Friday, December 23, 2011

We Believe

I was looking thru past Christmas pictures on my computer, getting really teary eyed that the kids have grown so fast and our Christmas's have evolved through out the years, and I came upon this one. I instantly was taken back to those early Christmas mornings when the kids came bleary eyed out to the living room to see what Santa had left for them. Now that they are older we agree on a time to meet and I make sure we have the traditional Egg Strata baked and ready to be served up.

This was the first (and last time) the boys slept at the bedroom door so they could hear Santa when he came....of course Santa was too sneaky for that!

I created this layout to use as the Saturday Sketch Challenge at Cookin' Up Creations.  You might want to check the challenge out and decide to do your own.  That would be great!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cookin' Up Chef of the Month!

  For the month of December I've been chosen as Cookin' Up's Chef!  I was so excited when Tammy contacted me asking if I wanted to do it.  Wanted to do it?  Of course I did!

I've done one challenge so far, and that was challenging people to alter a Christmas ornament like I did to these glass balls.

They really are very simple.  I just took some (cheap) glass balls, removed the tops and slipped in rolled up (rolled up very tightly!) patterned paper that I had cut in strips and rolled up on a knitting needle.

Have you altered anything for this Christmas?

I also did a scraplift at Cookin' Up, lifting a layout done by Melody.  Here is my take on it:

If you are looking for some great Challenges come on over to Cookin' Up!  For the month of December they are doing some reheating of the challenges that were posted thru out the year.  There is a great prize sponsored by Scraptastic!