New Layout, more December Daily, catch up

It finally snowed here in Ottawa, Canada yesterday and with the snow came my Christmas spirit, thank goodness. It is a perfectly fitting time to share my first layout with you guys from the December kit, which also happens to be a Christmas layout. It is called In Anticipation and it is a picture of my kids and their two cousins last year waiting to open their presents.


I have had such a wonderful time using this stunning kit. If you havent checked out ScrapMuse, you definitely should. They have great kits every month. I have not been disappointed.

I wanted to also share two more completed pages of my December Daily. I canèt remember now if I shared the first 2, hmmm. I think I will just re-share what I have so far.

For this part, I Cut a window through several pages in order to add embellishments with dimension, but still be able to close the book. An added benefit of this is that you get it for a few pages. I just used a craft knife to cut through the layers. The bottom right corner became sort of weak, so I reinforced it by wrapping it up with ribbon. Lots of embossing too.

I have sooooo many pictures to share from the last month or two that I have just not had the time to share. Here are just a few:

These ones are from back in November, this is a friend and her daughter, Ainslee:

Owen and his friend Wyatt, they had on the same Wolverine t-shirts.

Here's one I took on the beach on Owen's birthday:


Owen wouldn't get off the slide:

Barney, excited to run free:

Ella, staring down an approaching neighbour, really friendly face eh?

That's better:

Black forest cake I made for David's birthday, it was deeelicious:

Grandpa and Daddy's combined birthday party:

Gingerbread house:

A current picture of our house, with windows all done, siding, fascia and soffet and new roof. Now we just need to get the steps done and the landscaping, painting the door and garage and putting up the trim around the door and we will be done all of our outside work:

Ella modeling her Christmas dress, $19 at Costco:

I also wanted to give an update about this post when back in October I had asked for some words of comfort for my dear friend, whos father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He passed away with his family surrounding him in the hospital on November 28. Needless to say, this will be a very difficult holiday season for my friend and her family. I am once again asking for anyone to contribute any kind words for them by leaving a comment on my blog. I will make sure any comments get passed on to her, as I did the last time. It really warmed her heart when complete strangers left comforting words for her. Sometimes, advice from someone who has been there is the best thing for you.

Sorry for the long post. Have a great day!!!



December Scrapmuse Preview

AMAZING!!! So rich and sophisticated. Perfect for Christmas layouts, but not over the top. I love this month's kit and I have absolutely adored working with it so far. So, here is a first look at this month's kit, aptly titled "Glizmas"

Here is the supply list:

Fancy Pants Designs - Christmas Magic - Good Cheer
Fancy Pants Designs -Christmas Magic - Merriest Tale
Fancy Pants Designs - Christmas Magic - Chestnuts Roasting
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - North Pole
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - Reindeer Games
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - Joyeux Noel
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - Naughty or Nice
Making Memories - Mistletoe - Flocked Snowflake
DCWV - Glitter Cardstock - Black
Bazzill - Varished Cardstock - Cream Swirl
Bazzill - Dotted Swiss - Red Scallop

Pink Paislee - Fetching - Cardstock Stickers
Scenic Route Paper Co - Capital Hill - Upper Case Chipboard Alphabet
Fancy Pants Designs - Glitter Cuts - Snowflake Oval Frame
Shimmerz - Paint - Angel Wings
Prima Marketing Inc - Raja Centers - Aqua (8)
Tim Holtz - Ideology - Film Strip (1 yard)
Maya Road - Chipboard Key Chain - Anticipation Words
Sky Blue Pink - Punchinella - Black Square (1 yard)
Sky Blue Pink - Gold Heart Key
Teresa Collins Designs - Tear Drop Crystal - Blue
fancy Pants Designs - Christmas Magic - Grosgrain Ribbon (1 yard)
candy bar

Here is the add-on this month:

Also, this month we had 6 new designers join the Specialty Design Team at ScrapMuse to work with Missy's new Specialty Kits, they are smaller than the main kit and they are a great price $25 and come with everything you need to make several pages.

Here are the Specialty kits:

"Family Times"

"School Boy"

Awesome stuff eh??? Have a great day!