Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Blog Hop- Day 2

I mulled over several ideas for a New Year's card... fireworks, resolutions, a new beginning... so many choices. I ultimately went an entirely different direction... Chinese New Year. One of my children is from China so every year about this time we start talking about it. Then I remembered some cool embellishments I had for some pages related to China...

So... Gung Hay Fat Choy- Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year... and Happy 2012!!!

OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW- Day one

 Welcome to the Out with The Old and In with The New two-day New Year's Blog Hop!

We're so happy you could join us. Day one of the hop will feature some of our favorite projects we've created this past year, and day two of the hop will feature a New Year's themed project. If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog

As I look back on the year, it seems like the majority of my projects focused on Christmas...mostly cards. I really enjoyed using the Cricut cartridge Joys of the Season to inspire my creations. These cards were simple, but elegant.
One of the biggest and most difficut projectsI  worked on was the Exploding Box. What made them so difficult was the time it took to design and create each one... but it really was worth it in the end.

An exploding Birthday box
I also created another simple Christmas card using embelishments and simple shapes.

Stay tuned for Day 2 tomorrow....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How many cats does it take to destroy a Christmas tree?

Just one if it's a frisky little kitten named Snickers... need I say more?

I never thought I would own a cat let alone really love this little thing... but she has definitely stole my heart. In fact, this entire family of dog lovers has fallen in love with her. (Shhh... don't tell anyone, but even my husband, who is a staunch dog lover, can be found watching his football games with Snickers in his lap.) We all agree that, although he won't admit it, he loves Snickers.
The only problem right now is that her favorite plaything is our Christmas tree. I put the ornaments on the top half of the tree (thinking she will never get them), but she can EASILY maneuver her way to the top. Despite my frustration, at times, of her playing in the tree... she brings lots of joy to the family!