.

This kit is full of Vintage items that date back to the 1920's. The textile fabric strips that are in this kit is from a vintage sample book. I cut them down to 6x1 inch strips which will be perfect for Christmas Cards and any layout.

Here’s what’s included in this your kit:
  • 4 6x6 pattern papers from Melissa Frances
  • 2 Vintage Office Telegram sheets (1940's)
  • 1 vintage ledger paper(dated 1923 from a barber's ledger)
  • 2 vintage receipt (from 2 different receipt books)
  • 6 vintage buttons
  • 1 vintage Christmas card front (card will be different in each kit)
  • 3 vintage Christmas Coasters
  • 4 vintage 6x1 fabric textile strips
  • 1 12" vintage cream lace
  • 1 12" vintage cream and red ribbon
  • 1 12" ornament ribbon
  • 1 Victorian shoe paper embellishment
  • 3 cream and green flower embellishments
You can find this kit in my Etsy shop with more photos of the kit. I will be putting up a few samples with this kit tomorrow after I get photos. I have a lot of photos of projects to take and there is suppose to be NO rain tomorrow.

Thanks in advance.

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