Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

So, 19 years ago today, I was an idealistic 19 year old who said, "I do," when the minister asked. Then, on New Year's Eve, my sweet husband had arranged a sleigh ride under a full moon--one that turned out to be a blue moon we discovered during our ride.

Forward 19 years... My husband surprised me by informing me that he had arranged for a sleigh ride this New Year's Eve, which I thought was just the most thoughtful thing. Then, we awoke this morning to this Once in a Blue Moon, It Happens on New Year's Eve.
How amazing is that! We get to celebrate our 19 years with something that only happens every 19 years!

Monday, December 28, 2009

What do you give family members that don't need anything? We scrapbook for them! Every holiday means a layout for my in-laws of something we did together as a family. This year, we went to South Padre Is for Thanksgiving. We rented an amazing beach house, played in the ocean, climbed the light house, and took sand castle building lessons.

I used Life's a Beach for all of the cuts here.

I spent Christmas day making a layout for last Christmas' photos. (If only I were only a year behind in scrapbooking all my photos!) I have had the Christmas cartridges from Cricut for a while, but I hadn't really used them. This gave me a reason to break them out. The tree and title are from Christmas Solutions, and the presents and ornaments are from Joys of the Season. I Stickled all the cuts with Lime Green, Xmas Red, and Stardust. The patterned papers are from The Shabby Princess. I've loved this tree cut since I first saw it. Here, it is cut at 7", layered, and shadowed. The ornaments are 3" and 4", and the presents are 2" and 3". The 'journaling block' is really a mistake saved. I originally planned to cut the title using an ornament function on JOTS, but the detail of the wording was too much for my dull blade. I suddenly realized I could just loose the "insides" and use it as a frame. I also thought it would have been cute circling one of the photos to draw attention!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!